Reviews by Guest Reviewer

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Truth or Beard

My apologies to everyone who recommended this series to me and was rewarded with ‘that doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.' You were right and I was wrong. Deliciously, wonderfully wrong! Truth or Beard is the first book in Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series about six handsome, bearded brot ...

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Dirty English

As a fervent anglophile and Janeite, I was ALL in to read Ilsa Madden-Mills’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired steamy New Adult romance, Dirty English the first in her British Bad Boys series. I was instantly hooked by the epigraph - “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” Reading Mr. Darcy ...

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The One I Love to Hate

The One I Love to Hate is the first book in Amanda Weaver’s new trilogy - The Romano Sisters. Jess Romano is a twenty-three-year-old reporter who has recently landed her dream job with the Brooklyn Daily Post - a legendary, classic neighborhood paper headed by her long-time idol. Jess lives at hom ...

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The Governess

The Governess, the third book in Christi Caldwell’s Wicked Wallflowers series, features Broderick Killoran, owner of The Devil’s Den gaming hell, and his assistant Regina - Reggie - Sparks. Broderick rescued Reggie one night ten years earlier after she ran from an abusive lover, and for those te ...

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Return of the Chauffeur's Son

I picked up this book because it’s based on the movie Sabrina, and I thought it would be fun to see what a contemporary m/m romance did with the plot. But there’s creative homage and there’s dull imitation, and unfortunately, Return of the Chauffeur’s Son falls into the latter category. The ...

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Tell Me It's Real

Paul Auster and Vince Taylor’s love story would have moved me to tears at several points in this novel – except that I was already in tears of laughter. T.J. Klune offers a sweeping variety of moods and subgenres in his many romances, from the family drama of his Bear, Otter, and the Kid series ...

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The Academy

In Katie Sise’s latest Young Adult novel, The Academy, we meet Frankie Brooks, a budding fashionista with a successful blog, an amazing family, and great friends.  But when she makes a few too many mistakes, her parents decide that the best way to teach her how to be a responsible, mature adult i ...

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A Gentleman Revealed

A Gentleman Revealed is set in an alternate Victorian era in which  homosexuality is accepted and understood by society. Men are free to court men and engage in public courtship, but the same rules of decorum apply, meaning that men cannot be seen alone together without a chaperone, and it is assum ...

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Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...

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Outlander

Calling Outlander a time travel romance is like calling a Dove Bar ice cream on a stick. Mere labels can't possibly prepare you for the totally engrossing and sensual experience of either one. If you are ready for 850 pages packed with action, sex, life and death, then take the plunge. But then be p ...