Contemporary Romance

C+
Getting Dirty With the CEO

Considering its title, I expected Getting Dirty with the CEO to be more of a category romance that used tropes like the Billionaire Playboy or the Office Romance; so I was surprised to discover it is a calm and realistic romance featuring two mature, relatable adult characters who embark on a straig ...

B+
A Wedding for Christmas

A Wedding for Christmas is the latest instalment in Ms. Wilde’s popular Twilight, Texas series. This book tells the tale of Katie Cheek and Ryder Southerland, both natives of the small town who have known each other all their lives. For Katie, there’s been an element of torture to their friendsh ...

A-
When Snowflakes Fall

Luke Grayson and Christie Harmon are united by an accident.  Luke’s son, Ethan, has slipped on some ice and hit his head while on a play date and Christie is the attending physician in the emergency room supervising his exam. A frightened Luke is instantly smitten with and comforted by Christie, ...

B
Mistletoe Games

This trio of Play-by-Play novellas involves three athletes spreading holiday cheer; a hockey player, a baseball player, and a professional surfer. On the whole, I’d absolutely recommend this anthology for anyone looking to get in the holiday (read: Christmas) spirit and wants a steamy read to help ...

B-
Dream Maker

Dream Maker is the second story in Erin McCarthy’s country music themed series, Nashville Nights. I first became a fan of this author after reading her Fast Track series, which centered around a group of race car drivers . At that time they were some of the sexiest romances I’d read (and listene ...

B
Top Shelf: An Aces Hockey Novel

In the latest installment of Ms. Jamieson’s Aces Hockey series, Jared Rupp both tangles wits and bedsheets with Sidney Frayne. Jared, a star NHL player and restaurateur, agrees to let mixology consultant Sidney revamp the menu at his eatery, Sin Bin. She’s determined to not mix business and plea ...

A
Paris for One and Other Stories

Paris for One, a novella in this collection by Jojo Moyes, is one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever read. I stayed up late to read it in one go, and I went to sleep with a smile on my face. It is set in Paris and is so quintessentially Parisian, it is a delight. Nell is a meticulous, organ ...

C
Enjoy the Dance

I’ve been on an m/m kick lately, and when this book was offered for review, I signed up for it based on little more than the book blurb, cover (it’s pretty great) and a nagging suspicion I was familiar with the author.  After a bit of digging, I discovered Ms. Cullinan is the author of a book o ...

C-
The Bachelor Auction

In this Cinderella-redux story, Jane divides her time between managing her demanding step-sisters and running her cleaning business. When she ends up at a fancy party and loses a shoe, she slips into a completely different world.  Our hero is Brock Wellington is a billionaire CEO; a gruff, severe m ...

A-
Pansies

Pansies is the newest addition by Alexis Hall to his Spires Universe. I have been aware that this novel was forthcoming for a while and devoured it as soon as I got my hands on an uncorrected proof. Alfie Bell thinks he is fine. He’s got a six-figure salary, a penthouse in Canary Wharf, the car ...