Ever wonder what your favorite authors are reading? We sure have. And because we can’t abide a mystery, we went ahead and asked them. You’re welcome.
Today, we’re featuring reads as recommended by the fabulous Kristan Higgins. Get your 1-clicking fingers ready, folks!
Even cold-hearted romance readers such as myself enjoy Christmas. I've even been known to indulge in a good Christmas romance binge-reading session from time to time. With that in mind, here are bingeable Christmas romance reads that are sure to raise your holiday spirits (even if you’re normally a Grinch like me!)
Blue Bloods and Backroads, 09/01/2018
Between a Rock and a Royal, 11/14/20
Kindle Unlimited: No
(Note: This is a review for a book duet. You’ll need to read both books, since book 1 ends on a cliffie.)
This is one of those stories that could have crossed over into cliche land REAL fast. I mean, the story of a prince from a fictional tiny land who falls for a small town girl? It’s been done a time or two (or ten thousand). But the author deserves MAJOR props because never once did I feel like I’ve read this story before.
It’s a scientific fact that men with scars are automatically sexier than men without scars. Don’t bother looking it up. Y’all know I’m right. And these 13 romance heroes are proof. Enjoy all the scarred hotness, folks. You’re welcome.
I’ve been misled quite a bit lately on Amazon. And no, this is not an anti-Amazon rant (not that we haven’t done that in the past). I’m talking about books that are being advertised as romance—or a certain type of romance—that clearly aren’t all they claimed to be. I’m seeing a few reasons for these misclassifications:
So, there’s not much we can do about #2. The ‘Zon is gonna do what the ‘Zon wants to do. No one is the boss of them. But for the authors and publishers...listen up and take note.
You know how some romance heroines are often serious and stoic and pretty much perfect in every way? Yeah, this isn’t a list of THOSE heroines. This is a list of eccentric, sometimes goofy, adorable, QUIRKY paranormal romance heroines who don’t take themselves too seriously. Enjoy!
(And let’s not get into a “well, that’s not really paranormal romance, it’s urban fantasy” debate, m’kay? If a book has a strong romance element in it and the book wouldn’t be able to stand on its own if you remove that element, it’s paranormal romance. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Plus, it’s my blog and I do what I want. No one is the boss of me.)
If you watch television at all, you’ve seen a few (or a few hundred) commercials for Hallmark Channel holiday movies at this time of year. You know the movies I’m talking about: high-powered female exec travels to a small town to shut down the factory that employs everyone, but falls in love with the quirky locals and the hot, beta, town vet/sheriff/restaurant owner/bartender, and the magic of the season (and the power of True Love) forces her to realize how shallow her life has been. She thus decides to quit her high-powered-but-soulless job, save the factory through an unlikely series of events, and marry the beta man who wears sweaters a lot. The end.
We’ve done a couple of different biker lists on the site (here and here), and each time, people write in and let us know about all these great reads we’ve forgotten to include. That always leads us to read those books, and we usually agree that we SHOULD have added them to the list, and it just ends up being this big ole endless cycle, you know? List-read-repeat-list-read-repeat...over and over and over again. So, we’re not stupid enough to say that this is the ultimate biker romance reading list FOR ALL TIME. But as of today, these are our top picks. Enjoy!
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