Posts Tagged With: Contemporary Romance

Book Review: Out on a Limb by A.J. Truman

Reviewed by Heather C

29731828Title: Out on a Limb
Author: A.J. Truman
Series: Browerton University #2
Heroes: Cameron Buckley/Walker Reed
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: No looking back.

That’s the motto of college senior Cameron Buckley, whether he’s kicking his latest hookup out of bed or plotting out his future as a hit screenwriter. With only a few weeks until graduation, he’s ready to put Browerton University in his rearview mirror and start the life he’s been dreaming of ever since he was a kid. But a chance meeting with a sexy stranger in a bar throws a wrench into his Hollywood plans.

For Walker Reed, no looking back is hard to do when you work minutes away from your alma mater and share child custody with your college sweetheart. Almost fifteen years after graduating from Browerton, he can’t stop wondering how he got here. He has an ex who can’t stand him, a five-year-old son he can’t connect with, and a dead-end job he can’t escape.

When Cameron and Walker first meet, they know the rules. They know their friendship has an expiration date, yet it begins changing them in ways they never expected. As graduation looms, they both know things can’t go anywhere, but they can’t keep denying the feelings pulling them closer, even as an offer from Hollywood threatens to tear them apart forever.

OUT ON A LIMB is a gay new adult romance filled with humor, heart, and hot guys. It’s the second full-length book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. The book is intended for readers 18+.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Early Book Review: A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair

Guest Reviewed by Ami

23732445Title: A Taste of Sugar
Author: Marina Adair
Series: Sugar, Georgia #3
Heroine/Hero: Charlotte Holden/Jace McGraw
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 400 Pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A blast from her past…

Charlotte Holden, Sugar’s favorite pediatrician, knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Instead, she’s focused on creating the Grow Clinic, an outpatient center for children. All she has to do now is to host the best Founder’s Day Parade in the history of Sugar, Georgia, to win over a big-city donor. Easy as peach pie. Then sexy Jace McGraw blows back into town and utters those three words every woman dreads: we’re still married.

…leads to tantalizing trouble

Jace McGraw was making an offer on his dream business in Atlanta when he was told that his wife had some credit issues. Wait, his wife? The annulment went through years ago—or so he thought. He’d walked away only to keep his troublemaker reputation from ruining her dreams. But now that they have a second chance, Jace offers Charlotte a deal: he’ll grant a discreet divorce in exchange for 30 days and nights of marriage. Because this time he isn’t going to let her go without a fight.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Sweet Surprise
Author: Candis Terry
Series:  Sweet, Texas #4
Heroine/Hero: Fiona Wilder/Mike Halsey
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 384 Pages
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Playing naughty or nice…

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That’s another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak…

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He’s put his demons behind him, and if there’s one line he won’t cross, it’s getting involved with his best friend’s ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Bringing Home the Bad Boy
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chance #1
Heroine/Hero: Charlotte Harris/Evan Downey
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 384 Pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Available at:  Grand Central Publishing/Forever, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The Bad Boy Is Back
Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what’s worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend’s memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can’t stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan’s mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they’re brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Just the Way You Are by Beverly Barton

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Just the Way You Are
Author: Beverly Barton
Heroine/Hero: Mary Beth Caine/Parr Weston
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Zebra/Kensington Books
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Available at: Zebra/Kensington Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him—only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fiancé, Bobby Joe.

Parr left Mississippi after years spent holding his family together. Now that he’s back, he can’t steal Bobby Joe’s woman, and he sure can’t offer Mary Beth the tidy happily-ever-after she deserves. But everything about the petite beauty—from her flame-gold hair to her artless sensuality—makes him crave her more. Love or lust, right or wrong, all he knows is that nothing has ever felt like this before, and walking away will be the hardest thing he’s ever had to do.
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Categories: Book Review, Did Not Finish, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Silver Thaw
Author: Catherine Anderson
Series: Mystic Creek #1
Heroine/Hero: Amanda Banning/Jeb Sterling
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 432 Pages
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Available at: Berkley/Penguin, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again.

Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true…
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Angel in Armani by Melanie Scott

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Angel in Armani
Author: Melanie Scott
Series: New York Saints #2
Heroine/Hero: Sara Charles/Lucas Angelo
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: December 30, 2014
Available at:  St. Martin’s Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  WILL A LOVE OF THE GAME

Sara Charles is striking out on her own. With her dad out of commission, Charles Air has only one helicopter left—and only Sara to fly charters. With the family business in jeopardy, Sara needs all the clients she can get and the newest one is New York Saints team surgeon, Lucas Angelo. When an unexpected flirtation escalates into a night of pure blind passion, Sara is in agony over what she believes was extremely poor judgment on her part. She wants nothing more than to avoid Lucas. And keep her business her business. But she needs him—in more ways than one.

LEAD TO A FIELD OF DREAMS?

But there is a catch: Lucas also needs Sara. Spring training is upon him, and his schedule is madness. So he asks Sara to be his personal pilot. It’s an offer she can’t refuse. She intends to keep him at arm’s length—especially when she discovers just what different lives they have. Little does Sara know that, for Lucas, the only thing more important than business is pleasure. He only plays to win. And he intends to hit it out of the park…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Guest Reviewed by Ami

Maybe This Christmas (O'Neil Brothers, #3)Title: Maybe This Christmas
Author: Sarah Morgan
Series: O’Neil Brothers #3
Heroine/Hero: Brenna Daniels/Tyler O’Neil
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 384 Pages
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Available at: Harlequin, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O’Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he’s simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he’s never ruined, and he’s not about to start now.

Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she’s been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture…how can she concentrate on being his friend when he’s sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she’s always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: Mistletoe on Main Street
Author: Olivia Miles
Series: Briar Creek #1
Heroine/Hero: Grace Madison/Luke Hastings
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 400 Pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Available at: Forever, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Sleigh bells, snow, and second chances . . .

Briar Creek’s quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of–for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father’s death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter’s night.

Grace is back, and Luke is worried. How much has she changed as a bestselling author in the big city? What memories will she stir up? And was the choice he made five years ago the biggest mistake of his life?

Now, with their past, present, and future rocking around the Christmas tree, it’s time for Grace and Luke to face the music . . . and the mistletoe.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: One Night More by Mandy Baxter

Guest Reviewed by Ami

One Night More (U.S. Marshals, #1)Title: One Night More
Author: Mandy Baxter
Series: U.S. Marshalls #1
Heroine/Hero: Galen Kelly/Harper Allen
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp./Zebra Books
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Available at:  Kensington Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Savvy, hard-riding, rule-breaking—they’ll go anywhere and do anything it takes to protect and serve. But this U. S. Marshal has just met his match—and playing for keeps is one sizzling game…

Getting saved from disaster by a handsome stranger—Harper Allen has no problem with that. But when he leaves without a word or a clue to his real identity, the newbie reporter writes it off as the best one-night-stand she’ll never have again. Until a year later, when Harper comes face to face with the man assigned to hide her from a senator’s killer…

Galen Kelly hasn’t forgotten a single sensual minute of his night with Harper… or that she betrayed him. But with the FBI also on their trail, he’s got to pretend he’s never met her or risk both their lives. But as danger closes in, Galen may not be able to protect himself from taking the biggest risk of all…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment