Contemporary Romance

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Chasing Down a Dream

Chasing Down a Dream is the eighth book in the popular Blessings series set in Henry Adams, Kansas, a fictional town representing the townships founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. In the first novel, Bring on the Blessings, Henry Adams had fallen onto such hard times that the town lead ...

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Indigo Lake

I picked up Indigo Lake for review because I’ve read Jodi Thomas before and liked her work. Not so much that I follow her release schedule closely, but enough that when I saw she had something new coming out, I felt comfortable grabbing it without digging deeply into the synopsis. In other words, ...

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House of Cards

House of Cards is the fourth book in the Porthkennack series that comprises both contemporary and historical novels set around the town of Porthkennack in Cornwall. All the novels are written by different authors; and while I do like the idea of asking a variety of writers to write stories set aroun ...

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Leave the Night on

Sutton Mize is having her fiancé's classic convertible restored as a surprise.  Unfortunately, he also has a surprise in store for her - Sutton finds a pair of underwear in said car that is Not Hers. Even worse, they belong to her best friend. Thankfully, this discovery is made in the presence of ...

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Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap

As I looked back over my notes so as to be able to write this review, two words kept popping out: relatable and refreshing. Relatable because the characters are just that and refreshing because that’s how this book felt. In Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap, the third installment in her Hellcat Cany ...

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Worth the Wait

According to a recent Facebook post by author Lori Foster, Worth the Wait is her 100th unique story, which is an amazing accomplishment! Writing for just over twenty years in the romance genre, her books obviously resonate with readers who keep coming back for more. The first novels of hers I read w ...

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Eye Candy

Friends to lovers stories tend to be my favorite kind of romance. The familiarity shared between the main characters can lead to all sorts of humorous conversations, deep introspection and some steamy scenes when all the suppressed sexual tension is released. Eye Candy follows this outline fairly we ...

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Mackenzie's Heroes

A DIKlassic Review originally published on March 6, 2000 The books in the Mackenzie saga are among Linda Howard's best, where the men are capable, sexy as hell, and the heroines a perfect match in their own way. Mackenzie's Heroes deals with two of the children of Wolf and Mary Mackenzie from Ma ...

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Rising Tides (#92 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance review originally published on August 28, 1998 In her second installment of the Quinn Brothers trilogy, Nora Roberts is Rising Tides as well as the temperature on the Chesapeake shores. I have been waiting for this book since I finished Sea Swept, the premier of the Quinn br ...

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Beautiful Mistake

Let’s cut to the chase: Vi Keeland’s Beautiful Mistake is drop-dead sexy, breathtakingly romantic, intricately layered, jaw-droppingly unpredictable, and deliciously satisfying. It stands out in the vast and overwhelming sea of contemporary romance and will, undoubtedly, be on my Best of 2017 li ...