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The Chai Factor

Given it’s set in the multicultural city of Toronto, it's no surprise that Farah Heron's début, The Chai Factor, delves into some serious issues such as racism and cultural and gender equality. Yet even so the author maintains some nice comedic flair and tells a sweet opposites attract romance ma ...

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Waisted

I'm always ready for a story with a strong revenge plot, so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of Waisted, the latest novel from author Randy Susan Meyers. I dove in, eager to get lost in a story rife with revenge, but sadly, the novel didn't deliver quite what I was expecting. All her ...

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28 Dates

Caitlyn and Jonas have been friends with benefits for a couple of years now, but Jonas has fallen hard for Caitlyn and wants more. Caitlyn, however, is relationship adverse and thinks their arrangement is perfect. She has no intention of ever committing to anyone and wants things to just stay as the ...

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The Scholar

If you love novels by authors such as Tana French and Jane Harper, Dervla McTiernan's Cormac Reilly series is a definite must-read. The Scholar is the second installment in the series, and does not stand well on its own, so do yourself a favor and read The Ruin before diving in. The Scholar picks ...

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City of Girls

In this brand-new love letter to New York City, the follies of youth and the joys of the theater, Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert brings us the uneven story of a woman named Vivian Morris. Morris comes to New York for a summer vacation in 1940 and never really leaves – and tells us about it ...

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The Missing Season

Mumbler, Mumbler, in your bed, Mumbler, Mumbler, take your head, Eat your nose, Gobble your toes, And bury you where the milkweed grows. This nursery rhyme, chanted by the kids who make up the under-eighteen set in Pender, Maine, tells us of the superstitious fear they harbor that something is ...

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A Reflection of Shadows

A Reflection of Shadows is the third (and latest) book in Anne Renwick’s  Elemental Web Chronicles – part of her steampunk series set in an alternate Victorian London.  Each of the books features a different central couple and self-contained plot, and are thus designed to work as standalones; ...

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The Honeymoon

When Dan asks Chloe to marry him, she feels as if all of her dreams are about to come true. Sure, they've only known each other a month, but Dan understands her in a way no one else ever has, and she can't imagine living her life without him by her side. Of course, she says yes, and is soon caught u ...

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Fix Her Up

Do NOT judge Tessa Bailey’s superbly steamy rom-com Fix Her Up by its cover image of a cartoon couple demurely kissing. I wouldn’t normally read a novel that gives off a cutesy vibe, but, given Bailey’s reputation as a prolific bestselling romance author, and the sexy series title (Hot and Ham ...

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The Summer of Sunshine & Margot

Susan Mallery’s The Summer of Sunshine and Margot is the story of two sisters who are complete opposites struggling with old baggage and new lives. No matter how difficult things get, the Baxter girls are always there for one another.  Having been abandoned by their mother at birth, they were ...