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If I Never Met You

Part women’s fiction and part romance If I Never Met You is wholly delightful. A novel about second - and third - chances and falling in love with whom you least expect it, this gem of a book is funny, sweet and charming. Barrister Laurie and her significant other Dan have been together since t ...

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Razia

Slavery. It’s easy to assume it’s no longer an issue since it’s been banned in Western countries but the fact is, slavery is an ongoing issue in many parts of the world. And much as we don’t like to think about it, it often rears its head in our own backyards. Razia takes a look at the ‘ne ...

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All Beautiful Things

Those readers who are active on Twitter may have seen Nicki Salcedo's response to Suzanne Brockmann's speech at RWA. If you haven't, it's worth a read. I found it infuriating and eye-opening all at once. But then, as I read through Salcedo's description of her debut novel, All Beautiful Things, I kn ...

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The British Knight

There’s absolutely nothing not to love about Louise Bay’s The British Knight. It’s wickedly sexy, heartwarming and highly entertaining with charming characters and an interesting peek into the British legal system, and I couldn’t put it down. American Violet King lives in the moment and i ...

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Love Irresistibly

Note to self: When a book sounds good, ignore the advice of friends. Before I began reading this several friends told me it was a big disappointment and found it mediocre at best. This not only made me nervous, I avoided reading it for months. I just wasn’t in the mood for mediocre. That’ll teac ...

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Love Irresistibly

Narrated by Karen White As the Assistant US Attorney in charge of prosecuting Twitter terrorist Kyle Rhodes, (hero of About That Night), Cade Morgan could have been a somewhat unsympathetic hero. But, Ms. James cleverly redeemed Cade by the end of the previous book, paving the way for readers to ge ...

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The Best Laid Plans

Is is a truth universally acknowledged that every heroine (and hero) of a Harlequin Superromnance must be in want of a baby. But few of these couples go about it as directly, and few romances describe the emotional side of it so realistically and in such down-to-earth fashion as Sarah Mayberry’s T ...

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Practice Makes Perfect

I’m generally not a big fan of books with legal backgrounds (sorry Mr. Grisham), but Practice Makes Perfect was a very enjoyable read. If Julie James keeps on writing in this vein, I may have to change my mind about the law. Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are both associates in a large law fir ...

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Just the Sexiest Man Alive

Here’s the good news: This is the second smartly written contemporary I’ve read in the last few weeks. The not so good? The heroine spends too much time bending over backwards to dislike the hero and, in a shocking twist, there’s no sex – and I really mean that – and I definitely felt the ...

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Lady Killer

I've been reading Lisa Scottoline's legal thrillers off and on from the very beginning. Some work better for me than others, and Lady Killer is one of the best I've read in a while. For the first time in several years, Scottoline revisits the attorneys of Rosato & Associates with a tale that for ...