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The Governess Game is my favorite Governess Romance of all time. Tessa Dare took a trope I don’t normally gravitate towards and made it golden. The second installment of Girl Meets Duke is Tessa Dare at her best with charming supporting characters, an easy to root for couple, and multiple funerals for someone’s doll ― which is much …

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A Duke by Default will undoubtably remain the Romance that hit me the hardest of the year. My love for A Princess in Theory, the Reluctant Royals series opener, is no secret. But, A Duke by Default forever cemented a place in my heart on a more personal level because of the heroine, Portia Hobbs. If you like …

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Breathe in. Breathe out. Okay. Let’s fucking talk about Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean aka the first installment of The Bareknuckle Bastards aka the series I’m going to be thinking about long after it’s over. I can’t ever recall being as pumped about a Historical Romance series as I am for The Bareknuckle Bastards. Sarah …

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❈ Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review ❈ Title: Starry Eyes Author: Jenn Bennett Release Date: April 4th 2018 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Suicide reference, D-slur, Lesbophobia Synopsis: Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon …

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Title: Ivan Author: Kit Rocha Release Date: March 28th 2018 Category: Adult Genre: Sci-Fi Romance Content Warning: Depression Synopsis: As the sheltered princess of Sector One, Maricela’s life is defined by duty: to her people and to her family. Her wealth and influence have allowed her to build a better world, but they come with …

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Title: Start Here Edited by: Ronald S. Lim and Brigitte Bautista. Featuring short stories by: Agay Llanera, H. Bentham, Ella Banta, Danice Sison, Yeyet Soriano, Barbie Barbieto, Katt Briones, Bobbi Moran, Motzie Dapul, and Brigitte Bautista.  Release Date: January 27, 2018 Book Cover Design: Dani Hernandez Additional Photography: Alexandra Urrea & Chachic Fernandez SYNOPSIS: There’s …

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❈ Huge thanks to First To Read for providing me with a galley ❈ Title: The Wedding Date Author: Jasmine Guillory Release Date: January 30th, 2018 Category: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. …

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❈ Huge thanks to HarperCollins for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review ❈   Title: Like Water Author: Rebecca Podos Release Date: October 17th, 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary, Romance Content Warning: Illness, D slur, some Homophobia Synopsis: In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or …

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Title: Alex, Approximately Author: Jenn Bennett Release Date: April 4th 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Guns, Death, Past Stalking, PTSD Synopsis: Pitched as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail, Alex, Approximately follows Bailey “Mink” Rydell, who is developing a crush on her online film geek friend “Alex”. Soon after Alex invites …

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❈ Huge thanks to HarperCollins for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review ❈   Title: Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) Author: Alisha Rai Release Date: July 25th, 2017 Category: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Depression, Suicide ideation Synopsis: One night. No one will know. That was the deal. Every …

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