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You Were Made to Be Mine

Julie Anne Long continues to fill the guestbook of The Grand Palace on the Thames with this not-quite-secret identity historical romance.Christian Hawkes has just survived three years’ imprisonment by the French for being Britain’s espionage emperor. Now he’s on the trail of Lady Aurelie C ...

B
Good Morning, Love

I liked the central conflict in Good Morning Love, Ashley M. Coleman’s début novel, very much.  But the hero didn’t really set me aflame due to his pushy and occasionally controlling nature.Carlisa – Carli - Henton is a blossoming singer-songwriter who has moved to New York City to try h ...

B+
Maggie Moves On

Maggie Moves On is part Hallmark movie, part sassy comedy.  It’s fun, breezy, easy on the heart and a pleasant diversion, but the pushy and sometimes aggressive hero knocked it down a couple of grade points.House flipper Maggie Nichols has invested in a falling-down pile in Idaho, much to the ...

B+
Dark Class

Dark Class is the fifth book in the Class 5 series and its a wonderful addition to the set. The story of a girl, a space station, and a spookily dangerous and damaged AI, this latest installment shows us a new part of the Grihan universe while introducing us to a variation of a tale as old as time. ...

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Reel

Reel is the first in Kennedy Ryan’s Hollywood Renaissance series featuring Black creatives. Director Canon Holt’s six-month search for the woman to star in his biopic of a forgotten Black musical legend comes to an end when he sees Neevah Saint take the stage as a Broadway understudy. He doesn ...

C
Vortex Conundrum

Vortex Conundrum, the second book in Louisa Masters’ Ghostly Guardians series, picks up a few months after the events of Spirited Situation, and I really would advise reading that first if you plan on reading this one. It’s an easy read, but it’s very insubstantial in terms of both plot and ch ...

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A Counterfeit Betrothal

A Counterfeit Betrothal is currently available in a combined edition with A Notorious Rake which we reviewed when it first came out and gave an A.Lady Sophia’s parents (Marcus and Olivia, the Earl and Countess of Clifton) have been estranged since she was four. She knows that only a major even ...

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Fake It Till You Bake It

Fake it ‘Til You Bake it is a fun romantic romp featuring two characters who have to do a lot of growing to land themselves a sweet ending.Jada Townsend-Matthews is one of those people who is famous for being famous.  A rich heiress living off of her trust fund, she’s become a reality telev ...

B+
The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle is a captivating tale about reconnecting with your past in order to have a better future.  When renowned designer Cressida Westcott left her childhood home, she vowed never to return. Her parents had died, her brother Eustace subsequently treated her abominably, ...

B+
Big Wild Love Adventure

After being ditched at the altar, Emmy Shaw’s heart, like her dented food truck, is definitely not open for business. Deeply in debt to her parents and evicted from her apartment, she takes a friend’s drunken dare and fills out an application for a new dating-adventure reality show. She never ex ...