Contemporary Romance

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Top Shelf: An Aces Hockey Novel

In the latest installment of Ms. Jamieson’s Aces Hockey series, Jared Rupp both tangles wits and bedsheets with Sidney Frayne. Jared, a star NHL player and restaurateur, agrees to let mixology consultant Sidney revamp the menu at his eatery, Sin Bin. She’s determined to not mix business and plea ...

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Paris for One and Other Stories

Paris for One, a novella in this collection by Jojo Moyes, is one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever read. I stayed up late to read it in one go, and I went to sleep with a smile on my face. It is set in Paris and is so quintessentially Parisian, it is a delight. Nell is a meticulous, organ ...

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Enjoy the Dance

I’ve been on an m/m kick lately, and when this book was offered for review, I signed up for it based on little more than the book blurb, cover (it’s pretty great) and a nagging suspicion I was familiar with the author.  After a bit of digging, I discovered Ms. Cullinan is the author of a book o ...

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The Bachelor Auction

In this Cinderella-redux story, Jane divides her time between managing her demanding step-sisters and running her cleaning business. When she ends up at a fancy party and loses a shoe, she slips into a completely different world.  Our hero is Brock Wellington is a billionaire CEO; a gruff, severe m ...

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Pansies

Pansies is the newest addition by Alexis Hall to his Spires Universe. I have been aware that this novel was forthcoming for a while and devoured it as soon as I got my hands on an uncorrected proof. Alfie Bell thinks he is fine. He’s got a six-figure salary, a penthouse in Canary Wharf, the car ...

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Nothing to Lose

Having failed at multiple service industry jobs, Jessie Robinson decides to make one more last-ditch attempt at saving her crashing life by applying to work at a bakery.  Even though she doesn’t have any experience as a baker.  Well, she had no experience as a waitress or grocery bagger, either, ...

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Mistletoe Between Friends/The Snowflake Inn

Just in time for the holidays Sourcebooks has re-released two digital novellas from Samantha Chase in a single paperback volume. In Mistletoe Between Friends, Lily Cavanaugh and Cameron Greene have been best friends since before they could walk, even though Lily’s a social butterfly and Cam’s ...

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Take Me Deeper

Take Me Deeper is the first story in Jackie Ashenden’s new Texas Bounty series, featuring a trio of brothers who run a ‘fugitive recovery’ service. Ms. Ashenden has been particularly prolific this year, releasing books in three different series including the Nine Circles (a group of wealthy bu ...

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Four Letter Word

‘Fuck’ is the first word that popped into my head when I read the title Four Letter Word. I suspect this was the author’s intention and it’s clever and brilliant. The title captures the attention of the potential reader and invites them to consider which four letter words are implied. I assu ...

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Beautiful

I’m a big fan of Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) and their Beautiful series. The first book in the series (Beautiful Bastard) didn’t quite have me at ‘hello,’ but not long after I finished the final page, I one-clicked book two, Beautiful Stranger, and never looked bac ...