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Luke

Luke, book three in Con Riley’s Learning to Love series, is a beautiful and powerful second-chance, friends-to-lovers story full of the exactly the sort of emotional soul-searching and insight I’ve come to expect and enjoy from this author.  As in the other books in the series, the glorious Cor ...

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In Search of a Prince

The plot of In Search of a Prince is a twist on the classic story of Cinderella. In this case, a young woman discovers she is heiress to a royal throne in a faraway country, travels there to explore her options, and falls in love. The country is a West African island nation, and In Search of a Princ ...

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Duke, Actually

Jenny Holiday calls Duke Actually and its predecessor, A Princess for Christmas, her “Hallmark Christmas movie in book form except with sex and swearing" series. It’s quite apt: like a Hallmark movie, this book has plenty of cheer. Dani, an English professor in New York, would rather be a wri ...

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The Royals Next Door

The Royals Next Door is sweet and funny, but it also has body and substance.  It starts out as extremely fluffy and lighthearted – very much a beach-read – but then it hits you with some surprising depth and truth.  You might have to adjust your expectations with this one, but it’s worth the ...

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Charles

I’ve often heard/read authors say - ‘this character just took over my brain and demanded their own book’.  I don’t know if that’s what happened to Con Riley when she created Charles Heppel, a major secondary character in His Haven, but whatever the case, he’s one of those characters.  ...

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People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation is a novel about a wanderer and a homebody, and how their friendship changes through a dozen years of summer trips. Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college, despite being an odd couple pairing. Poppy wears loud clothes and desires adventure, and Alex is a sw ...

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The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School is a prettily written if occasionally predictable inspy with a heart of gold. Its feeling for life in the Kentucky hills alone is worth the price of admission. Lucille – Lucy - Wilson carries an ugly, heavy burden with her.  When she was a little girl, it had been her job ...

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Sweetest in the Gale

Olivia Dade’s Marysburg series stars older teachers (all characters are forty-somethings) in workplace romances. This anthology contains three novellas: Sweetest in the Gale (in its first release), and reprints of Unraveled (originally from the anthology He’s Come Undone) and Cover Me (from the ...

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Yours to Keep

I've been a fan of Lauren Layne ever since I read Only With You back in 2014. (According to Goodreads, I've read seventeen of the author's books which is a good indication that she a) writes a lot and b) is one of the authors whose new releases will generally catch my attention). But I hadn't read a ...

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Tiny Imperfections

I’m still happily working through my TBR pile and have across another winner! Tiny Imperfections is a delight of a book set in the cut-throat world of West Coast kindergarten admissions! Who knew??  In the quiet Midwest kids pretty much just go to the local school. But in San Francisco, where you ...