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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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❈ 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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❈ Huge thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review ❈ Title: Remedial Rocket Science: A Romantic Comedy Author: Susannah Nix Release Date: August 21st 2017 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Past Suicide Synopsis: College student Melody Gage is craving a night of no-strings fun …

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A love that neither can deny… Title: The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel #3) Author: Sarah MacLean Publication Date: June 27, 2017 Publisher: Avon Books Synopsis: The one woman he will never forget… Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never …

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Title: Wild Beauty Author: Anna-Marie McLemore Release Date: October 3rd 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Magical Realism Pages: 320 Synopsis: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, …

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Title: The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys #2) Author: Julia Quinn Publication Date: May 30th 2017 Category: Adult Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 384 Synopsis: With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses …

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Title: Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5) Author: Courtney Milan Publication Date: August 18th 2014 Category: Adult Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 109 Synopsis: Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through …

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