enemies to lovers

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Just Kiss Me

Rachel Gibson has written some of my favorite romances, and for a while I thought Just Kiss Me would be another. With laugh out loud moments interspersed with genuine grief, and a hero and heroine with off-the-charts sexual chemistry, this seemed as though it would be a true winner. Unfortunately, ...

A
May the Best Man Win

Mira Lyn Kelly starts off her new romantic comedy series with a delightful concept. The Best Men is a set of novels featuring four male friends who keep ending up in wedding parties together, through a combination of family, friends and fate. The movie Four Weddings and a Funeral came to mind when I ...

B+
A Gift for Guile

A Gift for Guile is the second book in Alissa Johnson’s Thief Takers series set in Victorian England. It isn’t absolutely necessary to have read book one (A Talent for Trickery), as there is plenty here to flesh out the backstories of the central characters, but I think it offers some useful ins ...

B+
For the Win

Lainey and Gabe are two of the foremost soccer stars in the U.S. Gabe is known for his charm, while Lainey is more known for spitting fire both on and off the field. When the two of them end up in the same city, the competition for both fans and field space heats up and leads to some off-the-field b ...

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Evernight

This is the fifth book in the Darkest London series, and picks up the story of Holly Evernight and Will Thorne that began in the previous book, Shadowdance, when Holly, who works for the SOS (Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals) as a kind of Q was forced by a crazed demon to perform a horri ...

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Her Best Worst Mistake

It’s always a bit of a scramble for me to find a contemporary romance for this prompt, because I don’t read them very often and don’t own many. And I like to choose my challenge books from books I already have, as buying something new rather defeats the object of the exercise! Fortunately, I f ...

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Act Like It

I read a number of good contemporary romances in 2015, but never expected to discover one so late in the year, and by a debut author at that! But with this witty, contemporary romance set in the London theatre scene, Ms. Parker is a welcome addition to the contemporary romance. Lainie Graham, the ...

B+
The King's Man

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton A couple of months ago, Laura Kinsale announced on her website that although Nicholas Boulton had finished recording all her books (boo!) he was going to be recording some more historical romances (yay!) - “recent titles that I've loved and appreciated for their qua ...

B+
A Talent for Trickery

A Talent for Trickery is Alissa Johnson’s first new novel since 2012, and I, for one, have missed her. The books of hers I’ve read have been strongly characterised and intelligently written; she has an engaging, easy-to-read style that is laced with wit and subtle humour and the ability to devel ...

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Unclaimed

Courtney Milan has ruined my day. First, this book was so damn good I had to stay up to finish it, so now I’m tired. Second, it was so damn good I had to immediately write a review to tell other people how good it was, and do you know how hard it is to write a review that lives up to this book? Es ...