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Accidentally Engaged

Let’s be honest - we don’t really pick up romance novels looking for an unpredictable, genre-bending read. We enjoy the happy endings and the journey that gets us to them. As a long-time fan, I can say that there is an amazing, awe inspiring amount of creativity that can happen within that equat ...

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Marriage and Murder

When I finished Marriage and Murder, I just wanted to turn back to page one and start the rollercoaster ride all over! So darn good! This book should not be read as a stand-alone. It assumes you have read and are familiar with characters from The Winston Brothers series and the Knitting in the Ci ...

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The Boy Next Door

I didn’t realise until I took a close look that Annabelle Costa’s The Boy Next Door was first published in 2012.  But then again, I have not read much contemporary romance until the last year or so, and started picking it up because so much historical romance (my first love) has not made me ver ...

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Y Negative

Curious about a gender-based dystopia where women have been erased as a concept and testosterone, inborn and taken via shots, rules the day? Check out Y Negative. Ember is Y-negative, a person born without a Y-chromosome. In his early years, he was forced to bear children; now, with the help of t ...

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The Valmont Contingency

A number of readers recommended Val Roberts to me on a thread about looking for SF romances. Overall, The Valmont Contingency was a solid read, and you definitely can’t beat the price point. However, some logic and plot errors, alongside a completely avoidable fetishizing of Japan, held this back. ...

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Love at Last Series Box Set

This spicy box set contains three novellas by author Adriana Anders, and with wounded heroes, virgin heroes, and excellent sex scenes, they’re  well worth a read. Loving the Secret Billionaire Grade: B City Council candidate and preschool teacher Veronica Cruz is fighting an uphill battl ...

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Let's Go Out

Let’s Go Out is the sequel to Let’s Connect and, as with that story, was originally written in instalments that were sent out with the author’s newsletter.  In it we met sweet, quirky Robin and Dan – a just-turned-fifty divorcé having trouble moving on with his life – who met each other ...

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The Duke's Runaway Bride

Having really enjoyed the previous book in Jenni Fletcher’s Regency Belles of Bath series (Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer) I decided to continue on to book three – The Duke’s Runaway Bride - the story of a marriage-of-convenience that doesn’t quite go according to plan.  It gets off to a b ...

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Float Plan

I loved Float Plan! This is my first book by Trish Doller and I’m looking forward to reading through her past releases. Anna Beck needs to run away from her life. Less than a year earlier, her fiancé committed suicide and left Anna alone and spinning from the fallout. For the past ten months, ...

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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

Paulina Bren focuses in on life at New York’s Barbizon Hotel in The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, a handsome, fascinatingly-written volume about life in the women-only hotel. An outpost for middle class, mainly white, women in New York high society, The Barbizon was considered a safe ...