Novella

B
Cutie Pies

Dildos and romance collide in Barbara Bell’s bite-sized treat of a novella, Cutie Pies. Joey has found his place working at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult novelty shop in Sydney, Australia.  It’s not only a job for him but is also a kind of home away from home, a locale where his teasing bes ...

C
On Hart's Boardwalk

Samantha Young returns to one of her most beloved couples, Nate and Liv of Before  Jamaica Lane, and dares to ask: what happens after happily ever after proves a little less charming than you thought it would be? Ten years after their marriage and fourteen after becoming a couple, Nate and Olivi ...

B
His Wicked Love

His Wicked Love, the début fantasy title from Mila Benson, is not my usual fare.  I read very little fantasy and have never played Dungeons and Dragons (let’s be honest, I’ve never played any role-play video game), so I worried His Wicked Love , with its cast of warlocks, paladins and archmage ...

A
The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red is an absolute delight, y’all. Beyond the annoyance of having the Chris De Burgh song in my head for days afterwards (not a fan, sorry), I loved the time I spent with this book and with these people and was so annoyed when I clicked the last page. My fellow reviewer Alex raved abou ...

B+
With This Christmas Ring

Christmas romances are not always my favorite thing - they tend to be sappily sweet, with a bit of a contrived plot or antagonist - but as sweet as this story is, I enjoyed every sugary page. It’s a story featuring a baby, an ex-fiancé, and a nasty dowager, that manages to be both fairly predicta ...

B
A Kiss for Midwinter

We're sharing older reviews of some of holiday themed romances. This one's a winner. Originally published on March 12, 2013.  I definitely enjoyed A Kiss for Midwinter. Courtney Milan definitely seems to have adopted the trend of publishing e-novellas between full-length novels, and I a ...

C+
The Negotiator

In HelenKay Dimon’s Games People Play series, the heroes are all men who bonded in their youth when they were taken under the wing of someone named Quint, who saved them from the downward spirals they were in, helped all of them learn to utilise their unique skill-sets and set them on the straight ...

A
Once Upon a Christmas Eve

Elizabeth Hoyt celebrates the holidays with the final entry in her delightful Maiden Lane series, this time in a novella about the curmudgeonly Adam and the somewhat stiff-necked Sarah. Adam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque, hates Christmas, which often serves to remind him of his dysfunctional child ...

C
Bad Princess

“He’s a lumberjack and a computer programmer?” “Well, it’s hard to make a living as a lumberjack.” – the royal sisters of Estau The two sisters who head up the novella Bad Princess are both aware of and yet participatory in the ridiculous yet heartfelt curveballs the narrative thro ...

C
A Texas Christmas Past

I enjoy westerns and I enjoy Julia Justiss' work, so I was eager to pick this up, but sadly, it ended up disappointing me. Whereas her Regency historical voice is assured and nuanced, the writing here felt flat and as though she was trying too hard. I'm not sure if it is the novella-length of the bo ...