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Staying hidden has kept her alive…But now she’s been found.

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The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans
by JoAnna Carl
"An intriguing mystery with layers of secrets to slowly reveal!"
Posted January 14, 2020

THE CHOCOLATE SHARK SHENANIGANS is the seventeenth book in JoAnna Carl’s “Chocoholic” cozy mystery series. When Joe and Lee Woodyard buy an old house to flip for a little extra income, they never imagined the Pandora’s box they’d be opening. In Read more...

Wolf Gone Wild
by Juliette Cross
"A resplendent and red-hot romance for readers to feast on!"
Posted January 14, 2020

WILD WOLF GONE is the first book in the “Stay a Spell” paranormal romance series by Juliette Cross. The cover and description lured me into reading this book, and it ended up being totally worth it. This is a fun and sexy romance, with the hint of Read more...

Reckless With You
by Carrie Ann Ryan
"Passion mixed with friendship leads to an unexpected love!"
Posted December 9, 2019

RECKLESS WITH YOU is the second book in Carrie Ann Ryan’s “Less Than” series. This story will appeal to readers who enjoy the “pretend romance turns real” trope. This book opens on a cringe-worthy moment in Amelia Carr’s life. Amelia Read more...

Coached to Death
by Victoria Laurie
"The first in what promises to be a classic cozy mystery series with great characters!"
Posted December 8, 2019

COACHED TO DEATH is the first book in the Cat Cooper cozy mystery series by Victoria Laurie. This new series combines two supporting characters from two other series. Cat Cooper is the sister of the female protagonist from the Read more...

The Beast of Beswick
by Amalie Howard
"A fierce feminist heroine and a beastly hero tamed by love!"
Posted December 4, 2019

THE BEAST OF BESWICK by Amalie Howard is a “beauty and the beast” tale with a scarred war hero and a feminist heroine way ahead of her time. This story has an odious villain whose actions are the catalyst for the heroine to find her hero, but Read more...

Where Winter Finds You
by J.R. Ward
"An intriguing Christmas tale about haunted souls, angels, and true love’s survival!"
Posted December 3, 2019

WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is a Christmas-themed story set in J.R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Brotherhood” world of vampires. Although it’s about paranormal beings, WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is very much so a classic Christmas story about family, hope, second chances, and Read more...

My Fake Rake
by Eva Leigh
"An enchanting tale of friendship and true love!"
Posted December 2, 2019

MY FAKE RAKE is the first book in Eva Leigh’s “Union of the Rakes” series, and it’s also the first book I’ve read by this author. The description for this book initially intrigued me because it has a fake romance that Read more...

One Hot Holiday
by Cynthia Eden
"A deliciously layered Christmas treat for romance fans!"
Posted November 25, 2019

ONE HOT HOLIDAY by Cynthia Eden is connected to her “Wilde Ways” series because the hero is a friend of Eric Wilde, and he ends up calling in Wilde Securities. This story is like if Cynthia Eden whipped up a Hallmark-style Christmas romance. The hero is Read more...

Delivered with a Kiss
by Marie Harte
"One of the best books I’ve read this year!"
Posted November 25, 2019

DELIVERED WITH A KISS is the fourth and final book in Marie Harte’s “Veteran Movers” series. This “Veteran Movers” series has been a deeply moving saga of three brothers and their attempts to right the wrongs done them by their parents. Each brother Read more...

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
by Stacey Kennedy
"A story that resonates, with plenty of Christmas spirit, and a scrumptious second-chance romance!"
Posted November 22, 2019

MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a novella that introduces the main characters in Stacey Kennedy’s “Three Chicks Brewery” series. This book is an irresistible mix of sexy and cozy for me and will be a re-read for sure. Officer Darryl Wilson and Penelope Read more...

Callie's Catastrophe
by Ruby Dixon
"A fun tale of awkward alpha aliens, and an unconventional yet erotic romance!"
Posted November 20, 2019

CALLIE’S CATATROPHE is the ninth book in Ruby Dixon’s “Icehome” fantasy/sci-fi romance series about human women and a variety of alien guys on a strange ice world. It’s complicated but, in this series, a parasite and possibly fate create Read more...

by Larissa Ione
"Epic battle scenes paired with a gloriously torrid and terrific paranormal love story!"
Posted November 20, 2019

REAPER is the ninth book in Larissa Ione’s “Demonica Underworld” series. This is a great book for readers who also enjoy Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “Dark Hunter” series and Gena Showalter’s “Lords of the Underworld” series because this has Read more...

The Christmas Dare
by Lori Wilde
"A sweet and sexy romantic comedy as well as a compelling human drama!"
Posted November 19, 2019

THE CHRISTMAS DARE is the eleventh book in Lori Wilde’s “Twilight, Texas” contemporary romance series. This is a great story for romance fans who enjoy the “second chance” trope. Kelsey James and Noah MacGregor first took a shine to each other when they Read more...

The Christmas Keeper
by Jenn McKinlay
"Festive and fun with a little sweet and sexy thrown in for good measure!"
Posted November 12, 2019

THE CHRISTMAS KEEPER is the second book in Jenn McKinlay’s “Happily Ever After” series. Although this is part of a series, I believe THE CHRISTMAS KEEPER also works well as a standalone novel. At the opening of this story, it’s very apparent that Read more...

A Mackenzie Clan Christmas
by Jennifer Ashley
"A delightful mix of holiday mystery, humor, and romance!"
Posted November 8, 2019

A MACKENZIE CLAN CHRISTMAS includes the newest holiday novella “A Mackenzie Yuletide” and the previously published novella “A Mackenzie Clan Gathering”. Both stories are a delightful mix of mystery, humor, and romance in a cozy setting with a great assortment of characters familiar to fans Read more...

Someone to Remember
by Mary Balogh
"A charming story about love resurfaced, reestablished and a hero and heroine reinvigorated"
Posted November 5, 2019

SOMEONE TO REMEMBER is a novella and the seventh installment in Mary Balogh’s “Westcott” series. I think of SOMEONE TO REMEMBER as Mary Balogh’s take on Jane Austen’s classic novel PERSUASION. The particulars are different, but thirty-six years ago Lady Read more...

Wicked Sinner
by Stacey Kennedy
"A tantalizing mix of thrills, fierce friendships, and second-chance sexiness!"
Posted October 29, 2019

WICKED SINNER is the second book in Stacey Kennedy’s “Dangerous Love” series. Most romances that have a marriage of convenience storyline start with that and build from there, but WICKED SINNER is a romantic suspense about two people taking a second chance on love that Read more...

Owl Be Home for Christmas
by Donna Andrews
"A mix of cozy Christmas fun and murder mystery craziness!"
Posted October 27, 2019

OWL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is the twenty-sixth book in the “Meg Langslow” cozy mystery series by Donna Andrews. Even though this book is part of a series, I think new readers can still enjoy OWL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. The “Meg Langslow” mysteries Read more...

Dirty Letters
by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
"You'll laugh, cry, and root for this couple as you follow their tragedies and triumphs!"
Posted October 25, 2019

DIRTY LETTERS is a standalone romance written by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. The book description intrigued me, but I haven’t read anything by these authors before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Initially, this book struck me as solely erotica, but it quickly Read more...

All I Want for Christmas Is You
by Miranda Liasson
"This book has yummy cookies, Christmas miracles, and a sensational seasonal love story!"
Posted October 22, 2019

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is the third book in Miranda Liasson’s “Angel Falls” series. I believe this book can work as a standalone story but reading the previous two books in the series first will give the relationship more context, and give Read more...

Miranda Owen

I work in a library and that helps my book addiction. My favorite genres are romance (just about any kind) and cozy mysteries. I also enjoy true crime books - especially time periods 1950 & earlier. I like anti-heroes, personal journey stories, character-driven stories, and ones with strong, smart female characters. I also enjoy graphic novels & manga. I am in several online book groups.

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