Contemporary Romance

D
Necessary Medicine

I have never come across M.K.York’s work before, but found out after reading this, her first novel that she has a background in a fan fiction and, as she seems to be a medical student, I’m presuming that background is in medical fan fiction. The publisher describes this novel as ‘an emotionall ...

D
Back to Your Love

In this second-chance romance, former lovers Imani and Xavier meet by chance at a wedding and pick up right where they left off. This begs questions about why they broke up in the first place, and what is different this time around. The answer to the first made me a combination of furious and annoye ...

A
All You Need

Lorelei James is a familiar voice to many in the erotic and contemporary romance world, having published more than sixty books in the last ten years. While I'd heard of her, I hadn't actually read any of her books until this one. All You Need is a sports romance with a fairly typical plot idea – a ...

A+
The Thing About Love

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of rereading books at least a dozen times in reviews. It’s how I weed out good and great books from DIK, I-must-own-it-NOW books. Desert Isle Keeper status is reserved for novels which I’m eager to reread immediately. By the time I finished The Thing About Lov ...

B
Wake Up Call

Riptide publishing has brought five best-selling British LGBTQ+ authors together to create a collaborative story world set in and around Porthkennack in Cornwall, England. Each novel is a stand-alone and the series can be read in any order. The first to be published is Wake Up Call, a contemporary r ...

C-
Whatever You Need

There’s a lot of either unsavory or ridiculous behavior bubbling under the surface of Whatever You Need’s seemingly romantic surface, and it ultimately drags the book down to the basement.  In the closing chapter of her Haney family duo, Barbara Longley gives us the story of a shy amateur comic ...

B+
Walk of Shame

If you loved the Amy Adams/Patrick Dempsey movie Enchanted, then you are going to love this book. Essentially, it’s Enchanted fan fiction and I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Stuffy divorce lawyer Andrew has zero time for ridiculousness, frivolity, fluff - whatever word you want to assign to hi ...

C
Trust Me

Laura Florand is a new-to-me author, but after reading so many positive reviews of her books, I thought I would like Trust Me, the third book in the Paris Nights trilogy.  Unfortunately, this is a terrible book to try and read as a standalone and trust me when I tell you not to make the same mist ...

B+
At Attention

I admit, I’m a bit late to the SEAL romantic fiction fan club.  Because of my father’s job, I grew up around Marines and Navy SEALs and perhaps that’s why neither group ever held any special appeal to me.  But then I started reading Ms. Albert’s Out of Uniform series… and I’m feeling t ...

A-
How to Bang a Billionaire

This review of How to Bang a Billionaire was difficult to write in terms of approach. Has Alexis Hall written an enjoyable, entertaining novel? Of course, he has.  Has he written a pastiche of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey? I will leave that for you to decide when you have read this, the first ...