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February 11, 2020: Romantic Reads Recommendations
Oh, where do I even start? I primarily read romance, and I have loved all sorts of books over the course of time. In fact, here is a list of My Favorite Books, which I only started 10 years ago, but does have quiet a few romances.
Looking back to the past few months, my top recommendations are:
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. Chloe Brown comes from a wealthy family, is cared for and given what she needs. She has her own business and makes her way in the world, but due to her chronic illness and near constant pain, she keeps herself isolated. Red doesn’t like Chloe because she’s pretty and a rich snob, just like the ex who crushed his soul. Get a Life, Chloe Brown is an amazing romance; slow and thoughtful, but bursting with emotions. At the center of the book are the individual stories of both Chloe and Red growing into the persons each wants to be. (m/f, interracial couple, contemporary romance)
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn. The story features Meg, a talented, hand-lettering artist, well-known for her personalized planners and Reid, the man whose wedding invitation was Meg’s last work with weddings. Love Lettering is a wonderful, slow burn smolder about real people and hard issues; about growing into the person you were meant to be with the love and support of others; about finding true love and fighting to keep it through the good and hard times. (m/f, contemporary romance)
Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon. Sloan is a super successful doctor and single mom of two 6-yr-old twin girls, and her nanny just quit. Rafe has been a live-in nanny since he was 17, and when he hears about Sloan’s predicament, he knows he can’t leave her without help and agrees to take the job. Rafe is one of those amazing feel-good stories that is low on conflict and high on romance, and I absolutely loved it. (m/f, interracial couple, contemporary romance)
Grumpy Jake by Melissa Blue. Grumpy Jake is a wonderful standalone novella featuring a grumpy single dad and a sparkling kindergarten teacher. The story moves and flows around the pair beautifully, bringing the joy and heat of a new relationship, coupled with the hurt of heartbreak and loss. (m/f, interracial couple, contemporary romance)
Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec and Andi Arndt. Heidi is a twenty-something, laid-off kindergarten teacher who is learning to step outside her comfort zone, while embracing all the things that make her Heidi. She’s crushing on her neighbor, but isn’t sure how to express her feelings. Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words is HILARIOUS and RIOTOUS storytelling. Yet sweet and tender when it needs to be. Things are crazy, but I never felt that the authors were making fun of Heidi. I love that Heidi learns to love herself. (m/f, contemporary romcom)