Review: We Take This Man by Candice Dow and Daaimah S. Poole

Reviewer: Jamaica Layne

Review: I have to say I was somewhat skeptical when I picked up this book. First, I’m usually not a fan of books that are tag-team written by two authors. In my experience, books that have multiple authors are usually a muddle of different voices working against each other. Plus, book is about a three-way marriage—-and the book’s cover makes no secret about its subject matter, with a tuxedoed groom with a white-gowned bride on each arm.


Review: The Wild One by Denise Eagan

Reviewed by Jamaica Layne ( and

The Wild One is Denise Eagan’s second novel, the followup to her well-received debut, Wicked Woman. This historical romance is set in the American Old West, beginning in post-Civil War San Francisco, and the plot meanders around through Colorado and finally to Texas not far from the Mexican border. Shakespearean actress Jessica Sullivan shares a tiny flat with her fellow actress Michelle, a Midwestern jezebel stage actress who bleaches her hair and pretends to be French.


Review of Lone Star Surrender by Lisa Renee Jones

Lone Star Surrender (Harlequin Blaze)Reviewed by Jamaica Layne (

It had been a long time since I curled up with a novel from Harlequin’s red-hot Blaze line, so when the good folks at Book Talk asked me to review this book as my first guest review on the blog, I jumped at the chance. It had been quite a while since I’d read any series romance at all; in fact, so I was curious if the line had changed any in the four or five years it’s been since I last read it.