Contemporary Romance

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Falling for His Best Friend

This book was such a surprise! I really wanted to read a friends-to-lovers book, but the first few I found were pretty bland. But in came Katee Robert to knock my socks off with Falling for his Best Friend. Avery Yeung is feeling the pressure of her biological clock. Her family has a genetic hist ...

B
The Marriage Contract

So…who do I have to hold hostage to get the second book in this series early? I cannot wait until April of next year for it. Katee Robert has introduced a new family to the romance world and, boy, are they trouble. And I want more of them. In The Marriage Contract, Teague O’Malle ...

C
The Bourbon Kings

I have read a few of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books and found them entertaining, but did not have quite the same enthusiasm as many of the fans of that series. So, I was somewhat intrigued to see she was writing a contemporary romance based on southern characters. Being born and raise ...

A
Don't Forget to Smile

Tory Duncan, a former Miss America contestant, now runs a bar in the small Oregon town of Sullivan City. Joe Brigham is a logger turned rising star in the union. When Joe’s kid sister Lisa enters the Miss Sullivan City pageant, they turn to Tory for help. But Tory’s pageant past isn’t exactly ...

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After All These Years

After a car accident took at least one parent from two-year-old Curry Trent, Huck James, and Tom Winchester, the three grew up inseparable in the small South Dakota town of Gleeson. Until, that is, Curry married Huck, and both Huck and Tom went to Vietnam - but only Tom came back. Fifteen years late ...

C
Hold Me Until Midnight

I’m a big fan of the fake boyfriend/fake husband trope, so I thought Hold Me Until Midnight might hit the spot for me, but it was a little off the mark. The characters are likeable enough but the plot was too thin to support them, and left me less than enamored. Scarlet Ashford is ...

F
Bind Me Before You Go

It’s a rare thing for me to say I don’t think a book was even worth $1.99. I mean, that’s a cheap book, not much of an investment. But Bind Me Before You Go is just that awful. It was only 132 pages and I couldn’t even make myself finish the book. Save that money and go buy a Snickers bar. Y ...

C
Changing His Game

When I heard that Megan Erickson was doing a new series about sexy nerds, I was more than ready to get my hands on one. While Changing His Game was very readable, and both characters are interesting, there was something about it that didn’t click with me. Marley Lake is ...

B
The Royal We

A fictional spin on the courtship of Kate Middleton and Prince William, The Royal We doesn’t shy away from the uncomfortable aspects of royal life and has more details and heft than your typical pauper-meets-prince romance. The supporting cast (his brother, her sister) truly shines. However, the ...

C
Searching for Beautiful

Usually, a book that keeps me up to read more of it scores at least in the B range. Unfortunately, so many things were wrong with Searching for Beautiful that I was mostly reading faster to try to get it over with. I was excited for a friends-to-lovers story and intrigued by the runaway bride openin ...