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Love at First

Kate Clayborn’s Love at First is one of those books that you immediately feel has wrapped you up in a warm hug, and in which the characters and their story creep gradually and unobtrusively under your skin and wind around your heartstrings.  Ms. Clayborn is one of my few go-to contemporary romanc ...

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Make Me Fall

In this delightful book from Sara Rider, Nora is having trouble adjusting to her new life as a chemistry professor at a small college in Washington State. Newly divorced and far away from everyone she knows, she’s having trouble making friends and decides to join a bookclub full of hateful women o ...

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Melt for You

One of the pleasures of reviewing books for All About Romance is the opportunity to interact with readers. Recently, one of them recommended Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger.  I’m familiar with the author - I’ve read two of her earlier books, including the Slow Burn novel that precedes it.  I l ...

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Wait for It

Wait for It was a bit of a surprise; I had expected a light, breezy read but it turned out to be so much better. Diana “Buttercup” Casillas doesn’t need a boyfriend or a husband. She has two adorable nephews, a giant dog to care of, a new house and a decent job. Or so she thinks, till she meet ...

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My Life Next Door

Like Rapunzel, compliant and affluent Samantha Reed has watched the boisterous Garrett family from her window for years, because her icy control freak state senator mother simply doesn’t interact with “that kind of people.” When Jase Garrett finally introduces himself, Samantha finds herself n ...

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Blame it on Cupid

I don't like characters who are silly airheads - not in real life and definitely not in books - unless the author of the book is Jennifer Greene. Greene can take a character who otherwise would be exasperating and make her endearing. The heroine of Blame it on Cupid, Merry Olsen, is a classic Jenni ...

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Leaving Normal

Although I am sure there are a good number of romances featuring firefighters, this is a rather new scenario for me. Therefore, as I became increasingly impressed with the originality of this hero’s character, I recognized that this was due, in part, to his chosen profession. However, it was the a ...