TROPE TALK: Billionaire Playboys

It’s the trope that’s trended the most in recent years, the enigmatic young upstarts who are ruling the world in their offices in the sky by day and keeping women well-satisfied by night. They’re rich and privileged and it shows in their lifestyle and attitudes. These are the billionaire playboys of romance, and they’ve made a big splash.

ICYM: Best of June

Hey, its Sara @HarlequinJunkie, stopping by to share with you some of our favorite reads from last month.

Trope Talk: Lessons in Seduction

We know what themes we like when it comes to our books. Themes are the lifeblood of a good romance novel. There are the new trends and old favorites, but we all have our favorite tropes: go-tos when we want to be almost certain we’ll love the book. Sometimes they’re our triggers and push all of our buttons, sometimes we auto-read based on a few descriptive phrases, but we know them and we love them. Every Tuesday, this is the place to talk tropes.


"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..."
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In Case You Missed: Best of February

Hey, its Sara @HarlequinJunkie, stopping by to share with you some of our favorite reads from this past month including books by Kresley Cole, Kristin Hannah, Samantha Young and a few more not to be missed.
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Books to Buy: New Releases February 2

Oh, what a week it is. I know I say that a lot, but the next seven days really brings something for everyone. We have a novella from Megan Frampton (How much did you love THE DUKE’S GUIDE TO CORRECT BEHAVIOR?), a stunning new novel from the incredible Kristin Hannah (just read the first two lines and I dare you to put the book down), the latest by Samantha Young, THE RAVEN from Sylvain Reynard, and more.

HERO by Samantha Young

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him. Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair. Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again...


All hail the return of The Tribe! With ECHOES OF SCOTLAND STREET, the fifth installment in the On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young, the loving family of characters that she has created is back, and this time, it’s time for Cole Walker’s story to be told. At the age of fifteen, Cole had a brief encounter with a petite redhead outside her grandmother’s house in Edinburgh. They bonded over a favorite rock band, and a spark was ignited between them (this meet cute is actually referred to in one of the previous ODS books-Ms. Young, you are so sneaky!). But it won’t be until nine years later when Cole meets the mystery girl again. Shannon MacLeod is the new receptionist at INKarnate, the tattoo studio where Cole is the manager and tattoo artist in… Continue


I’ve been a fan of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street series since the first book, ON DUBLIN STREET, which introduced the first couple in the series, Joss and Braden, who later received their own novella, CASTLE HILL. They were followed by Jo and Cam, Ellie and Adam, and Liv and Nate, each with their own story (DOWN LONDON ROAD, UNTIL FOUNTAIN BRIDGE, and BEFORE JAMAICA LANE, respectively). Returning to this series always gives me a feeling of catching up with old friends. Young brings a combination of humor, compassion, and drama to her writing, along with the hot sex scenes that unfailingly make my toes curl. But with each new installment, as much as I love returning to these characters, another emotion takes over as well—the sense of trepidation. Will this one be as good… Continue