Red Pump Romance Reviews

NEW Red Pump Final2I’m torn on my opinion of Not Quite a Wife by Mary Jo Putney. I love the fact that Laurel is involved with a women’s shelter as well as a clinic. Through her work, the story brought attention to several women’s issues and showed that deep down Laurel is a giving and caring person. I also fell in love with James for his patience and understanding when his wife leaves him for killing a man, even though his actions were in self-defense.

But for all of her good traits, Lauren was also pious. Her religious beliefs gave her the right to judge her husband’s actions and I felt she gave up on the marriage before it had a chance to get through the rough patch. It was easier to live separate lives than to honor her vows. Of course, young imperfect characters make perfect redemptions!  And why did James wait ten long years? As an employee of the war office, I would have expected him to take charge and not leave their marriage in the hands of ‘chance’. I will, though, give him points for taking the lead in putting their marriage back together when the opportunity arose, as Laurel seemed to be looking for any excuse possible to give up again.

This book is #6 in the Lost Lord’s series. Although it can definitely be read as a stand-alone book, those who have read the previous releases will enjoy the multiple updates regarding previous characters. (For me, that’s a wonderful perk of a series)

Overall, I love reunion stories. This was an easy read and although I didn’t agree with all of the hero and heroine’s actions, Miss Putney’s stories always hold rich and wonderful characters, unexpected story turns, and a Happily Ever After!  I’m looking forward to going back and reading books #1-#5. Hopefully I can get those in before #7 comes out.

Not Quite a Wife gets FOUR Red Pumps!

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Not Quite A Wife

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent…except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife.

Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl—until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest.

Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love….


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Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 60 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four-footed.

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Texas Twist by Cynthia D’Alba


RCovereal bad boys can grow up to be real  good men.
Hit hard by  the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her  life. She moves to  whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But  just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.
Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he moves into his sister-in-law’s old ranch house in Whispering Springs—which he’s surprised to find already occupied.
As Cash  rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their
old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cash is nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown up to be a real good man?
Warning: Watch out for falling  lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy…again. You can leave  your hard hat on.




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CynthiaAward  winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone
for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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Red Pump Romance Reviews

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Amy Woods hits a home run with her debut novel, His Texas Forever Family.

I fell in love with Liam Campbell and his caring spirit from the very beginning. Using his unique skills of art-therapy to help children work through emotional tragedy and trauma, he touched my heart and had me rooting for him!

Paige Graham is a tough cookie herself, raising her son as a single mother after the death of her husband. Working her way up to assistant principal. I admire her ability to stand strong and objective, even offering Liam an apology after calling him on the carpet, in front of his students, his first day on the job.

Ms. Woods gives her characters depth and immediate appeal to the reader. A sweet romance that will have you hooked from the beginning!  I’m looking forward to her next release, Finding His Lone Star Love, coming from Harlequin January 2015.


His Texas Forever Family gets FIVE red pumps!




Paige Graham only has room for one man in her life—her son, Owen. The little boy hasn’t spoken since his father died, but things change when he meets his new art teacher, Liam Campbell. Paige can’t help marveling at the progress Owen makes while working with his instructor—and Mr. Campbell isn’t exactly hard on the eyes, either!

New to Peach Leaf, Texas, Liam is captivated by his beautiful boss—who is none other than Paige! He can’t risk his job or his future by falling for his supervisor, but there is just something about her he can’t resist. Thanks to Liam’s lessons, Owen is on the road to recovery. Now if only Liam can show Paige that the best way to heal her heart is to open herself to love again….


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Amy WoodsAlthough she’s wanted to be a writer since learning to read, Amy Woods took the scenic route to her job as an author. She’s been a bookkeeper, a high school English teacher, a claims specialist, and a call-center worker, but now that she’s tried making up stories for a living, she’s never giving it up. She grew up in Austin, Texas and still lives there with her wonderfully goofy, supportive husband and a very spoiled rescue dog.

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