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Articles / January 23, 2020

This Scot of Mine This Scot of Mine by Sophie Jordan is $1.99! This is part of the Rogue Files historical romance series. The description mentions a marriage of convenience, but also sounds hella angsty. Readers enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters, though felt the plot was paper thin. A daring deception… Desperate to escape her vile fiancé, Lady Clara devises a bold lie—that she’s pregnant with another man’s child. With her reputation in tatters, Clara flees to Scotland to live out her days in disgrace, resigned to her fate as a spinster…until she claps eyes on the powerful and wickedly handsome Laird Hunt MacLarin. She’s the answer to his curse… Laird of an ancient clan, Hunt needs an heir, but he comes from a long line of men cursed to die before the birth of their firstborn. When the Duke of Autenberry approaches him with a proposition—marry my ruined sister—it seems the perfect solution. Even better, the defiant lass stirs him to his very soul. No escaping the truth… Except marriage cannot set them free. No matter how much Hunt desires her. No matter how much Clara burns for him. Soon she is falling for her husband, but is love enough to end the curse? Or is the tragic…

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate
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Articles / January 23, 2020

C+ A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate January 28, 2020 · Thomas Nelson Contemporary RomanceInspirationalRomance As an Australian living in Melbourne, I always feel a bit sad that there aren’t more romances set in my part of the world. While there are plenty of amazing Australian romance authors out there, it seems that there isn’t much of a market for romances set in Australia…and so our local authors write stories set in the UK or Europe or the US – exotic for this reviewer, but rather a pity for everyone else. So when I saw A Girl’s Guide to the Outback on NetGalley, and realised that the author herself is Australian (significantly decreasing the chances of everything being too Fair Dinkum Bonzer Crikey Mate for words), I snapped it up immediately. (I should note that when I say ‘my part of the world’, Australia is a pretty big country and rural Queensland could hardly be more distant, geographically and culturally/politically, from Melbourne. But then, romances with Australian urban settings really are unicorn-like in their rarity, and there’s a whole conversation to be had about what counts as ‘real Australia’ and how this affects romance novels written with…

Headliners by Lucy Parker
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Articles / January 23, 2020

B Headliners by Lucy Parker January 20, 2020 · Carina Press Contemporary RomanceRomance Shout out to Maya who shared her expertise on racialization and approved of Megxit Ranger! Thanks, Maya!!!! Headliners is the fifth book in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrity series, and it is not an exaggeration to say that I have been a squatting like a goblin in the corner, waiting to pounce on this book. I LOVE Parker’s style, and it’s absolutely worth picking this book up for her snark and wit alone. All the books in London Celebrity work as standalones, but for those who have been following the series, you’ll have met Sabrina and Nick in The Austen Playbook. Sabrina Carlton is Freddy’s sister, and Nicolas Davenport is Griff’s close friend. They’re both incredibly charismatic television hosts. With their own shows. In the same time slots. In the same network. As you would imagine, this was more conducive to feuding than friendship, all the more so when their network decided to reduce their evening news commentary programs down to one. But before the battle royale of sparkling teeth and camera charm can properly commence, Nick made a dastardly decision to break a generations long scandal involving…