Toronto

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He's Not My Boyfriend

After her cousin’s wedding, dedicated singleton Iris Chin becomes the target of family matchmaking. She prefers one-night stands, like the incredibly hot one she had with Alex Kwong. But when Iris’s engineering job lands her on a site where Alex is the construction supervisor, love ‘em and lea ...

C
The Matchmaker's List

I was really looking forward to this book with its promise of cross-cultural highs and lows, an exploration of the immigrant experience, and a look at traditional arranged marriages in modern society. Unfortunately, it ultimately failed to live up to its pledge because the heroine quite sank the sto ...

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Not Dead Yet

For some reason, I’ve been gravitating towards paranormal romances lately, most often ones featuring characters involved in law enforcement, which was the immediate appeal of Jenn Burke’s Not Dead Yet.  It’s the first in a new series in which one of the protagonists is, as the title suggests, ...

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Merrily Ever After

In this absolutely charming holiday novella from Jenny Holiday, Jay and Elise are looking forward to their first Christmas together as a married couple. The joy is paused, however, when Elise finds out she’s pregnant - against all of their plans and previously stated desires - and the turmoil is n ...

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Mr. Hotshot CEO

Jackie Lau is a Canadian author writing diverse romantic comedy, something she definitely achieved in her first Kwan Sisters novel, Grumpy Fake Boyfriend. I thoroughly enjoyed that story about the romance that results when an introverted male science fiction writer does a friend's sister a favor by ...

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One and Only

My experience reading Jenny Holiday to date has been an enjoyable one, with two of her more recent releases, Famous and Infamous, ending up on my favorites of 2017 list. This sets up pretty high expectations for anything new she puts out, and fortunately she lives up to those with the first romance ...

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Infamous

Though romances starring rock star heroes or heroines aren't usually on my list of favorites, I may have to make an exception after reading this latest romance by Jenny Holiday. On the strength of my enjoyment of previous stories of hers, in particular the 49th Floor series of romantic comedies, I e ...

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Good Boy

Hockey star Blake Riley has such a large personality that he couldn’t be contained as merely a secondary character in last year’s Us.  Using him as a launching point for their new WAGs series, co-authors Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are taking on the love lives of the other players on Toronto ...

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A Nice Girl Like You

A Nice Girl Like You is a rich, densely-written story about two likeable characters. It's what I always hope for when I pick up a series book but all too rarely find. Samantha (Sam) Jagger, a freelance journalist in Toronto, meets acclaimed war photographer Ben Harris after responding to a newspape ...

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Black Hawk Tattoo

Toronto tattoo artist Gabriel Navarro is smitten when American war veteran Jake MacLean comes into the shop inquiring about a special inking. Jake’s got a hand-drawn sketch, and Gabe, who has no tattoos on his body but is an artist working on his Master’s degree, realizes the picture’s potenti ...