road romance

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The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes

Cat Sebastian continues her romp through Georgian England with the second half of her Kit Webb duology, The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes. Spirited, spunky, and though perhaps a little too swiftly paced, but is still worth a look. Marian Hayes, Duchess of Claire, has shot her two-timing husband ...

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Escaping With Her Saxon Enemy

Second in Sarah Rodi’s Rise of the Ivarssons series, Escaping with Her Saxon Enemy features Lord Ashford – Ash - Stanton and shield maiden Svea Ivarsson. Ash once robbed Svea of her chance for revenge against Lord Crowe, the man who assaulted her and changed her life forever, and she has despise ...

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How to Chaperon a Lady

Virginia Heath has done it again. I could end my review of the delightful How Not to Chaperon a Lady there, but I won’t.  Just know that it absolutely suffices for me to say that much and let you read the whole book by yourself.  Go read it, you’ll be doing yourself quite the favor, though ...

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The Road Trip

Narrated by Josh Dylan and Eleanor Tomlinson The Road Trip opens in the PoV of Dylan Abbott, just after he and close friend Marcus set off on a road trip to northern Scotland to attend a friend's wedding.  Dylan’s sort of listening to Marcus struggle to apologize (for what we don’t know - ye ...

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Kidnapped by the Viking

Under the name Megan Crane, Caitlin Crews has plenty of experience writing faux-Vikings in her dystopian Edge series. I was curious to see how she’d do with an actual Viking in a genuine Dark Ages setting. The answer? Pretty well! In 918, the real-life Lady of the Mercians (daughter of Alfred t ...

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A Conspiracy of Whispers

I love sci-fi romance, but I find it the hardest romance subgenre to navigate. Marketing is more disorienting, quality is highly variable, and the best reads seem fewer and farther between. While searching my library’s Libby app under 'romance' and 'science fiction', I picked A Conspiracy of Whisp ...

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Honey

My best read of 2020 thus far comes off like a highlights list of AAR’s recent reviews and tags. Sports romance? Got it. Diverse couple? That too. Feminist heroine desperate to succeed at something bigger than herself? All right here. Plus, Stef Ann Holm’s Honey isn’t just any sports romance, ...

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A Touch of Stone and Snow

Danger lurks in the western realms. The Destroyer’s imminent return has sent the realms into turmoil as desperate citizens seek refuge—but there’s no safety to be found when demons and wraiths crawl out from the shadows. Even Koth, a northern island kingdom left untouched by the Destroyer a ge ...

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Conveniently Wed to the Viking

I want to find a Viking romance that immerses me in the setting and blows me away. Conveniently Wed to the Viking is competent, which makes it stand out in this subgenre, but not exceptional. Sandulf Sigurdsson is on the trail of the assassin who murdered his sister-in-law, whose death led his wi ...

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The Road Home

Narrated by Greg Boudreaux and Michael Ferraiuolo L.A. Witt’s The Road Home is a tender, poignant and sensual romance that combines a number of familiar tropes to produce a story that transcends all of them.  The author tackles some difficult issues - PTSD, addiction, living with chronic illne ...