Twelve Days in December (Hearthfire Romance #3.5) by Michele Paige Holmes

A Christmas Novella from the bestselling Hearthfire Romance series by Michele Paige Holmes: Five months isn’t enough time to grieve the death of her husband and marry again, but when the unexpected opportunity to take her sister’s place as the bride of wealthy New York businessman, William Vancer, presents itself, twenty-four year-old Charlotte Holbrook agrees. …

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One Grand Season (A Willowbrook Manor Romance Book 2) by Sarita Leone

Vivian Fox may be the Gregory family’s poor relation, but she won’t be forced into a marriage with a man who does not capture her heart. One grand Season– a taste of the good life—is all she wants. But, as fate would have it, she gets much more than she bargained for. One Grand Season …

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How did 2015 go? Contemporary Romance.

How did my wishes for contemporary romance for 2015 match up with how contemporary romance in 2015 actually turned out? My number one wish for contemporary romance for 2015 was for authors to stop being so bloody misogynistic. Did they do this? Some are great, and I’ve been really happy with some series that celebrate …

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Running out of ideas for reprehensible romance heroes?

I sort of lost it a bit on another romance blog the other night. I reached my limit of tolerance for the wilfully ignorant and irresponsible trends favoured by both romance writers and readers at the moment, and said something I knew I would regret in the morning! But eh, it’s said now. I’ve seen it …

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Religion in Romance

Kyiv, Ukraine. I read an opinion piece from a few months ago where it was discussed that belief systems (not necessarily religion per se) are often absent from secular romance fiction. Of course, the discussion that followed tended to ignore the “not necessarily religion” part and went into whether or not readers want to see …

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Montana Bride by Christmas (Montana Cowboys #4) by Linda Ford

When preacher Hugh Arness advertises for a marriage of convenience, the single father’s not expecting Annie Marshall to apply. She’s too vivacious–and far too pretty. Yet Annie connects with his withdrawn young son, Evan, and he agrees to a trial period–which her grandfather will chaperone–until Christmas. By then he’ll have found a candidate who doesn’t …

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Through the Storm (From Kenya, With Love #3) by Rula Sinara

The biggest risk she’ll ever take… Tessa Henning is no damsel. But she’s definitely in distress. If her husband really is involved in the ivory trade, he’ll come after her when he finds out what she’s uncovered. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Mac Walker. Stubborn, fiercely independent, danger-loving bush pilot Mac Walker–with …

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