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CURRENTLY READING:

A Life Unplanned by Caitriona Drexler

The War of Two Queens (Blood and Ash, #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

When in Rome by Sarah Adams

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The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

The Sign for Home by Blair Fell

A Darker Reality by Anne Perry

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

A Song of Flight by Julie Marillier

Mother of All by Jenna Glass

The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly

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Love Liana, Sincerely Kade by Allie Doherty

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a cute and sexy contemporary romance set in NYC. Liana is a single romantic-advice blogger that is pressured by fans to add sex advice to her blog. Uncomfortable with the topic, she seeks advice from a cocky man that emailed her for advice about love. Enter Kade, the cocky guy who drinks too much whiskey and only has one-night stands. He wrote Liana asking her if love really exists. They develop an unlikely friendship, with Liana helping him figure out love, and Kade giving her advice about her sex blog. What they didn’t expect was the chemistry they can’t deny.

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Red Flags by J.N. Welsh

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This is a cute and steamy contemporary sports romance set in Ireland. Charlotte owns a shoe design company based in NYC. Charlotte has a one night stand with Irish soccer star Eoghan who was rehabbing in America after an injury. Charlotte then gets approached by an Irish soccer club to design a custom shoe for its star athlete. What are the chances that the star is Eoghan? This is a romance book, so of course it’s Eoghan!

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Kissing Games (Kinloch #3) by Evie Alexander

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a cute and sexy contemporary romance set in the Scottish Highlands. Charlie left the army for his married girlfriend, who eventually dumped him for her husband. He’s estranged from his family, floundering at his new job and decides to head to the Highlands to help his best friend protect Kinloch castle from a crazy film crew. The last thing he needs or wants is a romantic entanglement.

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Tricked (Tricked #1) by R.M.T. Jay

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a cute contemporary romance that is a quick and easy read. Strangers Jo and Matthew have an unexpected encounter in a bar that ends up in his hotel room. When they wake up they find themselves apparently “married”. Called to Rome for an emergency, but eager to sort out their mess ASAP, Matt asks Jo to come with him. Doing the unthinkable, she agrees. Jo and Matthew are total opposites. Jo is crushed when she finds out the bills have piled up and her family has to sell their beloved ranch –Tessa. Matthew is a ruthless CEO with a brilliant mind, and he’s none other than the heir to the Devaro family’s mega fortune and business empire. Jo agrees to stay in Rome to help his family’s public disaster in exchange for help to save her family ranch. But can she survive Matthew’s family and ex-girlfriend?

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Something in the Heir by Suzanne Enoch

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a cute historical fiction/romance with a good touch of humor. Set in Regency era England, the story follows the exploits of Emmeline and William Pershing who have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. More business partners than husband and wife, Will married Emmeline to help her keep her childhood home, and in turn, Emmeline helped Will advance his career with the government. It is all threatened when the couple are invited to Emmeline’s grandfather’s house for his birthday party. The home came with a caveat: Emmeline and Will must have children within the first five years of their marriage or they forfeit the place. While the couple’s few attempts to conceive came to nothing, Emmeline did not let that deter her. She created two imaginary children for the couple and has been lying to her family for the past eight years.

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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the second book in a captivating YA Fantasy series. Poppy knows who Hawke, Casteel, is now. He’s the Dark One, the Prince of Atlantia. And he’s got a plan to get his brother back from the Blood Queen that involves her. She knows better than to trust him, but he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. So, they pretend to be engaged to fulfill both of their goals. But Poppy also knows it’s a risk being so close to Casteel, because they definitely have chemistry together that is hard to resist. The closer Poppy gets to Atlantia, the more her power grows. Atlantia is at unrest. Whispers of war are growing, the Descenters want Poppy dead and the King wants to use her to send a message. But the gods may have different ideas.

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Children of Gods and Fighting Men (Gael Song #1) by Shauna Lawless

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a fantastic first book in a thrilling Historical Fiction Fantasy series. The book is set in 981 A.D. Ireland. The Viking King of Dublin is dead and his wife, Gormflaith, has plans to install her son on the throne. But there are several sons and uncles that Gormflaith must go through before she achieves her goal. Gormflaith also has a secret that she must keep to avoid death by those sworn to kill her race. Gormflaith is a Fomorian, an immortal race who can do fire-magic.

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From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ok, I know that I’m way behind everyone else in reading this series, so the last thing you want to do is read another review about this book, but WOW! I loved this book. In it’s simplest form, you can call this book a YA Fantasy Romance. And yeah, it is. But it also has a load of fighting, paranormal elements, magic, and court intrigue.

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Not Rowing to Lie (Castoria U #2) by Rosie Birch

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a fun and cute college romance. It’s a quick and easy book that I read in a few hours. I haven’t read any college romance books before and am surprised I liked it as much as I did. Renee is on the rowing team and Jesse Tremblay is a star hockey player with NHL dreams. He only has one-night stands and his policy regarding women is one and done. During a murder mystery party, Renee and Jesse meet while hiding out in the kitchen and make a connection. Feeling daring, Renee sheds her “good girl” persona for a few hours and takes Jesse up on his offer of a one-night stand.

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