Contemporary Romance

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Holiday Spice

In the conclusion of Ms. Chase’s popular Shaughnessy Brothers series about a sprawling band of siblings, attention turns to the only girl in the bunch. Darcy was raised in a world of all men after losing her mother at a young age and certainly bears the scars to prove it. At times both recalcitran ...

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After The Night (#72 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 3, 1998 In case you're doing a keyword search, here are a few terms that will bring up After The Night: hot ... steamy ... Southern ... alpha ...hammering ... silken ... rigid ... hilt ... summerhouse porch ... courthouse lady's room ... no ... y ...

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Necessary Roughness

In this seventh book in Julie Brannagh’s Love and Football series, Necessary Roughness, Tanner Cole’s football career is over. He’s been sidelined by a torn ACL and he’s pretty darn bitter about it. He grumpily starts working with a new physical therapist, Jordan Muller, and soon makes progr ...

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Take the Lead

If you’re a fan of Dancing with the Stars or other reality TV show dance competitions you are definitely going to want to pick up Take the Lead, a lively, energetic and sexy contemporary romance by début author Alexis Daria. And if you’ve never watched one of these competitions before, after re ...

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Perfect (#74 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 21, 2001 Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of soap operas knows that doomed love is the most interesting. A couple who face insurmountable obstacles, whose time together is limited, whose love is forbidden by law or society will always t ...

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Bad Reputation

Nicole Edwards came to my attention with her self published Club Destiny and Alluring Indulgence series. They are steamy, erotic, often BDSM themed stories, some featuring polyamorous relationships, that I greatly enjoyed reading. Now she’s turned her hand to a more conventional trope – a friend ...

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Completely

Completely is the third installment in Ruthie Knox’s New York series, but can be read as a standalone. It tells the story of Rosemary and Kal, two folks from very different worlds and in very different places in their own lives, who find themselves slowly and inexplicably weaving a life together. ...

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Moonlight Over Manhattan

It’s no secret that I don’t read a great deal of contemporary romance, but I know that many have enjoyed the other books in Sarah Morgan’s From Manhattan With Love series, so when the latest instalment – Moonlight Over Manhattan – came up for review, I thought I’d give it a try.  On the ...

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All I Want for Halloween

Sadie Liberato is cheerfully sloppy and filled with attitude.  Having experienced multiple failed relationships and cheating men, she is not a smiler and prefers to keep to herself, spend time in the gym, working at her father Big Tony’s restaurant and trash talking the folks on her favorite real ...

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Mess With Me

In Mess With Me, Sam Goodall is about one friendship away from being a complete recluse. He’s a skilled mountaineer and part of Mile High Adventures, the company run by the two brothers who are his only friends, but otherwise, Sam lives entirely off the grid in an isolated cabin. The Evans brother ...