Carina: Harlequin

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Best Laid Plaids

Debut author Stainton pairs a physically strong but wounded veteran with an emotionally vulnerable scholar, and their many erotic moments are offset by humor, sorrow, and the supernatural, making this a wickedly good start to the “Kilty Pleasures” series.

Starcrossed

Readers will be yearning for more the minute they finish the final page.
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Her Lady’s Honor

Dahlia (Ode to the Banh Mi) presents a charming love story, though readers may struggle to understand what draws Nell and Beatrice together aside from Beatrice’s need to flee her abusive situation. That Nell’s privilege ultimately secures that escape complicates the path to a truly consensual happily ever after.
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Hearts on Hold

The sex is exciting and sometimes risqué (getting it on in a public greenhouse!), but the more satisfying and well-developed elements are the examination of identity and the importance of supportive friends. Reid’s latest (The Write Escape) is a win for readers who desire steam and substance.
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American Love Story

Herrera returns to her “Dreamers” series with a sexy romance that explores stereotypes and racial injustice. While this stands alone, characters from American Dreamer and American Fairytale make appearances, so libraries owning these first two books in the series will want to purchase. Recommended for all libraries.
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Goalie Interference

Fans of sports romances will adore these two alpha males trying to figure out how to work and play together nicely.
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Playing House

Fans of HGTV will enjoy the architectural details in this funny and sweet fake-relationship novella. The short length may leave readers wanting more of these relatable, damaged, and authentic characters in desperate need of a relationship renovation.
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Three Part Harmony

Those who enjoyed the previous book in the series will find a similar string of messy relationship decisions, culminating in an eleventh-hour resolution, for this related trio.

Dalliances & Devotion

Much like the author’s debut novel, Appetites and Vices, this romance does not shy away from the prejudices and hurdles Amalia, a Jewish American citizen, and David, a Russian Jewish immigrant, face in 1870s America, making this an important addition to the historical romance canon. Fans of Joanna Shupe’s Gilded Age “Four Hundred” series will fall in love with the flawed Amalia, who bravely takes charge of her own life. Highly recommended.

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