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Just Another Love Song

I'll admit, I expected Just Another Love Song to read like Just Another Small-Town Romance. Based on the cover blurb about Sandy Macintosh and Hank Tillman, high school sweethearts reunited, I assumed the book would be set in an overly cute, overly perfect small town where nothing goes wrong and eve ...

B+
American Royalty

Tracey Livesay’s American Royalty is a spin on the Meghan Markle-Prince Harry romance that transcends fanfic to deliver a good time, but requires significant suspension of disbelief with the UK setting and the royal family. Jameson Lloyd, Duke of Wessex, wants to leave his royal roots behind an ...

D+
Six Ways to Write a Love Letter

Jackson Pearce’s Six Ways to Write a Love Letter is what I imagine would result if a writer sent the first-draft of a Taylor Swift fanfic to a publisher who published it without any editing whatsoever. The writing is all over the place. When pop star Vivi Swan’s drummer breaks his arm skatebo ...

B
Good Morning, Love

I liked the central conflict in Good Morning Love, Ashley M. Coleman’s début novel, very much.  But the hero didn’t really set me aflame due to his pushy and occasionally controlling nature. Carlisa – Carli - Henton is a blossoming singer-songwriter who has moved to New York City to try h ...

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West Side Love Story

West Side Love Story transplants that old Capulet/Montague tale to Texas and gives us a fun, spirited and fresh take on that tale of forbidden love.  In the hands of Priscilla Oliveras, the old becomes new, and fun and sexual combustibility prevail. San Antonio native and E.R. nurse Mariana Capu ...

C+
A Song of Secrets

I reviewed Jayci Lee’s Harlequin debut Temporary Wife Temptation, and while it didn’t quite meet my expectations, Lee has released a lot of books in the meantime, so I thought perhaps practice had made perfect. In th case of her latest book, A Song of Secrets, the answer is, sadly, no. Angie ...

B
Amor Actually

Note:  The sensuality rating of these stories ranges from Kisses to Burning If you liked the movie Love Actually but wished more of the characters had gotten happy endings, Amor Actually, which re-imagines every plot thread from the movie, might be the anthology for you. Like the original, the c ...

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Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 7

By now, y’all know the drill.  It’s December, so that means it’s time for another volume of the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year. In 2021, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has, as usual, included pieces from several well-known romance authors (Adriana Herrera, Angelina M. Lopez and Holley Tre ...

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After Dark With the Duke

Julie Anne Long is one of my favorite romance authors, and books like this are exactly why. After Dark with the Duke is a classic Long - she has paired two interesting, disparate characters, added loads of chemistry and just enough conflict to keep things interesting but not outrageous. As another s ...

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How to Chaperon a Lady

Virginia Heath has done it again. I could end my review of the delightful How Not to Chaperon a Lady there, but I won’t.  Just know that it absolutely suffices for me to say that much and let you read the whole book by yourself.  Go read it, you’ll be doing yourself quite the favor, though ...