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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 […]

No Stranger to Love by Pamela ...

<i>No Stranger to Love</i> by Pamela Aares

I think I’ve read all of the Tavonesi series, with the possible exception of a novella here and there as I tend to miss those. I was super hooked for the first few books, as they were all sports romances, and then my interest wandered as Aares started exploring tangentially connected members of the family. […]

Kiss Me That Way by Laura Tren...

<i>Kiss Me That Way</i> by Laura Trentham

Kiss Me That Way is the newest release from Laura Trentham, an author I have come to find quite delightful. She writes both contemporary romances set in the American South and English Regencies, which are two of my personal favorite brands of romance-nip. This particular book is the story of Cade and Monroe, who built […]

Something More Than This by Ba...

<i>Something More Than This</i> by Barbie Bohrman

Something More Than This is both a friends-to-lovers story (which is my catnip) and a love triangle (which I am more averse to, traditionally). Katy is a sports writer with a great knowledge of the team she covers and a great best friend in her boss and mentor, Dylan. She’s in a really good groove […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]

Without Borders by Amanda Hege...

<i>Without Borders</i> by Amanda Heger

The quick summary on the book promo is the first thing that grabbed me about this one. For Annie London, a month in a Central American rainforest means handing out mosquito nets, giving medical aid, and teaching children about the birds and the bees. With any luck, it will also land her application in the […]

Taking the Score by Kate Meade...

<i>Taking the Score</i> by Kate Meader

Y’all. This one is good. This one is real good. For anyone who hasn’t read Kate Meader before, I’m going to give you a brief introduction to her writing. I don’t normally provide excerpts here at Beverages and Books, but the folks over at Tasty Tours graciously provided one for me to use. I think Meader is […]

Coming Back by Lauren Dane

<i>Coming Back</i> by Lauren Dane

Before I say anything else, let’s get this out of the way right now: Dane’s Ink and Chrome series does not beat around any bushes. These are adults who know themselves and their sexual and romantic preferences and are not about to apologize to anyone. Coming Back is the epitome of that theme – it’s a triad […]

Sojourn by Cecilia London

<i>Sojourn</i> by Cecilia London

A few months back, I was checking emails from another blog I used to review for. Someone had pitched us a book that sounded like Hunger Games on steroids and I was intrigued. I snapped up the book before my colleagues could get to it and boy am I glad I did. That was the first […]

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