Contemporary Romance

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Hate to Want You

Y’all, this book. THIS BOOK. I started it at around 8pm one evening and that was a damn mistake because the next thing I knew it was 1am and I had tears in my eyes. This was one of my most anticipated July reads and hooooo boy did it live up to, nay, exceed my expectations. If you like complicated ...

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Shattered King

What term does one use for what happens when a man forces himself upon a woman who mentally doesn’t want to have physical relations with him but her body physically responds in the affirmative and so they have non-romantic sex? In the past, I think we called this scenario forced seduction. If that ...

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Way Down Deep

Have you ever received a text from a wrong number? Have you ever sent a text to the wrong number? The resulting conversation can be hilarious or humiliating, possibly both. This book explores what could happen if a man sends a text he doesn't believe will ever be answered. Then he receives an answer ...

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Bad Penny

Bad Penny isn’t the type of romance I usually go for because the heroine is much bolder and more uninhibited than those I typically gravitate towards. Perhaps it’s my southern upbringing, but I unconsciously tend to choose heroines that are excessively well-mannered, slightly demure and less ove ...

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The Bet

Look folks.  I know there are lot of you out there who just can’t get into sports romances for various reasons:  the storylines are formulaic, the characters are one-dimensional, there isn’t enough actual ‘sport,’ the athletes are made out to be god-like... and unfortunately, stories like ...

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Boardwalk Summer

In Boardwalk Summer, Hope is desperate to find a bone marrow donor match for her teenage son. This desperation leads her to contact the two people she trusts the least - her mother, and the kid’s father, Nick. Hope thought she and Nick had the forever kind of love, but he left her in the dust as h ...

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Falling for Trouble

I feel like I should make no bones about it at this point; I love Sarah Title.  After indulging in her playful novel Practice Makes Perfect, she’s become one of my favorite authors, so it’s no real shock that her latest Falling for Trouble is an immensely enjoyable read.   What, I just know y ...

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Until It Fades

When I'm in the mood for a sizzling romance supplemented with nail-biting suspense, I know I can count on K.A. Tucker to deliver in spades. Her novels are edgy without being over the top; her heroes are swoon-worthy with just enough bad boy in them to keep things interesting and her heroines are spu ...

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The Knocked Up Plan

Prepare to swoon, because Lauren Blakely has delivered another top-notch romance. The Knocked Up Plan is the perfect blend of humor, passion, and love, and you’ll grin from start to finish. Nicole Powers and Ryder Lockhart are friends, co-workers, and ping-pong partners, and they have an easy-g ...

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Lost Without You

Molly O'Keefe is an author who consistently writes original, moving, and frequently terrific romantic novels that stay with me long after I finish them. Pretty much everything she writes blows me away (although I'm not crazy about her MC stories), and somehow, without my noticing, she's become one o ...