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Come Tree! Holiday Book Shopping List

So last Friday, I talked about the seasonal creep and as Halloween gets that much closer (3 days!), candy canes and singing Santa Clauses will be exploding all over the place super soon. When I started getting emails about seasonal books releasing in the last few months of the year, I realized a list might be […]

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November 18, 2015 - 8:01 am

Bring Along the Mistletoe | 2015 Romance Wish List - […] Are we in the spirit? Just in case you might possibly need a few other suggestions, I had a blast throwing together a similar post last year. Happy reading, shopping, loving, and romancing! Until next time! – […]

November 24, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Alexa S. - This is the most adorable and festive graphic I’ve seen so far this holiday season! I love the way you shared these holiday titles with us, and I’ll certainly be checking some of them out real soon too.

October 28, 2014 - 11:35 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Hahaha! I have a hard time thinking of Christmas this early in the year. Some years I’m really in the Christmas Spirit, and others not so much. I mean, I always love Christmas, but you know those times that you are just super excited about it – I’m not always in those moods.

Anyway, I do always love reading some Christmastime books, though, and I’m going to be looking for for some of these. I do love to plan ahead, so thanks for the early list!

October 28, 2014 - 11:06 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Thanks for the holiday suggestions! I’m ready to start reading as soon as November hits. I just added a bunch of these to Goodreads and can’t wait to “unwrap” them. (So cute!) The Reluctant Elf looks especially adorable.

October 28, 2014 - 10:42 am

Brianna - I’m going to check some of these out. Christmas movies start on the Hallmark Channel on Friday and I cannot wait. I am such a sucker for cheesy Christmas flicks.

Estelle: In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins (Blog Tour)

In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins ( web | tweet ) Part of the Blue Heron series. Date: September 30, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 480 Target audience: Adults/romance fans Keywords: old loves, new loves, small towns, California, cops, wine Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: When Emmaline gets an invitation to her […]

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October 10, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Mary m - I’ve never read any books by Kristin Higgins but this on sounds great.

October 8, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Alexa S. - I have yet to read a Higgins book. Yes, yes, I know, I should definitely remedy that! In Your Dreams sounds so dang adorable + sweet + complicated. It’s just the kind of contemporary romance that I could see myself enjoying!

October 7, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Janice Hougland - Gosh, I liked this reviewer’s way of telling about Higgins’ storytelling and this story in particular! She does it so well and it dovetails with how I feel about Higgins’ stories. I had a domineering mother growing up, who loved to criticize rather than build up, and I was chubby and kind of a nerd so I was rather quiet and by myself a lot during the school years. I could really empathize with Emmaline…and Jack too. I think I’m gonna love this book as much as I have all the rest of Kristan’s books! Thanks for the post.

October 7, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Sherrie J - Who doesn”t like to get lost in a good romance novel, and let all the cares of the world drift away, if inly for a few hours, dreamy!

October 4, 2014 - 8:41 am

Leah - I was grinning throughout this entire review, E! I’ve been slacking with this series (oh my gosh, we’re already up to book FOUR?!), but I’m thrilled Kristan hasn’t lost any steam! I’m a teensy bit worried about that cover though – the snowy scene automatically makes me think this is a Christmas Novel (idk why, but I’ve never been a fan of those!). From your review it doesn’t seem like that’s the case though.

October 3, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Anna G - I have never read a book by Kristan Higgins before, but I’ve been curious. This sounds like a good story!

October 3, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Jessica - My Mom loves Kristan Higgins books! And I love the cover of this book, it’s darling! 🙂

Estelle: Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl ( web | tweet ) Book 1 in Jackson: Girl’s Night Out series. Publication Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 352 Target audience: Adult Keywords: librarians, loner, motorcycles, tattoos, family secrets Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: By day, Sophie is a librarian in Jackson Hole, taking care of […]

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April 17, 2015 - 8:01 am

An Artist, A Puffin, and a Cowboy | A Harlequin Trio, Estelle - […] Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl ( web | tweet ) Part of the Girl’s Night Out series. Published January 24, 2015 by Harlequin HQN Pages: 384 Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Last reviewed: Looking for Trouble […]

December 15, 2014 - 9:01 am

Big Kids' Table | The Best and Most Surprising of 2014 - […] Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl | A Passionate Love Affair with a Perfect Stranger by Lucy Robinson | Her Holiday Man by Stacey Shannon […]

August 17, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Alexa S. - Ooh, this sounds positively fun! I’ve only read one Dahl novel, but this kind of makes me want to check out the rest of her books. This one sounds especially enticing, especially because the MC is so empowered!

August 15, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I love Victoria Dahl! I obviously haven’t started this series but wouldn’t hesitate to. Also I love the covers of her books. This sounds FUN and like something I would LOVE.

August 15, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - I actually still haven’t read any Victoria Dahl yet but this sounds good! I definitely am adding this to my list! It sounds really interesting!

August 15, 2014 - 11:50 am

Irish - I’ve been looking for a new book to read and I haven’t read Victoria Dahl in ages. I think now might be the time to revisit this author as this one sounds interesting.

Today’s blog post: Revenge Bound by Heidi Joy Tretheway

Estelle: Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins (Blog Tour)

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 464 Target audience: Adult Keywords: first love, matchmaking, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Colleen is part owner and bartender at O’Rourke’s, one of the busiest restaurants/bars in town. She […]

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October 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins (Review + GIveaway) - […] Goodreads | Buy on B&N | Buy on Amazon | Review of WAITING ON YOU by K. Higgins […]

April 6, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - Higgans does beautifully balance the funny & sexy. She made believe in first loves with this one.

April 4, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Alexa S. - “BUT HE IS SO HOT AND SO NICE AND SO HIM.” —> So, basically, this quote is a BIG reason that I want to read this one! But seriously, I love the fact that it’s swoony AND funny. That’s always a winning combination in a contemporary romance for me 😀

April 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Anna G - Great review! I’m gonna have to add this to my to-read list!

April 4, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Hey E! YES TO EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE! I think, maybe, this is my favorite in this series so far? Although they are all so CHARMING and great, it’s hard to say. But man I loved Colleen and her matchmaking and her ability to throw out everyone’s favorite drink SO MUCH. I’m seeing everyone love this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Jack’s book is next WHEEE!

April 4, 2014 - 11:46 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing Waiting On You all over the blogosphere lately, and all the positive reviews have convinced me that I need to check out this series by Kristan Higgins. I love family stories, and small town stories, and books that have great characters.

Thanks for the review, Estelle. 🙂

April 4, 2014 - 10:11 am

daphne - fantastic review, i agree with all of it! people need to buy this book!

Blog Tour: The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins ( web | tweet ) Part of the Blue Heron series. Publication Date: October 29, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 448 Target audience: Adult/romance Keywords: winery, marriage of convenience, family Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Other books by Kristan reviewed on RBR: Somebody to Love Summary: […]

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November 13, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Nicole - I think I value compassion the most.

November 13, 2013 - 11:16 am

Hannah - Humor.
My husband can make me laugh like none other. I love a lot of things about him, but that one is one of my favorites!

November 12, 2013 - 11:13 am

Betty - HUMOR—- my man better make me laugh or it just isn’t gunna work. Mr. Betty ALWAYS makes me laugh! I can’t wait to win this giveaway!!

November 11, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I loved this one! After a reading a bunch of KH books over the summer I needed a break, but I had this one for review so I made myself pick it up and I really enjoyed it. I was actually really sad when it was over. I completely agree with you about the perfect balance of humor/romance.

November 11, 2013 - 9:43 am

Daphne - great review! i loved this one, but Higgins is one of my autobuy authors. I loved Honor much more than I was expecting, and Tom was just so vulnerable and honorable…i loved her family, too. they were a hoot.

November 10, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads, Estelle + Magan - […] have two giveaways going on right now: 40 books for 4 winners | The Perfect Match, great romance […]

November 8, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Alexa Y. - This book sounds like such a fun read! I think the most important quality in a partner, for me, is honesty. I can’t be with someone who can’t be honest with me.

November 8, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Tammy - The ability to make me laugh everyday.

November 8, 2013 - 11:18 am

Kelsie - I love collecting Kristan Higgins’ books for my bookshelf! I haven’t read this one yet. I’m excited to see what’s coming next in the Blue Heron Series.

Estelle: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 400 Target audience: New adult Keywords: college, secrets, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Taylor’s sophomore year has a surprising beginning when she finds out housing has paired her with the tattooed Hunter. She […]

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September 18, 2013 - 2:58 am

Alexa Y. - I don’t read new adult books very often, and usually only try them out based on other people’s recommendations. Since you partly liked this one, I might consider giving it a whirl!

September 3, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Jen - Hmm, this NA book DOES sound pretty typical, but I couldn’t help but swoon a little when you described Hunter. I’m glad you weren’t too disappointed with the characters though! That’s interesting that they sped up their relationship even though the book was long.. I’ll have to check this one out when I’m in the mood, great review, Estelle!

September 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m confused about why they were roomed together? I’ve heard of colleges allowing male/female pairings but only if specifically requested. I’m still not really sold on NA though I have enjoyed The Social Code and Fangirl recently, both of which I think technically could be classified as such due to their college-aged protagonists.

September 3, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve struggled with “new adult” books, too, but I really do like reading about college-aged characters. Even if it does slow down half way through I might have to give this one a try given all the other nice things you had to say about it.