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Happy Release Day, Kristan Higgins!

I’ve read four out of the five of the Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins, and over the course of two years, I’ve always been curious about Connor O’Rourke. He was wise-talking, totally mysterious, and always teasing his twin sister, Colleen. She was even stumped by him. So I’ve been really excited to get Connor’s […]

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December 29, 2015 - 11:48 am

Alexa S. - I do love a good romance! ANYTHING FOR YOU sounds lovely, though I will probably wait until I’ve read the rest of the series to read it myself. 🙂

Love Ain’t Nothing But Love | Romance Picks

This week has dragged a bit, hasn’t it? I’m blaming it on the very warm weather we’ve been having. Nothing like some sticky weather to get you in the mood for a romance novel, am I right? Okay. Maybe that transition sucks, but here I am. It’s been a summer of love for me. My […]

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July 23, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been craving romance lately, too. That’s all I want! I really want to give Maisey Yates a try. And her books always have the cutest covers.

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: Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery ( web | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold Series. Publication Date: June 24, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: PR company, small town, best friends, romance Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: When Larissa relocated to Fool’s Gold from Los Angeles, it was for her job […]

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August 12, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Alexa S. - Your review made me smile 🙂 I think that’s a good enough reason for me to try and check out this series at some point, yes? Plus, it’s always fun to watch two best friends fall in love.

August 8, 2014 - 12:16 am

Estelle - I just fixed it! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂 And for stopping in, of course!

August 7, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Brianna - Sounds like a perfect beach read.

P.S. Your Amazon link isn’t working. 🙁

August 7, 2014 - 11:02 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I finally read my first Fool’s Gold book (Chasing Perfect) not too long ago, and it was a really fun read. Do you have a favorite in the series? I liked Chasing Perfect but I wasn’t madly in love either.

I am very curious about the relationship between Jack and Larissa in this one. I am always a sucker for best friend turn lovers romance.

Estelle: The Wanderer by Robyn Carr

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Book 1 of the Thunder Point Series. Publication Date: March 26, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 378 Target audience: Adult Keywords: romance, small town, “Friday Night Lights”-esque Format read: ARC from NetGalley via Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Cooper arrives in Thunder Point after his old army […]

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June 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

Romance Review: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr - […] I reviewed The Wanderer back in March, I figured the multiple storylines served as an introduction to the series and that […]

March 26, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I’ve been wondering about this book! I’ve never actually read an adult romance book before (that I can remember) and I’m trying to figure out where is a good place to start. I like the way you outlined with bullets (lists are a language I understand, you see). I just opened another internet window while I was typing out this comment to check and see if my library has this one in and it’s checked out right now but I added it to my wishlist so they’ll keep up with it for me so I won’t forget about it.

(The thing about some of these adult contemp romance books is that the authors are so prolific I’m a bit overwhelmed when I look at all of the books they’ve written. I want to start reading some but I’m like WHOA there are too many books here and my eyes are way confused. haha)

Thanks, E!

March 26, 2013 - 5:04 am

VeganYANerds - RBR is back 😀 HOORAY!

This sounds good and it’s the first I’ve heard of it, I’ll definitely be on the look out for it 🙂

March 25, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m so glad you liked this one! It’s also on my list of books to read from Netgalley, and I think I might start it soon, as I’m in dire need of a change from my YA reads. I do like that there appears to be a large cast of characters – bodes well for the future of the series.

Estelle: Here Comes Trouble by Erin Kern

Here Comes Trouble by Erin Kern ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Forever Yours (Part of Hachette/Grand Central Publishing) Pages: 243 Target audience: adult Keywords: romance, Wyoming, restaurant, art, old friends Format read: ARC via Publisher on NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: After a difficult childhood and bad luck coming from all […]

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February 25, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Alexa Y. - That cover just drew me in from the start – and the story sounds pretty fantastic. I’m loving the fact that the two MCs have known each other since childhood too!

February 12, 2013 - 8:52 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Yes! Thanks to you, Estelle, I had added this one to my TBR. It sounds like the perfect adult contemp I need in between my YA’s 😉

February 12, 2013 - 4:00 am

amber - This sounds like it is right up my ally. I love romance books so I’m sure to love this one.

February 11, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Eeeep! First, to answer your question, yes, I want to buy all the books with cowboys on the the covers because, HELLO!! Hot! Secondly! YAY!! So glad this one is “Worth It”!! I’m totally going to buy it.

February 11, 2013 - 4:09 pm

VeganYANerds - I’m not usually attracted to cowboys but I’m a convert since reading Lovestruck Summer and meeting Russ 😉

This sounds like the sort of romance book I’d enjoy – great review, Estelle!

February 11, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Anna - Who DOESN’T love cowboys?