Genre: Contemporary

14 Jun '18

Review – Luck of the Draw by Kate Clayborn (5 Stars)

Review – Luck of the Draw by Kate Clayborn (5 Stars)

Luck of the Draw by Kate Clayborn Series: Chance of a Lifetime #2 Published by Kensington on 2018-04-24 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 320 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Nook • Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn’t change Zoe’s life. Only following her heart would do that . . . Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O’Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O’Leary doesn’t need—or want—her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes . . . Aiden doesn’t know what possesses him to ask his family’s enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a… Keep Reading »

02 Jun '18

Review Post – Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo (5 Stars)

Review Post – Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo (5 Stars)

Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo Series: Bluewater Bay #22 Published by Riptide Publishing on 2017-12-18 Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Polyam Pages: 224 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Miniature artist Ian Meyers has one week to rebuild his damaged set. Needing help, he goes to End o’ Earth, the local comic and gaming shop. Owner Simon Derry pushes all of Ian’s buttons, and he also has steady hands and the skills Ian needs. Before they can even grab a beer, Ian meets Lydia Derry, Simon’s wife. If Ian had any interest in women, he’d suggest a threesome, but then Simon explains that he and Lydia are polyamorous, and if Ian wants Simon, neither of them will complain. If anything, Lydia encourages the relationship. Ian’s all in, and it’s fantastic working with Simon to piece together his set and then take each other apart at night. His friendship with Lydia grows too. The only problem is, the more time he spends with Simon, the more he wants everything… Keep Reading »

14 Feb '18

Review Post : Unguarded by Noelle Adams (4 Stars)

Review Post : Unguarded by Noelle Adams (4 Stars)

Unguarded by Noelle Adams Series: One Fairy Tale Wedding #1 Published by Noelle Adams on 2018-02-13 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 84 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Once upon a time, there was a young woman who’d been treated like a princess all her life. Then her parents died and left her in the care of a beast. Ever since she lost her parents when she was eighteen, Charlie has had to put up with Simon Shae, whom her parents made the trustee of her inheritance. He’s grumpy and unsmiling and always trying to boss her around. At first, she resented him, but she’s twenty-five now, and she kind of likes his beast-like qualities. In fact, she’s crazy about him. All she has to do is make him stop looking at her as a little girl and see her as the woman she is. A romantic weekend at a grand wedding in the mountains is the perfect opportunity to open his eyes. He reluctantly agrees to be… Keep Reading »

25 Jan '18

A Review : About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis (4 Stars)

A Review : About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis (4 Stars)

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis Series: Heartbreak bay #5 Published by HarperCollins on 2018-01-23 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • When love drives you crazy . . . When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him. the best thing to do . . . No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo. … is enjoy the ride. As Kylie… Keep Reading »

29 Aug '17

Review – Beard in Mind by Penny Reid (5 Stars)

Review – Beard in Mind by Penny Reid (5 Stars)

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid Series: Winston Brothers #4 Published by Cipher-Naught on 2017-07-30 Genres: Contemporary Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • All’s fair in love and auto maintenance. Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually. Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket. Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever. She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words. Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of… Keep Reading »

08 Jun '17

A solid series start in Pamela Clare’s Contemporary Barely Breathing (4 Stars)

A solid series start in Pamela Clare’s Contemporary Barely Breathing (4 Stars)

Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare Series: Colorado High Country #1 Published by Pamela Clare on 2016-05-10 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 272 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Lexi Jewell left Scarlet Springs twelve years ago, vowing never to return to the eccentric Colorado mountain town where she grew up. Now, here she is—over thirty, out of a job and with little choice but to move back in with her father. Lexi knows it’s just a matter of time before she runs into Austin Taylor, her first boyfriend and her first heartbreak. She’s determined to show him she’s over him—until he steps out of a pickup truck and back into her life, looking sexy as hell in his mountain ranger uniform. As far as Austin is concerned, Lexi can turn her snazzy little convertible around and drive back to Chicago. After all, she ripped his teenage heart apart and turned her back on the town he loves. But from the moment he sees her again, he can’t get her… Keep Reading »

25 May '17

Awesome dirty talk couldn’t quite save Limited Time Offer (3 Stars)

Awesome dirty talk couldn’t quite save Limited Time Offer (3 Stars)

Limited Time Offer by Kelly Jamieson Series: Brew Club #1 Published by Kelly Jamieson Inc. on 2016-01-05 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 216 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Sex may sell, but their deal doesn’t include love… Brew Crew, Book 1 Account Director Sloane Granderson has been given her orders by the CEO—tone down the antics of the “Brew Crew”, the guys at Huxworth Packard Advertising who work on their biggest account. Sure, they’re all puffed up, strutting egos, but they’re also the best and brightest creatives in Chicago. Including the newest recruit, disturbingly attractive Levi Wolcott. Award-winning copywriter Levi is pumped to have been headhunted to Huxworth Packard to work on the beer account. But he’s not off to a good start when he and Sloane first meet in an embarrassing encounter in a hotel hall, and the Brew Crew’s merciless new-guy hazing doesn’t improve his shaky first impression. Even worse, Levi can’t ignore the intense attraction he has to Sloane. Despite their mutual “hell no”… Keep Reading »

11 May '17

Review Post : I just couldn’t get into Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood

Review Post : I just couldn’t get into Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood

Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood Published by Harlequin on 2014-07-15 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 85 Format: eBook Goodreads DNF Amazon US • Amazon UK • Every girl has a goody drawer. Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils… Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don’t tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv’s sex-toy-selling “Asian Elvira” alter ego, her parents would disown her. So far, Liv’s doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate…until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him. And oh, she’s tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv’s Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora’s box…. FTC : Got it from NetGalley …. I haven’t got any… Keep Reading »

11 Apr '17

Review Post : Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (4 Stars)

Review Post : Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (4 Stars)

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis Series: Cedar Ridge #3 Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2016-03-29 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy Pages: 368 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis… SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN . . . After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock. Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease-and tempt-him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only… Keep Reading »

19 Apr '16

Review – One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates (3.5 Stars)

Review – One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates (3.5 Stars)

One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates Series: Copper Ridge #4 Published by HQN Books on 2016-05-01 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Western Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Copper Ridge, Oregon’s favorite bachelor is about to meet his match If the devil wore flannel, he’d look like Ace Thompson. He’s gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job—not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her “perfect” family is built on a lie, Sierra has been determined to make it on her own. Resisting her new boss should be easy when they’re always bickering. Until one night, the squabbling stops…and something far more dangerous takes over. Ace has a personal policy against messing around with staff—or with spoiled rich girls. But there’s a steel backbone beneath Sierra’s silver-spoon upbringing. She’s tougher than he thought, and so much more tempting. Enough to make him want to break all his rules, even if it means risking… Keep Reading »