Contemporary Romance

B
Right Kind of Wrong

If you're like me, a lighthearted contemporary romance is always appreciated, and the third story in Sara Rider's Books and Brews series, Right Kind of Wrong, delivers a comfort read with likable characters and plenty of laughs to make for an enjoyable reading experience. It's especially so if you l ...

A
The Professor's Green Card Marriage

Beware of judging a book by its title. Had I listened to my inner book snob, I would not have read Heidi Cullinan’s beautiful romance The Professor’s Green Card Marriage. I had passed over the novel a few times because I believed the clunky title to be too literal and uninspired for my tastes. B ...

B+
Sleeping With Her Enemy

Did I buy this book because of the attractive East Asian man on the cover? Reader, I did. Was I disappointed? Reader, I was not. Amy Morrison has everything on track - a successful real estate career, a doctor fiancé named Mason, and the perfect three-bedroom house in a great Toronto neighborhoo ...

C+
Home with You

In this best-friend’s-little-sister tropey tale from Liza Kendall, Julianna Holt is furious to hear that her brother has sold their family horse farm to his billionaire friend, Rhett, without even consulting her. Adding insult to injury, she’s been in love with Rhett for years and they recently ...

C+
All I Ask

Do you like your romance served with a large side of drama?  If so, Corinne Michaels' All I Ask delivers in spades. This tale of second chances and friends-to-lovers is full of angst and emotion. On the one hand, I liked this book at times because its very messiness felt like real life; after all, ...

A
American Sweethearts

Looking for a damn good, wonderfully steamy, thoughtfully constructed romance?  Look no further – here comes Adriana Herrera with her terrific American Sweethearts. Priscilla – Pris - Gutierrez and her best friend since childhood and on and off boyfriend Juan Pablo – J - Campos had always ...

A
Bench Player

It’s hard for me to write a review that is as enthusiastic and upbeat as this book deserves, because things are so tough everywhere right now. But that means when I tell you it transported me out of my home and made me extremely happy for a few hours of coronavirus social distancing, you should ta ...

B-
Love Hard

Love Hard is the third book in the Hard Play series, a fact you can’t miss because the book opens by narrating the wedding of previous characters - for EIGHT CHAPTERS. Eventually, you’ll get to the actual plot of this book, and it’s quite nice, but it takes way too long to get there. As a t ...

A
Love Around the Corner

I'm a fan of second chance romances, especially when they feature teenage romance/first love that went awry. That's the plot of Amanda Weaver's Love Around the Corner, the third story in her Romano Sisters series. I haven't read the first two, but after reading this one, they will definitely go on m ...

B+
The Honey-Don't List

Christina Lauren’s spring release, The Honey-Don’t List, with its coworker hero and heroine who don’t like each other until they love each other is - and I mean this in a complimentary way = a less intense, and in some ways more thoughtful, if lower-grade, The Hating Game. Carey Duncan work ...