E-Originals from Colly, Hassell, and Sebastian, plus a Yuletide Trio | Xpress Reviews

These three Christmas stories of love and family will get readers into the holiday spirit; the gothic atmosphere of the “Cities Below” world carries the weight; Hassell is proving to be a go-to name for realistic M/M romances; Sebastian provides yet another sizzling romance with a robust plot

E-Originals from Poole, Riley, Sands, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

Poole’s filled her latest with background that doesn’t go anywhere; the sexy chemistry between Neve and Tor is undeniable; readers will love Sands’s endearing story of family, friends, hope, and love; more joyous is how Wilson is able to update the story with a princess heading from scandal to reality TV

E-Originals from Godman, Matthews, Whitaker, and an Anthology Crew | Xpress Reviews

Series fans will enjoy Sebastian and Cindy’s story and how they finally conquer their adversary; recommended for collections where the “Tortured Souls” series is popular; these authors have brought sex and politics together in steamy love stories; recommended for libraries where diverse romances are in demand

E-Originals from Austin, Husk, Quarles, and Debuter Garland | Xpress Reviews

An author who can pair romance and suspense without losing completely to either is a rarity; enchanting characters and witty banter make this debut a sure bet; smooth and suspenseful, with just enough sexual tension; unfortunately, most of the stops on this road trip don’t feel as integrated as they could be

E-Originals from Barnard, Castillo, McGoldrick, and Walsh | Xpress Reviews

Readers who love romantic, sexy series will be eager to continue reading about Wes’s brothers; Castillo continues to place headstrong characters against the backdrop of the historic Lone Star State; Hugh and Grace are a well-matched pair, and the authors give their relationship ample room to grow; this novella mixes fast-paced action with torrid romance

E-Originals from Devos, Paton, and Wyatt & St. George | Xpress Reviews

An interesting and enjoyable look at a different side of Florida, but readers might not get that far; highly recommended for those who like their love stories with a little humor and a lot of sex; this steamy light Sub/dom romance will have readers begging for these two conflicted souls to heal each other

E-Originals from Allyn, De Salle, Lerner & Co., and Varlet | Xpress Reviews

Allyn’s first foray into the Regency era offers a somewhat unconvincing romance; Sol and Kitten remain the most amusing and compelling characters in De Salle’s latest; these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous; more about feelings, attraction, and letting the right person help heal one’s pain

E-Originals from Krum, Michael, Persell, and Quarles | Xpress Reviews

The pace is fast, with a few twists and turns along the way; the growing bond isn’t strong enough to be the sole focus; a fun, flirty, and spicy read from Persell; Quarles plays with the pacing conventions of contemporary romance to burn hot and bright

E-Originals from Lynn, Marek, Sosa, West, and Debuter Wynters | Xpress Reviews

Readers will find this feel-good romance entertaining; a rousing historical romance that examines issues of class and privilege; contemporary romance fans will fall for the multidimensional characters; West lovingly crafts the small-town setting; for fans of military romances that include heroic canine companions

E-Originals from Alward, Flade, Livesay, Marcelo, and Debuter Laine | Xpress Reviews

Romance readers who love holiday stories will be thrilled with this latest addition; is a strong choice for anyone interested in an emotional love story; a fun and heartening read despite a few hiccups; recommended where contemporary titles circulate well; the feelings and struggles are all heartfelt and true to life