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E-Originals from Barth and Solheim, plus Newcomer Tremayne | Xpress Reviews

The romance, on the other hand, is sweet, with definite heat; a quick, light read, especially for those who enjoy culinary and political settings with some suspense; this slow-paced Victorian-era romance will please readers with its gradual relationship development

E-Originals from Collins, Irby, and Rhone | Xpress Reviews

A perfect tale for Winter Olympics lovers; Irby combines themes of redemption and healing for broken families with sincere characters; Rhone creates wonderful characters that touch readers’ hearts

E-Originals from Leslie A. Kelly and Lia Riley, plus Debuter Audrey Wick | Xpress Reviews

Kelly hits all the right notes here and balances the romance with suspense to very nice effect; another love-at-first-sight tale with some social issues tacked on, in this case domestic violence; the protagonists are both hiding secrets that, unfortunately, aren’t given the time and space they need to make an emotional impact

E-Originals from Fernando, Patrick, and Sebastian | Xpress Reviews

A perfect novella fare for on-the-go readers who can devour these in an afternoon or evening; a sweet and satisfying ending to the “MacDermott Brothers” series; another original read full of hints that the story of Alistair and Robin is not over yet. What will she wear?

E-Originals from James, Leigh, Mecca, and Pace | Xpress Reviews

Any amount of James is worth the effort; a solid entry to a new series sure to be a hit with fans of bad boy rockers; this solid novel is for anyone with an interest in the Middle Ages; Pace scores a goal with this Cinderella story

Love Worth the Risk | Romance Reviews

A Dash of Danger For most readers, there’s nothing like a jolt of jeopardy to spice up a romance and keep the pages turning. It doesn’t have to be a great deal—although it can be—and it doesn’t require special ops agents swarming the story—although it can have that, too.

Romance | Best Sellers, January 2018

Graham’s Dark Rites, Garwood’s Wired, and Anderson’s The Christmas Room

E-Originals from Grant, Michaels, and Persell | Xpress Reviews

Multiple backstories converge with the main plotline to create a rich tapestry of paranormal romantic interplay; Michaels includes some fun Easter eggs for fans of her previous works; fans of video game culture and strong female protagonists will enjoy this hot, sensual read

Romance Novels, Spies, and Women Doctors | Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, romance novels, spies, and women doctors lead me down a winding path.

E-Originals from Flockton & Marsden, Moore, and First-Timer Ash | Xpress Reviews

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and a lack of celebrity privacy, no romance could be more apropos for exploring these issues; recommended for readers who enjoy short and spicy sports-centered romance; this unhurried story features appealing protagonists and a slow-simmering romance