Romance

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E-Originals: Foodie Fun from Goodman and Debuter Marcelo, plus First-Timer York | Xpress Reviews

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Foodie fiction, NFL action, and steamy romance in a spicy dish that will satisfy Goodman’s readers; lovers of food trucks and San Francisco will especially get a kick out of this fun contemporary romance; readers looking for an almost innocent romance might enjoy this title

E-Originals: An Anthology from Adrienne, Fox, and Mikels, plus Carlyle | Xpress Reviews

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Copious detailed lovemaking as well as action and suspense makes this a winning anthology; the story shines in the dialog between our protagonists but less so in the logistical sections

E-Originals from Flynn, Russell, and Uhl | Xpress Reviews

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This fetching debut from Flynn (pseudonym for actress/author Meg Tilly) sets up a satisfying romance in a cozy, small-town setting; readers who enjoy love-hate relationships may take to Beholden; a sweet and cozy romance with genuine feelings and experiences to be worked through and overcome

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

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A highly recommended work for those who can accept a number of coexisting realities; Cole’s new series launch sees courageous, passionate protagonists fight for justice, freedom, and the right to love; McGuire’s smartly written, fairy-tale novella is everything speculative fiction readers look for

E-Originals from Castrovilla, Hewitt, and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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The idea behind this fairly lengthy read is solid, but the book takes a long time for Luna to come to her realizations; overall, a lovely series set in the English countryside; a Fifty Shades story that explores fame, passion, and tradition, all set in the glittery world of royal society in London

E-Originals from Hall and Hunting | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Hall’s amazing debut, Glitterland, will demand this latest, but it is recommended for libraries where Hall is already popular; Hunting keeps her lovers an ocean apart for a good part of the novel. Yet when the two reunite, the sparks fly

Romance Writer Award Nominees 2017 | In the Bookroom

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Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2017 RITA® Awards on March 21.

E-Originals from Donna Grant and Janalyn Voigt | Xpress Reviews

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Plenty of action and intrigue as well as a fair degree of top-shelf hanky-panky; for readers who like their romances squeaky-clean and those interested in the historical Western setting

E-Originals from de Salle, Halston, and Lovelace | Xpress Reviews

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de Salle’s series start is a well-written, enjoyably sexy novel, with fully fleshed-out characters; Halston’s well-thought-out plot has enough tension to keep readers engaged; contemporary romance readers will love Lovelace’s story, its characters, and the town they call home

E-Original Historical Romance from Boyce and Cornwall | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce crafts a steamy tropical romance far from stuffy English ballrooms—the multicultural romance and generous give and take create a truly enjoyable novel; the beats may be familiar, but the skillful storytelling draws readers in and holds some surprises