PoC

B+
The Majesties

According to the blurb, The Majesties is what readers could expect if Crazy Rich Asians had been written by Gillian Flynn, and since I loved both of those things, I was excited to pick it up. Author Tiffany Tsao has created a complex story of extreme wealth, dysfunctional family relationships, and t ...

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Headliners

In Headliners, the fifth book in her London Celebrity series, author Lucy Parker shifts her focus from London’s Theatreland to the world of television, to bring readers a wonderfully sharp, funny, sexy and grown-up romance between a pair of rival TV presenters who profess to hate each other’s gu ...

B
Tough Guy

Tough Guy is book three in Rachel Reid’s Game Changers series, set in the world of professional hockey. While I wasn’t as utterly caught up in the romance here as I was in the previous book (Heated Rivalry – which made my Best of 2019 list), I nonetheless enjoyed the novel, and appreciated the ...

B+
Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her is the second book in Tessa Bailey’s Hot & Hammered series.  A love story about a marriage on the rocks and about growing into who you were always meant to be, this novel is fun, sweet, intense and heartwarming. It stands very well on its own; Georgie and Travis from Fix ...

B
A Love Hate Thing

The Blind Side meets The O.C. in A Love Hate Thing, a love story, coming of age story and examination of what and how much we owe to the communities we come from. Tyson Trice, called Trice, hasn’t seen the Smiths in ten years, but a series of tragedies has him leaving the dangerous streets of h ...

B
Second-Chance Sweet Shop

Second Chance Sweet Shop is a very pleasant romance about a patisserie owner who falls in love with a single-father dentist six years her junior. Unfortunately there are a few hiccups that keep it from reaching DIK status. Having recently divorced an abusive country star, Sasha Manning has finall ...

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Kiss and Cry

There’s just something about ice skating stories. Calinda Valerio and Ramirez Diaz-Tan met a decade earlier, when they were both regulars at the same Manila rink, she for figure skating, he for hockey. Calinda was twenty, but her parents demanded she not date, lest dating, or marriage, or pregn ...

B+
Squared Away

I've enjoyed all the books in Annabeth Albert's Out of Uniform series, and although I  wasn't wild about the book before this one Wheels Up, book five, Squared Away is one of my favourites, a beautifully told story of love – romantic and familial – trust, and acceptance, featuring a gorgeous sl ...

B+
A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas

Having read and loved Jackie Lau's A Match Made for Thanksgiving, the first in her Holidays with the Wongs series, there was no doubt I'd be reading the next in the series. With a title like 'A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas' it promised to be full of trope-y goodness. In fact, all that's mis ...

C
Duty or Desire

Duty or Desire is a perfectly fine mid-level contemporary romance in which the woman in the relationship is the billionaire and The closely knit Westmoreland family and their extended clan have gathered to celebrate the housewarming for Bane Westmoreland and his new wife Crystal when an elderly c ...