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The Art of French Kissing


The blurb got me interested--two rival teens in a cooking competition? Sounds fun. The banter between Carter and Reid certainly was, the mean tricks they played on each other certainly typical of immature teens, and it was interesting to read about a...

The MacInnes Affair


THE MacINNES AFFAIR by Blair McDowell is a contemporary romance intertwined with a historical romance with a mystery subplot. The present MacInnes and Glendenning investigate a mystery and the history tied to their MacInnes and Glendenning 19th century...

Hypnotizing Beat (Discord's Desire #2)


HYPNOTIZING BEAT is the second book in the Discord's Desire series, and we reunite with our notorious rockers. We find out that Kieran and Liz are blissfully happy still, but Trev is edging closer to the edge with every sleepless night. Of course, the...

TORCH (a gargoyle shifter / werewolf romance)


A well delivered story, TORCH is book 9 in the Underground Encounters series by Lisa Carlisle. Mattias and Rachel are well-suited, wonderful characters and joined by an engaging support cast that made for an enticing read.

Betraying the Billionaire


I love BETRAYING THE BILLIONAIRE! We see a heroine who came into her own, who changed the way she saw herself by the end, and the romance was absolutely romantic! Julian was to-die-for. He's so sweet and thoughtful and protective, and it was a joy to...

Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science)


The title and the blurb were what got me to request this for review. I thought this would be a fun read, especially since the two protagonists didn't like each other. What I got was an angst-ridden read with a heroine who's got a lot of baggage. And I'm...

INFLAME (a gargoyle shifter and witch romance)


INFLAME is the first book I have read by Lisa Carlisle. I enjoyed the interaction and growth of the character, as well as the well paced, engaging story. I will go back and read other stories in this series and look forward to Mattias's story.

Her Deadly Secrets


HER DEADLY SECRETS is the murder mystery aficionado's sort of read--and a little different in than the usual Laura Griffin Tracers style--as PI Kira Vance finds herself somewhat over her head investigating an associate's murder and the hot-shot lawyer...

The Boyfriend Bid


I enjoyed the author's previous story, The Girlfriend Request, and decided to take a chance on this one. Sadly, it didn't live up to its predecessor. While all the elements of the story are there, I didn't feel it. The story felt like it had merely gone...

Saved Between the Sheets


SAVED BETWEEN THE SHEETS is a collection of stories, all revolving around the world of Superheroes. Some are 'for real', whilst others aren't--one involves a costume of someone going to a KinkCon. Whether it is Reverse Harem, or BDSM, or just plain...

Top Secret


In a rivals-to-lovers frat house story, Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen head straight into M/M territory after Him and Us (one of my first few and most memorable stories) once again and I'd be lying to say that I wasn't excited about this rushed announcement...

Arctic Wild


ARCTIC WILD is the second book in the Frozen Hearts series, and I am happy to report that Griffin and River make a cameo appearance. This book is all about Reuben and Toby though. Reuben goes on the trip initially to prove to his friend that he will,...

Kings Rising


KINGS RISING left my head spinning and it is a thrilling conclusion to the series really, as C.S Pacat pushes the envelope with court machinations, battle strategies (on and off field). Or rather, it's akin to following a game of chess as the pieces are...

Bewitched


BEWITCHED is the first book in the Fated series, and we start off with the youngest sister who knows nothing about who she is. Kaida is searching for her family. She has always known she was adopted, and her search has landed her on Six Fates Island....

Gateway Crescent


GATEWAY CRESCENT (Bendixon Sisters Book 2) by Brenda Margriet is a contemporary romance set in British Columbia. This romance is the second in the trilogy and features the youngest of the three Bendixon sisters. It can easily be read as a standalone,...

Teach Me


I didn't know what to expect from Olivia Dade's TEACH ME but a romance set in school (one that begins with a bit of hostility) between two older, scarred, divorced people wasn't it. Yet it surprised me once I got going, past the initial friction between...

A Modest Independence


Jenny Holloway is the daughter of a vicar who is also an alcoholic. When she was presented the opportunity to be a companion to Helena, a distant cousin, she jumped at the chance. Now that Helena has married and has been left a large fortune, she generously...

That Night


THAT NIGHT was unexpected. I couldn't have imagined the turns this book would take based on the blurb. That's both good and bad, I guess, because as I've experienced, expectations have a way of ruining a book. That said, this book disturbed me on some...

Unlaced by the Highland Duke


ABOUT THE SERIES: The Lochmore Legacy is an interesting series of four books, each taking place in a different era, but involving the same mystery. Rather uniquely, the stories start in the Victorian era, and each book goes backward in time, and reveals...

Captive Prince


When I finally got my claws embedded in CAPTIVE PRINCE, I hadn't expected that it would have taken me a few years to read after C.S. Pacat's name spread like wildfire. But better late than never and as good books are, they reel you in, sink deep into...

Red, White & Royal Blue


RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE is an indulgent afternoon fix, really, but so unique in its application of the British royals and American 'royalty' in romantic fiction. Enemies-to-lovers, diversity in politics (or diversity full-stop), bisexuality, blended-families...

A Chip and a Chair


The final instalment of the Seven of Spades series remain as full of action and love as its companions. It was an absolute thrill. High on action and mystery, it was a perfect final chapter for this amazing series. While Levi and Dominic are trying...

The Alpha Wolf's Mate


THE ALPHA WOLF'S MATE appears to be a standalone, although it could quite easily be turned into a series, as there are a number of characters I want to hear more about. Serena is heading towards her new job when her car breaks down... at night... on...

The Stand-In Boyfriend


I love fake boyfriend tropes, and I love the role reversal here, where it's the guy who's first into the girl and comes up with the fake boyfriend scheme ostensibly to help her get the boy she wants, but in reality allows them to spend time together and...

A Soldier's Promise


A SOLDIER'S PROMISE by Tory Richards is a new contemporary romance set during the holidays. Shannon Hayes and her small daughter have been invited to spend the holidays with her deceased husband's extended family. David was killed in action overseas...

Pretty Reckless


My first foray into L.J. Shen's writing has well, left me speechless with writing that is exceptional and a plot that's so much of a mindfuck that I still don't quite know what to make of it. Throw out everything you know of the bubbly, pimple-ridden...

Wolf Rain


Nalini Singh's Řber-popular Psy-Changeling series probably needs no introduction that far gone into its second series, set in the future when the Trinity Accord has been signed and a cautious peace has settled amongst the three races populating an alternate...

Advice from a Jilted Bride


Brooklyn Bailey was ditched at the altar by text message. Even in this day and age where folks are more apt to have their noses in their phones, that's a despicable thing to do. Especially since Brooklyn is so likeable. Never mind the fact that her siblings...

Serious Moonlight


SERIOUS MOONLIGHT is a page-turning mystery romance, one I couldn't put it down for the mystery and the possible romance between the main characters. Birdie is a strange heroine, with her narcolepsy, yet I love how she didn't let her condition get...

Contract Signed


When I read the premise for the story, I was instantly intrigued. Having seen the movie "Three Men and a Baby," this sounded like it would be an entertaining riff. It begins with a bang; well, an assassination on foreign soil, and then quickly drops us...

Must Be Crazy


MUST BE CRAZY (Darling Cove #3) by Deborah Garland is the third contemporary romance book in the Darling Cove series. The last single Mallory is about to be saved by her perfect match, the hot single dad volunteer fire chief/architect of Darling Cove....

Mad About Moon


Oh my God, SWOON!!! I absolutely LOVED this novel. It's my first introduction to the Whiskeys and I'm so ready for more. Melissa Foster has a knack for knowing just what her readers want and she threw it to us with this novel. Oh my God, Jed Moon....

Chasing High Noon


CHASING HIGH NOON is the third book in the Star Crossed series. This story will see Meredith's loyalties tested as betrayal, mystery and magic is closer than she knows. The compelling story and the evolving characters provides an engaging read throughout.

Outcasts: Assassin


Terraforming on an uninhabited planet for war weary warriors sounds like a little piece of heaven. Looking forward to peace, it is a surprise to Outcasts warriors when they encounter the indigenous planet's original owners, the Sarronti. For those picking...

The Betrayer, Crossing Realms Series Book 3


THE BETRAYER is the third book in the Crossing Realms series, and I would definitely recommend you read books one and two first, as the characters and the storylines DO crossover. Saying that, this book is about Curtis and Jordan. Curtis is the geeky...

The One I Love to Hate


Sexy and swoony, THE ONE I LOVE TO HATE is a must-read for romance lovers, especially those who dig the friends-to-lovers trope. I love everything about this book--the banter between Alex and Jess, their sizzling chemistry, their tender and hot romance,...

Caught by Nightfall


A good story with well delivered character interaction, CAUGHT BY NIGHTFALL is the second book in the Star Crossed series. Continuing the saga of the Blackburn and Blackwood families, this story takes us on a journey into the mystery and danger that continues...

Other Than


"He'd given the last spark of his life and as long as it stayed within her she wouldn't be truly dead. Yet she wasn't alive either. She was somewhere between the two conditions." The last of the skin-sliders, Evie Woods finds herself on an island purgatory...

Albion Moon


ALBION MOON is the first book in the Albion Moon Chronicles, and you see this author's twist on the werewolf/shifter story. Evaline knows something has happened to her brother, Jimmy, and needs to prove it. However, when things get a bit too hot,...

A Guardian's Heart


A GUARDIAN'S HEART is the first book in the Guardians of Light series. We meet with Dara, a healer who has been trained by her father to also fight. Dara's world is about to change, and not always for the better. This is, quite simply, an AMAZING fantasy...

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