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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Harlot by Victoria Dahl

<i>Harlot</i> by Victoria Dahl

I am an avid fan of Victoria Dahl. I love her style and her sass and so when she announced on Twitter that she was writing an erotic historical short novel, I marked the release date on my calendar and began avidly checking NetGalley in case it became available. Praise be, y’all. It did. Harlot is […]

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 […]

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

<i>Hot Toy</i> by Jennifer Crusie

  Ya’ll, most of the time Crusie books are out of the park home runs. I am one of the rabid devotees of Bet Me and I have loved so many other of her books. This one, however, was not nearly as fun. The premise is both simple and ridiculous. We open on a Toy-R-Us-esque establishment […]

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