MARK YOUR CALENDAR: February Releases

There are SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of February!!! 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 →

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 →

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 →

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