Murder by the Book
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Review: Murder by the Book – Claire Harman

I’m a pretty big true crime fan.  If you leave me to my own devices, I’m probably going to end up watching Forensic Files.  So, you can imagine that I was very excited to see a Victorian true crime novel with a literary angle.  While parts of it lived up to the title, other parts were a bit more underwhelming.…

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Off the Ice
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Review: Off the Ice – Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

I’m a hockey fan, so of course I jumped on the chance to review this reissued m/m hockey romance.  This is billed as a “hot for teacher” romance, but that’s not quite the whole story. “As you know, it’s a subject near to my own academic interests, but it might be a little off from the scope of the course.”…

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The Bird King
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Review: The Bird King – G. Willow Wilson

Content warnings: This is a difficult bird (ha!) to categorize – it’s a lyrically written historical fantasy, set during the last days of Muslim Iberia and in a lot of ways it’s more about the ideas than the plot.  I’m a firm believer that each reader’s relationship with a book is highly personal and may diverge strongly with what the…

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Writing Her In
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Review: Writing Her In – Holley Trent

I’m a big fan of Holley Trent’s Jekh Saga books, so when I saw she had a new contemporary coming out, I had to read it!  Having never read one of her contemporary menages before, I was curious to how it’d work (what works for me in a paranormal or scifi doesn’t necessarily work for me in a contemporary), but…

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Love on Location
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Review: Love on Location – Cassidy Carter

This is such sweet and cozy friends-to-lovers romance!  I’ve generally liked the Hallmark books I’ve read, but I think this one has to be my favorite so far! “Come to the Cabins in the Pines—beautiful vistas, relaxing, remote location—and hardly any campers!” Delaney and Wyatt were childhood best friends who grew up together playing at his parent’s campground.  As adults,…

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American Dreamer
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Review: American Dreamer – Adriana Herrera

Content warnings: OK, first off – if you love food romances, this is completely the book for you.  It’s ownvoices for Dominican rep, and the amount of delicious Caribbean food is incredible.  But, besides the food, this is a lovely romance with the perfect amount of angst! “Dude, can you be at least a little sympathetic? This is a big…

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Ultimate Pi Day Party
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Review: The Ultimate Pi Day Party – Jackie Lau

I’m a pretty big fan of Jackie Lau’s contemporary rom-coms, so I jumped on this!  It’s the official start of the new Baldwin Village series (though there was a prequel Christmas novella).  Like the pies Sarah sells, this book is both sweet and savory, and oh so yummy.  One quick warning – this book will make you SO hungry! Josh,…

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Bad Influence
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Review: Bad Influence – Stefanie London

I have very much enjoyed the Bad Bachelors series, and it’s bittersweet to be finally reading the last book.  I have quite the thing for second chance romances, and reading about Annie, the creator of the Bad Bachelors app, and Joe, its inspiration, meeting again was absolute perfection.  This is the third in the series, and while I think it…

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