Novella

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Once Upon a Maiden Lane

While Duke of Desire is the final full-length book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s long-running and incredibly popular Maiden Lane series, that wasn’t quite The End, as the author is treating us to a novella or two to round the series off and, in Once Upon a Maiden Lane, brings us back to where it all began ...

B-
Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise is the final book in Layla Reyne’s fabulous Agents Irish and Whiskey series, and takes place a few months after the events of Barrel Proof.  It’s also a neat bridge between this series and her next romantic suspense project which is going to feature Nic Price and Cam Byrne, who ...

B
Twelfth Night with the Earl

This emotionally charged novella is billed as the third book in Anna Bradley’s current Sutherland Sisters series, although it doesn’t actually feature a Sutherland.  It's linked to the other books by virtue of the fact that its hero, Ethan Fortescue, Earl of Devon, is one of the secondary chara ...

B+
A Midnight Feast

After months of watching NASA videos on YouTube of shuttle launches and various spacecrafts and astronaut interviews and the movie Hidden Figures, this sixth book in the Fly Me to the Moon series fell on fertile imagination and I loved it. Former World War II pilot Mitch Dunsford loves his job as ...

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The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

What an amuse bouche of a story! In the just ninety pages that comprise The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo, Zen Cho builds a larger than life portrayal of Jade Yeo, her motivations and her shortcomings. The powerful message of this story is that love is accepting and love is kind. Even if you make a mist ...

B
A Taste of Honey

I remember Robert Moon, the owner of the confectionery and patisserie in Lively St. Lemeston, as the shy but rather appealing young man who attempted to woo the heroine of the first book of the series, Sweet Disorder.  His patroness, Lady Tassell, encouraged his courtship by offering him the money ...

B
Her Fake Engagement

Gigi Garrett’s novella Her Fake Engagement plays with the enemies-to-lovers trope, built on the principle that opposites often attract. Lottie, our heroine, has rules for everything so that she can control her perfectly ordered real estate empire. When out on her (faux) bachelorette party (more on ...

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The Governess Affair (#86 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May 15, 2012 Perhaps my favorite novella in romance is This Wicked Gift, written and published by Ms. Milan in 2009. In it, Ms. Milan presents a hero who forces the heroine to make love with him. Things, however, are not what they seem, and in that t ...

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The Other Five Percent

The Other Five Percent is a contemporary romance involving Logan Vanderveer, who has gone into advertising after college, and is presented as the stereotypical, suit wearing nine-to-five worker with a cubicle office. The other protagonist is Ellis Floyd, an artist, who is well read and working multi ...

A
The Pirate and I

The Pirate and I is a delightful, romantic and utterly charming novella set in between books two and three of Katharine Ashe’s current Devil’s Duke series.  Our reluctant pirate is Charlie Brittle, and his true love is Esme Astell, a perfumer whom he once knew in another - better - life.  Fans ...