Contemporary Romance

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The All-Star Antes Up

It’s the fantasy of many women to have a celebrity fall madly in love with them, but it also begs the question: In our TMZ culture can a normal relationship stand up against the risks of public exposure or pressure to make something real out of that fantasy? In The All-Star Antes Up, football sup ...

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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line is the third book in Audra North's Hard Driving series, and the first to feature the sometimes fractious relationship between the press and the race car drivers who rely, for good or bad, on their coverage. Ty Riggs is becoming an established name on the Riggs driving team, followi ...

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Master of Disguise

When a story doesn’t work for me I’ll try to make excuses. I can tell myself “It just wasn’t a genre I prefer” or “I wasn’t in the mood for that story right now.” Either way I’ll give the book and author the benefit of the doubt and pull my punches. Unfortunately there is no way ...

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Chase Me

Chase Me, the second book in Laura Florand’s Paris Nights series, is an unlikely tale of a French chef and the American secret ops/ anti-terrorism agent she catches burgling her kitchens. He is not a burglar, though; he is simply doing his job and hunting for evidence of an impending ricin attack. ...

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Stuck-Up Suit

I have a friend who likes to go on and on about meet-cutes. Whenever we travel together, she likes to make up different scenarios involving us having our own meet-cutes: A stranger at the airport, the guard at the museum; there are infinite ways to meet people when you travel. Now that I’ve lived ...

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Bittersweet

Sarina Bowen's first story in her True North series (known colloquially among bloggers as her 'Grumpy Farmers' series) is a lovely and lush romance set in the countryside of Vermont. Griff is a farmer. When his father passed away unexpectedly three years earlier while Griff was at college, his dream ...

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For the Win

Lainey and Gabe are two of the foremost soccer stars in the U.S. Gabe is known for his charm, while Lainey is more known for spitting fire both on and off the field. When the two of them end up in the same city, the competition for both fans and field space heats up and leads to some off-the-field b ...

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Idol

When I heard Kristen Callihan was writing a new series, I might have mentally (actually) high-fived myself. When I heard the stories are set in the music world, I was initially wary because I’ve recently been spoiled by excellent books about musicians by Mercy Brown and Erika Kelly, and I worried ...

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The Master

I’m a big fan of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, but when I stumbled across The Master a few weeks ago, I was a bit wary. Too often, I find authors have trouble changing subgenres, so it can be a risk to open up a book with a different setting—you fear simultaneously that this book ...

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The Rule Book

Have you ever worked a job where the employee handbook would rival the thickest tomes in the Library of Congress? If so, you'll relate to the heroine of this funny, quirky office romance. As the newest employee at public relations firm Starr Media, Lainey Taylor, the second assistant to CEO Broga ...