Contemporary Romance

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Chance of a Lifetime

This is the third story in the Anderson Brothers series, all standalone romantic comedies featuring brothers who are different in temperament but likable and engaging characters.  Chase works with his brothers at their family firm but is also an adrenaline junkie who loves to do big and bold thing ...

B
Dark Mafia Prince

Have you reached the middle of a book and realized you can’t put it down, but aren’t sure you like it?  If you have, you know how I felt reading Dark Mafia Prince.  I haven’t read many Mafia based romances, so I don’t have much to compare it to, but I was thoroughly entertained, and curiou ...

B+
Barely Breathing

Lexi Jewell left Scarlett Springs a donkey’s age ago, choosing a life of her own in Chicago as a CPA rather than stick around a town that only offered her pain and judgement. She’s back now for reasons beyond her control and planning to high-tail it out again as soon as she can sort her father ...

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The Mother Road

Fashion blogger Marley McMann is a little shocked when her father and brother arrive on her L.A. doorstep in the family’s old camper to take her on a cross-country road trip. A family vacation traveling Route 66 had been the dream of her late mother and Marley cannot pass up this last chance to bo ...

B
Ruined

Shiloh Walker has come up with another entertaining and emotional romance in her Barnes Brothers series with Ruined in which Sebastian, the golden boy of Hollywood gets to play the hero in a way he never expected. While he's had a crush on Marin, a close friend of his older brother (and a fellow act ...

C+
Wild One

Film director Kat Parker wrote and directed an epic romance, scoring an Oscar nomination, before directing an action movie which derailed in a production mess. She wants another chance to film, but she doesn’t have a project, or people willing to take a chance on her. Meanwhile, gifted polo player ...

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Stranded With Her Rescuer

Stranded With Her Rescuer is what some might call a problem book. On the one hand, it's well written and the characters click together very well. However, their love story relies on a plot device that I suspect might turn off more than a few readers. If you can handle how Will and Kitty come togethe ...

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Sweet Little Lies

Sweet Little Lies is the start of a new series from Jill Shalvis and if you’re already a fan of hers, you will find nothing to complain about here. Pru is a secret-keeping, self-sufficient tourist tour-boat captain in San Francisco with a heart as big as the Pacific Ocean. Finn is a recalcitrant p ...

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Return to Jacaranda Avenue

I’ve been on a bit of a binge the past year reading romances set in Australia and New Zealand, and was delighted to discover yet another such romance, this time set in New South Wales. This romance has the added bonus of featuring several popular romance tropes: a couple that met as children, has ...

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The Bourbon Thief

I cried when I finished Tiffany Reisz's Original Sinners series. I loved the plot, felt like the characters were my very close friends and that like I was saying goodbye to the people and places I loved. Sure, Ms. Reisz would write other things, but would they be as captivating? After reading The Bo ...