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“Intense, steamy, suspenseful, emotional and romantic.” 5-STAR Goodreads review.

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“A fresh rom-com with small-town charm and sparkling main characters.” -Kirkus

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Growing up on Aphrodite Lane taught these sisters some life lessons: Revenge is best served with redemption on top.

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Will love be on their Christmas Lists?

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The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy

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She isn’t the only one looking for a fresh start…


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Love on the Brain
by Ali Hazelwood
"Hazelwood makes nerd love cool!"
Posted September 21, 2022

Ali Hazelwood is a new favorite author.  She sets her contemporary rom-coms in the world where women are fighting to be heard in the STEM fields (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math).  Her newest novel, Love on the Brain, introduces us to Bee Konigswasser, a Read more...

Sugar and Salt
by Susan Wiggs
"Intense in a Good Way"
Posted August 26, 2022

Susan Wiggs' new book SUGAR AND SALT is billed as #4 in the Bella Vista Chronicles, but don't expect to see many characters from the other books since we only see a couple of brief unsatisfying glimpses of Natalie and Peach Read more...

The Accidental Newlywed Game
by Jaci Burton
"Sweet Finish to the Bellini Sisters Series"
Posted July 19, 2022

Jaci Burton gives Honor, the youngest of the Bellini sisters, her own HEA in the newest installment of the Boots and Bouquets series.  To wrap up the group of close-knit friends, Honor pairs up with her sister Erin's ex Read more...

The Last Dress from Paris
by Jade Beer
"Paris Present Day and 1950s with Couture"
Posted June 20, 2022

THE LAST DRESS FROM PARIS is a time slip women's fiction.  At the request of her grandmother, Louise agrees to retrieve a Dior couture gown from the daughter of a recently deceased friend in Paris.  Upon arriving in Paris, the favor becomes a quest to find Read more...

Piper's Purgatory
by Maureen A. Miller
"Love After Death? It's complicated"
Posted June 14, 2022

Maureen A. Miller's newest romantic thriller, PIPER'S PURGATORY, introduces us to the main character as she wakes up on her front stoop in a rose-colored world where she seems to be invisible.  The only other person she can talk to and touch is Russ.   Read more...

Something Wilder
by Christina Lauren
"This Book Has It All- Adventure & Romance"
Posted May 20, 2022

Christina Lauren's newest book, SOMETHING WILDER, is a wonderful tale full of adventure, second-chance romance, a villain or two (or four), and a happily-ever-after.  The prologue Read more...

Die Once More
by Lizbeth Lipperman
"Fast Read in an internationally set romantic thriller"
Posted March 16, 2022

A second chance romantic thriller with main character CIA operatives Griffin Bradley and biochemist Dr. MacKensie "Mac" Conley.  The story starts in the present day but reflects back to events that occurred two years in the past when Mac was deep undercover in Morocco and kidnapped by an Read more...

Abandoned in Death
by J.D. Robb
"The In Death Series Going Strong -- welcome visit with old characters and exciting action"
Posted February 8, 2022

ABANDONED IN DEATH is the 54th in the futuristic crime series by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.  Lt. Eve Dallas is tasked with solving a homicide and series of related abductions of similar-looking young women.  The victim Read more...

Well Matched
by Jen DeLuca
"Return to the Ren Faire with another charming love story!"
Posted October 21, 2021

Jen Deluca's Willow Creek Renaissance Faire series that started with WELL MET (Emily and Simon) and WELL PLAYED (Stacey and Dan) continues with Mitch and April's happily Read more...

Her Renegade Cowboy
by Lora Leigh
"Enjoyable Characters but problems with Series Continuity"
Posted October 3, 2021

HER RENEGADE COWBOY is described as the final book in the Moving Violations Trilogy by Lora Leigh.  It follows the theme of the other books with the couple in instant lust and falling into bed fairly quickly for marathons of sex Read more...

The Duchess Hunt
by Lorraine Heath
"Great Characters & Interesting Twists"
Posted October 3, 2021

Lorraine Heath\'s follow-up to Scoundrel of My Heart can be read as a stand alone book but is even more enjoyable if you read the first book too.  In THE DUCHESS HUNT,  Hugh Brinsley-Norton, Duke of Kingsland Read more...

The Inheritance
by JoAnn Ross
"Interesting Women's Fiction Premise that Felt Flat in Romance"
Posted October 3, 2021

Interesting premise for JoAnn Ross's entry into women's fiction entitled The Inheritance. Conflict photographer, Jackson Swann, orchestrates bringing together his daughters from three different relationships upon his death.  Tess, a child star turned YA actor, Charlotte, an aspiring designer who focused on her lawyer Read more...

The Paris Apartment
by Kelly Bowen
"Wonderful Historical fiction told through the eyes of three women"
Posted October 3, 2021

The Paris Apartment is a fabulous historical fiction written from multiple points of view in dual time lines.  We meet Aurelia ("Lia") in 2017 as she opens the door to the museum like Paris apartment that was left to her in her grandmother's will that no one Read more...

Float Plan
by Trish Doller
"I laughed, I cried, I was transported"
Posted June 29, 2021

Trish Dollar's FLOAT PLAN is her first adult fiction book. And she hit it out of the park.  The story starts as Anna pulls herself out of bed following her fiancee's death to embark on their previously planned trip around the Caribbean on a sailboat. You Read more...

Too Good to Be Real
by Melonie Johnson
"Adorable Rom-Com Set at a Rom-Com Resort"
Posted June 23, 2021

TOO GOOD TO BE REAL is an adorable rom com set with the characters interacting at a resort hotel hosting a rom com interactive live action role play week. The main character Julia is tasked with writing a review of the resort to keep her job at an online Read more...

Lord Ares
by Jade Lee
"Jade Lee saved the Best for Last!"
Posted June 20, 2021

LORD ARES is the third book of the Lords of the Masquerade trilogy and Jade Lee saved the best for last.  All three books featured strong heroines but in this final book Lee gave us a worthwhile male lead Read more...

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
by Colleen Oakley
"Quirky and sweet story, perfect for a summer read"
Posted June 11, 2021

Colleen Oakley sets her THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRISK ISLAND on a tiny island in the Chesapeake Bay with no cell service or WiFi where nothing different ever happens and everyone is in everyone else's business. 

When a young reporter, Anders Caldwell,  comes to

The Break-Up Book Club
by Wendy Wax
"Perfect for your own Book Club read"
Posted May 27, 2021

Wendy Wax's new release, THE BREAK-UP BOOK CLUB is a fast-paced women's lit book written from the point of view of four different narrators. Each of the main characters reaches a turning point in her present Read more...

A Wolf After My Own Heart
by MaryJanice Davidson
"Wanted to like it but don't start in the middle of the series"
Posted April 27, 2021

Mary Janice Davidson is a new author for me.  This is the second book in the BeWere My Heart series.  Having not read the first book, this book left me feeling confused most of the time. Almost like Read more...

Under the Southern Sky
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
"Best Book I've Read This Year"
Posted April 27, 2021

The new release by Kristy Woodson Harvey, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, is a poignant tale that follows the changing relationship between childhood friends Amelia and Parker. The book did a wonderful job telling the story from multiple points of view beyond Amelia and Parker including  Amelia's mother Read more...

S. Lyn Collins

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