Contemporary Romance

B+
Don't Let Go

Brady Connors had no intention of living the rest of his life in sleepy Hope, Oklahoma. After a family tragedy forces his hand, he sets up a temporary custom motorcycle shop and hopes to fly completely under the radar. Bakery owner Megan Lee is determined to foil his wallflower plan and tempts him i ...

C+
Waking Up With a Billionaire

Waking Up With a Billionaire is the final instalment in the Overnight Billionaires series by Katie Lane, which tells the stories of the owners of the French Kiss lingerie company and their happily ever afters. Grayson, the artist brother, gets his turn in this one as he struggles with a creative blo ...

B-
Sinner's Revenge

Sinner's Revenge is the second book in Kim Jones’s Sinner’s Creed series about a motorcycle club named… you guessed it, Sinner’s Creed. While I don’t think it’s necessary to read Sinner’s Creed to enjoy Sinner’s Revenge, I did wonder if better insight into Dirk and Shady’s relation ...

A
To Have and To Hold

To Have and to Hold is the third story in Serena Bell’s Returning Home series, a selection of emotional romances that aptly describe some of the difficulties wounded soldiers encounter when finishing their tours of duty and reuniting with their loved ones. And this particular story is based on a ...

B-
Shooter

There are only so many ways to do the woman-running-from-a-traumatic-past story. And while Shooter, the first in the Burnout series about Army Rangers turned good-guy bikers, has its share of clichés, I found it to be highly readable and with enough twists to give it a solid thumbs up. Hayley ...

A
Rock Wedding

Rock Wedding is the fourth and final instalment of Ms. Singh’s popular Rock Kiss series, which tells the stories of Schoolboy Choir, one of the world’s foremost rock bands. Abe, the keyboard player, knows he found lightning in a bottle when he married Sarah, and was a complete idiot for pushing ...

B
You and Me, Always

While I don’t love every book Jill Mansell writes, even her non-DIKs are comfort reads for me. You and Me, Always features numerous characters and multiple romances, and I initially had more trouble than usual getting into the story. But Ms. Mansell soon worked her usual magic for me, gradually in ...

B
Love on My Mind

Love on My Mind is a unique contemporary romance where the hero has Asperger Syndrome and the heroine is a cross between Olivia Pope and CJ Cregg. Adam Bennett is a tech world wunderkind, but puts the future of his company at risk because of his complete aversion to public relations. In a bit of su ...

B-
Cream of the Crop

I have a confession to make: I’m not a “foodie.” I live in New York City with dozens of friends who regularly seek out the newest and most fashionable places for brunch and take pictures of their food to post online. If they’re not going out to eat, they’re attending a farmers’ market, g ...

B
Summer in Good Hope

This is the second in a series focused on four sisters and set in Door County, Wisconsin, a gorgeous tourist area on the shores of Green Bay. I’ve read a few too many contemporary romances set in small towns lately, but this one completely worked for me. I appreciate that the residents feel real, ...