Their Perfect Melody
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Review: Their Perfect Melody – Priscilla Oliveras

I’ve very much enjoyed reading about Ms. Oliveras’ Fernandez sisters.  There is such an amazing feeling of family, of warmth and support, and I adore the glimpses of Puerto Rican culture.  While much of the subject matter (drug abuse and intimate partner violence) is heavy, Ms. Oliveras manages to balance it with Lilí’s optimism and the Fernandez family warmth.  I…

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The Adults
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Review: The Adults – Caroline Hulse

Is there anything more classic than a tale of family dysfunction during the holidays?  National Lampoon’s Family Christmas is one of my favorite holiday films, so it’s no wonder I loved this book, as it’s reminiscent of a British version of it.  Well, a version where a divorced couple, their 7-year-old (and her imaginary bunny friend), and their respective new…

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Captive Desire
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Review: Captive Desire – Robin Lovett

I think this is being billed more as erotica than straight romance, though it does have an HEA, so I’m just going to call it a romance.  A completely bonkers bananapants romance, but still – I have a particular soft spot for scifi romance, and this really hit the mark, plus it’s got the enemies-to-lovers trope.  While this is the…

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Review: He’s Not My Boyfriend – Jackie Lau

Another Jackie Lau book, another hit out of the park.  Like previous books, the title’s pretty accurate for what you get, and it’s a cozy read, though it doesn’t shy away from harder topic, in this case, the loss of a parent and the difficulty of being a woman in fields traditionally dominated by men.  Also, lots of yummy food!…

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Calendar Girl
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Review: Calendar Girl – Georgia Beers

I’ve read several of Ms. Beers books before and I frequently recommend her to others as a reliably good and prolific f/f writer.  Unfortunately, while there was plenty of the usual goodness I expect from her, there was also one particular plot point that detracted from my enjoyment of the book. Katie has moved back in with her parents to…

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Rogue Nights
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Review: Rogue Nights anthology

I’ve read and enjoyed some of these anthologies before, and since there were also several familiar names, I just had to pick this up!  There are seven stories included, with two authors – Talia Hibbert and Annabeth Albert – that I’ve read and liked before.  Without further ado, here’s individual reviews of the stories: “Resisting Desire” – Talia Hibbert –…

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At the Heart of Christmas
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Review: At the Heart of Christmas – Jill Monroe

So, this is a Hallmark story, so you can pretty much guess what you’re getting.  It’s adorably sweet, suitable for all ages, and pretty low angst.  All in all, if you’re in the mood for a comforting holiday read, this will fit the bill! “Your family big on Christmas, then?” Now it became her turn to laugh. “At the Hardwick…

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
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Review: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale – Jane Yolen

This is a collection of Ms. Yolen’s stories, all having to do with fairy tales or legends.  They span the gamut from the traditional European Cinderella tale, to China, to the Cheyenne plains, to a concentration camp, to Ninety-Sixth near Central Park.  All of the stories were published previously, though the notes and some of the poems at the end…

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Roomies
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Review: Roomies – Christina Lauren

I enjoyed reading this book and found Holland extremely likable and Calvin adorably hot, but my goodness did this book have issues. Holland has some serious spoiled rich girl issues. She lives in NYC, with her rent 2/3s paid by her rich uncles, who’ve also created a job for her. She’s got a great education, but seems to be just…

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Diamond Fire
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Review: Diamond Fire – Ilona Andrews

I’m a humongous Ilona Andrews fan.  I’ve been reading their Kate Daniels series since the first book came out in 2007, and I’ve happily consumed their Edge and Innkeeper novels as well.  My favorite, however, is their latest series, Hidden Legacy.  I adored Nevada, her strong moral compass and her dedication to her family, so while I’m sad we’re moving…

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