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See Jane Score

Despite living in Minnesota for nearly seven years, I never really got into hockey. I mean what's the thrill of watching a bunch of big sweaty guys pounding on each other with hockey sticks? Then I moved to Denver and got caught up in the spirit of watching the Avalanche as they chased and eventuall ...

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The Love Experiment

When the Chicago Courier’s Jackson Haley, king of hard news, is ordered to help lifestyle reporter Derelie Honeywell recreate an 'intimacy experiment,' he’s not just unamused; he’s downright hostile. But farm girl Derelie can’t bear the thought of running back to her small town a failure, so ...

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An Unnatural Vice

Spoiler alert:  If you haven’t read the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy, An Unseen Attraction, this review may contain spoilers. I thought the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy was terrific, but this one is even better.  Each book in the trilogy features a different co ...

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Dating-ish

I have a disorder that could be plaguing other romance readers - instant-gratification-itis. I’ve become so conditioned to expect instant-lust, instant-love, and almost-instant-sex in my romance novels that I forgot how enjoyable delayed gratification can be. I get a little fidgety and uncomfortab ...

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Goodnight from London

Ruby Sutton thought the call into her editor’s office would result in the termination of her employment; instead, she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She is to go to London and report from there on the European war. In the summer of 1940 there could be no sweeter assignment for an ambiti ...

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Playing by Her Rules

Y'all, I love me some Amy Andrews books. I especially love her books that involve rugby. This one, the first in her Sydney Smoke series, is about Matilda and Tanner. Once high school sweethearts, the two suffered a traumatic break up when it was time for Matilda to head off to college. Now both b ...

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The Gossip

The Gossip is the second novella in Jenny Holiday’s ‘80s themed New Adult series, the New Wave Newsroom. It focuses on the staff working at a college newspaper and with a modern historical setting of the 1980s, will bring a wave of nostalgia to readers of a certain age (like myself) with its ref ...

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His Royal Secret

There’s something about royalty falling for us “normal” folk that is endlessly entertaining. From the (fairly) recent The Prince and Me to wonderful Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, the fantasy has been kept alive for years. Plus, it has real-world examples – look at William and Kate, or go ...

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Stranded With Her Rescuer

Stranded With Her Rescuer is what some might call a problem book. On the one hand, it's well written and the characters click together very well. However, their love story relies on a plot device that I suspect might turn off more than a few readers. If you can handle how Will and Kitty come togethe ...

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Between Ghosts

Between Ghosts is a standalone romantic thriller by Garrett Leigh set mainly in Iraq, during the horrors of conflict in Basra. The main characters are all English and except for Connor, members of an elite SAS squad. Connor Reagan is a journalist and in 2003, he marched with a million others thro ...