Genre: Contemporary

Review: Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian

Review: Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian

Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian has a fun premise: girl meets hunky lumberjack next door and sparks fly. However, there’s a lot more to this story than I expected and not all of it worked for me. Graduate student Cass is staying at her friend’s parents’ house for a few days to work on […]

Posted October 24, 2017
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Review: Count on a Cowboy by Patricia Thayer

Review: Count on a Cowboy by Patricia Thayer

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. Count on a Cowboy by Patricia Thayer is part of Harlequin’s American Romance line, which falls under the Home and Family category. This isn’t the type of book I […]

Posted October 23, 2017
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Review: Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

Review: Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

Most of All You by Mia Sheridan is perfection. In this deeply emotional story, two broken people find each other—find love—and find themselves. The main characters, Crystal and Gabriel, are best revealed slowly, so I’ve chosen to be intentionally vague in this review. Suffice it to say that I was both surprised and captivated by […]

Posted October 11, 2017
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Review: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

Review: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

Chasing Christmas Eve is book #4 in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis, which follows a group of friends in San Francisco. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Colbie is a successful young adult fiction author who, on a whim, has just flown across the country. After […]

Posted September 28, 2017
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Review: Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

Review: Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre explores some of my favorite tropes: opposites attract, enemies to lovers, and country mouse/city mouse. It’s a definite slow burn romance and for me, the progression of the relationship dragged a bit before hitting warp speed at the end. However, the author’s writing style made me want to keep reading. […]

Posted September 19, 2017
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Review: Snowed In with the Bad Boy by Sylvia Pierce

Review: Snowed In with the Bad Boy by Sylvia Pierce

Snowed In with the Bad Boy by Sylvia Pierce packs quite a punch. It’s sexy, insanely hot, surprisingly tender, and I loved everything about it. It’s Christmas Eve, but former black ops soldier Ronan Steel has no desire to celebrate. Alone in his cabin in the Rocky Mountains–with no one but his faithful dog, Bella, […]

Posted September 14, 2017
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Review: All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

Review: All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam is tough to review. I flew through the first half and loved it. Then the story goes into drama llama territory and I found the second half plodding at times. It was disappointing since the book starts out fun and sexy, but the tone of […]

Posted September 9, 2017
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Review: Seducing His Student by London Hale

Review: Seducing His Student by London Hale

I’ve enjoyed London Hale’s books in the past, but unfortunately, Seducing His Student missed the mark for me. It’s billed as a taboo romance–which it is, in a sense–but elements of insta-love and a too neatly wrapped-up ending didn’t work for me. College student Samantha works at the local coffee shop when she’s not working […]

Posted September 1, 2017
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Review: Gridlocked by Maren Lee

Review: Gridlocked by Maren Lee

Gridlocked by Maren Lee is book #3 in her Bounty County series, which follows the small-town cops of the sheriff’s department in Imminence, Montana. I’ve read and enjoyed the previous books in the series and Gridlocked is my favorite so far. Psychiatrist Molly Mooney has returned to her hometown of Imminence, where she now runs […]

Posted August 27, 2017
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Review: The Perfect Bargain by Julia London

Review: The Perfect Bargain by Julia London

The Perfect Bargain by Julia London, writing as Jessa McAdams, is a fun, sexy, swoony read that I greatly enjoyed. It takes the fake boyfriend trope and combines it with the city mouse/country mouse theme that I’m a sucker for. Sloane Chatfield thought she had it all: a privileged upbringing, a successful fiancé, a squad […]

Posted August 20, 2017
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