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Articles / April 16, 2020

Forever and a Duke Forever and a Duke by Grace Burrowes is $1.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal and features a heroine who’s good with numbers. Readers really liked her, but found there was too much plot and too many additional POVs. Have you read this one? A duke meets his match in the last place he’d ever expect in this charming Regency romance by the New York Times bestselling author of My One and Only Duke. Wrexham, Duke of Elsmore, is overrun by family obligations. With three sisters to escort about Town, a legion of cousins to look after, and aunties who insist he dance with every eligible young woman, he barely has time to manage his dukedom. When he finally carves out a moment to evaluate his family’s finances, he learns that he―and his sisters―are on the verge of social catastrophe. Eleanora Hatfield has an uncanny knack for numbers, but she knows from experience that dealing with the peerage can only lead to problems. Though she wants nothing to do with any titled gentleman, she reluctantly agrees to help when Rex seeks aid from her employer. What starts out as an unwanted assignment soon leads to forbidden kisses and impossible longings….

The Rec League: Hookups
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Articles / April 16, 2020

A couple weeks ago, we ran a discussion post about what tropes would be the opposite of “friends to lovers.” Tara pointed out that a few of you mentioned “hookups to more,” where the couple enter into a sexual relationship as strangers and become friends over time. So this one’s for you commenters! Maya: OHHHHHHHH Beautiful by Christina Lauren ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). She lives in London and he lives somewhere in the US, but they start hooking up on a wine tour. It’s only 2 weeks long, so there’s a firm end date. But then they fall in LURRRVE. Last book in the Beautiful series. I totally hadn’t read a single one before grabbing Beautiful from my library and it was easy to jump into. Amanda: I made a sangria for that release! Maya: I’m pretty sure I read it because of that post! Amanda: Oh my gosh! Well that makes me feel good, haha. A | BN | K | AB Shana: I like The Proposal, by Jasmine Guillory, where the hero and heroine slide from having no-strings sex, to justifying their feelings as friendly friends feels, to falling without even…