The Art of Fitting In | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Romances often deal with relevant social issues, and finding a place for oneself is a popular theme, as seen in several reviews below.

E-Originals from Barley, Fox, Moore, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Barley’s title leaves nothing to the imagination, libraries seeking romances with a unique angle should consider Fox’s latest, the chemistry in Moore’s latest initially feels lopsided, and Sorenson never lets the compelling plot take a backseat to the sexy love story

E-Originals from Arend, Chianese, Corrigan, Pace, & Stacey | Xpress Reviews

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A new steamy “Six Pack” from Arend; a strong female lead, a little steam, and a slow burn from Chianese; life-bonding and fidelity in a duo from Corrigan; Pace flirts with popular romance themes; and Stacey sets the neighborhood on fire

Song Ying’s Debut of the Month, Sanders, Upson, Weiss, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, February 1, 2016

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Ying’s first-class procedural, an elegant literary mystery from Sanders, Leon is more complex and less dark, Weiss launches a delightful new series with a humorous cozy, Montanari tells of hardscrabble living, remorse, and renewal

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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A grieving widow finds joy again Where She Belongs; the stunning and otherwise uneventful Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper; famous author sleuths return to the crime scene

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2016

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At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston, the Reference & User Services Association’s (RUSA) Reading List Council, made up of 12 expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians, announced the 2016 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A short list of honor […]

E-Originals from Grant, Harris, Merritt, and Swafford | Xpress Reviews

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A fantasy page-turner from Grant, a compelling series addition from Harris, Merritt’s Wild West–meets–Van Helsing aesthetic will please series fans, and plenty of fast bikes, leather, and inside details into the MC culture from Swafford

E-Originals from Cole, Cullen, Fenske, Smith, and Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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Mystery, sexual tension, and sexual explosions from Cole; Cullen mixes a bit of mystery with romantic historical fiction; Fenske’s burgeoning romance between a corporate power couple; Thomas’s immensely readable thriller

Jackson, Kent, Lauren, Rock, plus BDSM Writer’s Con Expands | Erotica Reviews, January 1, 2016

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NAUGHTY NEW BEGINNINGS After December’s indulgence and the havoc wrought by holiday cheer, January brings the promise of a reset button on life and relationships.

LJ Fiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Naughty fun from Jackson, Kent, Lauren, and Rock; Faye’s and Lowell’s Brontë-inspired fiction; world fiction roundup; graphic novels from DeConnick, Gaiman, Morrison; Sweazy’s Pick of the Month in mystery; Brodsky debuts The Immortals