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Runaway Groom

I’m not a big follower of The Bachelor or any other reality dating shows. While I’ve seen the occasional episode, I don’t have the patience to follow week after week of fabricated drama. But I will admit, the premise sometimes intrigues me… so I jumped at the chance to read Runaway Groom, a ...

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Deal Maker

You know that marvelous feeling you get when you connect with a novel on every level; the characters, the setting, the dialogue..? Well, that’s how I feel about Deal Maker.  I enjoyed Ms. Morton’s previous books, but OMG, I loved this one.  Deal Maker is a charming, funny, romantic and just pl ...

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Acting on Impulse

In my quest to read more new to me authors this year, with an emphasis on diverse/own voices, I found a real winner in Mia Sosa's Acting on Impulse, the first story in her Love on Cue series. I usually stay clear of the 'rich Hollywood movie star falls for ordinary citizen' type of story but the syn ...

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Perfect (#74 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 21, 2001 Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of soap operas knows that doomed love is the most interesting. A couple who face insurmountable obstacles, whose time together is limited, whose love is forbidden by law or society will always t ...

B-
One True Pairing

Okay, y’all. This book is a lot of things. It’s got insta-love/insta-lust, it’s got a fake-relationship, it’s got a famous actor falling for a ‘normal person’. Throw in a stalker subplot, an agoraphobic sister, and it’s a lot to pack into 200 pages. That being said, it’s generally su ...

B
No Mistress of Mine

No Mistress of Mine is the fourth book in Ms. Guhrke’s An American Heiress in London series and is a solid tale by a more than solid author who keeps us coming back for more.  I have not read any of the previous books in this series, so this novel can easily be read as a standalone. Lola Va ...

B+
The Girl from Summer Hill

I had my doubts in the opening pages as the heroine spots a gorgeous naked man on her porch. When I discovered this is another homage to Pride and Prejudice I rolled my eyes. What was I in for? It turns out I was in for a fun romance in which a local theater company is putting on P&P with most o ...

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His Fateful Heap of Days

His Fateful Heap of Days is the eighth - and possibly last - book in John Wiltshire’s amazing More Heat than the Sun series. It is not a standalone novel. I think the best way to open this review is with the poem John Wiltshire has used at the beginning – There is a destiny that ...

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Act Like It

I read a number of good contemporary romances in 2015, but never expected to discover one so late in the year, and by a debut author at that! But with this witty, contemporary romance set in the London theatre scene, Ms. Parker is a welcome addition to the contemporary romance. Lainie Graham, the ...

B
The Bollywood Bride

When one of my friends got married the officiant included as part of the ceremony his three secrets to a happy marriage: communicate, communicate, communicate. I would say that is the secret to a happy relationship with anyone and it is something I wish the hero and heroine of this book had learned ...