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One of my goals for 2015 is to read all the romances my colleagues at AAR picked as their choice for Best of 2014. (That column is here.) The first one I chose was Melanie’s: Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown. (You can read Melanie’s DIK review here.) I loved this book. I’d give it six stars if…

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When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton is a quick read and one I’d recommend to anyone who likes frothy, fun historical romance. Ms. Frampton is a reliably strong writer and in this novella she strives for and achieves an archly humorous tone. Each chapter…

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2015 was a great reading romance year for me. I read widely across genres and found many a book I’d happily recommend. (You can see all my reading and ratings on Goodreads.) Here, however, are the books I loved the best. My pick for most enjoyable historical romance of the year…

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Hard Time by Cara McKenna My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an interesting book and I give Ms. McKenna props for yet again giving readers an unlikely hero. That said, the hero seemed too perfect to me. I felt as if, in order to compensate for his one…

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Unfixable by Tessa Bailey My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars I loved this book up until the end and then it just burned up for me. This is a 3.5 star book for me! Also, the heroine is maybe 18 and I think the hero is closer to 30. His age…

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Improper Proposals by Juliana Ross My rating: 3 of 5 stars Well written but far too full of sex scenes that don’t further the emotional connection between the leads, Tom and Caroline. There’s a formality to the writing that is at odds with the tenor of the novel. I guess…

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My youngest son and I were discussing the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action today. This, naturally, let into a discussion about abortion regulation in the U.S. That conversation made me think of this post which was originally published at All About Romance last year. My thoughts on the matter…

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