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Small town lovin’ | Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne

If this beautiful cover doesn’t inspire you to check out Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne, here are 5 reasons you should try it out the next time you’re in the mood for some small town romance: 1. You will fall in love with the town as much as you will fall in love with this couple. Sure, small […]

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July 17, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Chrystal - I just received an ARC of this book from my BFF. She gave me a box of books and this was one I was interested in. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to it soon, because it sounds so good.

Great review!

July 7, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I picked this one up at BEA, but haven’t read it yet. I’m so glad you loved it. Also, you had me at dog friendship!

One Wish by Robyn Carr • Why in 5 & Giveaway

One Wish by Robyn Carr  ( web | tweet ) Part of Thunder Point series. Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: small towns, overcoming the path, family conflict, secrets Format read: ARC provided by Publisher. (Thanks!) Previously: The Homecoming by Robyn Carr Summary: Grace owns Thunder Point’s flower shop, she has a […]

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March 8, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Lillian - I’ve never read a romance and I’m excited to get my feet wet in this genre!

March 7, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Christy - I recently finished Once a Marine by Loree Lough. I also enjoyed Burying Water earlier this year by K.A. Tucker. Very different, but both good reads.

March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Annie - Thanks for this giveaway

March 3, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Alexa S. - Ooh, I have some catching up to do with the Thunder Point series! One Wish sounds delightful. I’ve always liked Grace and her flower shop, so to get to learn more about her will be fun!

March 2, 2015 - 8:50 am

Tammy - Jojo Moyes Me Before You was a great romance book that I loved and not your typical love story.

Estelle: The Promise by Robyn Carr

The Promise by Robin Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 363 Target audience: Adult Keywords: small towns, medical practices, single parents with children, big families Format read: ARC paperback from Little Bird Publicity. (Thanks!) We last reviewed: The Chance by Robyn Carr Summary: Peyton hopes […]

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August 26, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Homecoming (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr Review - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Review of The Promise by Robyn Carr […]

July 3, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Alexa S. - I so, so agree with every single thing you’ve said about The Promise, and the Thunder Point series overall! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite contemporary romance series. The setting is stunning (and I would love to visit Cooper’s beach bar!), and the characters have just wormed their way into my heart. LOVE IT!

June 29, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog Shelve It: Pre-4th of July - […] Promise by Robyn Carr: lovely small town + sweet romance! A favorite of 2014: My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker: […]

June 28, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Leah - WEEPING and KICKING myself right now because I’m slacking with this series!!

June 27, 2014 - 11:54 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I’m behind on this series! I need to catch up pronto.

June 27, 2014 - 10:40 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I know what you mean about the Pacific Northwest. I’m not usually that interested in visiting the west coast. California I could leave or take. But the PNW – yest please!

I haven’t read any of Carr’s books, but I adore romances and small towns. I will definitely have to look into this one.

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!

Estelle: Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre

Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Book 6 of the Sullivan series. Publication Date: December 31, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult Keywords: romance, sports, art, high school friends Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: It’s been 15 years since Ryan has seen his high school best friend, […]

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March 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Come A Bit Little Closer by Bella Andre (The Sullivans) Romance Review - […] family, San Francisco Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (thanks!) Last reviewed: Let Me Be the One with BUY IT […]

January 6, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Alexa S. - I just caught your recommendation that I read this one on Goodreads, and I totally added the book to my TBR. I haven’t read any of the books in this series yet! But this story in particular sounds SO delightful. I love it when two friends are trying to figure out how to become more than friends…

January 3, 2014 - 11:03 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I really, seriously need to make time to read the Sullivan series. I read the Christmas one about the Sullivan parents, and I thought that was really cute.

I’m also super curious about the Taxi Cab scene you’re talking about 🙂

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.