Romance

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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

E-Originals from Kovach and Lanyon, with First-Timers Morgan and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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Kovach’s story ends with a low-impact finale but a new beginning, signaling the possibility of a series; suspense fans will love how Lanyon keeps the pages turning; Morgan’s debut takes a plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero and pulls the reader in; Swift creates a couple who find passion and love in healthy doses

E-Originals from Collins, Knox, Parker, and Star | Xpress Reviews

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Rapid pacing delivers a quick read but leaves little room for tension; Knox’s latest is highly recommended for all romance readers looking to be swept away; the preoccupation with gossip is tempered when family becomes the focus; a star for Star, for romance readers who prefer a dollop of snark

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

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For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

Love the Next Time Around | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2017

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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM Reunion stories, those romances in which couples with past relationships reunite, are now more popular than ever. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by the Romance Writers of America, “reunited lovers” are among the ten most popular tropes of the genre.

E-Originals from Court, Farrell, Moran, and Walker | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for readers of contemporary romance, particularly those looking for diverse heroines; Farrell’s feisty protagonist will be an inspiration to readers; the interchange of sign language and verbal speech adds dimension to an otherwise thin plot; Olivia and Cole are great characters and prove that opposites do attract

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

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Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.

E-Originals from Mac Nicol and Rider, plus Debuters Crichton and Dranoff | Xpress Reviews

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Crichton’s debut is perfect for those jumping from YA contemporary romance to more adult fiction; Dranoff does a good job of building a world in which supernaturals exist; an excellent addition to any library looking to diversify its romance collection; readers looking for an exciting sports-based romance will likely be pleased