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Patience for Christmas

I love novellas at Christmas - the length is just right for one evening, when you steal a couple hours away from holiday madness to breathe and remember what you’re in the season for. I try new ones every year, but only the chosen few make it to my annual re-read list. Patience for Christmas has t ...

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The Kraken King

The Iron Duke is #80 on AAR’s Top 100 Romances (2013), but in my opinion, The Kraken King, the fourth book in the series, is even better. Zenobia Fox is the author of the novels starring her adventurer brother Archimedes, but these books have made her a ransom target for people seeking to extor ...

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Tight Quarters

The Out of Uniform series has been a reliable favorite of mine since the first book, Off Base.  That book introduced me to the whole military sub-genre in queer romance, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I wasn’t wild about the last couple of books though, and thought the series was losing ste ...

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The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

What an amuse bouche of a story! In the just ninety pages that comprise The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo, Zen Cho builds a larger than life portrayal of Jade Yeo, her motivations and her shortcomings. The powerful message of this story is that love is accepting and love is kind. Even if you make a mist ...

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Picture this: a group of older women, likely in their seventies and eighties, sitting around chatting. Could be the bus or train, the park, that one corner or the community center. What do you think they are talking about? I would have thought aches and pains, or their kids or grandkids. Maybe the w ...

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The Secret of My Seduction

One of the things linking together the books in Caroline Linden’s recent Scandals series was Fifty Ways to Sin, the series of erotic pamphlets featuring the amorous adventures of the anonymous Lady Constance, a woman whose uninhibited pursuit of sexual pleasure captured the imagination of thousand ...

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Imprudent Lady

Many authors have had books likened to those of Georgette Heyer, and while that is a comparison that’s always going to draw my eye, I’ve been disappointed on many an occasion.  Not so here.  Imprudent Lady is an utterly delightful rake-meets-bluestocking story full to the brim with sparkling d ...

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Intercepting Daisy

As much as I enjoy a gut-wrenching and emotional novel, I also sometimes like to read an uncomplicated and predictable story that is well written and entertaining. This is exactly what Julie Brannagh delivers with her sports romance Intercepting Daisy, where the professional quarterback falls for th ...

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Practice Makes Perfect

I’m a sucker for romances set on college campuses and this definitely fits the bill, with a college librarian as heroine and history professor as hero. At times laugh out loud funny, this was also always spot-on with insights into academia, while still featuring a sexy friends-to-lovers plot. I ca ...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Helen Lee is stuck in quite a quandary. She dreams nonstop of becoming a successful romance novelist, but she’s been repeatedly rejected by publishers because she cannot write a love scene convincingly; even though she has experience in the subject, she’s having a hard time translating that expe ...