A Match Made for Thanksgiving
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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: I’m a pretty big fan of Jackie Lau’s books. They’re funny, intrinsically Canadian, and usually feature lots of delicious food (Nanaimo bars are the standout here). This novella feels a little fluffier than usual, but I still loved it. Nick was glad to escape his small hometown of Mosquito Bay, and the only thing that keeps him coming…

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A Study in Scarlet Women
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Review: A Study in Scarlet Women – Sherry Thomas

Content warnings:  Despite not caring that much about the original material, I have a thing for Sherlock retellings. While I knew that this starred a female Sherlock, I hadn’t realized that Watson and Moriarty were also women! This suffers from serious first book syndrome (so! many! characters! with backstories!), but it really picks up in the second half. I found…

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Pax Novis
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Review: Pax Novis – Erica Cameron

Content warnings: I’m not really sure how to define this book. The general plot – Pax ships are losing contact, and the Novis may be next – reads like a thriller, but the pacing is very slow. As an example, the book starts out with notes from a board meeting and a few sections from the Pax ship charter. The…

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Love in the Stacks
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Review: Love in the Stacks – Delilah Peters

Even though I’m happily wallowing in Halloween-themed romances, given my general love for the Dirty Bits line and romances featuring librarians, I happily snatched this Christmas novella up. There’s a Christmas party, complete with one of those annoying gift games, ugly Christmas sweaters, and then, as the piece de resistance, the main couple gets snowed in at the library. I’m…

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Bewitching You
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Review: Bewitching You – Katana Collins

Content warnings: I’m in a Halloween novella mood, and this sweet and sexy Kindle Unlimited option hit the spot. It’s got the ex-boyfriend’s friend trope, half a dozen cats, and plenty of that Halloween atmosphere I was looking for. Kandi Kornne (I know, right?) holds a pumpkin decorating fundraiser every year at her candy store in quaint Maple Grove. This…

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Archangel's Blade
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 2 – Nalini Singh

And I’m back with part two of my mini-reviews for my reread of the Guild Hunter series. In part one, I covered the first three books, all of which involved Elena and Raphael. The next three books star side characters, including three of Raphael’s Seven. So, without further ado, Archangel’s Blade… Look, I don’t really care for Dmitri, and reincarnation…

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Angels' Blood
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 1 – Nalini Singh

I started reading the Guild Hunter series when it first came out in 2009, but promptly fell off the wagon once the kids were born. I had very fond memories of the books I had read, though, so in preparation for the latest book’s release, I decided to bust out my old paperbacks and do a full series reread. Guild…

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Out of the Picture
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Review: Out of the Picture – Tracy Gardner

While I normally review romances, or at least books with a pretty heavy romantic element, I’m taking a slight detour here. When I was in college, I absolutely devoured cozy mystery series, especially anything involving cats or crafts. When I saw that Hallmark was releasing a mystery novel, I was extremely curious. I’m glad I took a chance! This is…

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How to Blow It with a Billionaire
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Review: How to Blow It with a Billionaire – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: As opposed to the first book, which definitely ended on a HFN note, this one feels like an ode to Caspian’s beloved Star Wars, specifically Empire Strikes Back. Caspian’s frozen in the carbonite of his repressed emotions/lack of self worth, while the mostly unseen emperor cackles in the wings, and Arden (and sidekick) have retreated to a place…

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How to Bang a Billionaire
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Review: How to Bang a Billionaire – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: I always say that I’m not particularly a fan of new adult or billionaire romance, but somehow when you combine the two I’m completely enchanted. So when I had the chance to get ARCs of the first two books in the Arden St. Ives series by Alexis Hall (of the quirky and wonderfully horrific The Affair of the…

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