Canada

B
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 ...

A
Role Model

This fifth book in Rachel Reid’s Game Changers series is a fantastic read and has immediately gone onto both my keeper shelf and my list of series favourites (alongside Heated Rivalry and Common Goal).  At the heart or Role Model lies a gorgeous, sweet and sexy opposites-attract romance, but the ...

C-
Hard Sell

The first book in Hudson Lin’s new Jade Harbour Capital series, Hard Sell, takes us into the world of Canadian venture capital. Danny Ip grew up poor but supported by the wealthy Lok family, whose older son Wei he sees as a brother and whose younger one, Tobin, is… emphatically not a brother. As ...

B+
A Reluctant Attraction

Anyone with a cable TV subscription has at least one channel that involves watching attractive and skilled characters do some kind of home renovation. That's the theme behind Rosanna Leo's Handymen series with a trio of brothers, Michael, Eli and Nick Zorn who have successfully parlayed their skills ...

B+
All Fired Up

Note: There are spoilers for the Not Dead Yet series in this review. I really enjoyed Jenn Burke’s Not Dead Yet series of paranormal romances and was delighted when I learned she was planning a follow-up series which would focus on ‘baby vamp’ Evan Fournier.  Evan was a troubled young man ...

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My Christmas Charade

My Christmas Charade, an-enemies-to-lovers trope story, is the final installment in Melanie Ting's Holiday Hat Trick series and it's my favourite of the bunch! Em works as an economic forecaster and she wants her love life to be as smooth and well-planned as her day job. She's recently met Thomas, w ...

B+
Her Pretend Christmas Date

Nobody does holiday romance like Jackie Lau, and her fake dating, grumpy-loves-the-sunshine-one romance Her Pretend Christmas Date brings her talents for humor, warmth and wit to the fore. Flighty waitress Julie Tam’s roommate Bridget is a born matchmaker, which is how she ends up on a date wit ...

A
Pregnant by the Playboy

There are a handful of romance novelists who can make me smile effortlessly with their prose. Talia Hibbert is one. Sarah Title Is another.  And Jackie Lau, the queen of contemporary romantic comedies, sits atop the throne, looming over them all.  Pregnant by the Playboy is another one of her perf ...

A
Witness Protection Unraveled

In the Love Inspired Suspense line, balancing the romance, suspense and spiritual elements in a relatively short book must be tough for an author. In Witness Protection Unraveled, Maggie K. Black shows us how that balance can be achieved. This novel is the third in the author’s Protected Identitie ...

B+
Sleeping With Her Enemy

Did I buy this book because of the attractive East Asian man on the cover? Reader, I did. Was I disappointed? Reader, I was not. Amy Morrison has everything on track - a successful real estate career, a doctor fiancé named Mason, and the perfect three-bedroom house in a great Toronto neighborhoo ...