Category: Contemporary Romance

Review: Falling for Irish by K..

Posted February 25, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Falling for Irish by Katie Reus

Falling for Irish Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Falling for Irish is the first novella in the new MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus. It features a second chance romance between Kathryn Irish and Daniel MacArthur. They dated a few months and then a big misunderstanding broke them up and they’ve not seen […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted February 24, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn

Audiobook review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn Sixteen years ago, on the day his life was forever changed, Will Sterling saw the girl of his dreams, sitting on a balcony chasing away squirrels. Now a twist of fate brings him back to that same run-down building where he meets that girl, now grown woman. But […]

Review: The Knockout Rule by K..

Posted February 22, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

The Knockout Rule Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Isla Slade is the daughter of prize-winning heavyweight boxing champ Swinging Graham Slade. Other than knowing she doesn’t approve of boxing, her father has no clue that the sport has deeply scarred Isla, who suffers anxiety around boxing and boxers. Isla is […]

Review: First Comes Like by Al..

Posted February 11, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

First Comes Like Author: Alisha Rai Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Jia Ahmed is a Southern CA based internet influencer sharing makeup and beauty tips. She’s been DM’ing with Dev Dixit, an Indian film star from an influential Bollywood family. He was kind and sweet when she was sick, and after a year […]

Review: Hearts Repaired by Car..

Posted February 10, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Hearts Repaired by Caraway Carter

Hearts Repaired Author: Caraway Carter Reviewer: B. Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Hearts Repaired, by another new-to-me author, Caraway Carter, is a sweet, sometimes bumpy May-December romance that aims to prove love doesn’t care about the particulars—even a thirty-year age gap—when two people are meant to be. An expansion of an earlier novella (The […]

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Posted January 25, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating DNF
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Enjoy the View by Sarah Morgenthaler

Audiobook review: Enjoy the View by Sarah Morgenthaler Enjoy the View is the third story set in the quaint town of Moose Springs, Alaska. This time around the story focuses on Easton Lockett, the friendly mountain man giant of the town. Trying to help a woman stranded along the side of the road, Easton discovers that […]

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Posted December 17, 2020 by B. in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Boyfriend Project by Alexis Hall

Audiobook review: Boyfriend Project by Alexis Hall I first read Boyfriend Material earlier in the year, amid widespread anger and only moderately successful lockdowns in all the fear and uncertainty of summer. With its irresistible mix of cynicism, humor, awkwardness, and romance, it was a delightfully welcome reprieve when it was most needed—a bright spot in […]

Review: How to Catch a Queen b..

Posted December 7, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

How to Catch a Queen Author: Alyssa Cole Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Shanti trained her whole life to become a queen, and while others only saw a frivolous pursuit of a girl looking for wealth and power, Shanti and her parents understood she was meant to help others. Her dreams look to […]

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Posted November 16, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

Audiobook review: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev Ashna is drowning in the weight of her beloved restaurant and the legacy of her father. She cannot move past the guilt she feels over his death. To prove she is successful and loves what she’s doing to her estranged mother, she joins the cast of a reality […]

Review: If the Boot Fits by Re..

Posted November 9, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon

If the Boot Fits Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Amanda moved to California to take her shot as a writer, but is stuck as a personal assistant to a very demanding Diva. Dru is verbally abusive and uses Amanda for everything. Amanda works hard to keep a few things private […]

Review: Their Christmas Baby C..

Posted November 4, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Their Christmas Baby Contract by Shannon Stacey

Their Christmas Baby Contract Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B- What I’m Talking About: Reyna and Brady have been friends since childhood, both growing up in quaint Blackberry Bay, NH. After a horrible hookup four years ago, embarrassment kept them from talking, and they drifted apart. But when Brady helps Reyna escape after a […]

Review: A Princess for Christm..

Posted October 29, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

A Princess for Christmas Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After giving an impassioned speech to the UN, Royal Highness Marie Joséphine Annagret Elena Princess of Eldovia is running late for a very important meeting and can’t seem to catch a break. Luckily young Gabby sees her and insists that […]