A main character or strong secondary character who is over 40.

Creatures Of Will And Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures Of Will And Temper by Molly Tanzer is a delightful Victorian paranormal romp with swordfighting, art criticism, decadent secret societies, and demons. The free-spirited Dorina Grey (allusions to a character by Oscar Wilde are entirely intentional) and her grumpily strait-laced older sister Evadne descend upon London in the care of their ailing Uncle Basil, a painter obsessed with a portrait of the recently-deceased Oliver. Oliver’s sister, lady Henrietta Wotton–Henry

Ask Tell by EJ Noyes

Ask, Tell by E.J. Noyes highlights the inner struggles of a woman’s heart caught in the crossfire of love and duty. This is Noyes’ debut novel, and she is fast becoming a favorite on my book shelf. Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who is forced to serve in silence because of the

Knotted Legacy by Brenda Murphy

Knotted Legacy by Brenda Murphy is a sensual BDSM romance about letting go of the past and moving on and learning the art of opening up and trusting the person you desire. It also emphasizes the harsh truth that life is fragile, therefore, you should live life on your own terms and not be held captive by another person’s expectations. Who would have thought that Martha McLeod, the top Mistress

Lost For Words by Andrea Bramhall

Lost For Words by Andrea Bramhall is a lovely romantic comedy about facing your greatest fears, chasing your dreams, learning the art of living fully and embracing true love. Sasha Adams believes that she has everything that she could ever want or need, however, she still lives at home with her elderly mother who is always up to random acts of mischief and behaves like a teenager. She is a

Darkness Falls by KC Luck

Darkness Falls by KC Luck is an apocalyptic romance novel about embracing the moment, grasping happiness and finding hope in a turbulent and uncertain landscape.  The story focuses on the lives and relationships of four women before, during and after a global disaster that leaves the entire planet without power.  Lexi Scott and Anna Patten had a passionate love affair in high school. Happiness was not to be however, as succumbing

A Swing At Love Harper Bliss & Caroline Bliss

A Swing At Love by Harper & Caroline Bliss is my first sports romance centered around golf. It is also the first collaboration between spouses, Harper & Caroline Bliss. What makes these first experiences so great is that I am hopeful the complete enjoyment I experienced will continue in future stories from these women. Diane Thompson is enjoying her life. As the owner of a successful accounting firm, she has

The Neighbor by Gerri Hill: Book Review

The Neighbor by Gerri Hill tackles one of my all-time favorite themes of unexpected love. I have always been a sucker for these types of stories, and Hill has proven to be a master of it. In her current interpretation, Hill shows us that love truly can show up in your own backyard. Laura Fry is supposed to be a successful writer living in Dallas. Instead, she’s had to move

The Lost Women Of Lost Lake by Ellen Hart

The Lost Women of Lost Lake by Ellen Hart is the nineteenth book in the Jane Lawless Mystery Series. Jane Lawless is looking to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation from her full-time restaurateur career. She packs up her things and her beloved dog and heads to her family’s lodge— peace and quiet reigns until Cordelia arrives and asks Jane to accompany her to Lost Lake. Cordelia wants Jane to

She Waits by Kate Sweeney

She Waits by Kate Sweeney is the first book in the Kate Ryan Mystery Series. Kate Ryan is a middle aged wildlife photographer who gave up a rewarding but dangerous career. Kate and her partner decided to give up being private eyes when their last case turned out to be very deadly. She will never forget nor will she ever forgive herself for trusting someone who betrayed her and she

Temporary Girl by Robin Alexander: Book Review

Temporary Girl by Robin Alexander is a hilarious, fun romantic comedy that’s escapism at its best. Jodi Chenault doesn’t want a real relationship, so when she finds herself getting lonely, she turns on the smile, gets herself a girlfriend and enjoys their company on a few dates until her fear of commitment kicks in. When she meets a woman at a wedding who catches her eye, however, she has to