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TITLE: His Muse by Twyla Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Format: 8 hrs and 5 mins (audiobook) Narrated by: Rebecca Lee Published: July 21st, 2020 by Berkley Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: A mysterious email with a link to her mother's memoir has found its way into Kari's inbox at a time when she needs her mother most. Unfortunately, Kari pushed her away over two...
TITLE: Reel by Kennedy Ryan My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Format: Kindle Edition (16 hours, 21 mins) Published: March 31st, 2020 by Smartypants Romance Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: One moment in the spotlight. For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine. I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night. Canon Holt. Famous film director. Fascinating. Talented....
TITLE: Jackson by LaQuette My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Release Date: February 23rd, 2021 Format: audiobook & kindle edition (11 hrs); 344 pages) Genre: Contemporary Romance Narrator: Eboni Flowers Blurb: Aja Everett longs to turn her old family ranch into a place where anyone can find rest and healing. But her big heart's bound to get her in trouble if she's not careful—someone...
TITLE: The Road to Rose Bend by Naima Simone My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Release Date: April 27th, 2021 by HQN Format: audiobook & kindle edition (11 hrs and 45 mins; 325 pages) Genre: Small Town Romance, Contempoary Narrator: Mari Blurb: If it was only about her, she might never have come back to Rose Bend. But it’s not only about her anymore. Sydney Collins left...
TITLE: Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Release Date: January 12th, 2021 by Simon Schuster Format: audiobook & kindle edition (9 hrs and 31 mins; 287 pages) Genre: Historical Fiction Narrator: Robin Miles Blurb: This harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia. Born on a plantation...
TITLE: Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez My rating: 5 of 5 stars Release Date: April 6th 2021 by Forever Format: audiobook & kindle edition (9 hrs and 6 mins; 384 pages) Genre: Contemporary Romance Narrator: Christine Lakin & Zachary Webber Blurb: Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste...
TITLE: Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Format: 384 pages (Paperback) Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart, Jeremy York Published: July 21st, 2020 by Berkley Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: Reena Manji doesn’t love her career, her single status, and most of all, her family inserting themselves into every detail of her life. But when caring for her precious sourdough starters, Reena can drown...
TITLE: Forget Me Not by Q.B. Tyler My rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Format: Audiobook ~ 8 hrs and 47 mins (Kindle: 254 pages) Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart, Jeremy York Published: July 21st, 2020 by Berkley Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: What do you do when the love of your life forgets? Not the good times. Not the love. Not the passion. But the pain and heartbreak and betrayal. He doesn’t remember that he broke my...
Title: Her Wicked Marquess by Stacy Reid My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release Date: December 29, 2020 by Entangled Amara via Netgalley Format: e-ARC (300 pages) Genre: Historical Romance Blurb: Miss Maryann FitzWilliam is too witty and bookish for her own good. No gentleman of the ton will marry her, so her parents arrange for her to wed a man old enough to...
TITLE: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Release Date: August 20, 2020 by Scholastic Format: E-book (336 pages) Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance Blurb:Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get...

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