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Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

Title: Fast Forward Author: Juliet Madison Genre: Fantasy (with romantic elements) Published: 2013 Rating: 3 ½ stars Kelli Crawford has it all. She’s about to turn twenty-five, has an amazing modeling contract, and a super-hot photographer boyfriend that she’s pretty sure is going to propose. She’s all set—her twenty-fifth birthday is going to be the best one ever. Except that when she wakes up the morning of what should be her twenty-fifth birthday, she finds that instead she’s somehow been launched into the future, and it’s her fiftieth! Her modeling career is clearly over—she has wrinkles galore, and (gasp!) a…

Come and Get It by Keira Cole (Book one of the Bonifay Family)

Title: Come and Get It Author: Keira Cole Series: Bonifay Family Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 3 stars Dixie Rose Bonifay hasn’t had an easy life. Her parents died while she was still in college, so she dropped out to raise her four siblings and had to finish her degree online. She met the love of her life at twenty-two—Garrett—but lost him soon after when he was killed in Iraq. Dixie bounced back once again, using his insurance money to start up a mobile catering business. She loves her job and her family, and feels pretty content with her…

Brazen One-Year Birthday Bash!

Brazen Books, who brought us Wrong Bed Right Guy, Officer Off Limits, Seducing Cinderella, and Tempting the Player – to name just a few – is turning 1 this month, and they’re celebrating in a big way. They’ve got a ton of great things going on this week, including Twitter parties, FB events, and even a huge sale!  Full deets below: Epic Giveaways – Don’t miss the Brazen Bash on Thursday, July 25th from 7 to 10 pm EST where you can comment to win a $50 prize pack, $75 prize pack, or $125 prize pack.  Prize packs will be…

Fatal Affair by Marie Force (Book one in the Fatal series)

Title: Fatal Affair Author: Marie Force Series: Fatal Genre: Romantic suspense Published: 2010 Rating: 4 stars When John O’Connor doesn’t show up for work on the most important day of his career so far, Nick Cappuano, his chief of staff and best friend, goes to his apartment to bring the senator in. However, he discovers to his horror that the junior senator from Virginia hasn’t slept in—he’s been brutally murdered. Nick’s day gets even more surreal when the Metro Police homicide detective assigned to the case turns out to be none other than Sergeant Samantha Holland, the woman Nick spent…

New Release Review: THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by Leah Rae Miller

Title: The Summer I Became a Nerd Author: Leah Rae Miller Genre: Young adult contemporary Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars     Blurb: On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way. Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real…

Making It Last by Ruthie Knox (Book four in the Camelot series)

Title: Making it Last Author: Ruthie Knox Series: Camelot Genre: Contemporary Published: 2013 Rating: 5 stars Making It Last by Ruthie Knox is the fourth book in the Camelot series, which follows the stories of the Clark siblings in the fictional town of Camelot, Ohio. It continues the story of Amber Clark and Tony Mazzara that began in book one, the novella (or short story, as my Nook tells me) How to Misbehave. For fans of the series, it’s a must-read. As the author herself points out in her note at the end, romance novels tend to end at or around the wedding, and readers are to…

Love at High Tide by Christi Barth

Title: Love at High Tide Author: Christi Barth Series: n/a Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars Love at High Tide is like a trip to the beach—light, frothy, fun, and over too soon! It *almost* made up for the fact that we haven’t gone to Ocean City in (sigh) two loooong years…. Darcy Trent, the only daughter of two academics, has just finished up her doctoral dissertation in cultural anthropology, and has one week to decide if her career will take her back to Africa—an option her parents love, but Darcy is less sure about—or somewhere else. It’s a…

The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Title: The Story Guy Author: Mary Ann Rivers Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 5 stars Wow. For a novella (it’s just over 100 pages of story total), this one packs quite a wallop. I managed to make it through to the end okay, but then the first two paragraphs of the author’s acknowledgements, of all things, had me in tears. The good, happy kind, of course. I’m going to start stalking this author’s website to see when her next book comes out for sure. Carrie West has my dream job—well, one of them, anyway—she’s a librarian in the teen…

Freefall by Jill Sorenson (Book two in the Aftershock series)

Title: Freefall Author: Jill Sorenson Series: Aftershock Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense Published: 2013 Rating: 3 stars Somehow I totally missed the fact that this book was related to Aftershock when I requested it from NetGalley. I’m not sure how that happened—I even thought to myself, Hey! She’s the one who wrote Aftershock! I liked that one, when I hit the button, but it wasn’t until the hero mentioned being trapped and in a coma during the LA earthquake that I made the connection. Once again proving that yes, the blonde really is natural. 😉 Anyway…. Park ranger Hope Banning is looking forward to a relaxing…

Operation Blind Date by Justine Davis (Book three of Cutter’s Code series)

Title: Operation Blind Date Author: Justine Davis Series: Cutter’s Code Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I don’t bother reading the author notes before or after books, though I do read them more often than not these days, looking for insight into the writer’s mind and the art of writing itself. In the case of Operation Blind Date, not only did I read the author’s note at the beginning of the book, I immediately read it out loud to the Mini Moes. I’m pretty sure Mini Moe #1 had headphones in, but #2 thought it was as…

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