2021: #13 – In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren)

This was a fun Christmas romance that was surprisingly relatable considered the main character gets stuck in a time loop where she relives her Christmas vacation multiple times. Maelyn (in her mid-20s) has spent every Christmas in a cabin in Utah with her (now-divorced) parents, her younger brother, and a few of her parents’ friends and their families, including Theo, who is her age, and

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2021: #10 – Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert)

This was my first Talia Hibbert book, and I loved it! It’s a sweet contemporary romance with a non-traditional (in race, size, and health) female lead and a male lead who is actually respectful and sensitive and not afraid of things like therapy. The hurt feelings feel real, as do the solutions to those feelings. What I especially liked is that Chloe’s race, size, and

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2021: #2 – The Magnolia Inn (Carolyn Brown)

This was a basic slow-burn, closed-door, contemporary romance. At the center of the story are Jolene and Tucker. Jolene has a lot of strong feelings and distrust around alcohol and people who drink, thanks to her mother and an ex-boyfriend (yet when given a choice, she works in a bar……..). Tucker has been widowed for two years after his seemingly angelic wife dies in a

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