Contemporary Romance

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Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher

Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher could have just been an overly sweet small town romance, but début author Seana Kelly infuses her story with the right dash of tartness to make it appeal to my (sometimes) cynical heart.  Leading lady Katie Gallagher has a lot of sass, a few challenges to overcome and ...

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One True Pairing

Okay, y’all. This book is a lot of things. It’s got insta-love/insta-lust, it’s got a fake-relationship, it’s got a famous actor falling for a ‘normal person’. Throw in a stalker subplot, an agoraphobic sister, and it’s a lot to pack into 200 pages. That being said, it’s generally su ...

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A Wedding Tail

A Wedding Tail is the conclusion to Casey Griffin’s series surrounding three friends all connected to a dachshund rescue shelter in San Francisco. This book, which tells the story of A-type wedding planner Zoe Plum and definitely-not-A-type wedding singer, Levi Dolson - is best read as a conclusio ...

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Saving Mr. Perfect

What could go wrong when a jewel thief and an FBI agent get married? Well, as you might surmise, there is absolutely no end to the mishaps that are likely to befall such a couple. Still, if any two people can make it work, I'd put good money on Penelope Blue and Grant Emerson, the stars of Tamara Mo ...

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Dating You/Hating You

One of the perils of loving an author is that terrible feeling you get when you just don’t connect with a new book.  You love everything else the author has written, you preorder and auto-buy new releases, and you anxiously watch the calendar waiting for new titles to appear on your Kindle.  And ...

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The Devil's Cut

First things first: this is not a stand-alone book. If you have any interest in this soap opera of a Kentucky bourbon dynasty, then you must start at the beginning, The Bourbon Kings. And if you’ve been missing Young and the Restless or are a lover of Coronation Street, lawd alive, I’d recommend ...

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Beard in Mind

WARNING: This book contains a main character with severe OCD who self-harms.  If you find this subject matter triggering - even though the author handles it with tact – then this might not be a comfortable read for you.  Proceed with caution. Everyone loves those Winston boys.  And who can b ...

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Chasing Down a Dream

Chasing Down a Dream is the eighth book in the popular Blessings series set in Henry Adams, Kansas, a fictional town representing the townships founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. In the first novel, Bring on the Blessings, Henry Adams had fallen onto such hard times that the town lead ...

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Indigo Lake

I picked up Indigo Lake for review because I’ve read Jodi Thomas before and liked her work. Not so much that I follow her release schedule closely, but enough that when I saw she had something new coming out, I felt comfortable grabbing it without digging deeply into the synopsis. In other words, ...

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House of Cards

House of Cards is the fourth book in the Porthkennack series that comprises both contemporary and historical novels set around the town of Porthkennack in Cornwall. All the novels are written by different authors; and while I do like the idea of asking a variety of writers to write stories set aroun ...