Books by J

B+
The Engagement Arrangement

Jaci Burton’s The Engagement Arrangement is a fun, spicy western.  Though it doesn’t reach the heights of the author’s firefighter or sports romances, it’s still a hoot of a good time. Finn Nolan is Irish to the core - but unlucky in love.  Working on the Bellini family vineyard as a ki ...

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The Duke Who Loved Me

The Duke Who Loved Me treads familiar ground for fans of Jane Ashford, though it has excellent momentum and is hopefully the beginning of another great series. James Cantrell has inherited a dukedom, only to discover a mess. His great-uncle, the late duke, had some kind of madness and left his ho ...

B
I'm Only Wicked With You

He's the battle-hardened son of a bastard, raised in the wilds of New York. She's the sheltered, blue-blooded darling of the London broadsheets, destined to marry a duke. Their worlds could only collide in a boardinghouse by the London docks...and when they do, the sparks would ignite all of England ...

B
That Deep River Feeling

That Deep River Feeling is a brother’s best friend (with the brother in question being dead) Alaska-set romance that’s simple and easy to read, if a little unsubstantial. Zeke Montgomery has arrived in Deep River, Alaska charged with a mission: his recently deceased friend and business partne ...

C+
Wait For It

Jenn McKinlay’s Wait For It is a breezy contemporary romance with humor and heart, and a complex look at loss, courage, and happiness. What starts off as a mostly chick lit kind of book wraps up as a romance with a quick HEA. McKinlay spends so much time setting up Annabelle’s impulsive life and ...

B+
If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits is a charming, modernized reimagining of Cinderella with a strong body positive message and an emphasis on inclusiveness. Cindy Woods is headed from NY to LA when she meets Prince Charming. She’s pretty sure he has another name but that’s what she privately calls him as they ...

B+
Dark Wizard

Dark Wizard is a captivating love story which takes place in a world where some humans are powerful wizards and others are their shape-shifting familiars. Lady Nic (Veronica) Elal was raised to be her father’s heir and lead their powerful, wealthy magical House. That plan assumed her sorcery wo ...

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Hot Under His Collar

Andie J. Christopher’s Hot Under His Collar begins with event planner Sasha Finerghty in St. Bartholemew’s Catholic Church, making sure the wedding she’s coordinated is proceeding as planned, and mooning over Father Patrick Dooley. Sasha is the disappointing daughter in her family because she ...

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While We Were Dating

While We Were Dating tells the love story of a Hollywood actress who only dates actors because they are “all as self-involved and devoid of real human emotion” as she is, and a playboy with deep commitment issues who finally meets the woman of his dreams only to discover she has the same problem ...

D+
The Ice Swan

The Ice Swan captures émigré life in early twentieth-century France quite well, but the soapy trappings of the plot stretch credulity more than a tad and hreaten to collapse inward and crush the old skool romance that lies at the book’s heart. It’s 1917, the Russian Revolution is happening, ...