Category Archives: All About Romance

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Lord of Scoundrels!

AAR feels old! We can’t believe many of us first read Loretta Chase’s classic romance Lord of Scoundrels 20 years ago! We first reviewed the historical romance in 1997. The review was written by a reader who gave the book … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited February Books

After looking at the February release list , it seems like many of us are in the mood for a historical. Or perhaps some suspense. It’s looking like a promising romantic suspense month, too. What’s your pleasure for February? Title … Continue reading

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There’s a new AAR coming in 2015!

Sometime in the next six months, AAR will change in some significant ways. It is time for us to update our software platform and we are leaning strongly to switching to a WordPress based site. We hope this will accomplish … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Happy Holidays!

I’m a Christmas story junkie (a confession surprising no one who reads my reviews, I’m sure), so for the last month of 2014′s multi-blog TBR challenge I decided to go after a different sort of holiday read. Why not Mardi … Continue reading

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Sweetheart or Shrew? Sister or Skank? AAR announces a new yet to be named series!

In July, AAR introduced the new series “Dreamboat or Douchebag” in which our staffers weigh in on the merits and demerits of famous literary heroes. These pieces have been some of our most popular and have generated a set of robust comment … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Back in Time

Given I read historicals almost exclusively, this month’s prompt wasn’t much of a challenge so I decided to look for something – for me – a bit different. Provoked is the first in Joanna Chambers’ Enlightenment trilogy, and an M/M … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited November Books

November is definitely shaping up to be a blockbuster month for historical romances. Personally, I’m thrilled to see Jeannie Lin’s latest novel out, and most of us here at AAR can’t wait to get our hands on the big new … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – On the Edges of Our Seats

It’s been a while since I read a paranormal that felt fresh. For that reason, I was especially happy to read Hunting Human as I dove into the paranormal side of “paranormal or romantic suspense” for this month’s TBR challenge. … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Winter from Coming: AAR Weighs in on the Ellora’s Cave Suit against Dear Author

Note: None of us here at AAR is a legal expert on defamation, and we’re not going to pretend to be for purposes of this blog. Nothing on here is intended to serve as legal advice. Laws changes, and they … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited Books – October 2014

It’s still pretty warm where I am in Virginia, so it’s hard to think October is just around the corner. This is especially true when I recall that the October list always seems to have that first wave of Christmas … Continue reading

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