Book Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

If the Shoe Fits Author: Julie MurphySeries: Meant to Be, book 1Publisher: Hyperion Avenue (August 3, 2021)Paperback, 304 pagesRomance, New Adult Romance, Retelling (Cinderella)Goodreads Summary If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own. Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a …

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Book Review: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Battle Royal Author: Lucy ParkerSeries: Palace Insiders, book 1Publisher: Avon (August 17, 2021)Paperback, 384 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Ready… Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, colorful creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere, …

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Book Review: Role Model by Rachel Reid

Role Model Author: Rachel ReidSeries: Game Changers, book 5Publisher: Carina Press (August 10, 2021)ebook, 323 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Hockey), LBGTQIA RomanceGoodreads Summary Troy Barrett has been freshly traded to Ottawa after calling out Dallas Kent during a team practice. He wants to be a better person, and the weird, scrappy energy of …

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Book Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

It Happened One Summer Author: Tessa BaileySeries: It Happened One Summer, book 1Publisher: Avon (July 13, 2021)Paperback, 416 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who is cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she …

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Book Review: Heartbreak for Hire by Sonia Hartl

Heartbreak for Hire Author: Sonia HartlPublisher: Gallery Books (July 27, 2021)Paperback, 320 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary Romance, Romantic ComedyGoodreads Summary Brinkley Saunders has a secret. To everyone in the academic world she left behind, she lost it all when she dropped out of grad school. Once a rising star following in her mother’s footsteps, she’s now …

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Book Review: Out of Character by Annabeth Albert

Out of Character Author: Annabeth AlbertNarrators: Kirt Graves, Joel FroomkinSeries: True Colors, book 2Publisher: Publisher (date)Audiobook, Listening Length: 9 hours and 58 minutesRomance, New Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Jasper Quigley is tired of being everyone's favorite sidekick. He wants to become the hero of his own life, but that's not going to happen if he …

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Book Review: Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

Isn't It Bromantic? Author: Lyssa Kay AdamsSeries: Bromance Book Club, book 4Publisher: Berkley Books (July 10, 2021)Paperback, 352 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared after speaking out against government corruption, she escaped danger the only …

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Book Review: The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

The Soulmate Equation Author: Christina LaurenPublisher: Gallery Books (May 18, 2021)Hardcover, 368 pagesRomance, Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents--who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno--Jess has been …

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Book Review: How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton

How Sweet It Is Author: Dylan NewtonPublisher: Forever (July 13, 2021)Paperback, 352 pagesRomance, Contemporary Romance, Rom-ComGoodreads Summary Event planner Kate Sweet is famous for creating the perfect happily-ever-after moment for her clients’ dream weddings. So how is it that her best friend has roped her into planning a bestselling horror writer’s book launch extravaganza? But …

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Book Review: Too Good to Be Real by Melonie Johnson

Too Good to Be Real Author: Melonie JohnsonPublisher: St. Martins Griffin (July 6, 2021)Paperback, 352 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary She plans to prove there's a dozen reasons why life isn't like a romantic comedy, only to discover the one reason it is… While her friends wish for meet cutes worthy of their favorite rom-coms, …

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