Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm)

Romance reader and blogger.  Social drinker.  Unsocial drinker.  Unapologetically rabid Chicagoenne.  I teach middle school so you don't have to.

The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery I love this book with every fiber of my being, and I will never get sick of rereading it. Ever.
The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) - Courtney Milan Jane is my new girl crush. Oliver's pretty great, but Jane is a badass (if you can call a Victorian heroine that). Detailed review to come.
Until There Was You (Coming Home, #2) - Jessica Scott Overall, I liked it, and especially was a fan of Claire. It was refreshing to read a romance where there was a large amount of plot apart from the love story, though some of the military culture was beyond me. I really enjoy Scott's storytelling. Detailed review to come.
Out of His League - Cathryn Parry Good concept and I liked the h/h. I felt the romance was a bit superficial, but overall I enjoyed the story, particularly the baseball angle.
Desk Jockey Jam - Ainslie Paton Cute, and I loved that the heroine was a roller derby girl and I liked revisiting the characters from Grease Monkey Jive (Dan was great). Some need-editing distractions.
The Story Guy - Mary Ann Rivers Wow. Just wow.
To Have and to Kill - Mary Jane Clark Cozy mystery, and fine for what it is. Overly simplistic at times and occasionally too cutesy. An easy read, and relative short. This isn't my genre so I can't comment more than that, but fans of cozy mysteries may enjoy it.
The Look of Love - Bella Andre I was excited to read this book since many people seem to love the series. Sadly, it didn't work for me. The tell-not-show infodump in the first chapter made my eyes cross and I was more annoyed than charmed by the Sullivans and their various talents. Then Chase meets Chloe, a damsel in distress who has clearly suffered abuse at the hands of some man, and turns into a creep - possessive and lecherous - within minutes. By 15%, he was already saying "He was never, ever going to share Chloe with anyone." I kept going for a while after that but finally decided there are plenty of other books I'd rather spend my time reading.
Fire Inside (Chaos, #2) - Kristen Ashley Not a whole lot of external conflict in this one - it was mainly Lanie and Hop trying to get their timing right and managing to have a real relationship. (L: "We can't be together." H: "F that, we are together." L: "OK, we're together." H: "Never mind, this isn't going to work.") Still, I didn't want to put it down. KA fans will definitely enjoy. Detailed review to come.
Night Fall - Nelson DeMille Reread this one after hearing about the upcoming TWA 800 documentary, as I wanted to see if shared any of the same theories about the crash. Conspiracy theories aside, this book reads like a good ol' fashioned detective novel and I love it. Of course, having listened to the audio version, it's impossible for me to read the print without hearing Scott Brick's voice in my head, but that's not a bad thing.
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion Love, love, loved this book so hard. Detailed review to come as it isn't pubbed in the US until October 2013, but mark your calendars. It is just plain wonderful.
Getting Real - Ainslie Paton I liked the book for the most part - the behind-the-scenes tour stuff was great, loved Jake and his motley roadie crew. I even was cheering 100% for Rielle. Because of that, though, I had a lot of trouble forgiving some of her actions and I thought other characters were too forgiving as well. The ending has left me very unsettled.

That said, I really enjoy Ainslie Paton's books and am looking forward to reading DJJ later this summer.
The Marrying Kind - Ken  O'Neill Such a sweet, funny read! I absolutely loved the narrator, Steven, and his voice totally makes the book. The cast of secondary characters is great too. Definitely recommend this one for a fun, light summer read, and it's especially poignant given SCOTUS's recent actions.
The Wedding Dress Diaries - Aimee Carson Meh. It was ok, but I think it would have been better served as a full-length novel. Too many things not fully developed, and resolved too quickly.
Hostage to Pleasure - Nalini Singh Though I liked it, it wasn't my favorite P/C book. For once, I liked the suspense plot/political thriller aspects more than the romance, though I did like both Dorian and Ashaya. I just didn't completely buy their HEA, though I did think their relationship with Keenan was cute. Taking a breath from P/C books for now...
Mine to Possess - Nalini Singh My favorite of the P/C series so far. I appreciated not having a Psy lead - felt like there was a lot less information that needed to be explained as a result. Overall, a great read.

Currently reading

The Chocolate Touch
Laura Florand