Category: Contemporary Romance

Review: Play for Keeps by Magg..

Posted April 3, 2018 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Play for Keeps by Maggie Wells

Play for Keeps Author: Maggie Wells Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Play for Keeps, the second book in the Love Games series by Maggie Wells is good, but I did not like it as much as the first book, Love Game, because the relationship between public relations genius Millie Jenkins and basketball […]

Review: Can’t Stand the ..

Posted March 26, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Can’t Stand the Heat by Peggy Jaeger

Can’t Stand the Heat Author: Peggy Jaeger Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Stacy has successfully produced three cooking shows for the EBS network and is known for being able to get the job done. She recently pitched a new idea for her own show, one her boss is interested in, and tells […]

Review: On the Brink of Passio..

Posted March 14, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: On the Brink of Passion by Tamsen Parker

On the Brink of Passion Author: Tamsen Parker Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Jubilee, a veteran SIGs pairs figure skater, has returned to the spotlight with new partner, Beckett. She was the SIGs four years ago with her husband as her partner, but shortly after, he suffered an untimely death. Vowing never […]

Review: Shooting Star by Jeffe..

Posted March 13, 2018 by Una in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Shooting Star by Jeffe Kennedy

Shooting Star Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Shooting Star is a darker contemporary romance.  At first, I did not think it was my cup of tea.  But I have enjoyed several of Ms. Kennedy’s previous works and she has never let me down.  After the first couple chapters, I […]

Review: Bad Bachelor by Stefan..

Posted March 5, 2018 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

Bad Bachelor Author: Stefanie London Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: I liked Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London much more than I expected to.  Reformed bad boys are a popular, possibly overdone, trope in contemporary romance and it takes skill to do it well.  The difference for me was that I genuinely liked […]

Review: Maybe This Time by Nic..

Posted February 26, 2018 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Maybe This Time by Nicole McLaughlin

Maybe This Time Author: Nicole McLaughlin Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Teenagers, almost all of them, go to high school.  It’s unfortunate that Twilight has ruined high school as a setting for too many authors. I confess, when I was introduced to teenage Jen MacKenzie and TJ Laughlin and the two had […]

Review: The Instigator by Step..

Posted February 20, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Instigator by Stephanie Julian

The Instigator Author: Stephanie Julian Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Derek “The Instigator” Flaherty loves playing hockey and enjoys his current team, the Redtails. His dream is to play in the NHL, so he works hard and is well respected. And his teammates all love him, even though they don’t necessarily see […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted February 8, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Down by Contact Author:  Santino Hassell Narrators: Alexander Cendese + Eric London Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Barons #2 Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance, LBGTQ, m/m romance Source: Tantor Audio 3/10/2018 Edited to Add: Please note, this review was written and posted prior to the occurrences brought […]

Review: Rewritten by Bronwyn G..

Posted February 7, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Rewritten by Bronwyn Green

Rewritten Author: Bronwyn Green Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Forced to work together, Eliza and Angus soon become friends and realize the value in a partnership. Angus needs inspiration and motivation to finish the final and highly anticipated book in his hit sci-fi series, and Eliza is just the one to help […]

Review: On the Edge of Scandal..

Posted February 5, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: On the Edge of Scandal by Tamsen Parker

On the Edge of Scandal Author: Tamsen Parker Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B- What I’m Talking About: Bronwyn is on the U.S. woman’s hockey team at the Snow and Ice Games (SIGs). She’s earned her spot as one of the best college players. Her boyfriend since age of 14, Brody, didn’t make the men’s squad, but […]

Review: Royal Ruin by Jessica ..

Posted February 2, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson

Royal Ruin Author: Jessica Peterson Reviewer: Jen Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Ten years ago, Emily was an honor student at big economic school in London. Her TA was none other than a prince – and a big one, as in the Queen’s grandson. Kit is enamored with Emily, but stays away because she’s […]

Review: Love Game by Maggie We..

Posted January 31, 2018 by Nima in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Love Game by Maggie Wells

Love Game Author: Maggie Wells Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I am so the target audience for the this book, I feel like I need to issue a disclaimer upfront.  Love Game, the first book in Maggie Well’s Love Games series takes on love, women’s sports, and broadcasting.  I was a journalism […]