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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When We Were Ghosts
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Review: When We Were Ghosts – E.J. Phillips

Content warnings: Hello, gorgeous cover! And honestly, this book is gorgeous, in a very grief-laden, magical way. This is a heavier book, as much of the story is spent dealing (or not dealing with, depending on the character) death and grief, but it’s also lightened by a very snarky ghost and a sweet romance. “A haunting is just a memory…

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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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In a Holidaze
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Review: In a Holidaze – Christina Lauren

Content warnings: Why yes, it’s barely October and I’m already reading my first holiday book! And this is basically everything a Christmas book should be. It’s cute! It’s sweet! It’s got the childhood friends to lovers trope! It does toe the line between romance/women’s fiction but it still worked for me. “I want to be happy, and I’m petrified that…

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Love by the Books
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Review: Love by the Books – Té Russ

Content warnings: This book is as adorable as the cover suggests! It’s a quick, sweet, low-conflict romance between a Black literary agent and a Black bookshop owner. “So here I was, standing in the middle of a bookstore, about to have a damn orgasm from merely watching a sexy ass man reading a book.” Things are finally looking up for…

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Real Men Knit
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Review: Real Men Knit – Kwana Jackson

Content warnings: I’ve read books by this author before and enjoyed them and this blurb sounded right up my alley. Four hot adopted brothers? A knitting shop in Harlem? Yes, please! Unfortunately, while those parts lived up to my expectations, some of the book didn’t. Jesse is the youngest of four brothers – most of them not biologically related –…

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The Duke Who Didn't
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Review: The Duke Who Didn’t – Courtney Milan

Content warnings: TLDR: Look, it’s a surprise new Courtney Milan book in 2020. Go buy it, because trust me, you need it. I have sung the praises of Courtney Milan multiple times before, so it’s probably no surprise that I also absolutely loved this childhood friends to lovers book. It’s seriously a masterclass in fluffy banter, while also striking a…

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Don't Hex and Drive
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Review: Don’t Hex and Drive – Juliette Cross

Content warnings: The second in the Stay a Spell series, this book features Isadora, another one of the Savoie sisters. Like the rest of her sisters, she’s a witch, and she’s specifically a Conduit, which means she can heal people using her magic. Isadora is very much a homebody, content in her greenhouse and with her family and close circle…

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