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Rocky Mountain Devil

Rocky Mountain Devil is book number ten in the Six Pack Ranch series.  Luckily, for those who haven’t yet discovered this Canadian Rocky Mountain set series, each book is easily read as a standalone without a broad continuing story arc (other than some weddings and babies  for previously profile ...

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Called Up

Jen Doyle brings us the second of her baseball-centric stories in Called Up, the story of two best friends who must deal with a host of complications when their ten-plus year old friendship suddenly takes a turn for the romantic. Max “Deke” Deacon is living the good life.  Owning a bar and m ...

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An Elegant Façade

I’m generally wary of Inspirational Romances. While I certainly appreciate faith as an integral part of the lives of many, I have found too many inspirational romances to be saccharine and overwrought. An Elegant Façade, however, is neither of those. Ms. Hunter deftly handles the integration of h ...

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The Hating Game

I finished The Hating Game and immediately emailed my editor, sister, mom, and hairdresser to tell them about it.  A couple of things you should know - first and foremost, I review and recommend a lot of books, BUT - I don’t LOVE a lot of books. And second, my parents (but most especially my mo ...

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A Promise of Fire

Raise your hand if you’ve been looking for a new fantasy series to start. Keep it raised if you’ve been waiting quite a while. I don’t know about you, but I feel like fantasy romance, with a few notable exceptions, has been a bit slow to develop, unlike some of the more recently popular contem ...

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Him

This book is nominated for a 2016 RITA award. I enjoyed reading the story of Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley – which is continued in the second of the series, US. However, there were a couple of issues for me to overcome; firstly, the major themes of Ice Hockey and the American college system. B ...

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Under the Surface

Under the Surface is an apt title for this suspenseful, dramatic, and sexy romance seething with emotional undercurrents. It's part of the Alpha Ops series, though the first full length novel. The previous three were novellas featuring Navy SEALs, and the third one, The SEAL's Second Chance introduc ...

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Duke of Sin

It is amazing to me when an author can sustain a series as long as Elizabeth Hoyt has her Maiden Lane novels without their becoming stale or tedious. But I knew this particular author was something special as soon as I finished reading The Raven Prince and felt compelled to immediately turn back to ...

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Take Me Home Tonight

Books that create a balance between the familiar and the surprising often rocket to the top of my recommendation list. If a story makes me feel like I have my footing in its world, but also keeps me rapidly turning pages - that book has my allegiance. Take Me Home Tonight is that sort of book and I ...

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

Dabney: Haley picked Sarah Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses for her best Romance Novel of 2015. Here's what she said about the book: This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, or perhaps East of the Sun West of the Moon, set in a world where humans live precariously alongside dangerous fae. The w ...