Party Favors
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Review: Party Favors – Erin McLellan

I adore this series. It’s adorable, kinky and sex-positive and I have loved every single one of these couples over the past year. This is the fourth in the holiday-themed series, and while it could be read as a stand-alone, you’d miss a lot of the backstory (and in-jokes) with the other couples. Amanda may be the disco ball heiress,…

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Archangel's Sun
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Review: Archangel’s Sun – Nalini Singh

Content warnings: I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever, especially once the cover art was posted. The Guild Hunter series always tends to be on the darker side of paranormal, and while this book certainly lives up to that in some respects, it’s also an adorably sweet romance and a nice breather after the mayhem…

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Forever with You
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Review: Forever with You – Barb Curtis

Content warnings: I’m a big fan of the second chances trope, so of course I jumped on this book. Plus, it’s set in the Niagra Falls wine country area, which I love. I’m not a drinker, but for whatever reason, I’m a big fan of romances involving vinters, and it’s nice to see something that’s not set in Napa. It’s…

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Daughter of the Serpentine
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Review: Daughter of the Serpentine – E.E. Knight

Content warnings: These books have absolutely gorgeous covers, and I love this one even more than Novice Dragoneer. I very much enjoyed the first book, so I was unbelievably excited to read an advanced copy of this one. And, wow, it was not a disappointment – it’s even better than the first. As this is the second in a series,…

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The Lady's Champion
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Review: The Lady’s Champion – Marie Lipscomb

Content warnings: Natalie, Lady of Blackmere, has written every year to beg the champions of Aldland to hold one of their famous Tourneys in her town. She grew up listening to ballads about them, especially Brandon the Bear, but when they finally agree, she finds herself stymied by protocol. So, naturally, Natalie trades places with her friend Jenny, the tavern…

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Novice Dragoneer
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Review: Novice Dragoneer – E.E. Knight

Content warnings: The cover is what first caught my eye on the library’s shelf (hey, remember when people actually went to libraries??) and then the blurb sold me. It’s a coming of age story about a plucky young girl and her hopes of becoming a dragon rider. “A bad start is still a start, after all.” At fourteen, Ileth runs…

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Nucleation
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Review: Nucleation – Kimberley Unger

This is billed as a first contact book, which it is, but more accurately it’s a slowly paced sci-fi thriller. It’s not focused so much on the aliens as it is on uncovering possible corporate espionage and untangling the events surrounding a deadly accident. In the future, companies like Far Reaches use quantum entanglement to allow OPs (operators) to control…

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Written in the Stars
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Review: Written in the Stars – Alexandria Bellefleur

Content warnings: First off, that cover is GORGEOUS. A Pride & Prejudice-inspired, fake-dating, grumpy/sunshine, opposites-attract wlw romance? Yes, please! It’s an absolutely delicious trope sundae and I absolutely gobbled this book up. “I think it’s nice,” Elle argued. “If you don’t believe in love, what’s left to believe in?” Darcy tongue poked against the inside of her cheek. “Sweet in…

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Kissing Lessons
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Review: Kissing Lessons – Stephanie London

Content warnings: I’m always on the lookout for curvy heroines, and seeing one on the cover of the book really caught my eye. Even better, this book leans hard into some rom-com tropes and it was such a satisfying read because of it. “But, in Audrey’s opinion, the little moments mattered in life, too. And that’s what she did—she gave…

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The Gentleman and the Thief
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Review: The Gentleman and the Thief – Sarah M. Eden

Content warnings: This is actually the second in a series, which I quickly realized once I started reading. I think things were well enough explained that it didn’t affect the relationship between Ana and Hollis, though I struggled a bit with the Dread Penny Society and its members. “Getting invited to parties—that was Fletcher’s highly important role for Hollis. The…

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