15 Sexy Forbidden Romances

Sexual tension and angst can take a forbidden romance novel to the next level. Whether it's a love triangle, a twin swap, an age gap, or just a bad idea, forbidden romances are usually intense reads. I love the complicated dynamics, the emotional storylines, and the unpredictability of a forbidden romance. They're usually not light... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Diversity Month

Celebrate Diversity Month! While that's something we should do 365 days each year, April is the designated month for celebrating the differences and similarities between individuals. As a romance reader, that might mean exploring the work of BIPOC authors who are new-to-you. It might mean reading your first M/M or F/F romance. It might mean... Continue Reading →

Best of March 2021

Going into March, I called it an "exploratory" month, and I expected it to be full of hits and misses. That turned out to be incredibly accurate, lol! I read some REALLY good books, but I also handed out a lot more 3-star (and below) ratings than usual. Most of my favorite authors released new... Continue Reading →

The BIG Spring Romance Preview

Winter is behind us, and it's time to start thinking about Spring! I'm not talking about the green grass or the beautiful weather - 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 know about you,... Continue Reading →

15 of My Favorite Romance Series

I love a good series, something that keeps me coming back for more. Whether they're standalones, interconnected, or multi-book love stories, there's a bingeable quality about series that works for me. There's nothing better than getting hooked on a group of characters, and seeing how each of their love stories play out. If you've been... Continue Reading →

Best of February 2021

If we're being honest... I am not shocked that every book on this month's Best of list is written by one of my favorite authors. This month had SO MANY releases, many of which were highly anticipated for me. It was bound to happen this way, and I'm not mad about it. March, on the... Continue Reading →

15 Superb Sports Romances

I don't know about you, but I've got sports on my mind! Tight football pants make me think of some of my favorite romance novels, with book boyfriends who are focused on their budding sports careers and the leading ladies who tame them. From college athletes to professional players, sports romances come in variety of... Continue Reading →

Best of January 2021

If you'd asked me prior to the start of the month, I would've predicted a completely different Best of January list. A few of my most anticipated reads got shuffled to February, others didn't quite meet expectations, and, honestly, most of these weren't really on my radar. I think the best part of my Best... Continue Reading →

15 Sexual Tension-Filled Rom Coms

Banter and sexual tension are two of my favorite things when it comes to romance, and romantic comedies often showcase them very, very well. They're what takes a low angst romance to the next level, turning the chemistry up a notch and making the reader root for the couple to get together. Often accompanied by... Continue Reading →

Best of 2020: The Complete List

Happy New Year! 2020 is finally behind us, and I don't think there will be many people complaining about that. However, GoodReads tells me that I read 368 books in 2020, so while it was a terrible year overall, it was actually an excellent year for reading romance! There were many, many amazing books released... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 of 2020: Round Five

Over the past few days, I’ve be sharing my book reviews for my absolute favorite romance novels of the year. There were so many amazing books released in 2020! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to just twenty books – I reviewed over 350 new romances this year, so these are at... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 of 2020: Round Four

Over the past few days, I’ve be sharing my book reviews for my absolute favorite romance novels of the year. There were so many amazing books released in 2020! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to just twenty books – I reviewed over 350 new romances this year, so these are at... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 of 2020: Round Three

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my book reviews for my absolute favorite romance novels of the year. There were so many amazing books released in 2020! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to just twenty books – I reviewed over 350 new romances this year, so these are at... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 of 2020: Round Two

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my book reviews for my absolute favorite romance novels of the year. There were so many amazing books released in 2020! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to just twenty books – I reviewed over 350 new romances this year, so these are at... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 of 2020: Round One

Over the next few days, I'll be sharing my book reviews for my absolute favorite romance novels of the year. There were so many amazing books released in 2020! It was incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to just twenty books - I reviewed over 350 new romances this year, so these are at... Continue Reading →

Best of December 2020

Amongst the many holiday novellas and lighter reads that released in December, there were also some truly stellar sports romances. I think it's kinda funny that all three of my favorite December romances featured athletes, were emotional, and burned with sexual tension - but that's where we're at this month! I'd normally select my top... Continue Reading →

Best of 2020: 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 book that I think best... Continue Reading →

This Week’s Deals and Steals

New week, new deals!!! There continue to be a ton of great freebies and deals out there on Kindle books, so get clicking and load up your eReader! These low/no price books are the perfect way to try out new-to-you authors without breaking the bank. Fair warning: I may add new deals as I see... Continue Reading →

Best of 2020: 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 20 books on this list... Continue Reading →

Best of November 2020

There are some months when I have to debate with myself for days on end which books will make my Best of list. This is not one of those months. These four books were the clear winners in a quiet release month, but that doesn't make them any less awesome. Each one of these books... Continue Reading →

December 2020 Preview

This is the time of the month when I would normally put together my list of the 10 December Releases That I'm Most Excited About, but... this month is a little different. Why? Because November was such a quiet release month that I've actually already read about ten of the December romances that I was... Continue Reading →

The Mood Matcher

If you're anything like me, you want a distraction from everything that's going on in the world right now. Everyone gets that in a different way; when I'm moody, I want rom com comfort, but my husband always seeks out something gory and campy. Whatever you're in the mood for, it's probably on this list.... Continue Reading →

Best of October

October was such an eclectic month for new releases, and my favorite romances of the month reflect that. From the heartbreaking The Cabin to the hilarious and sexy A Very Bossy Christmas, this month's releases were emotional in all the very best ways. It was an outstanding month in terms of quality, with multiple books... Continue Reading →

15 Brother’s Best Friend Romances

There are few tropes that I like better than a brother's best friend / best friend's little sister / best friend's brother romance (well, that's a mouthful!). You wanna know why? Because they usually have all of the history that I love about a second chance romance without all of the drama that I hate,... Continue Reading →

Best of September

September was an AWESOME month for new releases, with some of my favorite romances of the year. From light to angsty, there was a little of everything, but the fun, sexy reads dominated the month for me. The six books on this list all take the reader through a variety of emotions, mixing humor and... Continue Reading →

15 Unexpected Roommate Romances

After reading a really great roommate romance this week, it got me thinking about how many truly outstanding unexpected roommate romances I've read, especially recently. Admittedly, I am a fake relationship romance lover, and it's a common trope in those books, but there are so many instances where adding in that forced proximity produces combustible... Continue Reading →

Best of August

August was such a BUSY month for new releases, with so many great books to choose from. I enjoyed plenty of romances this month, but these six stand at the top of the pack for me. In a month where there was so much drama going on in real life, I definitely gravitated towards lighter... Continue Reading →

Best of July 2020

July was all about exploring the work of new-to-me authors because many of my favorites released books in June. So I think it's only fitting that every single book at the top of my list for the month was written by an author whose work I'm just starting to get familiar with. I loved this... Continue Reading →

15 Slow Burn to SIZZLE Romances

I love all of the tension and the emotional build that comes with a slow burn romance, but I also want there to be a payoff in the end. All of that chemistry has to combust at some point; crackling with electricity until it reaches its breaking point. The fifteen books on this list all... Continue Reading →

15 Best of the Year (So Far)

You know that feeling you get when you read a great book and there's just a little bit of magic in the experience? Whether you're pulled in right away or it slowly gets under your skin, an outstanding book will make you FEEL something. These are the fifteen 2020 releases that have given me that... Continue Reading →

Best of June 2020

This was such a FANTASTIC release month that I really, really struggled to narrow down my list of favorites. I think I rated more books as 5 stars this month than I did in March and April combined, but I also read more of June's releases than I have any other month (39 in total!).... Continue Reading →

15 of My Favorite Single Dads

In celebration of all of the great fathers out there, I'm sharing a list of some of my favorite single dads! There's nothing quite like a sexy guy being loving and patient with his children. It definitely makes for some swoonworthy moments! Single dads can make excellent romance heroes, whether they're comfortable with the role... Continue Reading →

15 Light and Sexy Summer Reads

It's starting to feel like summer, and that means I'm looking forward to more light and sexy reads! There's just something about low angst romance that brightens my day, and they're the perfect kind of books to binge by the beach or to sneak in a few pages of when you're on the go. The... Continue Reading →

15 Bad Boys Who Fall Hard

I love good guy heroes, but sometimes I'm in the mood for a man who is a little more... complicated. A bad boy with a troubled past; a mob boss whose concept of right/wrong straddles a fine line; a great man hiding behind a cocky grin. There are different levels to these bad boys, but... Continue Reading →

Best of May 2020

May was an OUTSTANDING month for romance! I'm pretty sure I rated more books as 5 stars in May than I did in April and March combined. So it was extremely difficult to narrow down my top picks this month - and I'm not complaining! There were so many excellent books that I highly recommend,... Continue Reading →

15 Protective, Loving Romance Heroes

Some of these heroes might be a little rough around the edges, but they are all GREAT guys deep down. They're loving and protective without being over the top, and they make worthy partners for their heroines. From the military heroes to the all-around good guys, each of these heroes has something about them 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 →

Mark Your Calendar: May Releases

Every time I think my TBR for May is FULL, a new book gets announced!!! It's truly a FANTASTIC month for releases, so I thought I'd share a calendar of sorts to help you keep track of all the romantic goodness coming your way soon! I've got the blurb and release day, plus preorder links... Continue Reading →

Best of April 2020

What a month! April was... let's call it interesting. I don't know about you, but there have been many changes in my life during the month of April, and while I've continued to read every day, my routine has definitely changed. I've got less patience for books that aren't working for me, and I've been... Continue Reading →

15 Bosses & Billionaires

That's right, we're talking about rich guys. It's a beloved trope for a reason - there's something about a bossy alphahole that sparks sexual tension like nothing else. Whether it's an office romance or a fake relationship, billionaire romances often feature opposites who clash until that tension combusts. Not all of these heroes are billionaires... Continue Reading →

15 May Releases on My TBR

As April winds down, it's time to start thinking about all of the great books that are releasing in May - and there are some AWESOME ones! With new announcements made every day, it's almost impossible to keep track of all the romance novels on the horizon, so I'm sharing a list of 15 May... Continue Reading →

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