Contemporary Romance

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Sidelined

Sidelined is a warm-hearted big city romance with a small town feeling that is, for the majority of its running time, a readable football romance that has an easygoing core and a witty sense of self. But the introduction of a poorly-written disabled character and the disappointing ending mean I canâ ...

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Beard with Me

Like all fans of the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid, I’ve been awaiting the release of Beard With Me (the origin story of the series) with equal parts excitement and trepidation. I knew this would be a sad story, and part of me really did not want to read it - a big part of me. But I needed ...

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His Billionaire Bride

Closed-off businesswoman Carrie Morgan’s sister, Emmie, requires a favor of her.  Emmie has decided to jazz up the exterior of her nightclub with a mural – in this case, with her gorgeous sister as the subject. Carrie agrees and is stunned to learn the muralist is Edwin Prince, the handsome art ...

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Work For It

Talia Hibbert’s A Girl Like Her was one of my favorite books in 2018.  I initially doubted the story could or would appeal to me - as I mentioned in my review, it featured a heroine alternately described as rude, awkward, and, according to everyone in town, bad news.  But I was completely won ov ...

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Discretion

Dark romance isn't a sub-genre I'm normally drawn to, but there's something so compelling about the stories Karina Halle creates that draws me in every time, and Discretion, the first installment in her new Dumonts series, turned out to be no exception. Its lush setting and complex characters drew m ...

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How to Belong with a Billionaire

It has been a long time since the release of the first two books in the Arden St Ives series, so I feel a short synopsis is required. This will inevitably mean spoilers, so if you haven’t read them beware… Arden (Ardy), is a young pansexual* man living in London. He met billionaire entrepr ...

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If the Seas Catch Fire

At the start of L. A. Witt’s If the Seas Catch Fire, Sergei Andronikov is giving a lap dance in the bar where he works as a stripper. But after the dance, he discovers a disturbance outside - two thugs are beating up a man. Realizing they’re employed by one of the three Mafia families who contro ...

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Rules of a Rebound

Natalie Winters divorced the man she thought would be her happily-ever-after hero when she found out he was cheating, and to add insult to injury, she had to buy him off to win even shared custody of Betsy, the beagle he gave her. So she attends the Breakup Bash party at a nightclub, where Rome Coll ...

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Well Met

Emily Parker is in a transition period. She’s fresh out of a dream-drowning relationship and is filling her time by living with and caring for her sister and niece in Willow Creek, Maryland, while her sister recovers from a car accident. Her niece wants to spend her summer doing the Renaissance Fa ...

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Work for It

A smile and a tear – that’s what you’ll produce as Talia Hibbert scores another win with Work for It, the angsty but deeply romantic story of two men who fall in love in spite of their emotional scars. Olu Keynes is a tart-tongued but handsome man who has been numbed emotionally thanks to a ...