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Musical Chairs

This book was so much fun to read! Amy Poeppel’s Musical Chairs is a delight and I highly recommend adding it to your summer TBR pile. Fifty-something single mom Bridget Stratton is looking forward to a romantic, sexy summer with her  boyfriend Sterling. She has escaped from NYC and is settlin ...

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The Night Before

The Night Before is the latest novel of psychological suspense from author Wendy Walker. It's a dark and intense about two sisters and the complicated ways one of them attempts to come to terms with a long ago tragedy. The book is not for the faint of heart, but if you're a reader who loves visiting ...

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Anywhere You Are

In Anywhere You Are, the third book in Ms. Barrett’s Return to Briarwood series, Marcus Colby and Grace Davingham meet, fall in love, fight dramatically, and then live happily ever after. Along the way, we spend time with Grace’s famous family, a group of environmentalists, a big floppy dog, and ...

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What I Thought Was True

After I DIK’d My Life Next Door by this author, I immediately went after her other books. Happily, What I Thought Was True possesses much of what I enjoyed reading that book, including a strong setting, likeable protagonists, and an intense story without teen drama. In some ways, like its respectf ...

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My Life Next Door

Like Rapunzel, compliant and affluent Samantha Reed has watched the boisterous Garrett family from her window for years, because her icy control freak state senator mother simply doesn’t interact with “that kind of people.” When Jase Garrett finally introduces himself, Samantha finds herself n ...

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Silent Waters

Jan Coffey is a pseudonym for a writing couple who’ve both had experience building submarines (their romance aka is May McGoldrick). That experience is apparent in every page of their latest suspense novel. Recreating the highly technical and claustrophobic world of a modern submarine isn’t so ...

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My Hero

Cartoon covers are almost de riguer for contemporary romances, and My Hero, Marianna Jameson's debut novel, has a particularly nice one. The story is pretty good as well, and I enjoyed it, with a few quibbles. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateT ...

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Pink Slip

The casual bookstore browser who happens upon Pink Slip and buys it based on the back blurb is likely to be surprised. It begins with the words, "Lisa Diodetto's mother may be ready for her to get married but Lisa isn't" - and goes on to imply that the book is another Bridget Jones clone. Actually, ...