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New Release Review! CELEBRATION AT CHRISTMAS COVE by Carrie Jansen

CELEBRATION AT CHRISTMAS COVE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; October 26, 2021) tells the heartwarming story of a grieving woman who can’t wait to leave a wintry New England island, and a widower who would do anything to stay. Travel magazine writer Celeste Bell is in a terrible mood. Not only was her flight to the Caribbean diverted to a Massachusetts island, now it looks like she’ll have to spend Christmas there. Single and still mourning the loss her mother a year earlier, Celeste is desperate to avoid any emotional entanglements and all holiday festivities. She just doesn’t feel like celebrating.…

Release Day Review! ALONG CAME A LADY by Christi Caldwell (All the Duke’s Sins #1)

USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell makes her Berkley debut this summer with ALONG CAME A LADY (Berkley Mass Market; August 24, 2021), a sparkling, banter-filled, enemies-to-lovers tale about letting go of society’s preconceived notions and finding love. In a reverse retelling of My Fair Lady, ALONG CAME A LADY follows the budding romance between the irascible son of a duke and the lady hired to teach him the ways of a gentleman. As the lessons go on, the two engage in a battle of wits and passion. Rafe Audley detests his father, the Duke of Bentley, for abandoning his…

New Release Review and Giveaway! STEALING HER BEST FRIEND’S HEART by Tara Randel (The Golden Matchmaker’s Club #1)

Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart(The Golden Matchmakers Club #1)By Tara RandelContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 384 PagesJuly 27, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming A home renovation…Could change this friendship forever Heidi Welch has her eye on the perfect home…until Reid Masterson buys it! Now Heidi has one last chance to get back the home of her dreams from her childhood friend and longtime crush. If she helps Reid with the renovations, he’ll sell her the house. But “just friends” seems just about impossible…especially when friendship keeps getting in the way of falling in love. Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target | Book DepositoryHarlequin | BAM | IndieBound | Apple Books | Google…

New Release Review! THE START OF EVERYTHING Box Set by Sawyer Bennett

This set includes:  On the Rocks (Last Call, Book #1):Hunter Markham has returned home after retiring from his career as a professional surfer and is forced to face his past when Gabby Ward, his little sister’s best friend, walks back into his life. He rebuffed her years ago but now he wants a second chance to win her heart. Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs, Book #1):Attorney McKayla Dawson had the hottest (and only) one night stand of her life, but things get awkward when she finds out on Monday morning that the mystery man who rocked her world is her new…

New Release Review and Giveaway! LOVE SPELLS AND OTHER DISASTERS by Angie Barrett

Love Spells and Other Disastersby Angie BarrettPublication Date: February 1, 2021Publisher:  Entangled Teen I didn’t know when I wrote the first love spell that it would actually make things happen. Like, actually make people fall in love with each other… How could I have known something like that? I mean, magic isn’t real, right? But here’s the thing—the spell does work and so does the next one and the next one…and suddenly I’m getting a whole lot of attention from everyone at my high school. Me, Blend-into-the-Walls, Please-Let-Me-Introvert-in-Peace Rowan Marshall. And not only that, but I’ve also caught the attention…

2021 #TBRChallenge for January (Comfort Read) ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW by Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is one of my OG romance authors. When I consciously decided to read mostly romance for the rest of my life (because my real life sucked enough at the time that I felt ZERO need to read books that might leave me sad or uncertain at the end–I required guaranteed HEAs in some aspect of my life, please) I found a used copy of one of her books–at the used book sale at the library I now am in charge of, maybe?–and proceeded to binge read her entire backlist ASAP. She became a go-to author, and when I…

New Release Review and Giveaway! DATEABLE by Natalie Decker

Dateableby Natalie DeckerGenre: YA Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: November 10th 2020Swoon Romance Sixteen-year-old Keilah Evans is completely undateable. The crush she has on Gage Fitch? Forget it. He has no idea she exists. But Keilah has something other girls at school don’t: She can code. Keilah decides to solve her dating woes by anonymously creating a hook-up app. Soon, her app is in demand at every high school in the state. But instead of hooking Keilah up with Gage, the app ships her best friend with him! To make matters worse, a glitch in the app exposes student data, and now,…

New Release Review! THE BOOKWORM’S GUIDE TO FAKING IT by Emma Hart (The Bookworm’s Guide #2)

What I expected on Saturday morning: Books. What I got on Saturday morning: my ex-best friend and first crush in front of me. Let it be known that I, Holley Stuart, do not give a single rat’s behind about pro baseball’s star pitcher Sebastian Stone. I definitely don’t care that he’s standing in my bookstore. Nor do I care that he seems to have forgotten about the last time we saw each other–senior prom, when he both humiliated me and broke my heart, albeit unknowingly. Now, he needs a date to his sister’s wedding. Don’t ask me how I ended…

New Release Review and Giveaway! HER INCONVENIENT CHRISTMAS REUNION by Nina Singh

Her Inconvenient Christmas ReunionBy Nina SinghContemporary RomancePaperback & ebook, 256 PagesNovember 1, 2020 by Harlequin Romance Can a mistletoe kiss… …heal the past? When Zayn walks back into Izzy’s life, years after he was forced to walk out of it, she’s faced with the undeniable attraction that’s never faded. Finding themselves co-owners of the vineyard that means so much to Izzy makes tensions run high! But then she’s seduced into a kiss under the Parisian Christmas lights… Can Izzy find it in her heart to forgive the man who once broke it? Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book DepositoryBAM | IndieBound | Apple | Kobo | Google | Harlequin Review:…

New Release Review and Giveaway! ALL THIS TIME by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott

Title: ALL THIS TIMEAuthors: Mikki Daughtry & Rachael LippincottPub. Date: September 29, 2020Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersFormats: Hardcover, eBook, AudiobookPages: 336 From the team behind #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance that asks: Can you find true love after losing everything? Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends—literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand. Until…

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