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Grace Under Fire

It feels so unnatural to say I found the latest Julie Garwood novel to be just meh… three-stars on a scale of five, just okay … because Julie Garwood is the author who solidified my love of the whole romance genre. But the latest installment of her Buchanan-Renard series, Grace Under Fire, just ...

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Listen to Me

Listen to Me is the thirteenth novel in the Rizzoli and Isles series. While you could probably follow the plot without reading the previous volumes, you would miss out on a great deal of the character and relationship  building done in those books, so I recommend starting at the beginning.   E ...

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The Happy List

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages and am really pleased I finally got around to it.  The Happy List is a wonderful friends-to-lovers/opposites-attract romance featuring life-long best friends, Gray and Kai who couldn’t be more different.  Gray is somewhat rigid and set in his ways; h ...

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Sister of the Bollywood Bride

Sister of the Bollywood Bride is adorable and earnest, in the best way.  Its clear-voiced protagonist reminded me of the recently-departed Beverly Cleary’s heroines in a way, and the whole book is beautiful and easy to sink into.  It’s sure to please teenagers and/or sophisticated middle grade ...

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Nothing But Good

Given its polished writing and confident authorial voice, I’d have been hard pressed to guess that Nothing But Good is Kess McKinley’s first published book.  It’s a very promising début; a strongly written, well-paced mystery/procedural with a touch of romance set in Boston that revolves aro ...

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Heated Rivalry

Heated Rivalry is the second book in Rachel Reid’s Game Changers series set in the world of professional hockey. I haven’t read book one (Game Changer), but although characters from that book are mentioned in this one, it works perfectly well as a standalone.  Heated Rivalry is a kind-of-but-no ...

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Hot Response

Shannon Stacey's Boston Fire series takes an in-depth look at the lives and loves of those who work for the fictional fire department, Ladder 37. I've read and thoroughly enjoyed the previous books in this series and like how the author has balanced the seriousness of the vocation with the less inte ...

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Brutal Game

Willing Victim left Flynn and Laurel at happy-for-now, rather than happy ever after, so I knew there was a lot of potential in a sequel. That said, I had no idea where that sequel might take them. With the frank sexuality of Willing Victim, and McKenna’s bold forays into kink, I assumed that the f ...

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Willing Victim: Remastered

Kink alert! Willing Victim is definitely not a book for everyone, but if you’re interested in a gritty, kinky book with a heart, it’s a great read. I was excited to hear that Cara McKenna had regained the publishing rights to some of her older books and would be releasing re-vamped eBooks of eac ...

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Bittersweet

Sarina Bowen's first story in her True North series (known colloquially among bloggers as her 'Grumpy Farmers' series) is a lovely and lush romance set in the countryside of Vermont. Griff is a farmer. When his father passed away unexpectedly three years earlier while Griff was at college, his dream ...