because bibliophiles require refreshment

Run to You by Rachel Lacey

<i>Run to You</i> by Rachel Lacey

Ethan Hunter (a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, so there’s a visual for you) is trying to open Off the Grid Adventures with his two best mates who he has known since they were in foster care. Besides those two lads, his family is his Gram, his mother’s mother, who adopted him in his […]

For Better or Worse by Lauren ...

<i>For Better or Worse</i> by Lauren Layne

For Better or Worse is the newest installment in the world of the Wedding Belles, a high-class wedding planning business in Manhattan. Wedding planner romances are my catnip (comes from watching that J.Lo movie too many times!), so I was delighted when I heard about this series. So far, I have not been disappointed. This […]

Must Love Wieners by Casey Gri...

<i>Must Love Wieners</i> by Casey Griffin

Yes, the puns are no joke. Yes, the title is a touch OTT. SBTB covered this issue way better than I ever could (prepare for snort laughing), so let’s just get that out of the way now. Because y’all, this book is delightful. A touch frustrating at times, but overall delightful. Piper is an aspiring […]

Dirty Work Anthology

<i>Dirty Work</i> Anthology

Amanda Heger, Harper St. George, and Tara Wyatt have teamed up to give us a romance anthology about dudes who work with their hands for a living. Blue collar, working class, call it what you want, but you shall find no billionaires herein. As with every anthology, I resonated with some of the stories more […]

To Have and To Hold by Lauren ...

<i>To Have and To Hold</i> by Lauren Layne

To Have and to Hold is the first full installment of Lauren Layne’s “Wedding Belles” series, focusing on a high-end wedding planning company in Manhattan. This kickoff focuses on Seth and Brooke and was delightful from beginning to end. Seth enters our story as the brother of a Wedding Belles bride, while Brooke is their […]

The Daredevil Snared by Stepha...

<i>The Daredevil Snared</i> by Stephanie Laurens

The Daredevil Snared is the third installment in Laurens’ recent quartet about the Frobisher brothers. This installment is about Caleb, the youngest brother, and Katherine, a women enslaved at a mine. The series is not one which can be read out of order, so if this is your first introduction to the Frobishers, turn back […]

Love Between the Covers

Love Between the Covers

In a wee bit of something different, I wanted to draw your attention to a movie being released today. “Love Between the Covers” is a documentary about romance novels. Y’all! I have been excited for this thing for yonks. It officially released today, July 12, and is available for purchase at Amazon and iTunes. Here’s […]

Royal Games by Sariah Wilson

<i>Royal Games</i> by Sariah Wilson

Royal Games is the latest installment in Wilson’s ‘Royals of Monterra’ series and, y’all, I thought it would be complete trope-nip to me. Royalty? Check, as this one deals with Prince Rafe. Hollywood? Check, as our hero and heroine met on a reality TV program. Small towns? Check, as all the action takes place in the […]

Under Your Skin by Shannyn Sch...

<i>Under Your Skin</i> by Shannyn Schroeder

Under Your Skin is the newest offering from Shannyn Schroeder, and is also a kick-off to her new series “For Your Love”. Our hero, Kai, is a closed-off tattoo shop owner with a past, while our heroine, Norah, is a pregnant, single lady looking for a reconnection with her family. When Kai’s mother has surgery and needs […]

Driven to Temptation by Melia ...

<i>Driven to Temptation</i> by Melia Alexander

Driven to Temptation is a fun and flirty romance with a lot of heat. It’s a forbidden love (boss-employee) with a touch of enemies-to-lovers (he initially hates her but that doesn’t last long) that would serve as the perfect poolside read this summer. Aiden is the owner of an engineering firm in Central Oregon whose […]