Contemporary Romance

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Boyfriend Material

Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material is quite possibly the best romantic comedy I’ve ever read.  Almost every page produced a smile, a grin, a snort or a full-out belly-laugh – and I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book that produced full on giggling of the sort that made my fami ...

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Crushing It

Lorelei Parker is a new-to-me author, and the blurb for Crushing It sounded interesting.  I’m not into gaming, but I liked the premise and thought I might enjoy it.  Friends, I still think this idea - if well executed, could make for a great rom com.  Unfortunately, beyond the set-up, nothing a ...

C
Insatiable Hunger

Insatiable Hunger is a fun, typically opulent Harlequin Desire, the kind of book I normally think of when I think of this line. Rich folks making moves and falling in love and having juicy sex – and Insatiable Hunger delivers on that promise from start to finish.  But it’s got some problematic ...

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Just Like That

The new Carina Adores line from Carina Press promises highly romantic, feel-good stories with a strong central trope featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists getting their Happily Ever Afters.  Carina has a pretty strong track record when it comes to queer romance and I’m really looking forward to trying th ...

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Queen Move

As a reviewer who drops in on Twitter, Goodreads, and the lot, I’ve grown accustomed to taking rave reviews for books with a grain of salt. When I saw the buzz Queen Move was getting, I hoped it would be good, but I didn’t count on it. Well, guess what? It’s as good as everyone says. It mig ...

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Ruthless Pride

I’ve read four books by Naima Simone. Both of the non-Harlequins were excellent. Both Harlequins… to put it politely, they needed help. Harlequin, what are you doing to this talented lady? Joshua Lowell’s father committed financial fraud, and Josh abandoned his art career to dedicate himsel ...

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Show Time

The premise of Tawna Fenske’s Show Time is, in a word, odd. Focusing on the filming of a reality show in the grounds of a cult compound - The Benevolent Order of the New Kingdom in rural Juniper Ridge, Oregon - the (book) series will feature a phalanx of handsome brothers who fulfill the needs of ...

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One Wicked Lick from the Drummer

Ainslie Paton can always be counted on to write sexy, compelling, and unique romances and she's done it again with One Wicked Lick from the Drummer, the third story in her The One series. Mena Grady had a wild life as an older teenager, hitting the groupie circuit for popular rock groups, and hoo ...

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Talia Hibbert is a master craftsperson when it comes to romance novels, and she continues to demonstrate her ability to woo a reader's heart with her latest release, Take a Hint, Dani Brown, book two in her Brown Sisters series. Part-time teacher and PhD student Danika – Dani - Brown has a grea ...

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The Cowboy's Claim

Nina Crespo kicks off the Tillbridge Stables series with The Cowboy’s Claim, a Hallmark Movie-esque low-conflict, enemies-to-lovers, country boy-meets-city gal romance. Crespo introduces readers to the Tillbridges, an African American family of horse stable owners based in Maryland who have ach ...