Contemporary Romance

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The Knocked Up Plan

Prepare to swoon, because Lauren Blakely has delivered another top-notch romance. The Knocked Up Plan is the perfect blend of humor, passion, and love, and you’ll grin from start to finish. Nicole Powers and Ryder Lockhart are friends, co-workers, and ping-pong partners, and they have an easy-g ...

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Lost Without You

Molly O'Keefe is an author who consistently writes original, moving, and frequently terrific romantic novels that stay with me long after I finish them. Pretty much everything she writes blows me away (although I'm not crazy about her MC stories), and somehow, without my noticing, she's become one o ...

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The Good Fight

Who doesn't love a good opposites attract romance? It's one of my favorite tropes in fiction, so it's a good possibility I was predestined to like this book. With a hero who is as comfortable throwing punches in the ring as he is behind a desk and a neurosurgeon heroine, I snatched it up and enjo ...

B+
On Point

The Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert has had some interesting heroes to date – a virgin newish recruit in book one, Off Base, and a widowed active duty father in book two, At Attention. Now she turns her hand to a fairly common trope, that of best friends and roommates who are attracted to ...

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Intercepting the Chef

Logan Stonestreet knows his career is winding down. If his agent wasn’t hinting, then his body sure is, as years of playing professional football are starting to take their toll. Tapping into memories of his mother’s cooking, he decides to create a restaurant to segue into phase two of adulthood ...

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The Wedding Date Bargain

Mira Lyn Kelly writes sweet and sexy romances featuring real people living their lives and looking for love. The Best Men series - now re-titled as the Wedding Date series - is a planned set of four standalone books with best friends Jase, Max, Sean and Brody as their heroes. Jase got his happy ever ...

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More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling is the last novel in the Rock Star Romance series and features Cooper, guitarist for the band Blue Fire.  It works as a standalone, but it’s helpful to read the other books first. When the story opens, Blue Fire is in the middle of a tour although a planned two-week hiatus ...

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Dating the Millionaire Doctor

Dating the Millionaire Doctor is the first medical romance I’ve read, and the medical details acted as a strong undercurrent to the story and really drew me in. This is a tale with a big heart, set in the gorgeous Australian bush featuring a country veterinarian and a high-powered urban anesthesio ...

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I Knew You Were Trouble

Here’s the deal: I love - as in really, really love - Lauren Layne’s Stiletto and Oxford series, and I am ecstatic whenever there is a new book out. I know it means that I’ll be able to catch up with some of my favorite fictional characters, who now feel like old friends, and that I will get t ...

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Positively Pippa

Looking at the cover, you may assume that Positively Pippa is a contemporary romp that involves some wild sex. That assumption wouldn’t be wrong. After a debilitating humiliation on her national television show, Pippa Turner returns home to Ghost Falls, Utah to lick her wounds and see her beloved ...