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The Royals Next Door

The Royals Next Door is sweet and funny, but it also has body and substance.  It starts out as extremely fluffy and lighthearted – very much a beach-read – but then it hits you with some surprising depth and truth.  You might have to adjust your expectations with this one, but it’s worth the ...

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Rare Vigilance

M.A. Grant has been on my radar for a while, but I haven’t yet managed to get around to reading any of her books, so when I saw she was starting a new series, it seemed the perfect time to jump in.  Rare Vigilance is book one in her Whitethorn Agency trilogy and the well-paced, wonderfully balanc ...

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Serving Sin

Angelina M. Lopez’ Filthy Rich series continues to take traditional romance tropes and turn them upside down.  Serving Sin, her third book about mega-rich folks and the romantic misadventures they get up to, is the best one of the series, spicy, delicious, and a twist on the ordinary. Roman Sh ...

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A Lady's Formula for Love

Some romances are just plain adorable, and A Lady’s Formula for Love is somehow both adorable and action-packed, a delightfully fun romp that brings the reader the best of both worlds. Widowed Violet Hughes, Lady Greycliff, created Athena’s Retreat as a secret social club for women to develop ...

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The Spare

I’m not a royal-watcher, and as a rule, I’m not a fan of royal romances.  Of those I’ve read (and that isn’t a large number) the only one that really worked for me was Lilah Pace’s His Royal Secret/His Royal Favorite duology, and a big part of that was because the author had taken care t ...

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Girl Gone Viral

Girl Gone Viral is fluffy and substantive, emotional and trenchant, sad and joyful. It’s a lovely feast of human emotions that will fill the reader’s heart with gladness. Ex-model Katrina King is a romantic at heart; a romantic who keeps mainly to herself, content to maintain comforting routi ...

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Sweet Talker

Sweet Talker is one of those good-but-kinda-flawed romances.  Imperfect though it may be, it’s still enjoyable enough to earn a light recommendation. Jetsetting entrepreneur Ethan Auprince has a good life.  A loving brother to single brothers Finn (hero of book one in the series) and Drew (he ...

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Her Deadly Secrets

Her Deadly Secrets is the second in Laura Griffin’s Wolfe Security series which débuted last year with Desperate Girls.  Unlike the author’s long-running Tracers series, in which the stories revolve around the workings of a high-tech crime lab, and thus have a strong focus on forensics, the Wo ...

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Devoted to Pleasure

Shayla Black opens up her new series about bodyguards and the women they love with her hot new contemporary romance, Devoted to Pleasure. Professional body guard, ex-soldier and all around nice dude Cutter Bryant is desperately protective of his quasi-adopted sister, Brea Bell, who has been impre ...

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The Henchmen of Zenda

I’ve been looking forward to The Henchmen of Zenda, K.J. Charles’ ‘queered’ retelling of the classic The Prisoner of Zenda, ever since she announced it months ago, and in fact the book made my 'most eagerly awaited of 2018 list' here at AAR.  I love a ripping adventure yarn, and that’s ex ...