Posts Categorized: Contemporary

Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind

Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind

December 18, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 5

To say my hopes were high for this book might not be totally accurate, but I went into this book with a certain expectation for quality writing and storytelling. I’d read three books so far by Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O’Neal (pick a name, woman!), all of them telling a multicultural… Read more »

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The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

December 11, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 4

While browsing ARe one night, where I very rarely go to look for books, I stumbled across The Wrong Man. The blurb caught my eye immediately with the ad exec heroine and construction foreman hero. To begin with, blue collar heroes are like catnip for me. You show me a… Read more »

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Short Soup by Coleen Kwan

Short Soup by Coleen Kwan

December 4, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 3

No hard sell was needed to get me to pick up this novella. I adore the friends-to-lovers trope to begin with and an Asian hero and heroine in an Australian story written by an Asian author? Yes, please. This is exactly the kind of book I want to see more… Read more »

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In Love Again by Megan Mulry

In Love Again by Megan Mulry

November 29, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

In Love Again is the third book in Megan Mulry’s series, The Unruly Royals. Claire, the aloof and married older sister from the earlier books, is now  on her own. Moving to New York to pursue a fresh start, she finds a man from her past. Ben is at a… Read more »

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Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

November 27, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

This book is about as far as you can get outside of my usual reading lane and still be in the romance genre. To begin with, it’s m/m, which I don’t read because I’m wary of a sub-genre about gay men that’s largely written by women for other women. Next,… Read more »

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The Little Things by Jay Northcote

The Little Things by Jay Northcote

November 25, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Disclaimer: The author is a friend and that has somewhat tempered my expectations. However, this book has a plot too, not just sex. Also, there’s a spoiler in this review. Joel Mason is a teacher, a co-parent to his three-year-old daughter, and dating a younger man, Dan. Then Evie’s mother… Read more »

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Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

November 22, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 8

I heard about this book on twitter, when Ridley asked if any Latinas wanted to review a book featuring an undocumented Dominican heroine. I jumped at the chance after reading a review that focused mostly on the hero. He sounded like a jerk, but it was the heroine I was… Read more »

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Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

November 13, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

While it had a great premise finishing this book was an absolute slog. Fast Forward is meant for the relative who sends you life affirming cartoons about aging as she sips from her Maxine mug. I wanted Big and I got Freaky Friday. Juliet Madison gives us no one to root for…. Read more »

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