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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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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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❈ 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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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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❈ Huge thanks to Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review❈ Title: Saints and Misfits Author: S.K. Ali Release Date: June 13th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Pages: 338 Content Warning: Attempted Rape Synopsis: How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows …

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