Contemporary Romance

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The Marriage Game

A comedic love story about a disputed office, a matchmaking papa and a series of disastrous blind dates, Sara Desai's The Marriage Game is the perfect read for those who love hot mess heroines involved in zany situations. Layla Patel’s life falls apart when she catches her social media star boy ...

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The Boyfriend Project

The Boyfriend Project has the ideal mix of fun, friends, and romance that make for a perfect summer read. When Samiah Brooks' boyfriend cancels dinner at the last minute, she plays it cool. She knows what it’s like to have to work late and besides, he’s taking her to a fantastic club later th ...

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Dance Away With Me

Dance Away with Me is Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ long awaited new novel. Set in the backcountry of Tennessee, it’s a story about grief, love and discovering home. When her young, healthy husband Travis contracts and dies of pneumococcal pneumonia, nurse midwife Tess Hartsong takes off for Runa ...

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The Ingredients of You and Me

This was my first foray into Nina Bocci’s works, and overall it was a good one. The Ingredients of You and Me is the third book in her Hopeless Romantics series, but it easily stands alone as a good story about two modern adults making their way in the world. Parker Adams is a sophisticated NYC ...

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Shy Queen in the Royal Spotlight

Shy Queen in the Royal Spotlight is book three (of eight) in the Harlequin Presents Once Upon a Temptation Series. The series seeks to retell and modernize fairy tales - in this case The Ugly Duckling. While it was a fast read with likeable characters, it sadly did not bring anything new to the stor ...

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The Summer Deal

The latest in Ms. Shalvis’ Wildstone series has two half-sisters - one of whom knows of the other and one of whom is ignorant of the fact - who become roommates For Plot Reasons and learn to trust each other. Each sister gets their own happily ever after to boot, but the core of this well told tal ...

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Conventionally Yours

Annabeth Albert is one of the few authors whose books I’ll pick up without needing to know much about them, and I was keen to jump into Conventionally Yours, book one in her new True Colors series.  I enjoyed it and looked forward to picking it up again after I’d had to pause, but I can’t say ...

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The Summer Deal

This book was my introduction to Jill Shalvis, and boy was it a doozie. In a good way.  The Summer Deal (fifth in the Wildstone series) sucked me in from the first page and charmed me until the last.  I love that there was not only one great love story, but two; add to that the “bombshell of a s ...

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Would Like to Meet

I don’t know about y’all, but These Times have made it exceptionally difficult for books to hold my attention. There’s not even a magic formula either where I know a certain trope will work or even a certain author. So when I do find one that I struggle to put down, the feeling of “ahhhhhhhh ...

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Wrong Bed, Right Man

I've enjoyed several of Rebecca Brooks’ steamy contemporary romances in the past and happily picked up Wrong Bed, Right Man, the third story in her Accidental Love series hoping for more of the same. I can attest that it delivers an enjoyable, low-angst reading experience -  just what I was looki ...