Contemporary Romance

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Daily Grind

Ground N’At is the kind of coffee shop I dream of.  Great drinks, comfortable surroundings, independently owned.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist where I live, but Ms. Zabo does an excellent job casting it as the third major character in the entertaining, if a bit too predictable, Daily Grind. ...

C
Royally Matched

Sometimes I want to read a decadent, implausible love story that is pure entertainment , and nothing satisfies this craving quite like the tale of a prince form a fake country who sweeps a girl off her feet. This is exactly what I got in Royally Screwed, the first book in Emma Chase’s Royally seri ...

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Everything's Coming Up Rosie

A DIKlassic Review originally published on October 22, 2006 Book reviewing can be a challenging job, and the books themselves can be a mixed bag. But what makes the occasional horrid book worthwhile is the joy one experiences when one reads an absolutely fresh, fun romance that you can't put down. ...

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The Cad and the Co-ed

I enjoyed the first two books in the Rugby series and frequently recommend them to fans looking for great sports romances.  Entertaining, romantic and filled with great locker room banter and sports references, The Cad and the Co-ed is a delightful addition to this particular series.  But … it i ...

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Pretty Face

Lucy Parker’s début novel, Act Like It was – it seems – an instant hit, one of those books you suddenly see all over your Goodreads feed because all your friends are reading it.  I’m confidently predicting the same for her follow up, Pretty Face, because it’s every bit as vibrant, funny, ...

C
As I Am

The third in A.M. Arthur’s All Saints series follows newer characters Will Madden and Taz Zachary as they deal with their own respective PTSD issues and their desire for connection with one another. Like the other books in this series, As I Am deals quite heavily with mental, emotional and physica ...

D
Royal Affair

I didn’t realize Parker Swift’s Royal Affair was the first book in a three-part serial - Royal Scandal - and I’m not a big fan of surprise cliffhangers. I’m irritated but haven’t allowed it to color my opinion of Royal Affair, because I read an advance copy, and I’m hoping the fact that ...

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One More Kiss

I wish there was a way to sugarcoat it, but Samantha Chase’s One More Kiss is dull. It might be an enjoyable book if you like reading mind-numbing, descriptive details or if you suffer from insomnia and are looking for a natural sleep-aide. If not, One More Kiss suffers from an excessively descrip ...

B
Crossing Hearts

A second-chance romance with secrets at its center, Crossing Hearts is a strong start to a promising series set in the Shenandoah Valley. After years of abusing it, Hunter’s shoulder has finally given out and he’s in dire need of physical therapy. Imagine his surprise when the woman who administ ...

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Zero to Sixty

Sam Hamilton – mechanic, underground fighter and ex-con -  is a manly-man. A LONELY manly man, but a manly man none the less. His best friends are getting married, and both Cyn and Foley are so wrapped up in their wedding plans that Sam feels like an odd man out in their once closely-knit relatio ...