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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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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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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Bitterburn
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Review: Bitterburn – Ann Aguirre

Content warnings: Hello, my name is Lauren and I am a complete softie for monster boyfriends. I’m going to blame the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast which came out during a pivotal point of my childhood, and I’ve devoured as many BATB retellings as I can find ever since. I adored this one – lushly gothic and the…

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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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Deal with the Demon
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Review: Deal with the Demon – Chace Verity

Content warnings: Cover aside, this is 22,000 words of unbelievably fun fluff, starring a tired and overworked mom of two teenagers and a cinnamon roll demon who literally bakes cinnamon rolls. Having a demon who could bake cinnamon rolls, do chores, and help teenagers around for a few weeks would be really nice. Divorced mom Heidi is having a rough…

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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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