Contemporary Romance

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The Hating Game

I finished The Hating Game and immediately emailed my editor, sister, mom, and hairdresser to tell them about it.  A couple of things you should know - first and foremost, I review and recommend a lot of books, BUT - I don’t LOVE a lot of books. And second, my parents (but most especially my mo ...

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The Best Friend Bargain

The Best Friend Bargain is the third story in Robin Bielman's Kisses in the Sand series. I read and enjoyed the first two books, in which Danny and Olivia (Liv) were introduced as secondary characters and best friends. While still published by Entangled Publishing, the series has gone through an imp ...

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The Gun Runner

The Gun Runner is the first book in Scott Hildreth's Mafia Made series. According to the author, each book in the series works well on its own, so there's no need to worry about being left on a cliffhanger, waiting for things to be wrapped up in the next book. Michael Tripp (Tripp) is a self-proc ...

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Just Kiss Me

Rachel Gibson an author whose books I come back to again and again.  She is at the top of my go-to list for contemporary romances and on stand-by when I need a good comfort read.  But I've been a little disappointed in her last few books.  They seemed to lack that certain lagniappe or a little ...

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Just Kiss Me

Rachel Gibson has written some of my favorite romances, and for a while I thought Just Kiss Me would be another. With laugh out loud moments interspersed with genuine grief, and a hero and heroine with off-the-charts sexual chemistry, this seemed as though it would be a true winner. Unfortunately, ...

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May the Best Man Win

Mira Lyn Kelly starts off her new romantic comedy series with a delightful concept. The Best Men is a set of novels featuring four male friends who keep ending up in wedding parties together, through a combination of family, friends and fate. The movie Four Weddings and a Funeral came to mind when I ...

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Worked Up

Red Hook, New Jersey native Duke Crawford is an average, everyday Joe, and a grumpy gus to boot. He loves his sports, sleep, grilling red meat in his backyard and looking at hot women while avoiding committing to them. He spends his days working as a mechanic at a factory and at night all he wants i ...

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Falling Under

Falling Under is the second story in the Ink and Chrome series by Lauren Dane. The first in the series, Opening Up, was one of my favorite reads of 2015 and I’m happy to say that this one is also an entertaining and enjoyable read. Duke has been lusting after Carmella since they became neighbou ...

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Love on Her Terms

Do you avoid category romances, thinking they’re all about billionaires or sheiks? And if you learn the heroine of a category romance has a “big secret” do you roll your eyes, convinced it’s a secret baby? Then you haven’t read Jennifer Lohmann. Love on her Terms features a very real, comp ...

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Never Let You Go

This is the conclusion to Monica Murphy's Never Tear Us Apart series and is not a book that stands at all well on its own. To gain a full understanding of the characters and their motivations, you'll want to read Never Tear Us Apart first. Never Let You Go picks up a few weeks a ...