Category: contemporary romance

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, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, m/m romance, 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 […]

Review: The Wedding Date by Ja..

Posted January 29, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating C, reviews
Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date Author: Jasmine Guillory Reviewer: Jen Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Alexa is on her way to visit her out-of-town sister. Drew is in town for a wedding. The pair get trapped for a short time in an elevator, and they hit if off immediately. While there is definitely mutual desire, both […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted January 25, 2018 by Una in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Reviews: Hard Play series Cherish Hard Author:  Nalini Singh Narrator:  Justine O’Keef Audio Listening Speed: 1.5x Series: Hard Play #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Tantor Audio Cherish Hard is the first book in a new contemporary romance series that spins off from Ms. Singh’s […]

Review: Stud by Kelly Siskind

Posted January 24, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Stud by Kelly Siskind

Stud Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Ainsley made a wish on her birthday to change her life for the better and to stop helping powerful, adulterous men cheat on their lovely wives. However, she needs the money she earns from her personal shopping business to help her parents with […]

Review: About That Kiss by Jil..

Posted January 23, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis

About That Kiss Author: Jill Shalvis Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Kylie and Joe have been flirtatious friends, but when the pair share a passionate kiss, neither can forget the sparks it ignited. But Kylie won’t go after “the wrong guy,” and Joe doesn’t “do relationships.” So they dance around one another, […]