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B+
The Reluctant Companion

The first book in a new series by H.L. Day, The Reluctant Companion is a light-hearted fantasy adventure featuring an opposites-attract romance between a snarky farm boy and a handsome charmer who team up – reluctantly, as the title suggests – to undertake a quest, and fall for each other along ...

B+
The Happy List

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages and am really pleased I finally got around to it.  The Happy List is a wonderful friends-to-lovers/opposites-attract romance featuring life-long best friends, Gray and Kai who couldn’t be more different.  Gray is somewhat rigid and set in his ways; h ...

B+
The Singles Table

The Singles Table is the whimsical, warm-hearted third novel in Sara Desai’s Marriage Game series. Each book stars members of the very large and extended Patel family but you do not have to have read any of the previous volumes to enjoy this one. Zara Patel is determined never to marry. That do ...

B+
Hitched to the Gunslinger

Hitched to the Gunslinger is goofy.  It even has phonetically spelled dialogue.  But it is so funny and so charming that I couldn’t help but enjoy the entire enterprise of reading it. The amazingly-named Gray ‘Quick Shot’ Woodson is a newly retired gunslinger trying to figure out how the ...

A
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

When I opened The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels for the first time and read the Table of Contents, I thought to myself ‘this is either going to be awesome or a hot mess.’ Fellow readers, it was awesome! This book is packed with hilarity, romance, and adventure topped with flying houses, ...

B+
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teete ...

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You Deserve Each Other

Naomi Westfield is going to marry Nicholas Rose in three months even though their relationship  is dead in the water. After a miserable game night with her friends, Naomi realizes Nicholas’s plan: he’ll force her to break up with him, thereby not only winning everyone’s sympathy but also givi ...

C+
Well Played

Well Played – the second in Jen De Luca’s series of renaissance faire-centered romances – is a bit of a step down from the excellent Well Met.  While the story itself is charming, and the heroine is wonderful, there are several rather frankly icky plot points that keep this one from a higher ...

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The Miser of Mayfair

I brought up Marion Chesney on a recent blog post about some of authors of the classic ‘traditional regency’ romances, and I was surprised that we only had reviews of two of her books in our database (one under Chesney, and one under M.C. Beaton, which is the name her estate seems to be using to ...

B+
Where Have All the Boys Gone?

As someone who regularly asks the question posed by the title of Jenny Colgan’s mid-2000s novel Where Have All the Boys Gone?, I don’t know if I’m comforted or horrified by the proof that women have been pondering this mystery for at least a decade and a half. Regardless, I’m quite glad that ...