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Boyfriend Lessons

Caitlyn Lattimore, the heroine of Sophia Singh Sasson’s Boyfriend Lessons, is rich and gorgeous but socially awkward. She asks a friend of a friend, Dev Malik, to give her the lessons of the title to help her learn to date - but clearly, the two of them are going to fall in love. This book suffers ...

B
Rules For Engaging the Earl

Rules for Engaging the Earl is the second book in Janna MacGregor’s Widow Rules series, following three women who discover they were married (at the same time) to the same man after his untimely death. Constance Lysander is the first of the three wives, and the only one whose marriage was valid ...

C+
Blame it on the Brontës

Blame it on the Brontës has fun with its lighthearted small-town byplay, but it’s not a particularly substantial book.  For a fun, quick summer read it does the job - just don’t expect a lot of out of it. San Francisco-based Assistant Professor of English Athena Murphy is the world’s fore ...

B
The Heir Apparent's Rejected Mate

I've read four of Cate C. Wells books - this one, its predecessor The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate, Hitting the Wall, and the second book in that series (Stonecut County) Against A Wall. I've enjoyed them all - The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate is my favorite followed by Hitting the Wall. This book i ...

B
Once Upon a K-Prom

Once Upon a K-Prom is a spin on the “ordinary girl meets famous boy” YA story, incorporating the recent global success of K-Pop. Elena Soo’s childhood best friend Robbie Choi moved home to Korea when they were both ten. While Elena feels adrift, without anything to make her special, Robbie bec ...

B+
Something Wilder

Something Wilder is another solid entry in Christina Lauren's string of stand-alone romances, and the perfect adventure story to kick off your summer. All the treasure hunting antics can occasionally get in the way of focusing on the central couple, but this works well in the context of the story. ...

C
Going Public

Going Public is a story about a personal assistant who worships his kind but distant boss and the boss who slowly falls for him. It’s not a dynamic that’ll work for everyone, and sometimes it didn’t work for me here.  Overall, the book is just a little dry, especially due to its strong focus ...

B
Fool Me Once

Are you a fan of The Hating Game-style enemies to lovers shenanigans? Fool Me Once combines politics with lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance, creating quite a zesty if flawed story. Communications director Lee Stone – known as 'Stoner' to her friends for her party-hearty ways -  just ran face ...

C
Everything for You

Everything for You – book five in Chloe Liese’s Bergman Brothers series – is the first entry in that series to feature a same sex couple and is also the author’s first m/m romance. As I haven’t read anything by Ms. Liese before, I decided to rectify that by picking it up for review.  It ...

C+
Bloomsbury Girls

A lovely look at life in Britain after World War II, Bloomsbury Girls gives us a glimpse at the time between the end of the war and the social upheavals that led to the women’s right movements of later decades.  It’s a good story, but not one that engaged me deeply in the various plights of our ...