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

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

Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.

E-Originals from Alexander, Dare, Meredith, and Rand | Xpress Reviews

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A short and tame story with a little bit of holiday flare; a lighthearted seasonal romp from Dare in which everything can and will go wrong; Meredith’s latest will give readers plenty of Malibu heat to enjoy this winter; Rand’s title doesn’t deliver at full throttle

E-Originals from Bledsoe, Charles, Denault, Godman, and Debuter Siskind | Xpress Reviews

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Solid romantic suspense from Bledsoe, another winner from Charles, a standout series conclusion from Denault, Godman’s characters will entertain in their verbal sparring, Siskind’s debut will appeal to those who like to reminisce about first love

E-Originals from Jamieson, Rose, and Rosso, plus a Holiday Tale from James | Xpress Reviews

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James offers a great escape from holiday madness and crowds, Jamieson turns erotic sex into healing love, Rose once again grips readers, Rosso fans will root for an innocent caught in a tangled web of violence

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Standout debuts from Johnson (Julia Claiborne), Johnson (Julie Christine), Lord, Messinger, new mystery series from Hartwell, Khan, starred sf/fantasy from Anders, Bennett, and Tregillis