Contemporary Romance

B+
The Art of Running in Heels

Sometimes fans have to wait a long time for an eagerly awaited sequel. The Art of Running in Heels, the seventh book in the Chinooks Hockey Team series, has been anticipated by many for almost twenty years. When I found out that we were finally getting the story for the precocious Lexie Kowalsky, th ...

B+
Blue-Eyed Devil (#31 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May  6, 2008 It’s rare that I purchase a new release hardback and even rarer if I am at the bookstore looking to buy it on the day of its release. But after the pure delight I experienced while reading Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas’s first foray into ...

B+
Once a Charmer

Sharla Lovelace’s series about the small town of Charmed, Texas continues along prettily with Once A Charmer, a fine story about lifelong friends who become much more. Allie Greene and Sebastian “Bash” Anderson have been best friends since they were very young and – aside from a drunken k ...

C+
Head Coach

If you're feeling stressed by the approaching holiday season and are looking for a fairly quick read that has heat, humour, and heart but doesn't require too much of a commitment or bog you down with too much unnecessary drama, Lia Riley’s Head Coach might be exactly what you need. This is the ...

B+
Seared

Naya’s step-brother Lachlan has been absent from her life for a decade, during which he’s becoming a darling of the Manhattan food scene. Sometime over the course of their respective parents’ short marriage (his father was married to her mother) Naya and Lachlan became romantically involved, u ...

B+
Kiss an Angel (#43 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 5, 2002 Kiss an Angel is one of my favorite comfort reads. I drag it out when I need to smile. It's a wonderful story of personal growth, filled with humor, emotion, and some pretty sexy love scenes. This is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her most e ...

B+
How to Blow it With a Billionaire

Note:  If you haven’t yet read the first Arden St. Ives novel, this review will contain spoilers.  The series should be read in order; you will be confused if you try to start with How to Blow it With a Billionaire. By now, if you’ve read How to Bang a Billionaire, you’ve recognized that ...

D-
His Secret Son

I was so excited about this book you guys, so excited. I was expecting a fun, if cheesy, trope-romp - we have a secret baby AND a military hero. I also appreciated that both the heroine and hero are people of color. Awesome, I am all for it. But it was all smacked down in the prologue, and just got ...

A
Mr. Perfect (#44 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 10, 2000 What does it take to finish a book in one sitting? First, you need the time. Second, you need a book you just cannot put down. Last Saturday, I discovered I had both. Linda Howard's foray into big-time romantic comedy has paid off, and ...

A
The British Knight

There’s absolutely nothing not to love about Louise Bay’s The British Knight. It’s wickedly sexy, heartwarming and highly entertaining with charming characters and an interesting peek into the British legal system, and I couldn’t put it down. American Violet King lives in the moment and i ...