Contemporary Romance

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Smooth Talking Cowboy

Maisey Yates is known for cowboys, and so this title may lead readers to believe this is another installment of the Copper Ridge series. Instead, Ms. Yates moves the action to Gold Valley, Oregon and introduces us to a new cast of characters. First up? Olivia Logan and Luke Hollister. Olivia made ap ...

B+
Pretending He's Mine

Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa was one of my favorite reads in 2017, so it was pretty much guaranteed that I’d want to pick up the next book in the Love on Cue series. The characters in Pretending He’s Mine were introduced in that first book and there was already a hint of a little ‘something-s ...

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Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...

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Suddenly You

I don’t read many category romances—I like longer stories. Sarah Mayberry’s, however, are the outstanding exception to that rule. I’ve read twenty of her novels. Suddenly You is my favorite. It’s funny, sexy, feminist, and wonderfully real. Harry is a nice guy who likes to take it all e ...

B+
Sinner

But for the first time, I feel the power of praying words alongside someone else, the power of praying words so familiar and ancient they come from some hitherto unknown part of my mind. The part of my mind that isn’t consumed with accounting and finance, the part that isn’t even rational or ent ...

B+
Forget You

Nina Crespo’s Kingman Brothers series opens with Forget You, the story of a woman crushing hard on her amnesiac boss. Sophie Jordan has been high-powered businessman Nic ‘King’ Kingman’s perfect executive assistant ever since Nic swiped her from his brother Aiden’s staff. She knows whic ...

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Forever Home

I love dogs, dear reader.  Love them almost as much as I love the country.   But Allyson Charles’ Forever Home, set in and around the titular no-kill animal shelter, and which charts the love story of an animal-loving guy and an animal-hating girl, had me yearning to buy a one-floor walk up.  ...

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A Girl Like Her

Don’t you just love the simple pleasure of opening a book you know very little about and finding treasure within its pages?  Me, too.  When I read the blurb for A Girl Like Her, I was wary.  The heroine is alternately described as rude, awkward, and, according to everyone in town, bad news; als ...

B+
Love and Other Words

This is classified as “adult fiction” and I have no idea why. It’s contemporary romance with more angst than anything else, but it’s not not romance. There are some people who meet the loves of their life early in their journey and it’s almost as if their souls imprint on each other. Su ...

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The Love Coupon

Lobbyist Flick Dalgetty has finally landed the job of her dreams advocating for the underprivileged in D.C., but her lease is up before she can leave her present job in Chicago. She worms her way into staying with Tom O’Connell, whose uptight precision is the complete opposite of her vivacious cha ...