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Passion on Park Avenue | Lauren Layne
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This story is full of witty banter and steamy chemistry between the leads but its also not the usual lighthearted romantic comedy that Ms. Layne is known for. In fact, this one has a more serious tone, most reminiscent of her New Adult romances, which resulted in a bittersweet and poignant romance between two people who appear the opposite of each other but definitely is made for one another.

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Passion on Park Avenue | Lauren Layne
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This story is full of witty banter and steamy chemistry between the leads but its also not the usual lighthearted romantic comedy that Ms. Layne is known for. In fact, this one has a more serious tone, most reminiscent of her New Adult romances, which resulted in a bittersweet and poignant romance between two people who appear the opposite of each other but definitely is made for one another.

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An offshoot of another series, The Rogue of Fifth Avenue features Frank Tripp and Mamie Greene, two characters divided by social class with a common interest that drives them together. I really love how Ms. Shupe manages to give historical facts and seamlessly weaves it into the story making The Rogue of Fifth Avenue a great love story for the Gilded Age.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I love this because it truly felt like Esme and Khai were real people dealing with different things in their lives but manages to come together in ways that truly mattered

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Forever Wolf | Maria Vale
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If you have ever wanted to read a paranormal shifter story with romantic elements that is female empowering, gritty and primal and just makes sense in every possible way, Forever Wolf is the book! I totally adore the series and would always recommend it but only if thinking out of the fictional trope box is your thing🥰

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I really love Penny Reid‘s writing, her characters are quirky adorable although Motion ends in a cliffhanger, Mona and Abram are enough reasons to keep reading the whole series!

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The Earl I Ruined | Scarlett Peckham
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I basically just loved it and could not put it down. Even if I break it down to what elements in the story makes it special, in the end its how its all put together by the talented Ms. Peckham that makes The Earl I Ruined a fantastic read.

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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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If all men loved their wives the way I love Anne, we would be a useless lot. Or maybe the world would know peace. Maybe the wars would end, and the strife would cease as we centred our lives on loving and being loved.

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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If you could invite 5 people, living or dead, for dinner, who would it be? A question Sabrina Nielsen answered in college and for some reason, those same 5 people show up for her 30th birthday dinner. Now it‘s up to her to find out why and along the way discover things about herself she never really knew

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The Duke I Tempted | Scarlett Peckham
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This one is a debut novel and its not your typical historical romance. It does have BDSM elements but its the circuitous courtship between Archer and Poppy that kept my attention. I definitely would recommend this one plus the cover is just gorgeous😍

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Wolf Apart | Maria Vale
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I cannot get enough of this series! I thought the first book, The Last Wolf was fantastic with its original world building and quite intense characters and unique plot but Wolf Apart takes it on another level. Elijah‘s loneliness for his home and pack and his inevitable isolation just leaps of the pages. There is an overarching plot but each book can be read as a standalone. Next book please!

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This is the final book in one of my favourite series. Lauren Layne has captured that sudden magic when nest friends suddenly sees themselves as something more. It was perfect and for fans of the series, a bit bittersweet since it is a farewell as well for series.

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I loved this one, short, sweet and very sexy and still #free in Amazon, iBooks and a bunch of other online vendors😊

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Funny, witty, poignant and erotic are words that describe this romance! Loved this one❤️

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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“I don't want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.”

sprainedbrain I loved that book!! 12mo
BookCafe It hooked me with a Daniel Henney look alike for the male lead 😁😁😁 12mo
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Making Up | Lucy Parker
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And the final rom com for the weekend, a classic enemies to lovers romance! I love Lucy Parker and this one is a bit more poignant than the typical rom com but still makes me smile and definitely root for the heroine‘s journey😊

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The Wonder of You | Harper Kincaid
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So I totally fell in love with the cover of this book first and of course loved the modern twist on the Alice in Wonderland theme. Every one of the characters has traits that would lead to guessing which original Wonderland personality they are plus the romance is fantastic as well😍

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I Flipping Love You | Helena Hunting
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Loved this one, it was equally sexy, funny, sweet with a female protagonist who didn‘t immediately fall for the almost perfect hero. I‘m not in love with the cover though, maybe it should have feature The Hamptons since it‘s mostly set there.

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Sundays Are for Hangovers | K Webster, J D Hollyfield
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It‘s a rom com marathon for me and this one is all out funny and sexy and sweet. An enemies to hot and heavy lovers romance this one had me laughing with all the crazy antics the warring neighbours had up their sleeves!

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The Surviving Girls | Katee Robert
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This one is more suspense thriller than romance, nail biting edge of your seat tension! The twisty plot will have you guessing how it all ends.

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The Surviving Girls | Katee Robert
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This one is more suspense thriller than romance, nail biting edge of your seat tension! The twisty plot will have you guessing how it all ends.

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Hot Asset | Lauren Layne
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New series from Lauren Layne, this one is set in Wall Street. It‘s a romance between a Wall Street Trader and an SEC investigator. Definitely learned a lot about high finance and the romance is equally as interesting!

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Stripped | Tara Wyatt
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First time I‘ve read a book by this author. Never knew this was one of those books that I would really like. Besides the role reversal, the female lead really kicks ass and there is an ongoing mystery that will probably get closure in succeeding books. Those are my personal romantic catnips!

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Not Quite a Husband | Sherry Thomas
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“How ironic that when they‘d been married, she‘d never thought of growing old with him. Yet now, years after the annulment, she should think of it with the yearning of an exile, for the homeland that had long ago evicted her.”

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Lady Rogue | Theresa Romain
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So this one started out slowly and the dialogue between Isabel and Callum reflected it as well. But as the story progressed you can actually feel these two loosening up to each other from their interactions with each other. It‘s one of those stories that the more you keep reading the more your interest is caught.

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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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I really liked this one. Although it had a lot of themes going on it was a great mix that made me enjoy reading it.

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Leopard King | Ann Aguirre
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“Some loves are like a fire, and they burn from the first spark.” By her knowing eyes, she understood what he meant without additional context. “Our love, it‘s a tree, and you‘ve been watering it for years. Dalena is and always will be my first love. But you, Pru… fate willing, you will be my last.”

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Reading this while watching Van Helsing, somehow the mythology/world building are kind of similar

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When you stay up late to finish the book, definitely gets a great review. I cannot get enough of Ms. Charlotte Holmes

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The Chaos of Longing | K.Y. Robinson
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Poetry is one of those things I either like or not, this one is definitely falling in the like category. Each word paints a picture of emotions that just hits you right in the gut.

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So this one is the last in Ruthie Knox's New York Series and it also connects with her first book, About Last Night (favorite!) I just really loved Completely it definitely stands a little bit differently from Ms. Knox's other works.

Jas16 I have been meaning to post about this one. I really liked it 2y
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Another weekend read! This was one had great reviews as well and so worth it! A very unique take on the beauty and the beast/marriage of convenience trope, this dialogue driven romance captures a witty, humorous and poignant tale about superficial appearances and what truly matters in Life and love. Emma is definitely a different historical romance heroine and Ash is clearly a different type of hero as well. Truly delightful page turner!

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P.s. from Paris | Marc Levy
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The long weekend has been a way to catch up finally on my reading. This new release from Marc Levy is a great start. A successful actress and a publicity shy novelist starts out as strangers, begin the journey as friends and ends up as more than that when they are in Seoul. Along the way they also find the courage to truly become themselves. It's a dialogue driven romantic comedy that will keep you laughing, thinking and smiling till the end😊

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Beard in Mind | Penny Reid
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Penny Reid constantly surprises the reader with the depth of her characters and her stories. Shelly and Beau are no exceptions. For me they are as real as you or me. Beard in Mind is one book that you definitely should read.

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This one took me by surprise. Complex and multilayered protagonists, Jane and Crispin will definitely shove aside preconceived notions of how a historical romance should unfold. A truly fantastic book.

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Nina George's writing really makes you want to explore France.

AJBowers "Someone get me a baguette stat!!" me every time I read a book that takes place in France. I've also been known to call out for cheese. 2y
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Gone to Dust | Liliana Hart
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“I don‘t need a grown man baby right now,” she continued. “I need someone who is trained. Someone who can understand my brother and his thought processes. And someone who‘s going to give me good advice and support so I don‘t die in the middle of some godforsaken island. I need freaking John Cena. So unless you can provide those things, kindly shut up.”

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It's a little known book by Joey W. Hill but it's actually quite good, a little dark, paranormal romance.

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Dating-ish | Penny Reid
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Whenever Penny Reid comes out with a new book, my TBR pile is suddenly forgotten but when I finished Dating-ish, I don't think I can get over it quickly. My poor TBR pile! I adored this book Marie and Matt are just so very good!

Bostonmomx2 I've never heard of her. Sounds like a cute series! 2y
BookCafe @Bostonmomx2 Penny Reid is adorable! She writes this quirky, smart and funny romances that are just great, it took one book and I was hooked! 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Wonderful story and now for the hard part of choosing something else to read

charl08 Loved this one - made me cry. 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book had me laughing until the last page!😂😂😂 Adie is that female lead that you want to be like, absolutely no filter!

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Study in Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Ms.Thomas' take on Sherlock Holmes is simply amazing!

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She shook her head, not trusting herself to say anything more, and headed upstairs. She felt numb and reeling, unable to fully realize what any of this meant. The bomb ticking in the middle of her kitchen had detonated, her life reduced to rubble. What, if anything, could they rebuild from the ashes?

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The next book Madly is releasing this week, Truly is the first book in the New York series by Ruthie Knox

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About Last Night | Ruthie Knox
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My first Ruthie Knox book and this is when I fell in love with her writing. Not everyone loved it but you can actually see how good Ms. Knox is when it comes to dialogue, the perfect blending of humor and angst and the coming together of two people who have nothing in common except for the things that matter

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“All it means, truly, is that you commit yourself completely, over and over again. You give the world your all, and when you fail, you learn something, and you try again. That‘s what failure is for. It‘s what‘s brought so much beauty into your life."

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Making Faces | Amy Harmon
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Three faces stared back at Ambrose from the glass. He registered his father‘s face first, a mask of despair just behind his right shoulder, and then he saw his own face, gaunt and swollen, but still recognizable. But merged with the recognizable half of his reflection was a pulpy, misshapen mess of ruined skin, Frankenstein stitching, and missingparts—someone Ambrose didn‘t know at all.

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Love and Gravity: A Novel | Samantha Sotto
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Beautifully written! A love story that didn't really end the way a reader might expect!😊

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Juliet's Answer | Glenn Dixon
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This book may be non fiction but its definitely engaging, entertaining and humorously thought provoking. I can totally see it as a movie.

Conleyheather It would make a great movie. 2y
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