Posts Tagged: contemporary romance

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

December 18, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

“Hot Toy” by Jennifer Crusie Series: None–part of an anthology Genre: Contemporary Romance Setting: United States Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2006 Paperback, purchased 104 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Get ready for a holiday season you’ll never forget with three of today’s most sensational writers who know what every woman wants for the holidays. You’ll believe in Santa all over again with these seductive stories from:   JENNIFER CRUSIE Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game–in the arms of a sexy secret agent. . …. Read more »

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“You Again” by JoAnn Ross

“You Again” by JoAnn Ross

December 16, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

“You Again” by JoAnn Ross Series: Shelter Bay #6.5 Genre: Contemporary Romance Setting: NYC & Shelter Bay, Oregon Published by Catlelough Publishing LLC, 2014 E-book, purchased 172 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A book nerd, a brainiac science guy, and a misplaced killer whale… Meghann Quinn wasn’t always a hugely successful author. Adam Wayne wasn’t always a marine biologist studying whales. Back in high school in Shelter Bay, Oregon, she was the shy book nerd helping the brainiac science guy pass English. Meghann had no idea Adam would turn into such a hottie. Adam has no idea their once-upon-a-time sweet summer romance inspired Meghann’s popular teen novels. Two shy geeks didn’t have the courage to share their true feelings back then…. Read more »

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Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

November 7, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey River Creek #7 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin MIRA, 2014 E-book, purchased 384 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.  Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could… Read more »

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November books on my radar…

November books on my radar…

November 3, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 10

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 I’m not reading just e-books anymore so I’m also getting books from the library which helps with the high priced books. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope… Read more »

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TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

October 15, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

The Witness by Nora Roberts Series: None Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Penguin, 2012 492 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems — and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing…. Read more »

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My fall reading list . . .

My fall reading list . . .

September 23, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 18

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for fall 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out this fall and books from my TBR pile. New fall books: 1.The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas–I read the first book in this young adult fantasy series and liked it a lot. 2. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh–Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. She had a new book… Read more »

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Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

August 29, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 5

  Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan Series: O’Neil Brothers, Book 2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin HQN, 2014 E-book, Purchased 384 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust…. Read more »

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Books recommended to me . . .

Books recommended to me . . .

August 19, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we’re talking about the books recommended to us. Most are books I’ve bought already, Most are books from authors I haven’t read yet and Most are recommendations from blogs I regularly read because we read a lot of the same kinds of books. 1. The Magicians series by Lev Grossman—Mogsy from Bibliosanctum wrote a review of the third… Read more »

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July books on my radar…

July books on my radar…

July 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I’m excited by a new author. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too!   I have a lot of great looking books this month! The first book is… Read more »

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My summer reading list

My summer reading list

June 17, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 21

The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. The books I’m excited about reading this summer–a mix of books published this summer and books I already own and want to read–more than just ten! New Books Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (June 24) I read the first book (Sleigh Bells in the Snow) in this series around Christmas last year. Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine. Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander (July 1) I finished the last book (Deadshifted) in this series about a month ago and am looking forward to this book since the last book ended in a cliffhanger. The Escape by Mary Balogh… Read more »

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