Colorado

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Law Man

For a few years in the early 2010s, Kristen Ashley was the bingiest of binge authors. I have had mixed impressions of her books, mostly driven by the fact that her heroes are overbearing. However, 2012’s Law Man rises above the rest, because if there’s one type of overbearing hero I can get behi ...

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Finding Mr. Right Next Door

There’s a saying that goes ‘here for a good time, not for a long time’, which perfectly describes the short (200 pages in e-book form) friends-to-lovers Finding Mr. Right Next Door. Lexi Dean and Matt Freeman are renowned amongst the Station 1 fireteam of Dry Rock, CO for their “twenty-f ...

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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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Of Curses and Kisses

Sandhya Menon opens a brand-new series of fairytale retellings centered around an elite academy with a magical secret with Of Curses and Kisses, a lovely re-take of Beauty and the Beast. Book-loving Rajkumari Jaya Rao of the Imperial House of Mysuru enters St. Rosetta’s International Academy in ...

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Of Curses and Kisses

Sandhya Menon breathes new life into the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale with her diversely cast Of Curses and Kisses. The author’s humor creates a nice balance to her look at serious issues like teen loneliness and parental expectations in this fun YA novel. The Emersons and Raos are the Engli ...

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A Touch of Forever

After a disastrous, abusive marriage, Lily Salt is content to raise her four children alone. When railroad engineer Roen Shepard arrives in her town of Frost Falls, she is as cold to him as she has been to previous men who saw opportunity in a widow. However, when Roen suggests a mock engagement to ...

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A Touch of Forever

Jo Goodman returns us to Frost Falls, Colorado with another instalment in her Cowboys of Colorado series, A Touch of Forever. New York native Roen Shepard is an artistic journeyman jack-of-all-trades and the introverted black sheep in his high-society family.  He is currently employed as an engi ...

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A Touch of Flame

A Touch of Flame is the kind of book you want to disappear into. A strong-and-silent-type sheriff meets a clever, independent doctor, and sparks fly. Set in a lively town with well-developed supporting characters, this story has Ms. Goodman’s trademark mix of emotion and humor; I was more than hap ...

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Intercepting the Chef

Logan Stonestreet knows his career is winding down. If his agent wasn’t hinting, then his body sure is, as years of playing professional football are starting to take their toll. Tapping into memories of his mother’s cooking, he decides to create a restaurant to segue into phase two of adulthood ...

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A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is, quite simply, a cracking good yarn. Jo Goodman takes us back to the old west in this amusing, emotionally intense, sensual and absorbing tale about a clever woman, the man bound to protect her, and the love that waylays their neatly formed plans. The first time Phoebe Apple s ...