Contemporary Romance

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Can't Escape Love

I've been enjoying Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals contemporary romance series, with A Princess in Theory well deserving of its spot on my top ten of 2018 list. After reading book two, A Duke by Default, I was definitely curious about Portia's sister Reggie, and Ms. Cole has fulfilled my wish of writ ...

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Play to Win

Play to Win is a big old Cinderella fantasy, starting off Kelly Jamieson’s new hockey series about the somewhat dysfunctional Wynn family. We begin with the story of older brother Théo and the cocktail waitress whom fate brings into his life. Théo Wynn has been given an unexpected windfall.  ...

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The Whole Package

The Whole Package is the first book in Marie Harte’s new Veteran Movers series, featuring a premise that’s a little different to any I’ve encountered before, focusing on former servicemen who have built a company that only employs veterans. While there were some things that didn’t work for m ...

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My Kind of Forever

Brooke Callaghan is a staple on Wenniway Island in Michigan. Born and bred on the island, she’s also recently been elected its youngest and first female mayor. She’s got plans for improvement, she just needs to wrangle the cast of characters that are now her constituents. What she does not need ...

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Truth or Beard

My apologies to everyone who recommended this series to me and was rewarded with ‘that doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.' You were right and I was wrong. Deliciously, wonderfully wrong! Truth or Beard is the first book in Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series about six handsome, bearded brot ...

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Bad Influence

Bad Influence is the third and final book in the trilogy of stories involving the controversial website/app called Bad Bachelors, a means for women to honestly rate the men they date.  It’s a sexy, second-chance romance between the site’s creator, Annie Maxwell, and Joseph Preston, the man she ...

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Check Me Out

A clean romance with a mildly dirty mind, Check Me Out is a Cyrano de Bergerac influenced piece about a dedicated librarian and the two men who have claims on her heart. Assistant librarian Greta Elliott loves books and her local library more than anything in the whole universe.  As the funds fo ...

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The One I Love to Hate

The One I Love to Hate is the first book in Amanda Weaver’s new trilogy - The Romano Sisters. Jess Romano is a twenty-three-year-old reporter who has recently landed her dream job with the Brooklyn Daily Post - a legendary, classic neighborhood paper headed by her long-time idol. Jess lives at hom ...

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Milo

Friends, I’m torn.  If you follow my reviews, you already know Lily Morton’s Deal Maker is one of my favorite contemporary romances.  It’s chock full of my favorite things:  well-realized principal characters, funny and clever dialogue, vivid (amazing) settings, low-angst, hot sex, entertai ...

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Crashing into Her

Eva Montgomery is a fitness instructor who gambles that a move to LA will shake up her life. But working at her best friend Tori’s studio means running into Tori’s cousin (and Eva’s one-night-stand) Anthony Castillo, who teaches when not doing stunt work in Hollywood. The big barriers between ...