Dukes, Historical Fiction, & More
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Articles / August 1, 2019

Every Last Breath Every Last Breath by Juno Rushdan is $1.99! This is the first book in the Final Hour romantic suspense series. I enjoyed the action in this one, but there are a lot of moving parts. I also want to warn readers that this deals with the heroine miscarrying which leads to her having an awful breakdown. It’s off the page but recalled in detail. 48 hours 2 covert operatives 1 chance to get it right Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be harder than resisting the attraction still burning between them, but Maddox will do whatever it takes…even if it destroys her. When Maddox crashes back into Cole Matthews’ life, he wants to fight back. He wants to hate her. But the crisis is too strong to ignore, and soon the two former lovers find themselves working side-by-side in a breakneck race to stop a world-class killer with…

The Rec League: F/F Historical Romances
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Articles / August 1, 2019

This Rec League came to us via Katelyn Riley on Twitter! Thanks, Katelyn! Shana: I mean, I have to start with Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure, which I am so obsessed with I’ve bought for multiple people. Claudia: Proper English by KJ Charles ( A | BN | K | G | AB ), origin story of two characters seen in Think Of England. Edwardian period, house party with a dash of murder — what more could anyone want? And not a book but I strongly recommend Gentleman Jack on HBO — it’s fantastic! Shana: The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody – queer pirates in the 1700s. Two older historical westerns that I will love forever are And Love Came Calling by Beverly Shearer ( A | BN ) and Yellowthroat by Penny Hayes ( A | BN ). A | BN | K | AB Backwards to Oregon by Jae, about a couple on Oregon trail, involves cross-dressing, which is my personal catnip in a historical Tara: Shana, I want to high five all your recs so far. Mrs Martin’s Incomparable Adventure had me laughing so hard that I was weeping. Backwards to Oregon is…

The Rec League: Lesbian Historical Romances
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Articles / August 1, 2019

This Rec League came to us via Katelyn Riley on Twitter! Thanks, Katelyn! Shana: I mean, I have to start with Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure, which I am so obsessed with I’ve bought for multiple people. Claudia: Proper English by KJ Charles ( A | BN | K | G | AB ), origin story of two characters seen in Think Of England. Edwardian period, house party with a dash of murder — what more could anyone want? And not a book but I strongly recommend Gentleman Jack on HBO — it’s fantastic! Shana: The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody – queer pirates in the 1700s. Two older historical westerns that I will love forever are And Love Came Calling by Beverly Shearer ( A | BN ) and Yellowthroat by Penny Hayes ( A | BN ). A | BN | K | AB Backwards to Oregon by Jae, about a couple on Oregon trail, involves cross-dressing, which is my personal catnip in a historical Tara: Shana, I want to high five all your recs so far. Mrs Martin’s Incomparable Adventure had me laughing so hard that I was weeping. Backwards to Oregon is…

August’s New Releases
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Articles / August 1, 2019

August is finally here and that means books! We have some new faces here at the site, which equates to even more releases to discuss. Though we hope you enjoy our picks, here are a few more books that you may be looking to read: Ruth Ware has a new creepy mystery: The Turn of the Key ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). Don’t forget the continuation to R.F. Kuang’s Opium Wars series: The Dragon Republic ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). Handle with Care by Helena Hunting ( A | BN | K | G | AB ) is out this month! J.R. Ward fans will be waiting for Blood Truth ( A | BN | K | G | AB ) to hit their e-readers. Discretion by Karina Halle ( A ) is the first book in a new contemporary romance series! Chasing Sunset Author: Missouri Vaun Released: August 13, 2019 by Bold Strokes Books Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBT, Romance Taylor Finn aspires to be a stunt driver, but driving a limo is what pays the bills. When she finds herself chauffeuring a drunk guy harassing his date, she leaves him stranded and is sure she’s going…

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S15 E13: Thank God It’s Over
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Articles / August 1, 2019

After thirteen episodes, this season of The Bachelorette is finally wrapping up. Chris Harrison promises us that this will be the most shocking season finale ever, which he promises before every season finale. Literally. I’m not making that up. I will say this, it is a ride, so buckle up. And pour some rum into your Diet Coke. Here we go. The show opens with Hannah getting ready for the finale. Neil Lane meets with both Tyler and Jed separately, and they pick out rings for her. Jed picks out a diamond and says it reminds him of his relationship with Hannah because it’s round. I…ok. Hannah says that she thinks Tyler will do whatever he needs to make a happy life with her but, that Jed “is as honest with me as I am with him, and that’s what makes a good life partner.” Riding in the van to the proposal site, Hannah says she’s conflicted and starts to cry. She asks the van to stop. She gets out and walks away to get some air, but (it looks to me like) her heel catches on the pavement and she falls hard. A PA runs up to her check that…