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The Professor's Green Card Marriage

Beware of judging a book by its title. Had I listened to my inner book snob, I would not have read Heidi Cullinan’s beautiful romance The Professor’s Green Card Marriage. I had passed over the novel a few times because I believed the clunky title to be too literal and uninspired for my tastes. B ...

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Must Love Coffee

Sarah Mayberry is an author well known to those who read contemporary romance. It's been a while since she's released anything new so when I saw that she had a romantic comedy novella coming out, I made sure to pick it up. She's good at evoking a lot of emotions in both her characters and her reader ...

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Uncommon Ground

Kelly Jensen’s Uncommon Ground is book one in her Aliens in New York duology, a story that combines mystery, science fiction and a bit of action with a tender and poignant romance between two people who don’t really fit anywhere – until they find each other. Dillon Lee has always felt like ...

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Emergency Contact

College is a much better fit than high school for odd, self-contained Penny Lee, getting her away from her bland high school boyfriend and her teenybopper mom. While getting a fresh start at the University of Texas, she meets Sam Becker, who’s living above the coffee shop where he bakes and makes ...

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Mr. Hotshot CEO

Jackie Lau is a Canadian author writing diverse romantic comedy, something she definitely achieved in her first Kwan Sisters novel, Grumpy Fake Boyfriend. I thoroughly enjoyed that story about the romance that results when an introverted male science fiction writer does a friend's sister a favor by ...

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Advanced Physical Chemistry

Penny Popplestone, size 16 chemist, has been cheated on. Again. What’s a girl to do except take a shot at the impossible - Hottie Barista Caleb, the silent-but-sexy coffee puller at her favorite spot? Susannah Nix’s Advanced Physical Chemistry was so hard to grade because the things I really enj ...

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Daily Grind

Ground N’At is the kind of coffee shop I dream of.  Great drinks, comfortable surroundings, independently owned.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist where I live, but Mx. Zabo does an excellent job casting it as the third major character in the entertaining, if a bit too predictable, Daily Grind. ...

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Murder Simply Brewed

Unexpected friendships are one of the sweet surprises of life. It is always a joy when we find ourselves bridging age diversity or another difference to form an acquaintanceship with a person truly at variance from ourselves. The two main characters of this novel cross the divides of a generation ga ...

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Hound Dog & Bean

Magical realism pops up in Thomas' latest and adds a different type of spice to an already heady romance. The magic of one man brightens and enlivens the life of another whose reliable steadfastness helps ground his flighty lover. H. D. Fisher, nicknamed Hound Dog, is something of a do ...