A Prince on Paper
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Review: A Prince on Paper – Alyssa Cole

I say this every time one of Ms. Cole’s books comes out, but I think she is hands-down today’s best romance writer.  This book, like all of her others, absolutely ripped my heart out and then made me cry happy tears, so, yeah, be ready for the feels! It’s a bit enemies-to-lovers, a bit forced proximity, and a bit fake…

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Getting Hot with the Scot
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Review: Getting Hot with the Scot – Melonie Johnson

Content warnings: I’m not a big fan of Scottish or highlander romances, but the cover was so gorgeous and the blurb so intriguing that I had to read it.  While I had some issues with it, overall this is a light, funny, and enjoyable read. While wandering off on a tour of a Scottish castle, Cassie stumbles upon a man…

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Every Last Breath
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Review: Every Last Breath – Juno Rushdan

Content warnings: This is simultaneously an angsty second chance romance and a fast-paced thriller, and, oh boy, did that work for me! “Why?” After all this time of playing dead and pretending she didn’t exist—­nine years of not giving two shits about her. “What do you want in return?” He cupped her neck with a familiar and fierce tenderness, bringing…

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The Austen Playbook
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Review: The Austen Playbook – Lucy Parker

Look, this book has a house party with a family secrets mystery and a romance between a Slytherin and a Hufflepuff.  That should be enough to tell you if you’re interested, but if you want an actual review, well… This is the fourth in the London Celebrities series, but I think would work well as a standalone. “It was a…

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Play It Again
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Review: Play It Again – Aidan Wayne

Content warnings: What an utterly adorable book!  It’s mushy and sweet, both low heat and low angst, and it’s nice and short. Dovid is a minor Youtube celebrity.  As a blind man, he documents the lives of himself and, to a lesser degree, his twin sister Rachel, as well as restaurant reviews (which includes accessibility as well as the usual…

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Pilu of the Woods
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Review: Pilu of the Woods – Mai K. Nguyen

Content warnings: This is so gorgeous and adorable.  It’s marketed as a middle-grade graphic novel, but I enjoyed it immensely and think the lesson would be applicable to and accessible to most ages. After an argument with her older sister, Willow runs away into the woods where she meets a fellow runaway, a wood spirit named Pilu.  While Willow is…

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The Hunted
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Review: The Hunted – Arthur Slade

The thought of a vampire librarian – with a Dexter twist – was enough to make me want to read this book, despite the somewhat stilted blurb.  Unfortunately, while parts of it worked, it didn’t work well as a standalone novel for me. “I won’t have someone else pick my food for me.” “Food. Is that how you classify us?”…

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Safely Endangered Comics
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Review: Safely Endangered Comics – Chris McCoy

I’m a sucker for collected web comic collections, so when I saw a new one out, I had to give it a try.  On the whole, if you’re a fan of the medium, I think this would definitely be worth your time.  It’s a fun mix of snarky and cute! Like most web comics, it has a deceptively simple, cutesy…

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The Takeover Effect
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Review: The Takeover Effect – Nisha Sharma

I had previously read and loved Ms. Sharma’s My So-Called Bollywood Life, which was YA, so I was ridiculously excited to hear she was writing an adult own voices romance!  While there were some parts that were a bit rough, the book generally lived up to my expectations! After a falling out with his father over his ex-fiancee, Hem left his…

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Thrown to the Wolves
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Review: Thrown to the Wolves – Charlie Adhara

OK, so you’ve probably heard me squee about this series before.  For me, it’s the perfect mix of paranormal romance, mystery, humor and angst.  This is the third is the series (and can’t be read as a standalone), and if you’ve been following along, the first book introduced Cooper and Park as a couple, the second book covered Cooper’s family…

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