Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton is the second book in her deliciously funny and sexy Hudson Valley series. I absolutely loved snarky heroine Natalie Grayson, a size eighteen woman who is comfortable in her own skin. She exudes confidence and sexiness. Her witty, outgoing personality had me laughing aloud and cheering. Cream of the Crop delivered a funny romantic comedy with heart and character growth as city girl meets dairy farmer.
Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton is the second novel in the Wild Aces series about a crew of F-16 pilots and their romances. While each book will work as a standalone, the camaraderie between these men adds an element best enjoyed in order. Into the Blue delivered a heated second chance romance with depth as it brilliantly highlights issues regarding PTSD.
Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon is the first novel in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. A Haters’ to Lovers Arrangement between two hotel owners had me laughing, crying and ultimately smiling. Highly addictive with plenty of chemistry I devoured this a single afternoon.
From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne is a novella introducing readers to the Wedding Belles series. It offers a delightful second chance romance between two stubborn photographers. Set in New York, Layne had me laughing and swooning as I devoured this heartwarming novella.
One of my favorite things about following an author is seeing their growth as a writer. I fell in love with Cecy Robson reading her urban fantasy series Weird Girls, and followed her in her endeavors in contemporary romance. While I enjoyed her Shattered Past series, and hit pay dirt with the O’Brien Family series but she blew me away with Inseverable.
A Reason to Stay by Julieann Dove is a standalone contemporary romance that falls in the women’s fiction and chick-lit genres. Dove shares with us Elise Newton’s commitment issues. Issues that caused her to run from her true love years ago. Past and present collide forcing Elise to confront her feelings even if she’d like to kick up her heels and run.
Along Came Mr. Right written by Gerri Russell and narrated by Dara Rosenberg offered a heartfelt chick-lit romance balanced with helping troubled teens in the foster care program. One night of romance with a stranger leads to complications when our heroine discovers he is keeping secrets. Along Came Mr. Right is perfect for those looking for a light romantic listen.
Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske is the fourth book in the Front and Center series. Somehow I read book one and then fell behind but no worries as each works as a standalone. If you are looking for a quick, romantic escape with snark and sexy moments, Protector for Hire is the perfect read.