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Artistic License

Elle Pierson also writes as Lucy Parker, whose Act Like It and Pretty Face I loved, so I eagerly picked up Artistic License, a sweet story that moves slowly in layers from a fraught health scare to a tender HEA. While this book is different from the irreverent, wittily sarcastic tone of her Lucy Par ...

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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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Anywhere You Are

In Anywhere You Are, the third book in Ms. Barrett’s Return to Briarwood series, Marcus Colby and Grace Davingham meet, fall in love, fight dramatically, and then live happily ever after. Along the way, we spend time with Grace’s famous family, a group of environmentalists, a big floppy dog, and ...

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Playing it Cool

Hooooo buddy, grab a fan to fan thyself when reading this one because Playing It Cool is intense. Set in Australia, this romance is between Dex, a professional rugby player, and Harper, a mural artist. They meet on the sidelines of one of Dex’s matches, where he cannot take his eyes of the curvy b ...

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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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Lady Wild

I can probably count on one hand the number of novellas I’ve read from which I’ve come away feeling as satisfied as if I’d read a full length novel. Lady Wild is, sadly, not among them, although it came pretty close. The opening meeting between the two principals is very strong and the ending ...

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A Different Blue

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert There are some books I just know I'm going to love. I read the synopsis, and something clicks in my brain. Such was the case when I stumbled upon Amy Harmon's A Different Blue. Meet Blue Echohawk. Well, that's what's she's been called since she was around the age of t ...

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Illumination

How does a gay agoraphobic fine artist find love? In the pantheon of opposites attract romances, how artist Miles Caldwell and rock sensation Adam Craig (of Black Varen, the band of the moment) meet and fall in love might be one of the most stirring. After his parents die in a car crash from whic ...

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The Prince of Midnight

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton It’s finally here. Romance listeners have eagerly awaited The Prince of Midnight, the first audio release from Laura Kinsale’s fascinating backlist. Earlier this year, Ms. Kinsale announced that her entire backlist (twelve titles) would be released in audio during ...

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Rainshadow Road

If there’s one thing Lisa Kleypas knows about, it’s love—real love, not the sex-is-love substitute that many romances preach these days. As the narrator says toward the end of the book, “Love was the secret behind everything…,” and it’s that secret that all lovers must discover for the ...