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Love at Last Series Box Set

This spicy box set contains three novellas by author Adriana Anders, and with wounded heroes, virgin heroes, and excellent sex scenes, they’re  well worth a read. Loving the Secret Billionaire Grade: B City Council candidate and preschool teacher Veronica Cruz is fighting an uphill battl ...

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Wild Rain

Historical western romances used to make up a large part of my reading quota, but in recent years, I've found myself gravitating toward other types of romance. However, when I read the blurb for Wild Rain, book two in Beverly Jenkins' Women Who Dare series, I knew I had to return to the subgenre, ev ...

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Wild Rain

You know you’re in the hands of a master when you part the covers of a Beverly Jenkins book.  Wild Rain is no exception to that rule, providing us with a wonderful romance worth falling into impassioned love with. Spring Lee is a self-possessed woman who lives on her own terms on her own land, ...

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When Twilight Breaks

I’ve reread Sarah Sundin’s first novel (A Distant Melody) so often that there are parts of it I could quote by heart. What I love about that story, and many of her books since, is that they remind me of the 1950s era WWII movies my parent’s loved. They are sweet, innocent, romantic and revolve ...

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The Ex Talk

The Ex Talk is a contemporary romance about a woman on the brink of thirty, trying to figure out how to fulfil her career aspirations without killing one of her unfairly hot coworkers or being way too dishonest. It’s an amazing rivals-to-lovers romance, with some serious depth and intense emotiona ...

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Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess

While this final book in Renee Ann Miller’s Infamous Lords series starts out with a strong concept, poor plot work and a childish heroine quickly ruined it.  The relationship between the hero and his siblings provide the story’s sole spot of charm in Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess. Posing a ...

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The Royal Secret

Originally published in the UK under the title The Love Letter, Lucinda Riley's The Royal Secret is finally available to US readers. It's a novel that's hard to categorize as it contains elements of romance, mystery, and a touch of historical intrigue, but whatever one chooses to call it, it's a fas ...

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Queenie

Queenie is, quite simply, the best novel I’ve read this year so far.  The publicity describes the book as Bridget Jones meets Zadie Smith, but I’d go a step farther – this is an original voice with something fresh to say about the lives of young black British women struggling to maintain thei ...

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Rogue Nights

Rogue Nights is a multi-author anthology featuring seven new novella length romances, stories of women and men fighting back against political ideologies that seek to disenfranchise women and minorities through racist and oppressive policies. It's part of the Rogue series that came about as the resu ...

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Tight Quarters

The Out of Uniform series has been a reliable favorite of mine since the first book, Off Base.  That book introduced me to the whole military sub-genre in queer romance, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I wasn’t wild about the last couple of books though, and thought the series was losing ste ...