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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 […]

Naughty and Nice: A Holiday Romanc...

<i>Naughty and Nice: A Holiday Romance Collection</i>

Naughty and Nice contains four books – two naughty and two nice. Shannon Stacy and Jaci Burton bring us the nice ones – but if you know those ladies, you know there’s a healthy dose of naughty in each! – and Megan Hart and Lauren Dane provide the naughty, emphasis on the naughty. This is a […]

Irresistibly Yours by Lauren L...

<i>Irresistibly Yours</i> by Lauren Layne

Irresistibly Yours is a delightful novel from Lauren Layne, the first in her new Oxford series. Summary (from her website) is as follows: Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops […]

Snowflakes on Silver Cove by H...

<i>Snowflakes on Silver Cove</i> by Holly Martin

You know those books that feel like you’ve been doing life with these people for a while? Where you are a fly on a wall into a fully realized world and when you leave the book you wish the author would text you every once and a while to let you know how the characters […]

Jingle Bell Harbor by Tracy Br...

<i>Jingle Bell Harbor</i> by Tracy Brogan

Jingle Bell Harbor was a delightful little holiday romance that I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys contemporary stories set in small towns and second-chance romances. It avoids the things that drive me nuts about novellas (no real pacing, limited character development, sex without context) and allowed me to just enjoy getting to know these folks. […]

Christmas with the Billionaire Ran...

<i>Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher</i> by Mandy Baxter

This book is better than it deserves to be, y’all. A short story in a series of short story, Baxter shines at writing this family. Her website is unclear if the entire series is novellas, but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if it were for the simple fact that she packs more realistic character development […]

Keep Me, Cowboy by Nicole Helm

<i>Keep Me, Cowboy</i> by Nicole Helm

This book was fine. And y’all, I hate writing reviews for books that were fine. I read it about three weeks ago, which is an admittedly long lag time between reading and reviewing for me, but it fell completely out of my head. I had to go back to my notes – which is rare […]

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