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Down in Flames

Kate Meader has garnered quite a few good grades for her contemporary romances here at AAR, but I’m afraid that I found her latest book, Down in Flames, just about average. The romance between a newly-out hockey star and a probationary firefighter with a chequered past is well-written, but there†...

B+
Shine a Light

I know Rebecca Crowley from her soccer romances (such as Crossing Hearts, which I previously reviewed at AAR) but currently she’s been writing a contemporary romance series called Orchard Hill, with characters who practice their Jewish faith. I picked up Shine a Light, a Hanukkah-themed romance re ...

B+
What Remains

Garrett Leigh’s What Remains is a touching, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story about a couple who are forced to rebuild their lives and relationship after one of them is involved in a serious accident. I’ve been meaning to read it for ages so this month’s “Blue Collar” prompt gav ...

A-
Set on You

Sassy, warmhearted and sensual, Set on You is a really lovely book about physical fitness and true love coming in all shapes and sizes. Scott Ritchie is instantly the most annoying man that Crystal Chen has ever met; the cocky firefighter keeps stealing her favorite squat rack.  Crystal, a perso ...

B
Up in Smoke

Kate Meader's books have been on my radar since her Hot in the Kitchen series debuted in 2013.  That was followed by her Hot in Chicago series (Playing with Fire, a scorching enemies to lovers romance remains a favourite and made my top ten list in 2015).  Since then she's delved into some hockey ...

B
The Best Kept Secret

Tawna Fenske certainly knows how to bring the funny.  Sometimes she’ll make you cringe at her character's behavior, and sometimes you’ll get a giggle over their silliness.  The Best Kept Secret made me do both, and your ability to enjoy a lot of goofiness will best determine how much you’ll ...

B-
Hot Seat

Early in January, I picked up a novella called Fireman’s Carry by Eli Easton in the Your Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend giveaway (which I think is still going on – around 600 free m/m short stories/novellas), mostly because I was looking for new authors to try and also because I remembered that Em ...

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Feel the Fire

Book three in Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series is a second-chance romance between two men – best friends - who fell in love as teens, but were parted when one family moved away and their plans to be together didn’t work out. It’s a trope I generally enjoy, and I’m pleased to say that my e ...

B
High Heat

High Heat, book two in Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series, picks up the story of Garrick Nelson, one of the crew of Smoke Jumpers based near the fictional town of Painter’s Ridge in central Oregon. Garrick was badly injured during a jump at the end of book one, Burn Zone, breaking both his legs a ...

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The Point of It All

Christina C. Jones returns readers to the fictional, idyllic town of Sugar Valley in The Point of It All, the sequel to The Culmination of Everything. It’s a thought-provoking Black romance that engages readers with its endearing lovers, compelling conflict, and memorable dialogue packed with humo ...