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Safe and Sound

E.M. Lindsey’s Safe and Sound is a second-chance romance between two guys who were deeply in love as teens, but who went their separate ways due to a variety of circumstances and spend twenty years apart. It’s a heartbreaking and gut-wrenching story - especially when reading about the shitty han ...

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Matzah Ball Surprise

Oh, my heart. I loved this book. I see the Christian side of my family reflected very often in romance, and in fiction in general. However, very rarely do I see stories where I recognize the Jewish side of the family. Matzah Ball Surprise is just such a book. It’s sweet, hilarious, uplifting, and ...

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Entry Shock

If you're a fan of LGBTQ paranormal romances, and especially those featuring shifters, then Mia West is an author who should be on your reading list!  Having first picked up her work with the Alaskan set Grizzly Rim series featuring native wildlife of the area (including my first ever book with an ...

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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Kacen Callender’s funny, flawed, authentic story of young love and broken arms, This is Kind of an Epic Love Story focuses on the messy complexities of romance, friend-love and parental love in all of its frustrating, confusing forms. Seattle-raised sixteen-year-old high school junior Nathan Bi ...

B+
A Notorious Vow

A Notorious Vow is the third and final book in Joanna Shupe's Four Hundred series, but don't worry if you haven't yet read the first two as this one stands perfectly well on its own. The couple from A Daring Arrangement (book one), makes a brief appearance here and I enjoyed catching up with them, b ...

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Not a Sound

I'm always on the lookout for books featuring competent, true-to-life characters with disabilities. Unfortunately, these aren't as easy to find as one might think. So, when I heard about Not A Sound, the latest novel from author Heather Gudenkauf, I was eager to get my hands on it. Ms. Gudenkauf cra ...

C+
Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 2

This second volume of erotic short stories written by women is an interesting collection that ranges from erotic romance to erotic horror, mainly with a D/s or bondage-centric themes.  The quality of the content varies quite widely; so while the book contains twenty-one stories, I’ve selected the ...

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Three Nights with a Scoundrel

I’m not sure why it took me so long to read Tessa Dare. She’s certainly a well-respected historical romance author. This is largely why I selected Three Nights With a Scoundrel to review, and man, am I glad I did. I loved every page. When Lady Lily Chatwick’s twin brother Leo is murdered, s ...

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St. Nacho's

Narrated in the first person, St. Nacho's is a story of contrasts. Cooper, the narrator, is struggling with his past, and yet for all the angst, the story is full of hope. Also, although Cooper is a skilled violinist, he falls in love with a deaf college student. Yet it's Cooper's past that truly ge ...

B
Wives at War

I admit it. I like World War II stories, and there aren't many romance novels set in that era. I guess the 1930s and 1940s aren't far enough in the past to be truly "historical," but they aren't recent enough to be "contemporary." And all too often they have tragic endings. The Conway sisters Pol ...