Category: Contemporary Romance

Review: 4 Hints You Love Your ..

Posted August 14, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: 4 Hints You Love Your Best Friend by Kelly Siskind

4 Hints You Love Your Best Friend Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B- What I’m Talking About: Cal has been in love with his best friend Jolene since he was a teen. But his need to make his family happy always overshadows his own happiness. So when his older brother Jake asked if he can […]

Review: Mixed Signals by B.K. ..

Posted August 7, 2023 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Mixed Signals by B.K. Borison

Mixed Signals Author: B.K. Borison Reviewer: Nima Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: As a professional baker I was really looking forward to main character Layla Dupree’s book, Mixed Signals. Layla owns and runs a bakery, The Bakehouse, located on Lovelight Farm, a Christmas tree and working farm in Inglewild, Maryland. The farm has a reputation […]

Review: In the Weeds by B.K. B..

Posted July 31, 2023 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: In the Weeds by B.K. Borison

In the Weeds Author: B.K. Borison Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: It’s a wonderful thing when the second book in a series is better than the first. Instead of the first being a fluke or a one-off, the author knows her characters, her setting, and the peripherals that will make or break […]

#TBRChallenge2023 #Audiobook R..

Posted July 19, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
#TBRChallenge2023 #Audiobook Review: Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant

#TBRChallenge July’s Theme is “Opposites Attract” On TBR since purchased audiobook in March 2020. Why I selected it: Based on the book description, the two MCs are opposites.  Audiobook review: Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant Felicity goes from one bad relationship to another, so when her most recent ex makes some threats, her […]

Review: Someone Just Like You ..

Posted July 12, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Someone Just Like You by Meredith Schorr

Someone Just Like You Author: Meredith Schorr Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Jude and Molly’s families have been life-long neighbors and friends; however somewhere around the age of seven, Jude and Molly went from being best friends to enemies. Over the years, each tried to outdo the other with pranks that became […]

Review: Kiss Me, Mi Amor by Al..

Posted July 5, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Kiss Me, Mi Amor by Alana Quintana Albertson

Kiss Me, Mi Amor Author: Alana Quintana Albertson Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: As the middle child of a family that runs a hugely successful restaurant chain, Enrique wants to make his own mark on the business. After reading about self-made farmer Carolina Flores, Enrique wants to shadow her and learn about […]

Review: Business or Pleasure b..

Posted June 28, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Business or Pleasure Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Chandler writes books—books credited to other people. She’s frustrated but has stability working as a ghostwriter for minor celebrities. However, when she attends a book signing for her most recent work and the “author” doesn’t recognize her, Chandler has a […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted June 15, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: All Inn Thyme by Erin Branscom

Audiobook review: All Inn Thyme by Erin Branscom Mellie has made a new life for herself and her four-year old son Kase in Freedom Valley, NH, working for the Golden Gable Inn. Just over a year ago, she escaped an abusive husband with the help of inn owner, Evan. Only a select few know Mellie’s secrets, but […]

Review: Love, Theoretically by..

Posted June 8, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Love, Theoretically Author: Ali Hazelwood Reviewer: Jen Rating: A-/B+ What I’m Talking About: Ten months ago, Elsie graduated with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Northeastern. She doesn’t make enough as an adjunct professor, so she’s got a side hustle working for Faux (app) as a fake girlfriend. There is something off-putting about her favorite […]

Review: Lovelight Farms by B.K..

Posted May 31, 2023 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

Lovelight Farms Author: B.K. Borison Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Yes, I am one of those people who watches the Hallmark “Christmas in July” marathon. Although…since the book contains sexual situations, maybe a better comparison is Lifetime’s Christmas movies. For readers like me, Borison is completely valid in releasing her loosely Christmas […]

Review: Funny Guy by Emma Barr..

Posted May 25, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Funny Guy by Emma Barry

Funny Guy Author: Emma Barry Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Sam and Bree have been best friends since kindergarten, and she’s been in love with him since they were 14. He’s now a famous comedian on a hit sketch show (think Saturday Night Live) known for aggressive comedy and asshole behavior. But […]

Review: 6 Clues Your Nemesis L..

Posted May 3, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: 6 Clues Your Nemesis Loves You by Kelly Siskind

6 Clues Your Nemesis Loves You Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Lennon and Maggie have a secret history, and now that Lennon has returned home after his 11-year absence due to WITSEC, he’s ready to bring their secrets out into the open and pick up where they left off. He […]

Review: Meet Me at the Lake by..

Posted May 1, 2023 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me at the Lake Author: Carley Fortune Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Meet Me at the Lake was thankfully more romance than women’s fiction because arghhhh…so much over-thinking. The story explores how depression, clinical as well as situational, can affect life choices. Main character Fern Brookbanks was raised by a single […]