Books by Serena Bell

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Wilder for the Win

I'm a fan of Bell's Wilder series and had thought there'd be six books, one for each Wilder sibling. It appears, however, that the story of the lone female Wilder, the already married Amanda, is told in a short story included in the anthology Tinsel and Tatas. This collection, a charitable endeavor ...

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Walk on the Wilder Side

If ever there were a man ho who could steal your heart, it's Brody Wilder. Brody is the second of five absurdly sexy brothers who live in the small town Rush Creek, Oregon where they run, with their sister's help, Wilder Adventures, an outdoor adventure outfit trying to stay in the black. Unlike ...

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Make Me Wilder

The first book in Serena Bell's new Wilder Adventures series is rife with romance tropes. Big city East Coast girl comes to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to work with a family with five brawny, gorgeous brothers (and one married sister) who run a failing outdoor adventure company. All five a ...

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So True

Serena Bell’s Tierney Bay series continues with So True, the finely written and engrossing story of Chiara Campbell and Jax Walker. It’s a good romance and the characters are generally sympathetic, but I had to take some points off for Jax’s self-flagellating, cruel behavior toward Chiara. ...

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Turn Up the Heat

When I reviewed Serena Bell's So Close (Tierney Bay #1) earlier in 2020, I remarked that it was set in the same locale as a 2015 book that I had read and loved by this author called Turn Up the Heat.  At the time, it was no longer available in stores but I'm happy to share that it has now been re-r ...

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So Close

Serena Bell is one of my auto-read contemporary romance authors so I'm always excited to see a new release by her, especially if it's the start of a brand new series. But there's a little surprise for her regular readers because she's set the series, Tierney Bay, in a familiar location. In 2015, she ...

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Holding Out

The first story in Serena Bell's Returning Home series about wounded war veterans readjusting to life back home, Hold on Tight, made my best romances of 2014 list. Five years later, I'm happy to say that the author hasn't lost her touch when it comes to giving the reader an emotional, heartfelt and ...

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Sleepover

What if your insanely hot, super satisfying one-night-stand moved in next door to you? Let me add one more layer - what if your children became automatic best friends? This is exactly the situation that Elle and Sawyer find each other in in Serena Bell’s The Sleepover and is it delightful. The ...

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Head Over Heels

Chase and Olivia have been best friends ever since they were set up on a disastrous blind date. Now, they meet up after their respective bad dates and debrief, a kind of bad date survivors club. That’s all about to change, however, when a few things happen at once and life forces their hands. Chas ...

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Do Over

Do Over is my favorite kind of second-chance romance. Jack, our hero, was once very dumb but not abusive or monstrous. Maddie, our heroine, had no time for his crap and got outta there, taking their kid with her. She’s been playing the single mom game for a while and Jack has been slowly cleaning ...