Category: Contemporary Romance

Review: Tools of Engagement by..

Posted September 16, 2020 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey

Tools of Engagement Author: Tessa Bailey Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Tools of Engagement brings us to the end of Tessa Bailey’s Hot & Hammered series. I’ve enjoyed this short series featuring two sisters and a friend, each getting their HEA. This time around the romance and story focuses on the oldest […]

Review: The Beat Match by Kell..

Posted September 14, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Beat Match by Kelly Siskind

The Beat Match Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Weston Aldrich is a work-a-holic for his father’s pharmaceutical company. Although work conditions are not ideal, he loves helping others and knowing he’s making a difference. At night, Wes becomes Falcon, the elusive and much-sought-after DJ, who lays down the beats […]

Listen Up! Audiobook Review: T..

Posted September 7, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! Audiobook Review: Temptation on Ocean Drive by Jennifer Probst

Audiobook review: Temptation on Ocean Drive by Jennifer Probst After losing the love of her life, Bella believes her life is complete without the love of a man; filled with being a mom, sister, and wedding planner. She’s always busy taking care of everyone else, never taking time for herself. “Beach Bachelor” of the year, Gabe, […]

Review: Bayou Baby by Lexi Bla..

Posted August 27, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake

Bayou Baby Author: Lexi Blake Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: I had some mixed feelings about Lexi Blake’s Bayou Baby, but I liked it overall. I appreciated that it’s a single sitting read. Even though it’s the second in the Butterfly Bayou series, it can absolutely stand on its own. Bayou Baby […]

Review: Want You to Want Me by..

Posted August 6, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Want You to Want Me by Lorelei James

Want You to Want Me Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Gabi (Gabriella Welk) is a former Olympic hockey player who works at Jax’s rink (see previous book, I Want You Back). She has a frenemy relationship with Jax’s brother, Nolan, but they really don’t know one another. When Nolan goes […]

Review: You Had Me at Hola by ..

Posted August 3, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

You Had Me at Hola Author: Alexis Daria Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: You Had Me at Hola is one of my favorite reads of the summer. Filled with strong Latinx characters, laugh-out-loud humor, and a touching romance, this book should be on your must read list. Jasmine is fairly well-known from […]

Review: Paradise Cove by Jenny..

Posted July 30, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday

Paradise Cove Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Dr. Nora Walsh is a newcomer to Moonflower Bay. She moved from Toronto to be the town’s physician for two years, leasing the space and practice from the town’s retired doctor. She’s taking two years away from her life to regroup and reset […]

Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci ..

Posted July 15, 2020 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

Sweet Mess Author: Jayci Lee Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Picture in your mind movie action hero Lee Byung-hun, more popularly known as the character Han Cho Bai in Reds 2, and his real life wife Lee Min Jung as the stars of a sweet Hollywood rom-com.  When I started reading this […]

Review: Rough Creek by Kaki Wa..

Posted July 7, 2020 by Ang in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Rough Creek by Kaki Warner

Rough Creek Author: Kaki Warner Reviewer: Ang Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: I would like to start by saying I am a big fan of Kaki Warner. I have been reading her historical fiction for years and if you look at past reviews you will see overall I really enjoy them. Ms. Warner tends […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted July 2, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Audiobook review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert Take a Hint, Dani Brown was one of my most anticipated releases for 2020, and it does not disappoint! I continue to adore Ms. Hibbert’s storytelling, and the book features one of my favorite tropes – fake relationships. Zaf is a retired pro rugby player who […]

Review: Not Like the Movies by..

Posted July 1, 2020 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey

Not Like the Movies Author: Kerry Winfrey Reviewer: Nima Rating: C What I’m Talking About: I’m sorry to say that I did not like the second installment in Kerry Winfrey’s Waiting for Tom Hanks series, Not Like the Movies, nearly as much as the first. It’s not nearly as cute or tidy, but then again, Winfrey did […]

Review: 40-Love by Olivia Dade

Posted June 29, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: 40-Love by Olivia Dade

40-Love Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Tess is celebrating her upcoming 40th birthday by taking a tropical vacation with her best friend. When a rogue wave takes Tess’s bikini top, she enlists the help of a handsome stranger to help keep innocent children from seeing her rather large assets.  Lucas […]

Review: More than Neighbors by..

Posted June 22, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: More than Neighbors by Shannon Stacey

More than Neighbors Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Meredith and her daughter Sophie move to Blackberry Bay, NH, to make a new start after the tragic death of her husband two years prior. Although she grew up in the small town and her parents live near, she’s lived in […]