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How to Wed a Courtesan

How to Wed a Courtesan is a touching story about grown-ups searching for a second chance at love.  It left me with a lump in my throat, and tears of both sorrow and joy in my eyes.  It’s a rare book, one not to be missed. Charlotte – Lottie - Rossington was once a shy vicar’s daughter in ...

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The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes is a contemporary romance about a young Black woman making her way through the music industry, and her reconnection with her childhood sweetheart. Antonia - Toni - Bennette has no interest in super-stardom, or, really, any level of fame. She grew up with a mother o ...

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Anchored Hearts

Priscilla Oliveras’ charming Keys to Love series continues with the story of Luis’ sister, Anamaría. While this book is a little less heart-pounding than the previous volume (thanks to an occasionally annoying hero), there’s still enough romance and cozy family drama to earn a recommendation ...

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Any Rogue Will Do

I saw Any Rogue Will Do on a “Best of 2020” list and picked it up right away. I’m so glad I did! This début novel by Bethany Bennett has everything regency fans love - wit, drama, loveable characters, steam, and romance all in an entertaining story. Lady Charlotte Wentworth’s first Londo ...

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Princess From the Past

I often finish an ordinary-heroine, imperious billionaire/prince/etc. Harlequin Presents title and, with a roll of my eyes, think, ‘Well, that’s never going to last.’ Caitlin Crews took this reaction and made it the starting point for her second-chance romance, Princess from the Past. Betha ...

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Queen Move

As a reviewer who drops in on Twitter, Goodreads, and the lot, I’ve grown accustomed to taking rave reviews for books with a grain of salt. When I saw the buzz Queen Move was getting, I hoped it would be good, but I didn’t count on it. Well, guess what? It’s as good as everyone says. It mig ...

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One Wicked Lick from the Drummer

Ainslie Paton can always be counted on to write sexy, compelling, and unique romances and she's done it again with One Wicked Lick from the Drummer, the third story in her The One series. Mena Grady had a wild life as an older teenager, hitting the groupie circuit for popular rock groups, and hoo ...

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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 ...

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Working Stiffs : An m/m vampire charity romance anthology

Working Stiffs : An m/m vampire charity romance anthology is a collection of thirteen short stories and novellas, and proceeds from sales will go to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.  I generally find anthologies to be a mixed bag and that’s true of Working Stif ...

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An Heiress to Remember

Life is pretty scary right now, and diversions can feel few and far between, but don't despair! Maya Rodale's An Heiress to Remember, the third installment in her Gilded Age Girls' Club series, made me smile pretty much from start to finish. On the surface, it's a light-hearted love story, but if yo ...