Contemporary Women’s Fiction
"The marriages, the scandals, the lies, eating disorders, addictions, and exclusive clubs – I could read a whole series about the people we meet in TOXIC and never get bored..."
"I highly recommend picking it up if your usual romances are feeling a bit stale. I can promise you Stein’s writing is like nothing else out there."
"Picking up right where Manwhore ended, Saint’s silent treatment after Rachel’s expose all about him comes to light is killing her and us. We’re not inside his head, haven’t even seen his perspective or heard from him yet, and it all serves to boil the tension to a fever pitch."
"Picking up immediately where book one, Escaping Reality, left off, Amy is on the run yet again. Having overheard Liam make some suspicious remarks to Derek, she has no other choice but to go into hiding, not knowing if Liam is working with the people that are after her, or if he is indeed loyal to her. "
"TAMING LILY is the third book in the Fowler Sisters series by Monica Murphy. These can be read as stand-alone books, but I would suggest reading them in order so you get the whole picture. Murphy has a really clean writing style and definitely has a knack for writing sexy alpha men."
"Kiss Me is the 17th book in the Fools Gold series by Susan Mallery, and I continue to be amazed that Mallery can come up with such different stories for one series."
Michelle A. Valentine first won readers over with her independently published Black Falcon series about sexy rockers on the road and the ladies who love them and has two other series featuring cocky alpha heroes. This week she celebrates her first foray into traditional publishing with the release of Wicked White. Her fans are thrilled to know she is back on the rocker beat with the start of this new series.
"Last movie I cried at was: I cried at the Outlander finale. But I cry at everything. I literally just cried at a Wells Fargo commercial. I'm a leaky bucket of both happy and sad tears."
"DRIVE IT DEEP gives us the ill-fated story of Raina and Miah and it will break your heart..."
"You know what I love about this book? Officer Brett Hale. He’s a small-town cop, he obeys all the rules, and he doesn’t smile or joke around. So you think that Ellie, the heroine, is supposed to get him to loosen up and relax, while he glares at her. But that’s not really what happens, because Brett secretly thinks Ellie is hilarious, and his dry sense of humor matches hers exactly. He doesn’t loosen up so much as let Ellie know that he gets her, which makes Ellie turn googly-eyed. And who can blame her?"
"Princess Amelia Clarice Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo is finally tying the knot with long-time love Michael Moskovitz. But before they can plan their fairy-tale wedding (which includes mini-grilled cheese sandwiches, a taco bar, and playlist that is heavy on some of the worst songs in history) things don’t go quite as swimmingly as they did for William and Kate..."
"Borrow-A-Bridesmaid is a story about a woman finding herself in the real world after college, the realization that love isn’t as easy as it looks in the movies, and the hope that the guy in the Yeats tie is as dorky as you..."
"I’m a sucker for a situational/neighbors romance, which is what we have in Julie James’s SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER. Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade is so freaked out when her apartment is broken into that she decides to move. Her new house won’t be ready until the end of the summer, so she rents a converted loft next door to Ford Dixon, a devastatingly handsome man she spotted at a nearby bar recently."
"Sarah Castille pulls the reader into the dangerous world of outlaw bikers and the women they love."
"ZACK is a story with grief, heartbreak, acceptance and moving on; there are moments of romance and love; humor and fun; betrayal and letting go."
"This taboo, forbidden romance takes place behind the walls of a prison. Katherine has been hired as a literature teacher for the inmates. When she receives a new volatile student, Wes Carter, Kate has no idea how her life is going to change."
"THE KNOCKOFF is a great beach read, easily devoured with a strong, likeable heroine with an insider’s view of the not-so- glamorous fashion industry."
"Lately, I haven’t been able to find a book that I just couldn’t put down. That is until I picked up I’ll Stand By You. I loved this book. It’s heartbreaking, endearing and funny all at the same time."
"Say it isn’t so! This is a bittersweet review for me to write because MOONLIGHT ON NIGHTINGALE WAY is the final installment in Samantha Young’s beautiful, moving, and sexy as all get out On Dublin Street series..."
"I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Probst during the 2015 RT Book Lovers Convention in Dallas. She mentions SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL in the interview so of course I read it as soon as I got home! This was my first Jennifer Probst book and it certainly will not be my last."
Ten sexy and sweet full-length novels—a wide mix of fun, heart-tugging, addictively romantic love stories—each handpicked by an all-star gathering of ten of today’s most popular contemporary romance authors. Today we share excerpts from Violet Duke and Bella Andre. Enjoy
We all know Chris Harrison as the congenial host of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise for the past fifteen or so years. Now he has published his first novel, a romance entitled THE PERFECT LETTER.
Liv Chandler is running for her life, and the cops haven’t been able to do a thing to help. But there’s one man who makes her feel safe, no matter what…rugged charter boat captain Rafe Brodie. To Rafe, Liv is a beautiful mystery, one he can’t ignore. He means to unearth her secrets, and in the process, if luck is on his side, maybe the spark between them will ignite. But Liv’s past is more dangerous than Rafe could guess, and when his first mate turns up dead, she fears that she’s next. That there’s something else coming she can’t see. That even Rafe and the remote village of Valdez, Alaska can’t protect her forever…
"I am a huge fan of second chance romances and the way this story sets up does not disappoint."
"I was never really into the bad-boy. I’ve always preferred the nice guy. The one I could bring home to meet my parents. The one who is mature and stable and sweet and puts me first. That’s the kind of man I not only found for myself more than thirteen years ago, but he’s also the kind of guy I want to read about when I pick up a nice romance..."
"As a fan of Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls series, I was excited to sample something different from her and also read my first fighter romance novel. Sure, I like my vampires and shifters a tad violent, but this was a complete turnaround for me. I like to live on the wild side and I dove right in to the romantic arena..."
Vivia Grant, heroine of Laura Marie Brown's FAKING IT, answers a few questions for us today. A little background: Vivia has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie.
"Kat Latham returns to the world of rugby football in her London Legends series, this time with a second chance at love story between an man who has sacrificed everything including love for his career, and the one woman who might be more important than rugby TAMING THE LEGEND. I admit it, I’m a sucker for a story about two people rekindling their passion for each other and this book delivers. TAMING THE LEGEND is one of the most mature and emotionally satisfying romances that I have read in a long time."
Julia Tagan talks to bestselling author Sharon Sala about her new novella, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS: "Yes, writers are a tad strange and I make no apologies for it."
"Fans of Emma Chase's Tangled series will enjoy this new series about three attorneys living, working, and playing in Washington D.C. I got really excited about this series considering I know a lot about the legal profession myself. OVERRULED was sexy, fun, and a good read when you want complete escapism."