The Wedding Party

Jasmine Guillory could write books as part of the “Wedding Date” series for the rest of her life and I would read every single one.  They are just fun, quick, enjoyable romances with great in-depth characters and happily ever afters.  This is the third in the series and I think I loved this one the most.

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Dating By The Book

I am on a romance reading kick right now due to my reading group studying the genre so I was looking forward to reading this book based on the good reviews and the description: a romance set in a bookstore with literacy references and romance heroes straight from novels.  However, this book really didn’t live up to my expectations despite it having some really good characters and being pretty well written.

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Dragon Bound

I read this book as part of my Adult Reading Round Table’s paranormal romance meeting.   I wanted to pick something a bit different from the vampire and werewolf books that have been very popular over the past few years….and I came across a whole sub-genre called dragon shifting.  I had no idea what to expect and overall was surprised by this book.

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Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

Sometimes a book comes along that is exactly what you think it’s going to be…like when a book is called “Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny.”  I went into this book hoping to read a hot romance about two attractive people and that’s what I got.   However, the actual story was pretty good and there was substance to the characters that I didn’t expect.   This was a great contemporary romance that I would recommend to romance fans.

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Fix Her Up

They say never judge a book by the cover but the reason I requested an ARC copy of the newest from Tessa Bailey was due, in part, to the bright and colorful cover.  I expected a fun read about 2 people falling in love with the backdrop of house flipping.  While this book wasn’t anything like that, I enjoyed it and would definitely read the next in the series as well as more from Bailey.

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My Fair Gentleman

For my ARRT meeting this month, we had to read a gentle romance—a genre that I really had no desire to read.  One of the suggestions was a series of “proper romance” books that at least sounded somewhat interesting to me.  Most in the series seem to be retellings of classic stories, including this one.  I enjoyed this book and would read others in the series.

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The Fiddler

This is not a book that I would normally pick up–I like romances but the idea of a clean romance was not something I was looking forward to reading.  Alas, when the next theme for my librarian reading round table is gentle romance, you read what you gotta read.  One of the tasks we were assigned was to read an Amish romance so my author choice was obvious.  Beverly Lewis is one of the most prolific gentle romance authors out there and her books check out like crazy at my library.  While I can’t say that I disliked “The Fiddler” the genre just isn’t for me and I found the writing to be somewhat lacking.

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Beard Science

Three books into this series and I think I like this one more than the previous books, but that could be due to my love for Cletus Winston, the best Winston brother (in my humble opinion.)  I so enjoyed this unconventional love story and would be more than happy to see an entire spinoff series with Cletus and Jen.  These books just keep getting better and better and I highly recommend it.

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