Ice Cream Lover
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Review: Ice Cream Lover – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: There’s three things I’ve learned to expect from a Jackie Lau book. First off, there’s going to be delicious food, whether it’s Tim Horton’s donuts, dim sum, or durian ice cream (ok, that last one might be debatable!). Second, there’s going to be lots of humor, often very wacky humor. Third, there’s always an exploration of some serious…

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Wrong Bed, Right Girl
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Review: Wrong Bed, Right Girl – Rebecca Brooks

I loved the first book in this series, and was so excited to read this one.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was expecting. Talia was in the last book – she’s the heroine’s roommate and BFF and the hero’s sister.  At the start of this book, she’s just sublet the apartment of a ballerina friend who’s had to leave suddenly…

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A Prince on Paper
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Review: A Prince on Paper – Alyssa Cole

I say this every time one of Ms. Cole’s books comes out, but I think she is hands-down today’s best romance writer.  This book, like all of her others, absolutely ripped my heart out and then made me cry happy tears, so, yeah, be ready for the feels! It’s a bit enemies-to-lovers, a bit forced proximity, and a bit fake…

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Getting Hot with the Scot
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Review: Getting Hot with the Scot – Melonie Johnson

Content warnings: I’m not a big fan of Scottish or highlander romances, but the cover was so gorgeous and the blurb so intriguing that I had to read it.  While I had some issues with it, overall this is a light, funny, and enjoyable read. While wandering off on a tour of a Scottish castle, Cassie stumbles upon a man…

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Play It Again
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Review: Play It Again – Aidan Wayne

Content warnings: What an utterly adorable book!  It’s mushy and sweet, both low heat and low angst, and it’s nice and short. Dovid is a minor Youtube celebrity.  As a blind man, he documents the lives of himself and, to a lesser degree, his twin sister Rachel, as well as restaurant reviews (which includes accessibility as well as the usual…

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Off the Ice
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Review: Off the Ice – Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

I’m a hockey fan, so of course I jumped on the chance to review this reissued m/m hockey romance.  This is billed as a “hot for teacher” romance, but that’s not quite the whole story. “As you know, it’s a subject near to my own academic interests, but it might be a little off from the scope of the course.”…

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Love on Location
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Review: Love on Location – Cassidy Carter

This is such sweet and cozy friends-to-lovers romance!  I’ve generally liked the Hallmark books I’ve read, but I think this one has to be my favorite so far! “Come to the Cabins in the Pines—beautiful vistas, relaxing, remote location—and hardly any campers!” Delaney and Wyatt were childhood best friends who grew up together playing at his parent’s campground.  As adults,…

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Bad Influence
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Review: Bad Influence – Stefanie London

I have very much enjoyed the Bad Bachelors series, and it’s bittersweet to be finally reading the last book.  I have quite the thing for second chance romances, and reading about Annie, the creator of the Bad Bachelors app, and Joe, its inspiration, meeting again was absolute perfection.  This is the third in the series, and while I think it…

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Untamed
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Review: Untamed – Caitlin Crews

I’ve had a hit or miss time with categories, but this blurb sounded so good and I’ve heard great things about the new Dare line, I just had to try it out.  And while it wasn’t precisely my cup of tea, I did enjoy it.  This is the third in a series, but I read it as a standalone without…

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The Inside Track
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Review: The Inside Track – Tamsen Parker

Content warnings: I first started reading Ms. Parker’s work with the excellent Snow and Ice Games series from last year, and I’ve followed along with the spin-off series of the band from the first book in that series, License to Game.  I was happy to see that goofy Nick was finally getting his book! “Do you always talk this much?”…

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