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Rockers, Bikers, and Mobsters – Oh My!

Bad Boy Heroes With Hearts of Gold

Three hot trends in contemporary romance and romantic suspense are rock stars, motorcycle clubs, and mobsters. Not sure these trends are for you? Try the short novella Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh to dip your toe in the water. Looking for bikers with a protective streak?

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Challenge Accepted: Read Harder 2017

Challenge #20: Read an LGBTQ+ Romance Novel

2017 is here and a new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook. This year, there are 24 prompts for readers. This read feed will address the twentieth challenge, to read an LGBTQ+ romance novel. LBGTQ+ romance is a genre that is growing.

Big Little Lies

Chick Lit Unleashed

If you ever need a good laugh try one of these hilariously funny, entertaining chick literature.

Beautiful Disaster

All Hot & Bothered

For those who love hot romance with a little drama

Love romance novels? Want extra amounts of angst and drama thrown in? Well, this is your dream list! I am not one for super happy go lucky romance novels, and I figured there are others out there who feel the same way. These stories will make you angry, antsy, cry, and swoon all in one go. Enjoy your emotional roller coaster ride! 

Big Girl Panties

A Little Bit of Love

Sometimes we all need a little love. Not the bodice-ripping kind of love, just enough to warm us during a soul-searching voyage or as a way to rediscover our true selves. Don’t worry, readers, I got you! Below are some of my favorite fiction reads. They will offer you some love and lots of self-discovery as the main characters redefine their career goals in publishing or cooking, learn to love themselves and not their bodies, or examine their lives as their past and future collide.

book cover for "Rubyfruit Jungle" by Rita Mae Brown.

#OrlandoUnited

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

Regency (and Regency-Inspired) Romances

Historical Romance

The Regency era in British history is probably best known now by the works of Jane Austen. Austen's novels have captivated minds for generations afterwards with their vibrant female characters and humor. As a result, many writers have been influenced by Austen's strong women, marriage plots, and distinct setting, to write romances set in her time. Here are some of my favorites!  

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Take a Peek: Romance Novels

It’s safe to say romance novels have always been around: from trashy bodice rippers to popular romance books with a supernatural twist, this genre presents material that is easily readable and highly appealing. True, with their steamy covers these titles may be hard to whip out in public (smartphones and eReaders come in handy for these situations) but you may be surprised by what you find the next time you pick up a book like these.

book cover for "the blind date" by delaney diamond.

Real Love

"You see I'm searching for a real love and I don't know where to go. Been around the world and high and low and still I'll never know. How it feels to have a real love 'cause it seems it's not around. Gotta end it in this way because it seems he can't be found." - Mary J. Blige  

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Maybe You Are Better Off

Anti-Valentine's Day Books

I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.   -Tennyson  

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