Reviews by Rachel Finston

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Remember Love

Remember Love is the first in a new series by prolific historical romance writer Mary Balogh. I was excited to crack this one open; I was not disappointed.Devlin Ware has no reason to doubt the goodness, the honorability of his family. His father is the Earl of Stratton, and a family man beyond ...

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For Butter or Worse

For Butter or Worse is a contemporary romance following workplace rivals who fake a relationship for public relations reasons, only to find themselves actually enjoying the charade.Nina is a female chef in a fairly male-dominated industry, and the last thing she needs is her coworker throwing he ...

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The Spanish Love Deception

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas has gotten a lot of attention in the romance community, and also became a NYT bestseller upon paperback release. I'd heard good things, although the book has also got some negative feedback, and I was excited to read it.Catalina - Lina - Martín is retur ...

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Rules For Engaging the Earl

Rules for Engaging the Earl is the second book in Janna MacGregor’s Widow Rules series, following three women who discover they were married (at the same time) to the same man after his untimely death.Constance Lysander is the first of the three wives, and the only one whose marriage was valid ...

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Delilah Green Doesn't Care

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care is a queer contemporary romance about a small-town single mom and a big city photographer.There is no love lost between Delilah Green and her miniscule home town, Bright Falls. She fled when she was eighteen and barely looked back, preferring to spend her time pursui ...

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The Redemption of Philip Thane

The Redemption of Philip Thane is Groundhog Day meets historical romance, and brings a supernatural element to the established Penhallow series.Philip Thane is your average rake. He’s an unrepentant gambler, drinker, and wencher, with no money to call his own. In the past, Philip has called up ...

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A Yuletide Kiss

A Yuletide Kiss features three interwoven stories about a group of travelers who find themselves stranded at a rural inn at Christmastime by an unexpected winter storm, and the romances that follow their forced proximity.When We Finally Kiss Good Night by Sabrina Jeffries Grade: B+        ...

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Not Even for a Duke

Not Even For a Duke is a story about a widow determined not to be taken in by love again, only to unexpectedly meet her match.Aurora Sherborne has everything she needs, and as the Dowager Countess of Radcliff, she is in control of her destiny. Her first marriage was a living hell, and Aurora is ...

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The Duke Who Loved Me

The Duke Who Loved Me treads familiar ground for fans of Jane Ashford, though it has excellent momentum and is hopefully the beginning of another great series.James Cantrell has inherited a dukedom, only to discover a mess. His great-uncle, the late duke, had some kind of madness and left his ho ...

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To Sir, With Love

To Sir, With Love is the story of a young woman trying to save her family’s business, and trying not to have chemistry with the man who will most benefit from its demise. Little does she know, they already have a connection. They have met online, on a dating app with no pictures, where they commu ...