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New Release Review! A SWEET OBSESSION by Lana Williams (The Mayfair Literary League #7)

Bonded by books and united by a purpose, The Mayfair Literary League has taken on a new mission—For Better or Worse. The bachelors of London won’t know what hit them when these bookish ladies set their sights on the men in their lives who don’t see them for who they truly are—yet. When Lady Winifred Barnes is jilted a week before her wedding, her longtime friend Caleb Godwin comes to her rescue with an offer of a marriage of convenience. As a second son, he has little to offer other than his name. Despite facing ruin and a broken heart,…

New Release Review! EARLS TRIP by Jenny Holiday

The first in a sparkling Regency-era series with a delightfully modern feel, set against the irresistible backdrop of an annual trip taken by three handsome earls . . . Even an earl needs his ride-or-dies, and Archibald Fielding-Burton, the Earl of Harcourt, counts himself lucky to have two. Archie (the jock), Simon (the nerd), and Effie (the goth) have been BFFs since their school days, and their annual trip holds a sacred spot in their calendars. This year, Archie is especially eager to get away—until an urgent letter arrives from an old family friend, begging him to help prevent a…

New Release Review! NOT THAT DUKE by Eloisa James (Would-Be Wallflowers #3)

The Duke of Huntington has no interest in an eccentric redhead who frowns at him over her spectacles…until he realizes that she is the only possible duchess for him. A new enemies-to-lovers romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Bespeckled and freckled, Lady Stella Corsham at least has a dowry that has attracted a crowd of fortune-hunting suitors—which definitely doesn’t include the sinfully handsome Silvester Parnell, Duke of Huntington, who laughingly calls her “Specs” as he chases after elegant rivals. And then— The worst happens. Marriage. To the duke. To a man marrying her for all the wrong…

Release Day Review! 4 HINTS YOU LOVE YOUR BEST FRIEND by Kelly Siskind (Bower Boys #4)

Title: 4 Hints You Love Your Best FriendSeries: Bower Boys #4Author: Kelly SiskindGenre: Romantic ComedyTropes: Friends to Lovers/Forced Proximity/RoommatesRelease Date: July 26, 2023 A rule follower gets stuck living with the off-limits woman he’s always wanted in this small-town romance that sizzles with slow-burn heat. Jolene Daniels is my best friend. Sorry…was. She was my best friend a lifetime and ten years of witness protection ago. Now that I’ve returned to my hometown, Jolene and I are once again hanging out. As friends. I do not fantasize about the time we fell asleep in the tree house we built, and I woke up with her…

New(ish) Release Review! A PRETEND BETROTHAL by Lana Williams (Mayfair Literary League #2)

Bonded by books and united by a purpose, The Mayfair Literary League has taken on a new mission—For Better or Worse. The bachelors of London won’t know what hit them when these bookish ladies set their sights on the men in their lives who don’t see them for who they truly are—yet. Can she reclaim her childhood best friend AND convince him to love her? Lady Tabitha Malton spends her days caring for her mother who feigns illness to keep Tibby at her side. Tibby can’t bring herself to protest until The Mayfair Literary League proposes a new agenda—perform a…

Release Day Review! ROMANCING THE HEIRESS by Darcy Burke (Lords in Love #3)

Thanks to his profligate father, Phineas Radford is in dire straits. His estate verges on bankruptcy, and he doesn’t have the funds to maintain his family’s botanical gardens–an intrinsic part of Marrywell’s annual May Day Matchmaking Festival. He prays no one learns of his secret desperation or there will be a panic about the future of the festival, which everyone relies on to fill their own coffers. The only way to save his estate and the town is to find an heiress to wed before time runs out. After five years away, Leah Webster returns home as the companion to…

New Release Review! NOT YOUR VALENTINE by Jackie Lau (A Kobo exclusive novella)

Helen Tsang is tired of the pitying looks. From her parents, her friends, and even the bubble tea shop guy, who recognized her from the video. Almost one year ago, some loser couldn’t mind their own damn business and filmed an unsuspecting Helen’s very public break-up during what was supposed to be a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. A video of her ex-boyfriend saying, “It’s not me, it’s you. You’re holding me back” went viral. Desperate to give everyone something else to talk about and with Valentine’s Day approaching once again, she asks her long-time friend Taylor Li to be her…

New Release Review! SKIN DEEP by Tara Wyatt (The Prescotts #8)

Sometimes friendship is just another word for love. Violet MacAllister is no stranger to rejection. Growing up with dyslexia, she was bullied mercilessly, making her feel as though she would never be good enough. And she believed it—until she found art and a new way of expressing herself. But her wounds run deep, and even though she’s been pining over her best friend Hudson for years, he has no idea, and she intends to keep it that way. He’s everything she could ever want—sensitive, artistic, hard-working, smart, and so, so hot—but she knows they’ll only ever be friends. Hudson Prescott…

New Release and Giveaway! RAVAGED by Naima Simone (Burned, Inc. #2)

Ravaged (Burned, Inc. #2)by Naima SimonePublication date: November 15th 2022Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance From USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone comes an electrifying romance about a pro basketball player and a graphic novelist who can’t seem to stay in the friend zone. Miriam It’s no coincidence that my family’s breakup service is called BURNED Inc. I know what it’s like to be dumped. I’ve been there. Long story short, I’ve got a rule when it comes to my love life: no athletes. As it happens, my best friend, Jordan, is a professional basketball player. He also has a delicious body and sexy tattoos. But rules…

New Release and Giveaway! LOVING BROOKE by Elsa Winckler (Unexpected Love #3)

Loving BrookeUnexpected Love Series #3By Elsa WincklerISBN: (ebook) 978-1-958136-09-6(print) 978-1-958136-10-2 Can two friends fake love or will their fake relationship end their real friendship? Irritated by their families continued efforts to get them together, good friends widow Brooke Johnson and Gavin Wilson decide to fake a relationship for the next two weeks. But then Gavin kisses her, making her aware of the desires she’d suppressed for so long. Suddenly, Brooke struggles to focus on finishing paintings for an upcoming exhibition and her simple life becomes way more complicated than before. When a creepy gallery manager makes her life unpleasant, Gavin…