Best of June 2022

An embarrassment of reading riches made it VERY difficult to put this list together, lol! I couldn't limit myself to six books this month, so I've got six top picks and a few honorable mentions. My top picks were all really great reads, and the honorable mentions would've easily made the list in a less... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: July Releases

It's a quieter release month, but there are still SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of July!!! It can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all of the new releases each month, so I’ve put together a calendar to help you manage your TBR. The following books are the... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Single Dad Romance Books

There's just something about a good father that is incredibly sexy, so it's no wonder why the single dad trope is so popular! These romances often feature found families, heart-melting moments, and plenty of swoons. I love it when a single dad finds his perfect complement, and the family scenes can be downright adorable. Though... Continue Reading →

15 (More) Great Grumpy / Sunshine Romance Books

I discovered just how popular the grumpy/sunshine romance trope is when I posted my original recommendation list (found here) - and there's a good reason for that! The opposites attract dynamic provides plenty of opportunities for sexual tension-filled friction, and the build in intimacy just feels even more satisfying once a lovable grump has exposed... Continue Reading →

What’s on My TBR? 25 ARCs on My Kindle

The only problem with having an embarrassment of ARC riches? Deciding what to read first! I’ve got lots of very exciting ARCs on my Kindle at the moment, with too many books and too little time. I’ve read a few of these, can’t wait to dig into others, and am looking forward to checking out plenty... Continue Reading →

Best of May 2022

There was an embarrassment of reading riches in May, so my biggest problem was choosing which books would make this list! This month, I really focused on setting aside books that weren't working for me and giving my full attention to those that did - whether they were new releases or retro reads. And that... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: June Releases

There are SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of June!!! It can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all of the new releases each month, so I’ve put together a calendar to help you manage your TBR. The following books are the ones that are on my radar –... Continue Reading →

Tossed Off the TBR: The DNF Report

It's been awhile since I've posted one of these, so I thought I’d talk about some of the books that DIDN’T work for me, for one reason or another. That’s almost as good as reviewing them, lol, and I think it's important to talk about. There's no shame in setting aside books that aren't working... Continue Reading →

15 Fiery Forbidden Romance Novels

Whether it's a best friend's little sister, a bodyguard, a co-worker, or someone else's girl, there are so many different scenarios where a relationship can be forbidden. Not every forbidden romance needs to be super angsty, but the trope inherently has an element of sexual tension and the kind of push/pull dynamic that keeps your... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Single Mom Romance Novels

Single dad romance books get most of the love, but is there anything more heart-melting and adorable than a commitment-phobic hero becoming part of a family? Whether it’s a charming playboy falling for a woman AND her kids, a grumpy hero becoming fiercely protective of the family he’d love to call his own, or an... Continue Reading →

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Office Romances

I focus on new releases in romance the rest of the week, so Throwback Thursdays revisit book recommendations from years past. This week’s topic is office romance! I'm always up for a good office romance, whether it's a boss and employee, feuding coworkers, or business rivals - they all make for great dynamics. There's often... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: May Releases

There are SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of May!!! It can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all of the new releases each month, so I’ve put together a calendar to help you manage your TBR. The following books are the ones that are on my radar –... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: April Releases

Compared to the craziness of March, April is looking like a positively quiet release month, but that can change in an instant, lol! That also has nothing to do with the quality of the books releasing in April, many of which are looking pretty great. It can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all... Continue Reading →

15 Bossy Billionaire Romance Books

Rich jerks are a huge trope in romance novels - heroes who might be a little moody, broody, and grumpier than the average guy. When I told my husband that billionaire romances are a common trope, he blinked and looked at me like he must've heard me wrong (you mean millionaires, right? Millions aren't enough?),... Continue Reading →

Best of February 2022

I'd call February a disappointing release month overall, but there were still some great new books! This month, my favorites were immediately obvious to me, so I've separated these into two groups - Top Picks and Honorable Mentions. My two favorite new releases were EASILY Lease on Love and A Ticking Time Boss. Lease on... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Sports Romance Novels

I don’t know about you, but I love a good sports romance. From football to hockey, baseball and more, sports romances often play up the tropes for light and sexy reads. Fake relationships, flings, second chances, friends to lovers - they're all represented here. Sports romances are often interconnected standalones that are part of a... Continue Reading →

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sports Romances

I focus on new releases in romance the rest of the week, so Throwback Thursdays revisit book recommendations from years past. This week’s topic is sports romance! I read a ton of sports romance, so I post a fresh list of recommendations right around this time every year. The new list is on the way... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 OF 2021: The Complete List

Everything I loved about 2021 romance novels, all in one place! Looking back, I really did have a fantastic reading year - there were so many great books that ALMOST made my top 20 list, and plenty of others that were just really solid reads. The books on this list represent the absolute BEST romance... Continue Reading →

BEST OF 2021: Top Picks by Trope

Who doesn’t love a good trope? Everybody’s got a favorite, from tense enemies to lovers reads to playful fake relationship romances. I’ve always got certain expectations when I start reading a story that plays up a trope, and the books on this list all exceeded those expectations.  I’ve selected the two books that I think... Continue Reading →

Every 5-Star Romance Novel I Read in 2021

I read some truly outstanding romance novels in 2021, including books by debut authors, new-to-me authors, best sellers, and fan favorites. There were so many incredible contemporary romance novels released in 2021 that putting together my Best of the Year list has been more difficult than ever. So, I'm sharing a list of everything I loved this year! Includes book reviews, blurbs and more!

BEST OF 2021: My Favorite Covers

We all judge books by their covers, don’t deny it. I will wholeheartedly and enthusiastically admit that I’ve added countless books to my TBR based almost entirely on their cover. Sometimes that works out in my favor… and sometimes it doesn’t, lol. But I love me a good cover. The 15 books on this list... Continue Reading →

All About Audio: Romance Audiobooks

It's a great time to fill up your audio library! This post is all about audio for romance lovers. You can easily purchase audiobooks a la carte, or subscribe to Audible for credits towards new releases and access to a back catalog of great books. Audio add-ons don't require a subscription at all, but if... Continue Reading →

SPOTLIGHT ON: J.T. Geissinger

I'd be hard-pressed to think of an author who has delivered more 5-star reads for me than J.T. Geissinger, and often I don't even read the blurbs or know what I'm getting into ahead of time with her books. I just one-click and go along for the ride! She's one of the first (non-Nora Roberts)... Continue Reading →

Tis the Season for Holiday Romance

It's that time of year when the Hallmark Channel is playing Christmas movies around the clock, and holiday novels or novellas fill up everyone's TBR! Everybody loves a Scrooge, a Grinch, a sexy Santa... wait, a sexy Santa? I don't know about that! Regardless, there are some unique tropes that only show up at Christmastime,... Continue Reading →

Winter 2021-2022 Romance Preview

Winter is coming, and that means it's time for holiday novellas and Christmas comedies! The season warms up with plenty of heartfelt romances before transitioning into a new year filled with brand new books. There are so many great romances on the way, from the quick and cute to the slow burn and sexy. My... Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Audiobooks

Let's talk about romance audiobooks! Usually, people either love or hate them. A few years ago, I would've said that I hated them. The only ones I'd listened to were stiff and formal, and they did nothing to enhance the story. That is absolutely not the case these days! Audiobooks are becoming more popular than... Continue Reading →

Best of Summer 2021

I'm still ridiculously behind on my summer TBR, but I've read some great books along the way! This Best of list looks a little different than my usual ones - not only did it take two months to read six worthy books, but they're also such an interesting mix of romances. If you'd asked me... Continue Reading →

The BIG Fall Romance Preview 2021

Summer is almost behind us, and it’s time to start thinking about Fall! Bring on the college romances, the sports series, the warm and cozy reads – it’s all about the romance. There are some really awesome books on the way in the next few months, with new releases from some incredible authors. I don’t... Continue Reading →

15 Hot Slow Burn Romance Novels

What's a hot slow burn romance? A love story with combustible chemistry, where you can feel the heat before the characters even make it to the bedroom. They often feature sizzling sexual tension, intense attraction, and sometimes forbidden romances. Some start out soft and subtle, while others kick into high gear from the beginning -... Continue Reading →

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