Contemporary Romance

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Until I'm Yours

Until I’m Yours by Kennedy Ryan was my top read in 2016, a difficult feat to achieve when you consider that I read over 400 books that year. But a review for it has never been posted at All About Romance, so I’ve taken the liberty of doing so now. It’s the fourth book in The Bennett series whi ...

B+
Savor You

Folks who have followed the previous four books in the Fusion series are well acquainted with Savor You’s heroine, Mia Palazzo. A genius chef, but a touch cantankerous, Mia has zero desire to be in the spotlight. However, when her restaurant, Seduction, gets chosen to be featured on a prestigious ...

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Don't Call Me Cupcake

Don't Call Me Cupcake is set on Pine Cove Island, which has hosted seven generations of the Holloway family, but Emma, an inventive baker, and her florist cousin Juliette (heroine of book two, the forthcoming Don’t Touch My Petunia) are the last of the line.  Emma has inherited both the creaky, g ...

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Hot Response

Shannon Stacey's Boston Fire series takes an in-depth look at the lives and loves of those who work for the fictional fire department, Ladder 37. I've read and thoroughly enjoyed the previous books in this series and like how the author has balanced the seriousness of the vocation with the less inte ...

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The Love Coupon

Ainslie Paton's The Love Experiment was last year's surprise hit. Reading the high praise for it, I was looking forward to reading The Love Coupon. However, for multiple reasons, large and small, I have to say that this book was a disappointment. The hyperbolic writing style, with multiple ...

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Luck of the Draw

Before I begin this review let me remind you how I felt about the first book in the Chance of a Lifetime series, Beginner’s Luck:  IT BLEW ME AWAY.  I loved everything about it (especially its leading man), including the premise that sets up the trilogy - three close friends enjoy a boozy night ...

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Smooth Talking Cowboy

Maisey Yates is known for cowboys, and so this title may lead readers to believe this is another installment of the Copper Ridge series. Instead, Ms. Yates moves the action to Gold Valley, Oregon and introduces us to a new cast of characters. First up? Olivia Logan and Luke Hollister. Olivia made ap ...

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Pretending He's Mine

Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa was one of my favorite reads in 2017, so it was pretty much guaranteed that I’d want to pick up the next book in the Love on Cue series. The characters in Pretending He’s Mine were introduced in that first book and there was already a hint of a little ‘something-s ...

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Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...

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Suddenly You

I don’t read many category romances—I like longer stories. Sarah Mayberry’s, however, are the outstanding exception to that rule. I’ve read twenty of her novels. Suddenly You is my favorite. It’s funny, sexy, feminist, and wonderfully real. Harry is a nice guy who likes to take it all e ...