Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Mure #1 (The Café by the Sea in the USA) It's not summer without a Jenny Colgan book! This year I'm making my way through the Mure series, set on a fictional Scottish island based on my favorite place in the world, the Orkney Islands (and the Shetlands, which I also want to visit!). Synopsis… Continue reading The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Tokyo Ever After #2, sequel to Tokyo Ever After In continuing my efforts to only read new books that I'm fairly certain I'll enjoy, I'm turning once more to a sequel. I really enjoyed Tokyo Ever After last year and was doubly excited to get a physical advance copy from our publisher rep at the… Continue reading Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Palace Insiders #1 Bake Off + Royals + Romance? Yes please! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Ready... Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie's unicorn cake went spectacularly… Continue reading Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Another catch up read from my beach vacation - and what is better for the beach than a lighthearted contemporary romance? Synopsis From the publisher marketing:When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith… Continue reading The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Fiction, Historical, Romance

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Bridgertons #1 While quarantining in Miami before seeing my niece and nephew last week, my mother in law suggested we watch Bridgerton on Netflix together. Now I had heard about some scenes that would make most uncomfortable at the prospect of watching with an in law, but mine is pretty darn cool. But I insisted… Continue reading The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Fiction, Historical, Romance

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

The League of Extraordinary Women #1 I know they say to never judge a book by its cover, but I was pretty much sold on this one when my sister showed it to me while I visited her at the Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA. I had not really delved into the world of… Continue reading Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore