Contemporary Romance

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I Think I Love You

I Think I Love You, the fifth volume of Lauren Layne’s spicy series featuring young singletons trying to find romance in New York while working at Oxford Magazine, features advertising worker Hunter Cross, whose best friend Brit Robbins wants to get married and have kids – which is easier said t ...

B
Risk Taker

In Risk Taker, the third entry in Lily Morton’s wholly entertaining and charming Mixed Messages series, we finally get Henry’s story.  He’s the charismatic and witty best friend of Gabe (Rule Breaker) who’s made memorable, scene stealing appearances in each of the previous instalments; fans ...

B
Dating for Keeps

Dating for Keeps, the third in Coleen Kwan’s Pine Falls series, is my first foray into one of her romance novels. This is the sweet story of two people who need a little bit of help to find exactly what they need in an unlikely friendship. A little bit of luck, a little bit of sexual tension, and ...

B
Untamed Cowboy

In this friends-to-lovers tale featuring a healthy dose of unrequited love and a side of secret baby, Ms. Yates ticks off the tropes in record time while delivering a satisfying HEA. Bennett Dodge has been working with his best friend Kaylee at Gold Valley’s veterinary clinic for a while, which is ...

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A Duke by Default

I love a good meet cute/meet crazy and Alyssa Cole offers up a delectable new favorite in her latest novel, A Duke by Default. Funny, poignant and sweet this is a truly fantastic summer read. This is book two of the Reluctant Royals series by this author but you don’t have to read the first boo ...

A
Mr. Hotshot CEO

Jackie Lau is a Canadian author writing diverse romantic comedy, something she definitely achieved in her first Kwan Sisters novel, Grumpy Fake Boyfriend. I thoroughly enjoyed that story about the romance that results when an introverted male science fiction writer does a friend's sister a favor by ...

B+
Scoring the Player's Baby

The first romance I read by Naima Simone was Beauty and the Bachelor, the start of her Bachelor Auction series in August of 2015. I loved it, and I immediately put the author on my 'watch' list, to make sure I wouldn't miss any of her future releases. Since then she's written a bodyguard romantic su ...

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Playing Dirty

Playing Dirty is the latest installment in Amy Andrews’ incredibly enjoyable Sydney Smoke series, about the rugby players of the team by the same name. This novel centers on the team’s newest hot shot player, Kyle, and the coach’s daughter, Val. There’s insta-lust all over this one, along wi ...

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One Night at the Palace Hotel

In this Philippines-set novella, Consuelo de la Red’s night of reckoning has come. Her property tycoon boyfriend is opening the Palace Hotel, and he’ll be asking her to marry him, a bargain that exchanges his family’s money for Consuelo’s family’s old and storied name. What the boyfriend d ...

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Getting Schooled

In this reunited-lovers story, theater-geek-turned-theater-manager Callie Carpenter comes home to Lakeside, New Jersey, to take care of her recuperating parents. To cover the bills, she takes a substitute theater teacher gig at Lakeside’s high school, where her high school boyfriend Garrett Daniel ...