There are two interesting characters here that don’t play exactly by the rules, but One of a Kind is set back by some tepid and bland narrative.
Winning Miss Wakefield has a plot that shouldn’t work, but the author pulls it off well. Too bad the plot requires the heroine to be clueless.
Saved by the Viking Warrior is like a Medieval Fair that only gets good during its last legs. It has some solid moments, but it’s also utterly artificial.
Deborah Smith can always be counted on to write whimsical and sometimes, literally, magical love stories, but there’s something missing in The Pickle Queen.
Oh, an accidental pregnancy story. Not Quite a Wife by Mary Jo Putney is almost a return to former glory. Almost, not quite, and ain’t that a shame, sigh.
Predictable Castle of the Wolf reminds me of better medieval romances. Still, nostalgia ain’t bad when there is hardly any such books around.
Cher Lloyd shows marked improvement in her follow-up effort, but because the bar was set so low previously, this means a new and improved Cher Lloyd is about the same level as the Demis, Arianas, and other mini-skirted sweet tarts out there. Sirens is a fine song, though, worth a few listens.
Robots, aliens, spacecrafts, and violence in a fantasy setting, ooh. Now, how on earth did this one end up being an obvious extension of the campaign setting splatbook, churned out as part of a marketing plan, instead of a story in its own right?
Normally Zoë Archer can deliver a kick-ass story full of excitement, but this one is rather flat. Still, the heroine is actually kick-ass, and the hero can be pretty charming for a big dumb lug.
Three sets of annoying teens are looking for romance during a big snowstorm. Why can’t they go watch movies or play video games like normal people? And no, nobody dies, what a shame.
Why is it that every story that claims to have a scandalous or notorious heroine always end up serving a heroine who wants desperately for people to believe that she’s a good person? Sigh.
Heroine goes to small town, and makes whoopee with local hero as the natives cheer and high-five one another. What’s with all these overly sweet small town romances? I’m really starting to worry about my pancreas.
This Western romance offers many delights: cookies, cakes, happiness, star-crossed romance, and type II diabetes.
Five criminals and ex-cons reluctantly out to save the world! This Marvel franchise adaptation is the one I have been looking forward to the most, so of course it has to be the one that disappointed me the most too.
If you are looking for some stimulus to get yourself to play with Google Earth, this one is a pretty decent gimmick to do the trick. It’s supposed to be educational too!
Cartoon of the century! Feminist films for future Social Justice Warriors of Tumblr! Empowering tale of girls taking care of themselves (although the cute and perky one still gets the boy while the more intimidating chick ends up alone), When a movie is hyped this much, it is never going to live up to expectations.
Yes, it’s Hercules, and he has a bunch of violent people following this time around. This is, simply put, one of the most enjoyable average flicks I’ve come across in a while.
This entire story is a pretty rationalization of a silly young woman’s determination to have sex with some guy she has the hots for, without any thought of the music she has to face once he withdraws and goes on his merry way. True love, isn’t it glorious?
The Edie Spence series comes to an end with an entertaining but underwhelming finale. The author really should consider coming back one more time for a proper send-off for Edie and her friends. They are not your average Chosen One and her Magical Boyfriends sorts, and they deserve better than this.
To fully appreciate this Poor Princess Me story, you need to be completely oblivious to every pop culture element that involves young people in the last 20 years.