Category: Contemporary Romance

Review: Sisters in Paradise by..

Posted May 9, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Sisters in Paradise by Carolyn Brown

Sisters in Paradise Author: Carolyn Brown Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Simmons sisters are trickling back home to the old Paradise house and Great-Aunt Bernie decides to take a hand at matchmaking for former Air Force drone operator, Ophelia, and dissatisfied substitute schoolteacher, Tertia. Carolyn Brown writes a fun and […]

#TBRChallenge 2024 Review: Lov..

Posted April 17, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
#TBRChallenge 2024 Review: Love, Furballs & Forever by Karen Drew

Love, Furballs & Forever Author: Karen Drew Reviewer: Jen Rating: C+ April optional theme: No Place Like Home What I’m Talking About: Juliet burned out in banking and now manages Furs Hill, a no-kill shelter that takes in MANY kittens and cats. She’s being harassed by a money-hungry developer who threatens to take the land […]

Review: Meadow Falls by Caroly..

Posted March 28, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Meadow Falls by Carolyn Brown

Meadow Falls Author: Carolyn Brown Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: After the death of her last living relative, a woman in her mid-thirties realizes for the first time that she is free of her father’s stifling expectations and is free to be herself.  What will she do with her life now? […]

Review: The Sitcom Star by Jac..

Posted March 27, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Sitcom Star by Jackie Lau

The Sitcom Star Author: Jackie Lau Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: There is something about Lau’s characters that keeps me coming back for more. They are real, even if they are famous sitcom stars. They have worries and flaws that make their journeys more interesting; making the HEA more rewarding. Adrian and Maddie […]

Review: Holidays With Jane: Wi..

Posted March 13, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating A
Review: Holidays With Jane: Will You Be Mine Anothology

Holidays With Jane: Will You Be Mine? Authors: Rebecca Fleming, Jennifer Becton, Jessica Gray, Nancy Kelley, Melissa Buell, Claudia Grey Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Romance with a capital ‘R’ can be found in these sweeter-than-Valentine-candy contemporary Jane Austen retellings.  This is my fourth visit to the Holidays With Jane series, […]

Review: At First Spite by Oliv..

Posted March 6, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: At First Spite by Olivia Dade

At First Spite Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Athena and Johnny are engaged to be married, despite the objections of Johnny’s older brother, Matthew. Athena quits her job and sells her condo in preparation of moving to Harlot’s Bay once they are married. She even buys Johnny the Spite […]

#TBRChallenge 2024 Audiobook R..

#TBRChallenge 2024 Audiobook Review: Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake

Audiobook review: Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake February TBR optional theme: Furry Friends As someone who doesn’t read Romantic Suspense often (never), I found Extreme Honor an enjoyable story, and I’m glad I finally read it. This month’s optional TBR Challenge theme is Furry Friends, but I also needed to read a RomSup for […]

Review: Longbourn Library by T..

Posted February 19, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Longbourn Library by Trudy Wallis

Longhorn Library Author: Trudy Wallis Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: What if Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice story took a leap forward in time to small town Idaho and the characters were all associated the local library?  Book people mashed with a classic story made for a romp of a RomCom. […]

Review: Canadian Boyfriend by ..

Posted January 22, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Canadian Boyfriend by Jenny Holiday

Canadian Boyfriend Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B+ What I’m Talking About: When she was sixteen and working at the Mall of America, Aurora met Mike, a cute hockey player who was in town for a tournament. She decided he would be her fake Canadian Boyfriend: the reason she didn’t go to the dances […]

#TBRChallenge 2024 Review: His..

Posted January 17, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
#TBRChallenge 2024 Review: His Grumpy Childhood Friend by Jackie Lau

His Grumpy Childhood Friend Author: Jackie Lau Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Five years ago, Charlotte’s nightmare came true: her then boyfriend proposed in public, on the Jumbotron at a Jay’s game. She ran away and swore off dating. Present day, Charlotte decides she is ready to date again, but is worried […]

Review: My Cone and Only by Su..

Posted January 15, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: My Cone and Only by Susannah Nix

My Cone and Only Author: Susannah Nix Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: After listening to Kilt to Order by Susannah Nix for a review and adoring the small town and characters, I picked up My Cone and Only, the first book in the original series set in Crowder, and I absolutely adored […]

Review: The Grumpy Billionaire..

Posted January 4, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Grumpy Billionaire by Annika Martin

The Grumpy Billionaire Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Hugh is Stella’s older brother’s childhood best friend, and he spent a lot of time at her family’s home because of stability issues in his family. Both Stella and Hugh harbored a secret crush on the other, but Hugh couldn’t cross the […]

Review: Paradise for Christmas..

Posted December 28, 2023 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Paradise for Christmas by Carolyn Brown

Paradise for Christmas Author: Carolyn Brown Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Coming home for the holidays, for her career, and a surprise chance at love with an old high school crush for the oldest Simmons sister, paired with a new chance at love if the youngest Simmons sister can sort out […]