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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 […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

<i>Bella’s Christmas Bake Off</i> by Sue Watson

When I lived in the U.K., I made sure to make a trip to my local bookstore each fall to pick up a slew of these kinds of books. Frothy and fun, more concerned with the journey of the character’s inner lives and their intimate relationships than overall plots or sexual encounters – I equate […]

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 […]

Some Girls Do by Amy Andrews

<i>Some Girls Do</i> by Amy Andrews

Some Girls Do is a story of forbidden love and finding home, both in location and in a person. Lacy and Cooper first meet as a hot and satisfying one night stand in a bar in Melbourne. Not having any idea who the other person is, the find out quickly they already had a connection. […]

Breaking a Legend by Sarah Rob...

<i>Breaking a Legend</i> by Sarah Robinson

Breaking a Legend surprised me a bit. I’m not always into MMA books, but wanted to pick this one up because… well, let’s be honest, that cover is not messing around. Like a lot of other MMA books I’ve read, our hero (Rory) is an ALPHA male who dotes on taking care of our heroine, who […]

about that fling by Tawna Fens...

<i>about that fling</i> by Tawna Fenske

about that fling is a laugh-out-loud book about what matters at the core of relationships – honesty with self and others. Jenna, our heroine, works at a large health care system that is in serious crisis. Thus, they call in a crisis negotiator. The night before she has to start the process, she heads to […]

Mile High by Rebecca Chance

<i>Mile High</i> by Rebecca Chance

  Mile High is Rebecca Chance’s 8th book – she writes British bonkbusters, so American readers can be forgiven for not recognizing her name. Books about rich people behaving badly, usually multiple characters with overlapping storylines and sumptuous sex. On several levels, this one doesn’t disappoint, but I certainly wouldn’t call it my favorite of […]

Broken Open by Lauren Dane

<i>Broken Open</i> by Lauren Dane

  Y’all. Y’ALL. THIS BOOK. I fell so hard for Ezra and Tuesday. It’s a competition to be my favorite Lauren Dane book but this is currently laminated at the top of the list. I started reading this at the beach a few weeks ago and had to stop because I was with people I […]

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