Category: contemporary romance

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 […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: In Her Court by Tamsen Parker

Audiobook review: In Her Court Author: Tamsen Parker Narrator: Jill Smith Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Camp Firefly Falls #18 Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, f/f Source: Author Having read Nate’s story (Love, All) not too long ago—and after hearing very good things about its predecessor from other welcome sources—I was really excited to experience In Her Court for myself. So, when […]

Review: Hot Winter Nights by J..

Posted September 26, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis

Hot Winter Nights Author: Jill Shalvis Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Hot Winter Nights is the next installment of Ms. Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay series which revolves around a group of friends who live and work in the San Fransisco area. This romance features two familiar characters – Molly, the office manager of […]

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Posted September 13, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant

Audiobook review: Stud in the Stacks Author:  Pippa Grant Narrators: Karen White & Joe Arden Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Tantor Audio Right from the start, I knew I was going to love Stud in the Stacks. The whirl-wind romance begins as we meet Knox, a one-time erotic dancer (had to pay for college somehow), now […]

Review: Josh and Hazel’s..

Posted September 10, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Author: Christina Lauren Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is one of the most touching friends-to-lovers stories I’ve enjoyed over the years. Reminiscent of When Harry Met Sally, the story follows Josh and Hazel from the first few times […]

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Posted September 5, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Don’t Call Me Cupcake by Tara Sheets

Audiobook review: Don’t Call Me Cupcake Author:  Tara Sheets Narrator: Joell A. Jacob Audio Speed: 1.5x & 2.0x Series: Holloway Girls #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Magic Source: Tantor Audio Don’t Call Me Cupcake is a fun mix of contemporary romance with a surprising hint of magic tossed in. Emma Holloway carries the Holloway magic in her blood. She’s a kitchen […]

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Posted September 4, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre

Audiobook review: The Way You Look Tonight Author:  Bella Andre Narrator: Eva Kaminsky Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Seattle Sullivans #2; Sullivans #10 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Life has gotten to Rafe. He works tirelessly and is one of the best PIs in the business, but his cases, which primarily consist of cheating spouses, has hardened Rafe, leaving […]

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Posted August 31, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Audiobook review: Stay Authors:  Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Narrators: Jacob Morgan & Lucy Rivers Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: WAGs #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Hailey Taylor Emery co-owns a thriving startup “go-for” company with her ex. Hailey is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and is a bit flustered to discover her long-time celebrity crush, Toronto forward Matt […]