Fantasy Romance, Bertrice Small, & More
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Articles / December 5, 2019

Fix Her Up Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey is $1.99! I’m a huge Bailey fan, but this one didn’t do it for me, mainly because it had some tropes that aren’t my bag. If you enjoyed this one, feel free to leave a comment below! New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey launches a super sexy new series featuring the blue collar men who work for a HGTV-esque house flipping business. After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore. Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a…

The Rec League: Enthusiastic Consent
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Articles / December 5, 2019

We have a request from Jennifer. Thanks, Jennifer! I’m looking for recommendations for romances that contain positive consent. For context, I am a therapist, and I work with some people who have never seen or been in a relationship where positive consent has occurred. Subgenre doesn’t matter—I’d like to build a lending library of a variety of books. Any books that include sexual trauma (even as background for the characters) would need to be excluded. Thank you! We’ve come up with some great suggestions, though we definitely noticed that the books we thought of at first didn’t meet the “no sexual trauma” rule and why the two often go hand-in-hand at times. A | BN | K | AB Shana: Well, SBTB saved my sanity by recommending Talia Hibbert when I was looking for this same thing. So I guess I’ll pay it forward and recommend her to someone else. The Princess Trap and Get A Life, Chloe Brown are two of my faves. In The Princess Trap a woman’s one-night stand with a hot stranger turns into a fake engagement with a Scandinavian prince. There’s some light power play with lots of consent checks. One True Pairing by Cathy…