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Unsolicited Duke Pic

If you look past the intentionally laugh inducing title, Nico Rosso's historical romance novella Unsolicited Duke Pic actually has a lot of substance and interesting plot ideas; enough that I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the end result. When Thomas Halsey, Duke of Lighthorn, loses a ...

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The Prince

Katharine Ashe hits only high notes in this memorable fourth book in the Devil’s Duke series.  The Prince elevates two previously minor secondary characters - and my friends, the pairing is brilliant.  He’s an exiled prince of a fictional Mediterranean realm, hidden away in Scotland and biding ...

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Wallflower Most Wanted

Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie? For all that I love romance stories, I haven’t sat through very many. While the characters in the show say all the right things, the language can feel a bit formulaic and predictable. There’s a certain spark between the romantic leads which is just missing ...

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The Duke of Shadows

I read The Duke of Shadows for the first time some years ago – before I started reviewing – and I remember being blown away by the quality of the writing, the richness of the setting and the passion and intensity of the romance.  I don’t get much time for re-reading these days, but I decided ...

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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red is an absolute delight, y’all. Beyond the annoyance of having the Chris De Burgh song in my head for days afterwards (not a fan, sorry), I loved the time I spent with this book and with these people and was so annoyed when I clicked the last page. My fellow reviewer Alex raved abou ...

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The Lady in Red

After years of reviewing romance novels, you become jaded about certain things. For myself, I’ve come to have somewhat low expectations of novellas. I love these bite-size stories, but I’ve found that often, the shortened timeline can take a toll on the romance. I’m thrilled to say that proble ...

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His Secret Son

I was so excited about this book you guys, so excited. I was expecting a fun, if cheesy, trope-romp - we have a secret baby AND a military hero. I also appreciated that both the heroine and hero are people of color. Awesome, I am all for it. But it was all smacked down in the prologue, and just got ...

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Madly

Because my love affair with contemporary romance started with About Last Night, a novel linked to this one, I had a special place in my heart for Madly even before I started reading it.  While it features my favorite romantic trope - opposites falling in love - it's also a story of redemption and s ...

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Inamorata

Upon reading the synopsis of Inamorata, I was sure I would be delving into a historical romance with a bit of intrigue thrown in. Much to my delight, I soon discovered that author Megan Chance had thrown a paranormal element into the mix. Since most paranormal romances I've read have been contempora ...

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When a Duke Says I Do

There's something about a deeply emotional love story that just makes me want to savor it. That's exactly what happened as I dug into When a Duke Says I Do. I discovered one of the most sweetly emotional stories I've read in ages and, even if it wasn't perfect, it was a solid read and I just loved i ...