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angels at the table, debbie macomber
Mix true love
and a generous sprinkle of mischief...

best contemporary romance, forever and a day, jill shalvis
...playing house with a sexy single dad...
top contemporary romance novel, love unrehearsed, tina reber
How can a small town girl
fit into his glittering world?

angels at the table, debbie macomber, contemporary romance, christmas Angels at the Table
(A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story)

Debbie Macomber
Ballantine Books, 2012
Best Contemporary/Christmas romance

... mix true love and a generous sprinkle of mischief...

Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand. More...

Recommended
“...this book sparkles...” – Anne Browning Walker, Publishers Weekly …full book review

Five Stars
Reading NKS

Five Stars
Reflections of a Bookworm

BRNT’s take: We love every book in Debbie Macomber’s Angel series! Each one is a sweet holiday treat.

Available at Amazon

For a list of the other books in this series, please go to this page on our site.

greatest contemporary romance novel, forever and a day, jill shalvis Forever and a Day
(Lucky Harbor)

Jill Shalvis
Forever, 2012
Best Contemporary romance, Hot

...playing house with a sexy single dad...

Grace never thought she'd be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh's lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad . . .

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family-until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "good bedside manner." More...

Top Pick
“...a hit...” – Sabrina Cooper, RT Book Reviews …full book review

Available at Amazon
greatest contemporary romance, love unrehearsed, tina reber Love Unrehearsed
Tina Reber
Atria Books, 2012
Best Contemporary Romance
Warning: Adult Romance/Red Hot

How can a small town girl fit into his glittering world?

When A-list movie star Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever.But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger—and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine. More...

5 Stars
“... heart-melting perfection!!!” – Aestas, Aestas Book Blog …full book review

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head over heels, jill shalvis
Her love of trouble draws the attention
of a very stern, very sexy sheriff...

best contemporary romantic novel, lucky in love, jill shalvis
... she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong.
best contemporary romance novel, lucky in love, jill shalvis Lucky in Love
(A Lucky Harbor Novel)

Jill Shalvis
Forever, 2012
Best Contemporary romance

... she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong.

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . .

For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn?t?including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. More...

Five Stars--Perfect 10
“...steams up the pages...” – Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Available at Amazon
top contemporary romance novel, head over heels, jill shalvis Head Over Heels
(Lucky Harbor Novel)

Jill Shalvis
Forever, 2011
Best Contemporary romance

Her love of trouble draws the attention
of a very stern, very sexy sheriff...


Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.

Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? More...

A Perfect 10
“... snuggle down for some hot reading.” – Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Available at Amazon
animal attraction, jill shalvis
Jade couldn't be happier to escape her past...
bring me home for christmas, robyn carr
... number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler.
greatest contemporary romantic fiction, how to knit a heart back home, rachael herron
How much of herself is she willing to gamble on love?
top contemporary love story, lovers leap, emily march
...he turns her world upside down.
great contemporary romance, lovers leap, emily march Lover's Leap
(Eternity Springs #4)

Emily March
Ballantine Books, 2011
Best Contemporary romance

...he turns her world upside down.

Twenty years ago the town bad boy, Cam Murphy, left Eternity Springs in handcuffs, riding in the back of a sheriff’s van . . . and breaking young Sarah Reese’s heart. The defiant teenager vowed never to return.

In Australia, Cam makes a new beginning. He builds a successful business and suffers few regrets until Sarah—and their daughter—walk into his life, and then immediately run away. Realizing it’s time to right yesterday’s wrongs, he follows Sarah home to Colorado—and turns her world upside down. More...

Top Pick
“...heartwarming and realistic.” – Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazon
greatest contemporary romance, how to knit a heart back home, rachael herron How to Knit a Heart Back Home
(Cypress Hollow Yarns)

Rachael Herron
William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011
Best Contemporary romance

How much of herself is she willing to gamble on love?

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified. More...

Top Pick
“Wonderfully romantic...” – Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazon
greatest contemporary romance, bring me home for christmas, robyn carr Bring Me Home for Christmas
(Virgin River)

Robyn Carr
Mira, 2011
Best Contemporary Romance novel

This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It's time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on.

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters. More...

Top Pick
“...so cozy and comfortable...” – Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazon greatest contemporary romance, bring me home for christmas, robyn carr
best contemporary romance, animal attraction, jill shalvis Animal Attraction
Jill Shalvis
Berkley, 2011
Best Contemporary romance, hot

Jade Bennett couldn't be happier to escape her past for the quiet ranching town of Sunshine, Idaho. Plus, there's nothing like working for veterinarian Dell Connelly. And though Dell has no intention of settling down, Jade's strength and sass are enticements... More...

Five Stars
“...moving, empowering...” – Dabney Grinnan, All About Romance …full book review

Top Pick
RT Book Reviews

Five Roses
A Romance Review

Available at Amazon
best contemporary romance, his unexpectedly, susan fox His, Unexpectedly
Susan Fox
Brava, 2011
Best Contemporary romance novel, R Hot

Shying away from commitment, Jenna Fallon has only one rule in life: to ignore the rules. So when her car breaks down en route to Vancouver and she's forced to hitch a ride with a sexy stranger, she's thrilled to discover they share the same no-holds-barred views...As a globe-trotting marine biologist, Mark Chambers is used to changing locations - and women. More...

Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly
Five Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, his unexpectedly, susan fox

Also available at Barnes and Noble
best contemporary romance, only mine, susan mallery Only Mine
Susan Mallery
HQN Books, 2011
Best Contemporary romance

Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town. Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers — the perfect contestants — off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. More...

Five Coffee Cups
“...touches your heart and your funny-bone...” – Danielle, Coffee Time Romance and More …full book review

Five Hearts
The Romance Reader

Five Stars
Romance Reader at Heart

Five Books
Long and Short Reviews

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, only mine, susan mallery
best contemporary romance, hearts in darkness, laura kaye Hearts in Darkness
Laura Kaye
The Wild Rose Press, 2011
Best Contemporary romance, Red Hot
Hot, 110 pages

Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out. Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare. To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly... More...

Five Tea Cups
“...poignant and sexy.” – Claudette, Happily Ever After Reviews …full book review

Five Books
Long and Short Reviews

Five Hearts
Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, hearts in darkness, laura kaye
best contemporary romance, my one and only, kristan higgins My One and Only
Kristan Higgins
HQN Books, 2011
Best Contemporary romance novel

Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic. More...

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly

Recommended Read
“... full of fun yet heartbreakingly poignant.” – Grace, Manic Readers/The Reader’s Roundtable…full book review

A Perfect Ten
Romance Reviews Today

Five Cups
Coffee Time Romance & More

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, my one and only, kristan higgins

Also available at Barnes and Noble
best contemporary romance, the sweetest thing, jill shalvis The Sweetest Thing
(A Lucky Harbor Novel)

Jill Shalvis
Forever, 2011
Best Contemporary romance novel

Two Men Are One Too Many . . .

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life. But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control... More...

A Perfect Ten
“... a sexy, funny, hot tale.” – Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Five Roses
A Romance Review

…full book review


Five Stars
Once Upon a Romance

2011 RITA Winner for Contemporary Single Title Romance

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, the sweetest thing, jill shalvis

Also available at Barnes and Noble
best contemporary romance, a lot like love, julie james A Lot Like Love
Julie James
Berkley Sensation, 2011
Best Contemporary romance novel

Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent McCall as her date. But when the mission gets botched, requiring their "relationship" to continue, it starts to feel less like an investigation... More...

Five Stars
“...a delightful, humorous surprise.” – Christina Baker, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Five Stars
Once Upon A Romance

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, a lot like love, julie james

Also available at Barnes and Noble

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