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 →

15 Best of the Year (So Far)

If you can believe it, we're almost halfway through the year! 2021 has been a bit of an unpredictable ride so far, but the new romances have been very, very solid. So I thought I'd take a minute to look back on some of my favorite 2021 releases - so far. In case you're wondering,... 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 →

The BIG Summer Romance Preview

Spring is almost behind us, and it’s time to start thinking about summer! Beach reads, vacation escapes, or staycation stories – 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, but my TBR... Continue Reading →

Best of April 2021

April was definitely a hit or miss month, but the hits were REALLY good. I think you'll be seeing more than one of these books on my Best of the Year list, possibly several of them. Twice Shy might just be my favorite book of the year so far; it was a swoony delight that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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