contemporary romance

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird Cover

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Josie Silver
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Monday, May 18, 2020

For Lydia Bird, love can overcome anything, even death.

When Lydia's fiance, Freddie Hunter, is tragically killed in a car accident she cannot imagine life moving on without him. Unable to sleep, her mum finds a doctor who is conducting trials on a new sleeping pill. This magical pink pill allows Lydia to fall asleep and jump back into her old life with Freddie. Her dream life with Freddie is continuing on without her.

Friday, Dec 13, 2019

As part of my 2019 reading goals, I’m working my way through the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. So far, so good (read part one here). My progress is slow, but I’m back with part two of my reading challenge round-up.

This is the cover of Wall of Winnipeg and Me

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

Mariana Zapata
5
Rated by
Shannon G
Monday, Oct 8, 2018

I've reread Mariana Zapata's The Wall of Winnipeg and Me more times than I could count and I've laughed out loud every single time. This quirky romantic comedy tells the story of Vanessa, the ex-assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to Aiden, the top defensive end of the National Football Organization. For the two years that Vanessa worked for the man known as "The Wall of Winnipeg," he lived and breathed football, leaving no room for common decency or polite human interaction with Vanessa. Now?

The cover of Hate to Want You

Hate to Want You

Alisha Rai
5
Rated by
Hebah A.H.
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

I think I would have come around to romance novels years earlier if I had only realized how much angst could precede the genre's requisite happy endings. Hate To Want You nailed both angst and satisfaction.

Cover art of The Light We Lost

The Light We Lost

Santopolo, Jill
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Lucy Clark meets Gabe Samson in a Shakespeare class on September 11th. The pair spend the day together anxiously watching the news and later viewing the holes in the skyline where the Twin Towers once stood. This day shapes their lives. After a turbulent year apart, the couple reunites and begins dating. Their idyllic love is passionate, deep, and all consuming. But their careers pull them apart. Lucy wants to stay in New York working on a children's television show.

Cover art of The Light We Lost

The Light We Lost

Santopolo, Jill
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Lucy Clark meets Gabe Samson in a Shakespeare class on September 11th. The pair spend the day together anxiously watching the news and later viewing the holes in the skyline where the Twin Towers once stood. This day shapes their lives. After a turbulent year apart, the couple reunites and begins dating. Their idyllic love is passionate, deep, and all consuming. But their careers pull them apart. Lucy wants to stay in New York working on a children's television show.

White cover, with small yellow cut-out flowers.

The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur
2
Rated by
Emma F.
Friday, Dec 8, 2017

As the follow up to Milk and Honey, I had low expectations for Rupi Kaur's second book, The Sun and Her Flowers. Having existed in the poetry community, I am familiar with the conflicting opinions about Kaur and her poetry. "Too simple," some say. "Fake deep," others say, rolling their eyes. Parodies sprung up across the internet, poking fun at Kaur's short, loaded style.

let's bungle in the jungle

Heart of Fire (Audiobook CD)

Linda Howard
5
Rated by
Amanda H.
Monday, Sep 26, 2016

Heart of Fire is the perfect summer read if you like movies like Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, or Six Days Seven Nights.

Woman in red dress embracing man in suit

Love Irresistibly

Julie James
5
Rated by
Traci M.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Julie James is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to romance authors. Why? She consistently creates smart characters who engage in witty dialog while falling in love.

Friday, Feb 8, 2013

When a serious injury sends Evie Stryker to Fool’s Gold where her estranged brothers and mother have made their home, Evie finds herself at a crossroads. Evie left Fool’s Gold, and the family where she never seemed to fit in, at the age of 17 to study dance at Julliard and she never looked back. Then Evie was injured and her mother and brothers moved her to Fool’s Gold for her recovery and rehabilitation. Now, as recovered as she is going to be, Evie is chafing at th