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Articles / April 23, 2020

Nightchaser RECOMMENDED: Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet is $1.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal and is being price-matched. I enjoyed this sci-fi romance and gave this one a B+: There’s a slow burn romance between two characters whom I came to adore, an exciting cast of secondary characters, and big secrets. A delicious new heart-pounding romantic adventure from USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet! Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations. Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts. What Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other—while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry. Add to Goodreads To-Read List → You can find ordering info for this book here.       His Wicked Sins His Wicked Sins by Eve Silver is 99c at Amazon for the nest day and a half!  Elyse is a huge fan…

The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath
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Articles / April 23, 2020

C- The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath March 31, 2020 · Avon Historical: EuropeanRomance The Earl Takes a Fancy is, at most, one half of a sort of OK book – the half that belongs to the protagonist, Fancy Trewlove. The other half of the book belongs to Matthew Sommersby, Earl of Rosemont, and tragically, he is garbage. For a romance to work, I must have some attachment to both characters and want them to be together, and in this book, such is not the case. This book is part of the Sins for All Seasons series. I felt it worked as a stand alone. It makes the bold choice (more on this later) to center around a woman named Ettie who was a baby farmer and became the adoptive mother to four children and birth mother to Fancy. Ettie was a great mom and each of the children (now adults) is the hero or heroine of a romance in the series. Ettie’s big dream is for Fancy to marry nobility. This seems unlikely to me but the other siblings also seem to be marrying into nobility, so…OK then. And as I mentioned, I want to address the…

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai
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Articles / April 23, 2020

B- Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai April 21, 2020 · Avon Contemporary RomanceRomance CW: The story includes discussion of past experiences of child abuse, attempted murder, and kidnapping. Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai is full up with tropes that I’m sure are a lot of people’s favs—there’s a romance between a bodyguard and the woman he’s hired to protect! Forced proximity! Cute stray dog! Former soldier struggling to manage his PTSD! A marriage of convenience! Friends to lovers! Small town! Millionaire former celebrity looking to live a good, quiet life! But, it ultimately didn’t really work for me. While I was happy to be able to read an interracial romance between two people of color, one of whom clearly has had his background deeply researched, I struggled with the sheer number of plot points within the story. Both characters had conflicts that, while they spanned the entirety of the narrative, were never really resolved to my satisfaction and I walked away from the novel with this niggling sense of incompleteness that overshadowed a lot of the great things about the story. Girl Gone Viral is the second book in Alisha Rai’s Modern Love series and follows Katrina, best…

Ready Set Go: Warmest, Fuzziest, Coziest Romance
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Articles / April 23, 2020

Time for the most evil recommendation feature we have: READY, SET, GO! Here are the rules: We pick a specific sub-genre, trope, or type of romance, and we have to make ONE recommendation for that type. ONE. ONLY ONE. And no more than two sentences as to why. Yes, just one.  Which one book do you pick to fill that rec? What is the warmest, fuzziest, coziest romance you’d recommend?  Any genre, but just one rec. Ready, set, GO! A | BN | K | AB Me: Act Like It, Lucy Parker. Every time, no question: Cat Richard, having pancakes after she runs a 5k, the whispered conversations, and Lainie’s family are the perfect warm, fuzzy, cozy read for me. I freaking love that book. Amanda: A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare! It has everything I could ever want in a comforting, sweet, and funny romance. Guaranteed to make me feel like I’m getting the best hug in the world. A | BN | K | AB Elyse: A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole. The hero even has a teddy bear. It’s all the warm and fuzzy. It’s like being wrapped in a blanket while cuddling a…