Tag Archives: Justine Davis aka Justin Dare

Avenging Angel, by Justine Dare

13 Jan

Avenging AngelAvenging Angel, by Justine Dare

I am a fan of Justine Dare/Justine Davis, and have been for well over a decade. Under her Dare pseudonym, she has only published eight full length novels, the Hawk trilogy and five romantic suspense novels, of which this is one. I confess that, as much as I enjoy her shorter works for Harlequin, I have always wished she had had the chance to write more of the longer works. They are all really well written, with engaging characters and interesting, complex plotting.

Originally published in 2002, Avenging Angel is refreshing in many ways. Its main premise is that a serial killer is targeting abusive husbands/boyfriends, whose victims are all current or past residents at Rachel’s House, a private battered women’s shelter.

Before I get too far ahead of myself, here’s the back cover blurb:
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The Return of Luke McGuire, by Justine Davis

2 Feb

From the way back machine…1

The Return of Luke McGuire, by Justine Davis (aka Justine Dare)

Originally published in October 2000, this book reminds me why I love so much of Ms Davis’ earlier work, such as The Morning Side of Dawn2. There is an ease to the author’s voice and a realism to the characters, that draws the reader in, time after time. This time, into the story of a once bad boy and an always respectable woman. Here is the blurb (a good one too, for a change): Continue reading

Left at the Altar, by Justine Davis (a joint review)

21 Apr

From the wayback machine, Issek and azteclady bring you…

Left at the Altar, by Justine Davis

An older category romance published by Silhouette’s Intimate Moments line back in 1994, Left at the Altar is still one of my favorites of Ms Davis’ earlier titles. While written under many of the constraints of a category romance (length, language, etc), it features one wonderfully fresh hero.

Physically, Sean is not a perfect man. He is an amputee, having lost his left leg in a car crash that also put finis to his ambitions to play football professionally. But where Ms Davis strikes gold is in depicting Sean’s self awareness and growth, from the events in his past to the events narrated during the novel.

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