Things We Never Said by Samantha Young

thingswenever saidPages: 357

Goodreads rating: 4.08 / 5  stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 5th 2019

Publisher: Self published

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Local metalsmith and gift shop owner, Dahlia McGuire, likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. It’s the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. However, when her father, the person she loves most in the world, needs her Dahlia has no choice but to return to Boston to face her ghosts. One of those happens to be her ex-boyfriend’s best friend, Michael Sullivan. The man she was never supposed to fall in love with.

Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he’s never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he’s finally ready to move on. That proves impossible when Dahlia returns to Boston and reawakens their explosive connection. Despite everything, Michael wants her back, but Dahlia can’t seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. When she flees home to Hartwell, Michael follows, determined to do everything in his power to convince her they belong together.

However, when the unthinkable hits the quiet seaside town, Michael finds himself trying to unravel more than the mystery of Dahlia’s broken heart. It’s time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever…

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

TBTPages: 296

Goodreads Rating: 4.06 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 7th 2019

Publisher: Berkley Romance

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Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

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Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G.

two weeks noticePages: 244

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 19th 2018

Publisher: WGW Books LLC

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she’ll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self…

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version – the one where I said I was “grateful for all the opportunities,” and “honored by all the rewarding experiences” over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…”

So, I did.

And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.**

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Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

dirty headlinesPages: 326

Goodreads Rating: 4.25 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 7th 2018

Publisher: Self-published

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From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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#Romanceathon TBR

Hi lovely bookworms!

Now that smutathon is over, I have a week left before I participate the second romance readathon! #Romanceathon is hosted by Gabby of Gabby Reads and Jacqueline of We Be Book’n. You’re welcome to read any romance books in different age groups. There are seven prompts and I’ll probably combine books for each category.

The challenges:

1) Read a forbidden romance

2) Read a new adult romance

3) Read a romance book with pink on the cover

4) Read a romance released in 2019

5) Read a romance book with a man on the cover

6) Read an LGBT romance

7) Read 7 romance books

I’ll be including the books I haven’t finished from the previous readathon and here are the other books I plan to read:

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#Smutathon TBR : Round 3!

June is the month of romance readathons and I’m so excited as Smutathon returns for round 3! This readathon begins on June 3rd – June 9th and it’s hosted by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and Riley (Riley Marie).

The books I picked are based on the official book bingo. I have three books for each category so I’ll have options in case I didn’t like my first choice. Here are the books I planned to read:

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Romance Authors Whose Books I Haven’t Read Yet

Through the years I began venturing on romance genre, a lot of my friends recommended me great romance novels. I have read some of them but others remain sitting on my TBR pile. It’s either I was distracted from other hyped books or I forgot to read them. I’d like to share my list of authors whose books has been on my radar but never had a chance to start.

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