Category: Contemporary

Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Down by Contact is the first book that I’ve read by Santino Hassell, but it definitely won’t be my last. Hassell’s highly readable writing style and realistic characters made this is a great read that I flew through. Down by Contact is an m/m, enemies-to-lovers story. New York Barons quarterback Simeon Boudreaux is a fan […]

Posted January 15, 2018
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Review: The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren

Review: The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren

The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren is the first romance novel I’ve ever read that centers around a school shooting. That might sound like an odd combination, but it makes sense when you think about it. The media named them The Ones Who Got Away: survivors of the Long Acre High School shooting, […]

Posted January 7, 2018
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Review: Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

Review: Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

I finished Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series a while back, but somehow never got around to reading this novella (book #12.5). Merry Christmas, Baby is a follow-up to Chloe and Sawyer’s story from Head Over Heels (book #3). This is a short but sweet story that’s infused with a strong sense of realism past the […]

Posted December 25, 2017
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Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis is a perfect holiday read. It’s a combination of sassy humor, sexy times, and heartfelt moments. Willa Davis is shocked when someone from her past walks into her pet store, South Bark Mutt Shop. Keane Winters stood her up years ago, back in high school. That’s bad enough, […]

Posted December 17, 2017
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Review: Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely

Review: Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely

I’m a big fan of Lauren Blakely’s novels because they’re packed with humor, banter, sexiness, and feels. Whenever I read one of her romantic comedies, I know I can expect that great combination. Sadly, Stud Finder missed the mark for me, in many ways. Dylan is a sexy, tech geek millionaire who’s ready to get […]

Posted November 29, 2017
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Review: Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Review: Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton is a story about heartbreak and second chances. It’s about the complexities of family, grief, and loss. Most importantly, it’s about the healing power of love. Widow Ellie Washington has mourned the sudden death of her husband, John, for the past five years. Ellie was pregnant at the […]

Posted November 24, 2017
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Review: Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss

Review: Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss

Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss is the first book in the Misadventures series, which features multiple authors in a project spearheaded by author Meredith Wild. Each book is a standalone story. Makeup artist Madison (Maddie) has just finalized her divorce from her cheating ex. Needing to get away from […]

Posted November 12, 2017
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Review: Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day

Review: Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The characters in Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day are reminiscent of those in her Crossfire series: the hero is an alpha male millionaire and the heroine is a sassy, headstrong, and career-minded woman. Like the characters in that series, Gia and Jax have a tumultuous relationship that left me wondering just what keeps them together, other […]

Posted November 5, 2017
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Review: Total Surrender by Opal Carew

Review: Total Surrender by Opal Carew

Played by the Master Desperate to help her sister and brother-in-law, Jacquie attempts to persuade billionaire Race Danner to aid them. This isn’t the type of story I typically read—I tend to stay away from billionaires—but I adore Opal Carew’s books. Played by the Master reads very much like a fantasy, which is how I […]

Posted October 30, 2017
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Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Review: When I Found You by Kate James

I received a copy of this book from the Orange County Chapter of RWA’s Book Buyer’s Best Contest, for which I was a first round judge. When I Found You by Kate James is packed with action, but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to hold my attention. The romance itself felt underdeveloped, so once love happens, […]

Posted October 29, 2017
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