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Sundays With Oliver

Kelly Jensen’s new Hearts & Craft series kicks off with Sundays With Oliver, a gently moving character-driven romance featuring two men in their forties (well, one is thirty-nine, but still…) who have to deal with significant life changes, prompted, in large part, by their becoming empty-nes ...

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A Counterfeit Betrothal

A Counterfeit Betrothal is currently available in a combined edition with A Notorious Rake which we reviewed when it first came out and gave an A. Lady Sophia’s parents (Marcus and Olivia, the Earl and Countess of Clifton) have been estranged since she was four. She knows that only a major even ...

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Renegade

You MUST NOT read this book review if you intend to read Raider and Gambler (books one and two in the Coalition Rebellion: Ziem series) because it has spoilers for those books, and they are best read in sequence. Iolana Davorin married Torstan Davorin and gave birth to four children, including Dr ...

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The Worst Guy

The heroine of The Worst Guy is a plastic surgeon at a teaching hospital with a practice of reconstructive rather than aesthetic cases. My husband is a plastic surgeon who, for the first twenty years of his career was... at a teaching hospital and whose practice was half reconstructive/half aestheti ...

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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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A Midsummer Flight's Dream

In this lovely, Sweden-set short story, Jolie Flynn returns to the island of Öland for her aunt’s funeral and to take care of her estate. In the airport, she encounters her first love, Mattias, now a father of five, who remembers her aunt and comes to Öland to stay next door to Jolie. Their seco ...

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Seducing the Sorcerer

Lee Welch’s original and inventive fantasy romance Salt Magic, Skin Magic was one of my favourite books of 2018.  Like most of those who read it, I was excited to read the work of such a gifted new author, and I’ve been eager for more of it ever since.  In Seducing the Sorcerer, Ms. Welch once ...

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When Stars Collide

Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas. Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving ...

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Beautifully Unexpected

Beautifully Unexpected is typical Lily Morton – and I mean that in a good way.  It’s well-written, warm, funny and sexy, boasting two intensely likeable leads with terrific chemistry, plenty of her trademark snark – and a real punch in the feels towards the end. Magnus Carlsen QC is one of ...

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Let's Go Out

Let’s Go Out is the sequel to Let’s Connect and, as with that story, was originally written in instalments that were sent out with the author’s newsletter.  In it we met sweet, quirky Robin and Dan – a just-turned-fifty divorcé having trouble moving on with his life – who met each other ...