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Writing Romance: Why Perfect Men Make Boring Heroes

Recently I was reading a promising romance novel, and then, in the midst of chapter six, I found myself placing the book face down on my kitchen table in frustration. The hero was absolutely perfect. And I was bored out of my mind. A perfect man—that sounds amazing, right? That’s what we want in a romance […]

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Great Premise that Falls Short: Settle Down Now Book Review

Settle Down Now by Leenna Naidoo About the book: Billionaire Charmaine Donnet’s search for Mr Right has gone public in the most humiliating way. Her dating coach, and trusted friend Joss, has decided to turn introvert Charmaine’s quest into a hit reality TV show. Charmaine finds herself interviewing potential Mr Rights live on air, and […]

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Just a Little Crush? More Like Just a Lot of Heat! (Book Review)

 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I recently read Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola and I loved it! This is a new adult romance novel and I read the entire thing on a Saturday. I couldn’t put it down! I’m pretty sure I was in the middle of another book too at the time, but […]

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Is there love in publicity?

★ ★ ★ ★☆ Is there love in publicity? This is the question Climax: Book Three of The Publicist seems to ask. Or, a slew of questions: Can a publicist love another? Can a publicist love herself? And, is she loved by her authors? By far, this book is the best of The Publicist series. […]

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Book Review: Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Is your first love worth a second chance…? Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or […]

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Book Review: The Unwanted Christmas Guest

I just finished reading The Unwanted Christmas Guest by Penny Estelle! This is a fun, short, and heartwarming contemporary romance novella. This ebook is short – only about 45 pages, and it reads very fast! The protagonist, Elizabeth, is a high-powered attorney taking on a case that is really quite troubling; especially with the Christmas […]

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