Historical Romance novels are notorious for having bodice-ripper themes–that innocent heroine and rake of a hero combination–but lo and behold, Julia Quinn, who came and changed the game by having her stories innocently romantic but never lacking the fire. Just Like Heaven is one of my first reads from her and I immediately noticed how […]

Title: The Unwanted Wife Author: Natasha Anders Series: Unwanted #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: September 26th 2012 Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “Chemistry was a terrible thing, sometimes it simply sparked between the wrong people” SYNOPSIS: All Alessandro de Lucci wants from his wife is a son but after a year and a half of unhappiness […]

Title: The Foxe & The Hound Author: R. S. Grey Series: N/A Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: June 1st 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ SYNOPSIS: When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much. It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on […]

Title: Mists of the Serengeti Author: Leylah Attar Series: N/A Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: January 31st 2017 by Pitch73 Publishing Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “Some circles never close, some wounds never heal. Love is like that. It leaves you forever open, forever vulnerable.” SYNOPSIS: Once in Africa, I kissed a king… “And just like that, […]

Title: Accidentally on Purpose Author: Jill Shalvis Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3 (stand-alone) Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: January 24th 2017 by Avon Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “Elle, you’re always right. It’s your world and we all just live in it.” SYNOPSIS: There’s no such thing as a little in love… Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and […]

Title: London’s Perfect Scoundrel Author: Suzanne Enoch Series: Lessons in Love #2 (Books are stand-alone) Genre: Historical Romance Published: April 29th 2003 by Avon Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “If you ask for an opinion, expect to receive one, and don’t make fun of it.” SYNOPSIS: A determined young lady vows to give one of London’s infamous […]

Title: The Rake Author: Suzanne Enoch Series: Lessons in Love #1 (Books are stand-alone) Genre: Historical Romance Published: August 1st 2003 by Thorndike Press Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ SYNOPSIS: Three determined young ladies vow to give three of London’s worst rakes their comeuppance ― but when these rogues turn the tables, who truly learns a lesson […]

Title: Hunted Author: Meagan Spooner Series: N/A Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale Retelling, Young Adult Published: March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “Fairy tales are about lessons. Those who are virtuous and true are rewarded, while those who are wicked and greedy are punished.” SYNOPSIS: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and […]

Title: Devil in Spring Author: Lisa Kleypas Series: The Ravenels #3  (Books are stand-alone) Genre: Historical Romance Published: February 21st 2017 by Avon Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “There are young women who have goals other than finding a husband.” SYNOPSIS: An eccentric wallflower… Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different […]

Title: A Husband’s Regret Author: Natasha Anders Series: Unwanted #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: April 29th 2014 by Montlake Romance Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ SYNOPSIS: Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was?and still is?the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view […]

Title: The Thing About Love Author: Julie James Series: N/A Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: April 18th 2017 by Berkley Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ SYNOPSIS: FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico, gladly going their separate ways after graduating from […]

Title: Shadow Lover Author: Anne Stuart Series: N/A Genre: Romantic Suspense Published: March 1st 1999 by Onyx Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ SYNOPSIS: woman holds vigil over her wealthy, dying step-mother. Tensions — already high with greedy relatives appearing to claim their inheritances — are further strained by the appearance of the dying woman’s long-lost son, […]

While it’s not my favorite book from the author, Lucas is close to my heart. I find young love pure and touching and this book in my opinion manifested that. Some may feel this is too angst ridden and I have a few reservations about it too, hence the four stars, but I still think […]

Title: Walk of Shame Author: Lauren Layne Series: Love Unexpectedly #4 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: April 18th 2017 by Loveswept Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ SYNOPSIS: Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie […]

Title: After We Fall Author: Melanie Harlow Series: N/A * (See note below) Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: November 28th 2016 Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “Second chances are not given to make things right, but are given to prove that we could be even better after we fall. Unknown” SYNOPSIS: Jack Valentini isn’t my type. Sexy, […]