Carolina Isle (Pocket) by Jude Devereaux came out at the end of December, but only just arrived here this week. Cousins Sara and Ariel agree to switch identities so Ariel can have a shot at Sara's boss. The identity switch is really a very small part of the plot here, though. Much of the story is told in Sara's point of view, though that changes in the last third of the book, and a little disconcertingly, I might add. I've been a huge fan of Ms. Devereaux's books for years (Wishes is still one of my all-time favorites), but this one left me a bit disappointed in the romance department. It's very sweet and chaste, which was part of the problem for me, and the mystery isn't a really big mystery. I'll add it to my keeper shelf because her name is on the cover, but I don't expect I'll revisit it any time soon.
Shadow Touch (Love Spell) by Marjorie M. Liu brings us back to the February releases. Artur Loginov works for a special sort of detective agency. Elena Baxter can heal the sick and wounded with her mind. And someone wants to experiment on them both. Among other things. This one is definitely not my cup of tea, but I imagine that fans of authors like Angela Knight and Christine Feehan might find it more to their liking. This one's a little too violent and graphic for me. I'm going to dig through my stack of review books and hope for something more like romance now.
Until next time, happy reading!