Genre: Contemporary Romance

If We Were A Movie by Kelly Oram

If We Were A Movie by Kelly Oram

A Clean(ish) New Adult Contemporary Romance Let’s address the whole New Adult/Clean-ish thing first because this is going to be a make or break for some readers. The “New Adult” designation is sort of code for 18-25 year old characters and steamy love scenes. When a New Adult book is marked “clean” it doesn’t always mean no sex or swearing, what you’d typically expect from a “clean” romance. It usually means that relationships are implied, but not descriptive. And that is the case with this […]

March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review + Giveaway} Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson

{Review + Giveaway} Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson

A Magical Romance series by 12 best-selling authors! Not Always Happenstance is part of The Power of the Matchmaker series. While each book is a stand-alone read, they all contain the recurring character of Pearl, the matchmaker. The story of Lani and Easton is takes place against the backdrop of Hawaii. I loved the rich descriptions and culture that weave through the story almost as a counterpoint to the plot. I really felt like I was there. Pearl is back on the job as matchmaker […]

February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review} Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp

{Review} Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp

A Sweet End to a Wonderful Series This is the last book in the June series. I have read all of them and loved each one. In the first book, Finding June, June is only 16 and starting a career as an actress. It is definitely a Young Adult novel and would be enjoyed by teen readers and adults who like YA fiction. Over the course of the books, Chasing June (book 2) and Catching June (book 3), June grows older, goes to college, and […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney

The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney

A Sweet, Clean Debut Romance Sometimes “debut” means not quite up to the competition, but that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Daydreams. It’s well-written and kept my interest through the entire story. I look forward to reading more from this author. Sofia and Josh first meet when he is in Portugal on an LDS mission. He taught Sofia about his religion and she joined the church. This story takes place years later, when Sofia and Josh meet again. Because of the issues […]

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review + Giveaway} Broken Things to Mend by Karey White

{Review + Giveaway} Broken Things to Mend by Karey White

A Magical Romance series by 12 best-selling authors! Broken Things to Mend is part of The Power of the Matchmaker series. While each book is a stand-alone read, they all contain the recurring character of Pearl, the matchmaker. This is the story of Celia and Silas. They both had an extremely difficult childhood that set them up for heartache and distrust. When Celia shows up in Silas’ home town, he wouldn’t have even given her a second thought if she hadn’t been introduced to him […]

January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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{Review} Always Will by Melanie Jacobson

{Review} Always Will by Melanie Jacobson

ALWAYS WILL was a fun, fast read for me. It’s not my favorite by Melanie Jacobson, but it’s in the top 3 (#1 Painting Kisses, #2 The List). I love fun and quirky characters. Hannah, Will, and Hannah’s best friend, Sophie, were great. So were a few of the guys Hannah met online. I found myself laughing out loud (literally) at some of their teasing interchanges. Funny and clever dialog all over the place! For example, this conversation between Hannah and Will: Will: “What is […]

November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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{Review + Giveaway} Christmas Kisses Clean Romance Anthology

{Review + Giveaway} Christmas Kisses Clean Romance Anthology

Shhh! In my real life, I’m known for not liking romance. And really, I don’t love it. At all. But, I have a confession to make. *looks around to make sure no one’s eavesdropping* I sort of, kinda, maybe really like those Lifetime Christmas Romance movies. So when this blog tour popped up in my review radar, I thought I’d give it a read. Also, I have friends who like romance. AND it’s only 99¢ right now for Amazon Kindle. AND I’ve read other romances […]

November 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
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Review: The Kiss That Launched 1000 GIFS by Sheralyn Pratt

Review: The Kiss That Launched 1000 GIFS by Sheralyn Pratt

For me to like a contemporary romance, there needs to be a “something.” It’s hard for me to put my finger on what the “something” is but I do know it’s not the romance itself. The best I can do is say it’s got to be either highly character driven and the characters are fun or interesting, or there’s something of depth there. This one has both. While 99% of the book was light and fun, there’s a very serious topic and scene that makes […]

July 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Review: And Something Blue by Paige Timothy

Review: And Something Blue by Paige Timothy

Trifecta Books has just started a Sweet & Clean Romance Collection which includes And Something Blue from the Main Street Merchants series. Set in the small town of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, the series will feature love stories by author Paige Timothy and will involve the owners and employees of the shops on Main Street. For me to really enjoy a romance, there must be more to the story. I prefer romance to be the backdrop, and if it’s not then the characters have to be […]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

If you’re into all that kissing/hand holding/heart pounding stuff, here’s a book you might like. I’m not a big romance fan, but I AM into authors. I’m always curious to find out what makes them tick. So here’s a short interview with Amber. Q: Hi, Amber. Welcome to Inksplasher. Tell me a little about yourself. A: I’m a wife, a mother and a writer of Young Adult fiction. I traveled a lot as a child, but went to high school in Denver. Now I live […]

February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
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