opposites attract

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The Reluctant Companion

The first book in a new series by H.L. Day, The Reluctant Companion is a light-hearted fantasy adventure featuring an opposites-attract romance between a snarky farm boy and a handsome charmer who team up – reluctantly, as the title suggests – to undertake a quest, and fall for each other along ...

B+
The Happy List

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages and am really pleased I finally got around to it.  The Happy List is a wonderful friends-to-lovers/opposites-attract romance featuring life-long best friends, Gray and Kai who couldn’t be more different.  Gray is somewhat rigid and set in his ways; h ...

B+
Brushed With Love

Fearne Hill’s Brushed With Love is a charming and sexy opposites-attract romance featuring a pair of captivating central characters, a well-drawn, quirky secondary cast and lots of genuine warmth, humour and feels. Clement Constantine Church wrote an award-winning novel in his late teens which ...

B+
A Marvellous Light

Freya Marske’s inventive and impressive début, A Marvellous Light, is an enchanting blend of magic, mystery and romance set in England in 1908, in which a newly-appointed civil servant finds himself suddenly part of a mysterious and fantastical world of deadly curses, spells and secrets.   It ...

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Lore Olympus

I adore Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus on Webtoon (it was one of the comics I recommended in my blog post about Webtoon), so I was thrilled when they announced there would be a physical paper edition. My preorder arrived last week and it is everything I’d hoped for. Billed as “Witness what th ...

B+
The Singles Table

The Singles Table is the whimsical, warm-hearted third novel in Sara Desai’s Marriage Game series. Each book stars members of the very large and extended Patel family but you do not have to have read any of the previous volumes to enjoy this one. Zara Patel is determined never to marry. That do ...

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Introducing Mr. Winterbourne

After spending his morning riding in Town with good friend Perry Cavendish, Lysander Winterbourne, third son of the Earl of Winterbourne, plans to depart for Winterbourne Abbey the following morning.  He hopes to one day run the estate on behalf of his father and older brother, and just a week ago ...

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His Haven

The third book in Con Riley’s His series of contemporary romances, His Haven is a gorgeous, angsty opposites-attract romance between an uptight lawyer and an open-hearted gentle giant of a man, and it’s every bit as good as His Compass, which I adored. The books in this series work as standal ...

B+
Her Pretend Christmas Date

Nobody does holiday romance like Jackie Lau, and her fake dating, grumpy-loves-the-sunshine-one romance Her Pretend Christmas Date brings her talents for humor, warmth and wit to the fore. Flighty waitress Julie Tam’s roommate Bridget is a born matchmaker, which is how she ends up on a date wit ...

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Written in the Stars

A loose reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice – the characters are more archetypal than direct representations of Austen’s  –  Written in the Stars is a fun, light-weight and light-hearted romp through the worlds of two Seattle women who find love together in spite of themselves. Elle J ...