15 (Sometimes) Grumpy Neighbor Romance Books

Neighbors to lovers might not be the first trope I think of when discussing popular tropes in romance novels, but it is one that delivers again and again. Initially, I wasn't sure that I'd have enough solid recs to put together a list with this theme, but I ended up being overwhelmed by the choices!... Continue Reading →

2022 Holiday Romance Novel Releases

It's just the start of the holiday season, but there are plenty of great holiday romance novels out there to get you in a festive mood. This is your guide to this year’s most exciting holiday releases, from short and sweet Christmas novellas to full-length romances that give a nod to the season – this... Continue Reading →

15 Fantastic Forced Proximity Romance Novels

When two characters are stuck together, forced to work out their differences when they would've otherwise run and avoided the intimacy, magic can happen. Whether they're feuding co-workers, former lovers in need of a second chance, or semi-strangers who have found themselves living together, there are SO MANY different scenarios where forced proximity can shine.... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Office Rival Romance Books

Whether you call it enemies to lovers or office romance with a little extra sexual tension, workplace rivals romance is a beloved trope for a reason. I love the friction that comes from two people who are fighting - or fighting their feelings - and the forced proximity is always a win. The heroes can... Continue Reading →

Did You See These Preorders? 👀

I do way too much browsing on Amazon, and I stumbled across some preorders that excited me. Happenstance by Tessa Bailey - November From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer comes a romantic comedy about an accidental relationship between three smitten men...and one commitment phobic woman. Elise Brandeis has never... Continue Reading →

15 Featured Romance Deals

There are a ton of awesome deals going on right now, so I thought I’d feature 15 of the ones that caught my eye. I’ve read and loved several of these, and a few are on my TBR. If I’ve reviewed a book in the past, I’ve included that. If not, I explained why it... Continue Reading →

15 Low Angst Romantic Comedy Novels

Rom coms: readers love them so much that the majority of romance books get (mis)labeled that way! It can often be difficult to tell if the book you're reading is going to be a genuinely low angst, feel good (hopefully funny!) read, which sometimes makes reading rom coms frustrating. Sometimes I just want a book... 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 for you... Continue Reading →

15 Sweet & Spicy Small Town Romance Books

Something about small town romance novels just hits a little different - in a good way. While the stories still feel contemporary and modern, there's often a laidback, easygoing feel or a cast of characters that make the setting feel more like a community. Whether the book is part of a series of interconnected standalones... Continue Reading →

Best of July 2022

July may have been a rocky reading month for me, but I ended up with some GREAT reads. I think it says a lot that my Best of July list only includes one July release, lol, though three of these came out in June. I had to look a little harder than usual for books... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: August Releases

It's looking like a quieter release month, but there are still SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of August!!! 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... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Fake Relationship Romance Books

I never get tired of fake relationship romance novels, don't ask me why! There's something about this trope that works for me, and it's just so versatile. The forced proximity, the crossing of boundaries, the faked intimacy - that's all part of the fun. Faking a relationship is often the catalyst that sparks crazy chemistry,... Continue Reading →

15 Sexy Office Romance Books

Whether the heroine is banging the boss or feuding with a co-worker, office romances have tons of potential for extreme levels of sexual tension. Workplace romance novels also feature popular tropes of every type, from enemies to lovers, billionaires, flings, fake relationships, forbidden boss/employee situations, and rivals romances. There's often great bickering that feels like... Continue Reading →

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!

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