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A Wife Worth Investing In

I know when I pick up a book by Marguerite Kaye that it’s going to be something different and A Wife Worth Investing In - the second book in her Penniless Brides of Convenience Series – is no exception.  It can be read as a stand-alone but I know I am definitely going to go back and read book o ...

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Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

Whenever I read a lesbian romance novel, my heart expands by two sizes.  As a queer girl, back in my youth I used to long for books featuring heroines who liked girls the same way I did, and that the publishing industry is beginning to open up and publish more queer romance gladdens me.  Once Ghos ...

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Rogue Nights

Rogue Nights is a multi-author anthology featuring seven new novella length romances, stories of women and men fighting back against political ideologies that seek to disenfranchise women and minorities through racist and oppressive policies. It's part of the Rogue series that came about as the resu ...

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As Good as the First Time

K.M. Jackson’s latest romance, As Good as the First Time, features a driven, practical heroine conquering past hurts when she returns to the small town where she had her young heart broken. Naturally, the boy who left her among the walking wounded has grown into a handsome, heroic single dad and w ...

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Dr. Strange Beard

Penny Reid is one of those authors with such a distinct style that you know immediately you are reading one of her books. No one has the same cadence or character voices that Ms. Reid does and it makes it such a delight to fall back into her stories. Dr. Strange Beard is a friends-to-lovers tale tha ...

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One Night at the Palace Hotel

In this Philippines-set novella, Consuelo de la Red’s night of reckoning has come. Her property tycoon boyfriend is opening the Palace Hotel, and he’ll be asking her to marry him, a bargain that exchanges his family’s money for Consuelo’s family’s old and storied name. What the boyfriend d ...

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Damaged Goods

STOP reading if you are new to the Ravenswood series.  There will be spoilers in this review. Talia Hibbert's A Girl Like Her was a unique and a refreshing change from typical contemporary romance.  While fans patiently wait for the second book in the series, the author pivots away from her p ...

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Aftermath

Kelley Armstrong’s Aftermath takes us into the dark world of school shootings, shattered friendships and redemption. It’s an emotional tale that will keep you thinking about it long after you put the book down. There was nothing ordinary about that day; it had been both the most glorious and ...

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Unforgiven

I'm not sure why I decided to re-read Unforgiven. I'd read it years ago and thought it was good but not great. This go-round, it impressed the hell out of me. It resonated in a way contemporary romance rarely does with me. Adam Collins and Marissa Brooks grew up in the small town of Walker’s Fo ...

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On Love's Gentle Shore

It’s always a pleasure to find a new-to-me author to enjoy, and Liz Johnson is one of those I discovered in 2017. Her novel On Love’s Gentle Shore won me over with its perfect balance of believable characters, faith-filled themes, wonderful setting, and emotionally deep romance. This is the thir ...