Category: contemporary romance

Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Sh..

Posted January 16, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, lesbian romance, LGBTQ, Rating B, reviews
Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy Author: Alyssa Cole Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After thoroughly enjoying the first two titles in Ms. Cole’s Reluctant Royals series, I was pumped to see that Prince Thabiso’s awesome mega assistant extraordinaire, Likotsi, was going to get her own story! Although Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is definitely […]

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Posted January 9, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Audiobook review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand Author:  Christina Lauren Narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux & Deacon Lee Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com Source:  Simon & Schuster Audio My Favorite Half-Night Stand is another wonderful story from the writing team of Christina Lauren. The characters are silly and fun, yet have realistic problems that ground them and make […]

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Posted December 27, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love to Win by Lisa Ricard Claro

Audiobook review: Love to Win Author: Lisa Ricard Claro Narrator:  Pam Dougherty Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fireflies #3 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Source: Author Love to Win is the third (and final… for now!) feel-good romance in the Fireflies series. As I stated in my review of the second book, Love to Believe, these titles are each standalone romances; […]

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Posted December 24, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love to Believe by Lisa Ricard Claro

Audiobook review: Love to Believe Author: Lisa Ricard Claro Narrator:  Pam Dougherty Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fireflies #2 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Source: Author Love to Believe is the second small-town romance in Lisa Ricard Claro’s Fireflies series. While an enjoyable standalone, the main characters met in the first book, when we got to know both the Walker and […]

Review: The Billionaire’..

Posted December 4, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin

The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl is one of the funniest, sexiest books I’ve read in a while – probably since the last Annika Martin title I devoured. Billionaire CEO/scientist Theo lives in his own world, consumed with his formulas and life-saving […]

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Posted November 29, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, erotic romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: In Bounds by Bronwyn Green

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: In Bounds Author: Bronwyn Green Narrator: Natalie Eaton and Dirk Diamond Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Bound #6 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance Audiobook Source: Author In Bounds is the sixth story in the loosely-related Bound series, and I’ve enjoyed “re-reading” each of the books via audiobook format. […]

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Posted November 14, 2018 by B. in contemporary romance, lesbian romance, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker

Audiobook review: If I Loved You Less Author: Tamsen Parker Narrator: Jill Smith Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Lesbian Romance Source: Author Until now, the audiobook reviews I’ve done have either been for books I haven’t had the opportunity to read in any other format, or they’ve been spaced far enough away from the earlier review […]

Review: Tied Up by Sionna Fox

Posted November 7, 2018 by B. in contemporary romance, erotic romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Tied Up by Sionna Fox

Tied Up Author: Sionna Fox Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Oftentimes, a goodbye is my favorite kind of beginning, and Tied Up fits that description with unexpectedly tempting ruthlessness. What follows is a kaleidoscope of resentment and guilt, punishment and sex, and forgiveness and love. Not just about the manifestation of particular kinks in the bedroom, […]

Review: As Good as the First T..

Posted November 6, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson

As Good as the First Time Author: K.M. Jackson Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: As Good as the First Time is the first book in the Sugar Lake Series.  Sugar Lake is one of those wonderful small, southern towns full of quirky characters that are sometimes more fun than the main characters.  […]

Review: The Proposal by Jasmin..

Posted October 30, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal Author: Jasmine Guillory Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After experiencing mixed feelings about Jasmine Guillory’s debut title, The Wedding Date, I wanted to give her sophomore offering, The Proposal, the benefit of the doubt. While overall the writing in The Proposal was tighter and the story flowed better than The […]

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Posted October 29, 2018 by B. in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love, All by Tamsen Parker

Audiobook review: Love, All Author: Tamsen Parker Narrator: Jill Smith Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Camp Firefly Falls #19 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Standalone Source: Author Ruby Hudson is a single mom who’ll do anything for her daughter, Chloe. Sure, there are plenty of things she’d have liked to do for herself over the years, but she and Chloe are an amazing […]

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Posted October 25, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Don’t Touch My Petunia by Tara Sheets

Audiobook review: Don’t Touch My Petunia Author:  Tara Sheets Narrator: Joell A. Jacob Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Holloway Girls #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Magic Source: Tantor Audio Don’t Touch My Petunia takes us back to the tiny island of Pine Cove where residents know all about the Holloway magic. While most write it off as local island lore, those close […]

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Posted October 17, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Audiobook Review: Boy Toy Authors:  Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby Narrators:  Tanya Eby and Teddy Hamilton Audio Listening Speed: 1.25x Series: Man Hands #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Boy Toy is the third story following three good friends as each finds true love. This time around it’s Sadie’s turn for happiness. After watching her marriage […]

Review: Rebel Hard by Nalini S..

Posted October 15, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

Rebel Hard Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Nayna Sharma has spent most of her life trying to keep peace within her family. She is the ultimate good child to her mostly traditional Indian parents because her older sister shamed the family with her personal affairs. Although her sister has […]

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Posted October 4, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love Built to Last by Lisa Ricard Claro

Audiobook review: Love Built to Last Author: Lisa Ricard Claro Narrator:  Pam Dougherty Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fireflies #1 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Source: Author After reading the blurb for Love Built to Last, I was captivated by the plot of two widowed souls getting a second chance at love. I’m a sucker for small-town, feel good romances, and […]