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No Other Duke Will Do

In this third installment in Ms. Burrowes’ Windham Brides series, Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, has zero interest in taking a wife. Past choices and financial woes have forced his hand, however, and the time is nigh for matrimony, even though he refuses to admit it. He begrudgingly agrees t ...

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Falling for Trouble

I feel like I should make no bones about it at this point; I love Sarah Title.  After indulging in her playful novel Practice Makes Perfect, she’s become one of my favorite authors, so it’s no real shock that her latest Falling for Trouble is an immensely enjoyable read.   What, I just know y ...

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Driven to Distraction

It’s hard to resist trying a series called Lovestruck Librarians. Constance Chen, queen of the Bookmobile, constantly squabbles with Sam Wolcott from the IT department because as her best friend’s brother, she considers him off-limits, and their fighting is the only thing keeping them out of eac ...

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Aphrodite's Kiss

A DIKlassic review review originally published on May 6, 2001 Following on the heels of her The Cat's Fancy, her delightful single title contemporary debut romance, Aphrodite's Kiss has made Julie Kenner's books an autobuy for me. I found this book a total delight and absolutely unique. For those ...

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Ready to Fall

Ready to Fall is an example of tropes done right. There are a ridiculous number of them on display in this eighty-five page novella, from the librarian looking for love to the damaged-by-previous-relationship hero, but the story uses them so well - and with a big dash of humor - that it all works. ...

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Dating the Guy Upstairs

I took a chance and volunteered to review this by the new-to-me Amanda Ashby, and then instantly regretted my decision; it just didn’t sound like something I’d like. I tend to like slightly older heroes and heroines, and a romance between a couple in their mid-20s didn’t sound to my taste, I p ...

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Library Wars: Love & War, vols. 1-13

Library Wars: Love & War is, quite simply, about fighting against censorship and the banning of books. In this fictional near-future Japan, the Media Betterment Committee was formed about 30 years prior to protect the population from unsavory materials. Unfortunately, the MBC took things to a wh ...

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Hard Time

Lately I've craved stories that are different. I periodically feel the need to leave my comfort zone. Thus I decided to read this romance between a prison employee and an inmate. I am so glad I did as I found an engaging story that was difficult to put down. Inmate number 802267 catches the eye o ...

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Chance of a Lifetime

The old-timey method of telling a tale meanders like a winding river, languidly moving from the main point, through adjacent stories and around pivotal points, finally arriving at the crux of the matter. Thomas is a master of this type of circuitous storytelling. Her latest Harmony, Texas, novel inv ...

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Lightning that Lingers

There are many reasons to celebrate the resurrected Loveswept line, but the republishing of classic romances is certainly one of the biggest. I’d somehow missed this Sharon and Tom Curtis classic when it was first published and I’m delighted I had the chance to read it without paying an exorbita ...