Contemporary Romance

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Dating the Guy Upstairs

I took a chance and volunteered to review this by the new-to-me Amanda Ashby, and then instantly regretted my decision; it just didn’t sound like something I’d like. I tend to like slightly older heroes and heroines, and a romance between a couple in their mid-20s didn’t sound to my taste, I p ...

B
Only You

This is the first in the Bachelor Brotherhood series, featuring three friends with horrible luck with women who’ve temporarily sworn off dating. When I discovered some of the things past-lovers had done I laughed out loud. While each of the friends makes an appearance in this book, the focus is cl ...

C
Truly, Madly, Sweetly

I really loved the last book by Kira Archer that I read, Loving Her Crazy, so I was looking forward to reading this first one in her new series. It revolves around Natalie and Eric inheriting a combined piece of property from Eric’s aunt who happened to have been Natalie’s landlord. Natalie’s ...

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The Marriage Contract

The Marriage Contract is the start of new mafia romance series featuring three families whose lives are intertwined by violence and intrigue – the O’Malley’s, The Sheridans and The Hallorans. Each book is a standalone romance, but there’s a clear sense that there will be a continuing story a ...

B+
The Accidental Assassin

When I’m in the mood for something kinda fluffy, Nichole Chase is a new fun author for me. When I finished Recklessly Royal I decided to try something new. I wasn’t ready to read the next book in the Royals, but I did find this one. The story follows Ava McKenzie, newly transplanted to London f ...

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Tempting the Knight

This is the second story in the Fairy Tales of New York series but can easily be read as a standalone. This particular story features Zelda, the bad girl of the group and Tyrone, her friend Faith’s older brother. When Tyrone reluctantly answers an emergency call from Zelda at the precinct where s ...

B
Second Chance Summer

This is the first in the author’s Cedar Ridge series featuring the Kincaid siblings who run a popular – but financially troubled – resort in the Colorado mountain town of Cedar Ridge. Second Chance Summer offers a variant of a second chance at love story. Aidan Kincaid and Lily Danville grew u ...

B
Romancing Miss Right

Author Lizzie Shane takes a look behind the curtain of reality TV in her adorable Reality Romance series. In Romancing Miss Right readers are introduced to Marcy Henrickson, the latest Miss Right searching for her perfect match in a television series quite similar to The Bachelorette. Being last ye ...

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Recklessly Royal

A while ago, I reviewed a book by Nichole Chase, Suddenly Royal. It was basically The Prince and Me mixed with The Princess Diaries, both of which I am pretty fond of. I enjoyed the first one a lot, and figured why not, let’s give the sequel a chance, right? Recklessly Royal follows Catherine, ...

C
Ransom Canyon

Ransom Canyon kicks off a new series set in the titular small town in Texas. It stars a broad cast of characters and features no less than three potential couples. Staten Kirkland has had a rough few years, enduring the deaths of his wife and teenage son. He’s found solace in the arms of his wi ...