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Puppy Christmas

Sunny, warm, touching and sweet – you can pick any of these three words to describe Puppy Christmas, the second book in Lucy Gilmore’s series about a sisterhood of service dog trainers.  A good story that combines a light heart with reasonable emotional heft, it’s a darned good romance novel. ...

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Rules of a Rebound

Natalie Winters divorced the man she thought would be her happily-ever-after hero when she found out he was cheating, and to add insult to injury, she had to buy him off to win even shared custody of Betsy, the beagle he gave her. So she attends the Breakup Bash party at a nightclub, where Rome Coll ...

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That Kind of Guy

When a romance hits that sweet spot between adorable, heartbreaking and steamy, you know what you’re reading is a treasure.  Talia Hibbert’s lovely and warm-hearted That Kind of Guy is a delight; romantic, tender, and a little heartbreaking, it features realistic and flawed people who carve a b ...

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The Last Snowfall

At twenty-nine, Nate Forrest’s snowboarding career is over; the next injury will likely leave him paralyzed. While visiting his childhood friend Pete in Forrest, West Virginia, both men are caught up in a late spring blizzard and take shelter with Dr. Lacey Berryman. Lacey came to West Virginia on ...

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Frederica (#73 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 10, 2000 We don't title our reviews here at AAR, but if we did this one would be called Georgette Heyer: Impressions of a Neophyte. Many readers grew up reading Georgette Heyer and came to love romance and Regencies in particular because of their ...

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Hope Flames

Sometimes the hardest books to review are the ones that are neither all that good or all that bad. That was how Hope Flames was for me. It is difficult to describe my feelings for this read because, although it was an easy read, it wasn’t particularly compelling or exciting. Burton has moved ...

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Dog Days

I don’t always believe lists, especially lists of the best books of the year, which sometimes leave me wondering “What were they thinking?” However, after reading Publishers Weekly's list of best romances of 2012, I was intrigued by Dog Days. I downloaded and read the first chapter, and though ...

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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

One of the highest compliments that you can pay an writer upon finishing her book is to search for her backlist. That is exactly what I did upon finishing Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts. Lucky readers in Great Britain have had access to this book since November 2009, but it is just now being released i ...

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The Secret Hunter

The Secret Hunter could easily have been renamed A Regency Miss and her Pug: A Love Story for I felt more of a connection between Gwenllian and Oliver (the pug in question) than with Daniel, the hero. Gwenllian Lloyd and Daniel Wyckliff "meet cute" in Sydney Gardens, Bath when Oliver c ...

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Diamond in the Ruff

Do you like stories with animals? How about stories with a little paranormal element? Stories with likable, honorable characters? If so, Emily Carmichael's Diamond in the Ruff should be right up your alley. Joey DeMato is a successful professional who runs her own wedding planning business. She's ...