Contemporary Romance

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The Feeling of Forever

Heroes are normally large, brawny men who are practically indestructible, so reading about a man adjusting to his new circumstances was a wonderful change of pace. I applaud author Jamie Howard for creating a hero with a disability.  The Feeling of Forever is strongest when showcasing its leading l ...

B+
Wait for It

Fans of gritty, blue-collar romance will enjoy Wait For It, a dark and sexy look at a woman emerging from an abusive relationship. Tiffany married Blake’s abusive brother Phil, whose messes Blake has been cleaning up for decades. Blake is wealthy, thanks to managing the racecar inventions of h ...

B-
Daily Grind

Ground N’At is the kind of coffee shop I dream of.  Great drinks, comfortable surroundings, independently owned.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist where I live, but Ms. Zabo does an excellent job casting it as the third major character in the entertaining, if a bit too predictable, Daily Grind. ...

C
Royally Matched

Sometimes I want to read a decadent, implausible love story that is pure entertainment , and nothing satisfies this craving quite like the tale of a prince form a fake country who sweeps a girl off her feet. This is exactly what I got in Royally Screwed, the first book in Emma Chase’s Royally seri ...

A
Everything's Coming Up Rosie

A DIKlassic Review originally published on October 22, 2006 Book reviewing can be a challenging job, and the books themselves can be a mixed bag. But what makes the occasional horrid book worthwhile is the joy one experiences when one reads an absolutely fresh, fun romance that you can't put down. ...

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The Cad and the Co-ed

I enjoyed the first two books in the Rugby series and frequently recommend them to fans looking for great sports romances.  Entertaining, romantic and filled with great locker room banter and sports references, The Cad and the Co-ed is a delightful addition to this particular series.  But … it i ...

A
Pretty Face

Lucy Parker’s début novel, Act Like It was – it seems – an instant hit, one of those books you suddenly see all over your Goodreads feed because all your friends are reading it.  I’m confidently predicting the same for her follow up, Pretty Face, because it’s every bit as vibrant, funny, ...

C
As I Am

The third in A.M. Arthur’s All Saints series follows newer characters Will Madden and Taz Zachary as they deal with their own respective PTSD issues and their desire for connection with one another. Like the other books in this series, As I Am deals quite heavily with mental, emotional and physica ...

D
Royal Affair

I didn’t realize Parker Swift’s Royal Affair was the first book in a three-part serial - Royal Scandal - and I’m not a big fan of surprise cliffhangers. I’m irritated but haven’t allowed it to color my opinion of Royal Affair, because I read an advance copy, and I’m hoping the fact that ...

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One More Kiss

I wish there was a way to sugarcoat it, but Samantha Chase’s One More Kiss is dull. It might be an enjoyable book if you like reading mind-numbing, descriptive details or if you suffer from insomnia and are looking for a natural sleep-aide. If not, One More Kiss suffers from an excessively descrip ...