New York City

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Charming as a Verb

Some books jump out of the deep, fathomless ocean of creativity and arc through the imagination of their readers, with characters that stick in the back of your mind for months after you’ve closed the back cover. Ben Philippe’s Henri Haltiwanger is one such creation – memorable in a totally fr ...

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The Legal Affair

Books like The Legal Affair are why I love reviewing. Prior to this, I had no experience with Nisha Sharma or the Legal Briefs series. I started The Legal Affair with nothing more than a passing interest in the blurb about a self-made female CEO and corporate intrigue. I finished it with that satisf ...

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Starcrossed

Allie Therin’s Magic in Manhattan series continues with book two, Starcrossed, which begins shortly after the climactic events of the previous book (Spellbound) and finds Rory and Arthur facing off against a powerful and terrifying enemy intent on forcing Rory to unlock the secrets of an incredibl ...

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Yours in Scandal

Looking for a feel-good read? Look no further. Lauren Layne’s first book in her new Man of the Year series, Yours in Scandal, is a great read for these homebound days - you’ll finish it in a day and have a big, happy smile on your face! Robert Davenport’s tenure as mayor of New York City is ...

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American Sweethearts

Looking for a damn good, wonderfully steamy, thoughtfully constructed romance?  Look no further – here comes Adriana Herrera with her terrific American Sweethearts. Priscilla – Pris - Gutierrez and her best friend since childhood and on and off boyfriend Juan Pablo – J - Campos had always ...

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House Rules

It’s too bad that the couple in Ruby Lang’s House Rules hadn’t stayed together in the first place because their second-chance romance is a dull love story. This third standalone installment in the Uptown series features mildly sympathetic protagonists whose largely uncomplicated reunion unfold ...

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House Rules

House Rules is the third story in the Uptown series by Ruby Lang. Set in some of New York's original neighbourhoods, the houses and apartments the characters live in are as much a part of the stories as the characters themselves. I loved the first in the series, Playing House, especially the fact th ...

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Cartier's Hope

I've been meaning to pick up one of M.J. Rose’s novels for the past couple of years, but I always seemed to get distracted by other books. But when I learned her latest novel, Cartier's Hope, was set in early 1900's New York, I moved it to the top of my TBR list, and I'm so glad I did! Vera Gar ...

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Tweet Cute

I enjoy hanging out on Twitter, but I’ve also seen more than a few kerfuffles and outright flame wars going on there. That’s part of why Tweet Cute appealed to me. I was lucky enough to win an ARC on Goodreads, and this tale of love and social media was adorable. It was definitely a winning way ...

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Love Lettering

I put off writing a review for Love Lettering because I have so many mixed feelings about the book. I love the art of hand lettering and calligraphy, but I sometimes found the minute focus on the process and different styles (which I obsessed over while reading the text!) distracted my attention fro ...