Contemporary Romance

C
Tucker

I have absolutely no clue why this book is called Tucker - after the hero - when it should be called Gillian for the heroine, because that’s whose story this really is. If only Gillian was a good heroine and didn’t spend the entire book agonizing over her engagement. To a man who isn’t Tucker. ...

B-
The Worst Best Man

As soon as I saw the blurb for The Worst Best Man, I thought it sounded like it could be a very fun read. And I’m generally up for very fun reads. In the end, this book did have its good moments, but overall, it just didn’t quite work for me. In the prologue, we see that Max Hartley’s broth ...

A
So Close

Serena Bell is one of my auto-read contemporary romance authors so I'm always excited to see a new release by her, especially if it's the start of a brand new series. But there's a little surprise for her regular readers because she's set the series, Tierney Bay, in a familiar location. In 2015, she ...

A-
House Rules

House Rules is the third story in the Uptown series by Ruby Lang. Set in some of New York's original neighbourhoods, the houses and apartments the characters live in are as much a part of the stories as the characters themselves. I loved the first in the series, Playing House, especially the fact th ...

B+
Private Practice

Dr. Ellie Swann has come home to Bluelick, Kentucky, to open her own practice when she overheard her longtime dream man, Roger, has broken up with his fiancée Melody. Apparently Roger wants someone scorching and adventurous in bed, and Melody didn’t fit the bill. Unfortunately, neither does Ellie ...

B
A Cowboy to Remember

It’s been a while since I read a good cowboy romance, and I was starting to miss them. When I saw A Cowboy to Remember getting buzz on Twitter, it caught my fancy. Friends-to-lovers and second chance at love are my two favorite tropes, and this book has some of both going on in it along with the m ...

C+
Owner of a Broken Heart

Romance author Cheris Hodges should consider moonlighting as a television writer. Her new African-American contemporary romance, Owner of a Broken Heart, which launches the Richardson Sisters series, reads like a primetime soap opera. The novel is one part sexy courtship and two parts melodrama. Had ...

A
Hearts on Hold

Sometimes I find myself slowing down as I read a book because I truly want to savor it, and Hearts on Hold is definitely a book to savor. This tale of a literature professor and a children’s librarian finding love is one of the more romantic novels I’ve read in a long time. By turns sweet and se ...

A
Ignite on Contact

Jaci Burton’s Ignite on Contact is a steamy, fun modern romance with a lot of life and spice to it. The characters have pitch-perfect, spicy banter and their romance feels real and fun. Rafe Donovan loves being a Florida-based fireman, but when an explosion leaves him in the ER he meets up with ...

B-
Temporary Wife Temptation

There’s nothing wrong with the plot of Temporary Wife Temptation, which is probably why it’s been used by a lot of other authors in a lot of similar books. Almost-CEO Garrett Song needs to win the approval of the board of Hansol, Inc - including, most importantly, his grandmother - to get tha ...