Contemporary Romance

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Her Perfect Affair

Priscilla Oliveras had a successful debut romance with His Perfect Partner, the first in the Matched to Perfection series about three Puerto Rican sisters finding love amid the laughter and tears of everyday life. I enjoyed that story, though I did find it quite emotional as the women deal with thei ...

B+
Sit, Stay, Love

Debbie Burns continues her adorable stories about dog adoption and the heroes and heroines it brings together in Sit, Stay, Love, the second book in her Rescue Me series. Kelsey Sutton, lead adoption coordinator for the no-kill High Grove Animal Shelter, is determined to find a quiet home for her ...

B+
The Last King

The Last King kicks off Katee Robert's new series about a family involved in the oil industry in Houston, Texas.  The O’Malley’s series turned me into a big fan of hers, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from her latest release – but I’m happy to report that there is plenty of drama, back ...

B
On the Brink of Passion

In the final book of Tamsen Parker’s series set in the fictional Olympics she calls The Snow and Ice Games, we spend some pages with one of America’s figure skating pairs teams. Jubilee and Beckett could not be more different, and you know what they say about opposites attracting… Jubilee w ...

B+
On the Edge of Scandal

Attention any boss/employee/coach/athlete/teacher/student trope lovers: On the Edge of Scandal is for you. Bronwyn Perry is the star of the US Women’s Hockey team and is very excited to head to the Snow and Ice Games with her supportive boyfriend at her side. That is, until he becomes an unsupport ...

B+
Fire on the Ice

Given the deluge of fantastic m/m fiction coming down the pike lately, there has not been nearly as many f/f books that have been getting attention. Fire on the Ice should be getting loads of it, as it is a whip-smart, sexy as hell, compelling novella about two women who are willing to risk themselv ...

B
Cutie Pies

Dildos and romance collide in Barbara Bell’s bite-sized treat of a novella, Cutie Pies. Joey has found his place working at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult novelty shop in Sydney, Australia.  It’s not only a job for him but is also a kind of home away from home, a locale where his teasing bes ...

C+
Judgment Road

Where to start with Judgment Road? Well, I think it's fair to say that there is a subgroup of romance readers that will really love it and another that will find the graphic depictions of biker club life very off-putting. This is an often visceral book that will generate strong reactions from reader ...

B
Exposed: A Romance Anthology

I’m familiar with - correction - I’m a fan of quite a few of the nine authors included in the Exposed:  A Romance Anthology, and from the moment I heard about this collaboration on social media, I wanted to review it.  Each of the Exposed novellas centers around a principal character - one of ...

C
On Hart's Boardwalk

Samantha Young returns to one of her most beloved couples, Nate and Liv of Before  Jamaica Lane, and dares to ask: what happens after happily ever after proves a little less charming than you thought it would be? Ten years after their marriage and fourteen after becoming a couple, Nate and Olivi ...