Contemporary Romance

B
Bad for Her

The first story in Christi Barth’s Bad Guys Gone Good series sets the stage for a set of romances about three brothers who, through a set of unconventional circumstances, find themselves in small town USA, specifically Bandon, Oregon. While the hero seems more of a bad guy in name only, Bad For He ...

B+
Totally His

Erin Nicholas writes enjoyable small town romances, including the Sapphire Falls series that first attracted me to her writing. Now she's moved on to the bigger city of Boston, but by focusing on a local theater and its community players she successfully retains that close knit feel while being able ...

B
Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction, the third entry in Sarah Title’s Librarians in Love series, is a delightfully frothy concoction of a romantic comedy that often had me smiling and, once or twice, laughing out loud.  Mild-mannered legal librarian Becky Schrader is fed up with falling for the wrong guy; she sup ...

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The Modern Woman’s Guide to Finding a Knight

Anna Klein pours on the charm with her The Modern Woman’s Guide to Finding a Knight, a goofy romantic comedy-cum-caper thriller about secret identities, the private lives of renaissance fair attendees, and the power of friendship. Connie Manning leads a dual existence.  During the week, she cy ...

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Too Beautiful to Break

The description for Too Beautiful to Break was interesting enough for me to try it without having read any of the previous books in the Romancing the Clarksons series. The buzz online showed excitement since fans have been eagerly waiting for Belmont Clarkson to finally declare himself to Sage Alexa ...

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See Jane Score (#66 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 24, 2003 Despite living in Minnesota for nearly seven years, I never really got into hockey. I mean what's the thrill of watching a bunch of big sweaty guys pounding on each other with hockey sticks? Then I moved to Denver and got caught up in ...

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Me Before You

DIKlassic review originally published on August 13, 2008 We call the male protagonist in a romance the "hero." But what is a hero and what is a heroic life? That's just one of the many questions Moyes' book poses to her readers in this story that tips the scales into the incredibly weepy zone. ...

C
One Summer Night

In this story of friends-to-lovers with a Montague and Capulet sort of background, Maggie and Owen reconnect at a wedding after having drifted apart for several years. Both are children of powerful businessmen, but while Owen’s family has thrived, the fortunes of Maggie’s family have dwindled af ...

B+
Slap Shot

I’m a big fan of sports romances, especially those written by authors who have proven in their writing that they are either fans of their sport of choice or have researched it enough to be credible. Kelly Jamieson is one such author for hockey romances. Her Aces Hockey series has been one I’ve c ...

C
Holiday Spice

In the conclusion of Ms. Chase’s popular Shaughnessy Brothers series about a sprawling band of siblings, attention turns to the only girl in the bunch. Darcy was raised in a world of all men after losing her mother at a young age and certainly bears the scars to prove it. At times both recalcitran ...