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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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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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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His Grumpy Childhood Friend
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Review: His Grumpy Childhood Friend – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: I could go on forever about how much I like Jackie Lau’s books. And this one is fake dating with a childhood friend! Delightful tropes, plenty of humor and wacky situations, and some delicious food, this is another great book. Charlotte hasn’t been on a date in five years, ever since she broke up with her ex-boyfriend after…

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Holiday Home Run
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Review: Holiday Home Run – Priscilla Oliveras

I’m a pretty big fan of Priscilla Oliveras’ books, so it’s no surprise that I’d actually already read this novella when it first came out in an anthology. But I jumped at the chance to revisit it because I had fond memories of it. And it still holds up as a sweet holiday romance. Julia is an event planner and…

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Just a Little Bet
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Review: Just a Little Bet – Tawna Fenske

Content warnings: Road trip, lovers-to-friends-to-lovers, second chance romance? Hello, all my catnip in one shiny package! This is the second in a series about smokejumpers, but I read as a stand-alone. I should just note, for anyone looking for firefighter content, while he is a smokejumper, the book happens during the off-season, so there’s very little related content. “And you’re thinking…

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Together, Apart
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Review: Together, Apart anthology

Content warnings: That cover is super cute and, honestly, who could say no to a bunch of pandemic meet-cutes? I hadn’t read most of these authors before, so I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this anthology – and now I have a whole bunch of new authors’ backlists to check out! “Love, Delivered” – Erin A. Craig –…

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Sweet on You
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Review: Sweet on You – Carla de Guzman

Content warnings: Oh my gosh, this is just as sweet as the title (and that cute cover) implies! It’s a romance that sparks from a rivalry between a coffee shop owner and the new bakery owner during the Christmas season in the Philippines. “It was competition, after all, and if Sari couldn’t be the best, what was the point?” Sari…

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A Princess for Christmas
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Review: A Princess for Christmas – Jenny Holiday

Content warnings: This is a hilarious and self-aware ode to all of those campy and sweet Hallmark holiday movies, with the addition of sex in the woods and a lot of f-bombs. In the two years since his parents died, Leo’s dropped out of college and is struggling to raise his eleven-year-old sister Gabby. He’s constantly worried that he’s doing…

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