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  • Amanda Diehl 3:00 pm on 2017/10/12 Permalink
    Tags: , , , beauty like the night, , christina lauren, dating you/hating you, , elyse springer, hate to want you, heels over head, , , kirsten ashley, , nina bocci, roman crazy, , silver silence, , the chase, the deep end, the duchess deal, the pages of the mind, , , what's your sign?   

    Romance Recommendations for Your Zodiac Sign 

    Playing matchmaker with readers and romance novels is so much fun! I’m also a huge zodiac junkie. I read my horoscope routinely and go absolutely nuts for compatibility charts. Inspired by traits of the twelve signs, here are some reading recommendations, though don’t take them too seriously. I won’t tell if you want to dip into the recs for other signs!

    Aquarius: Heels Over Head, by Elyse Springer
    First off, Aquarius is a water sign and a romance featuring professional divers and swimmers is pretty on the nose. Brandon Evans is aloof and carefree. He also knows how good of a diver he is. Meanwhile, Jeremy Reeve is struggling with his family’s feelings on his sexuality. He thinks his only hope of being accepted is by winning an Olympic medal. While Brandon and Jeremy seem like opposites on the surface, they’re rather complementary as teammates and it’s beautiful to see the divers find a sense a community within their sport.

    Pisces: The Duchess Deal, by Tessa Dare
    Pisces are known to be compassionate and selfless, but that can often bite them in the butt later on. The Duchess Deal has a battle-scarred hero who has a nightly hobby of fighting London’s riffraff, but what he wants deep down is an heir. Emma Gladstone is the daughter of a vicar and a seamstress, and she sees beneath the Duke of Ashbury’s physical insecurities. She agrees to help him with his heir problem, but she has a few conditions. Ash forbids kissing. Emma wants to share a meal every night. Though they both agree to help one another, they’ll definitely get more than they bargained for with this arrangement.

    Aries: Hate to Want You, by Alisha Rai
    Speaking as an Aries myself, I know we’re a bit turbulent and moody, but we’re also confident and incredibly passionate. Hate to Want You is pretty emotional and is bursting with dramatic family secrets and scandals. In a Romeo and Juliet-esque romance, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler feel as though they can’t be together because of their families and accompanying baggage. But one night a year, they agree to meet in the bedroom. However, their forbidden romance can no longer remain a secret as their arrangement becomes complicated: Livvy doesn’t show for their scheduled yearly meeting and instead returns to their hometown.

    Taurus: The Pages of the Mind, by Jeffe Kennedy
    Tauruses are known to be practical and responsible, but a bit uncompromising, which is why Dafne, the scholarly librarian heroine of The Pages of the Mind, is a great fit. Dedicated to her job, she travels on behalf of her queen to help successfully incorporate the northern kingdoms into her queen’s realm. There, she meets a barbarian king with a significant language barrier between them. Dafne’s resolve never falters even as King Nakoa has her submit to marriage in order to broker a new alliance. Dafne handles things in stride, surprisingly, and the way she adapts to a new kingdom is rather sweet.

    Gemini: The Deep End, by Kristen Ashley
    Gemini are often defined as having two different personalities and the submissive Alpha hero of The Deep End is sure to appeal to both. Outside the bedroom, Olivier is strong, masculine, and all Alpha. Then he joins the Honey Club and meets Amelie, a cold, calculating Domme who likes her men submissive. Having an “Alpha-sub” is an interesting twist in characterization, especially since the heroine is often in a position of power in the bedroom. This romance is also heavy on erotic content, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in a beautiful, developing romance between Olly and Amelie.

    Cancer: Beauty Like the Night, by Joanna Bourne
    While Cancers can be incredibly empathetic, they can also be a bit manipulative. Sorry, Cancers! But a historical romance with espionage and spy shenanigans is a perfect romance read for you. Sèverine de Cabrillac and Raoul Deverney are brought together by a similar goal: justice. When Sèverine seeks out Raoul’s help in rescuing her missing daughter, Raoul knows that this mission could very well lead him to the killer of his estranged wife. Brought together by grief and worry, the pair quickly become a formidable and rather cutthroat team. It’s a romance with some bite!

    Leo: Dating You/Hating You, by Christina Lauren
    Leos are charismatic, funny, and often the life of the party. They’re also stubborn and demand a lot of attention. And trust me, Dating You/Hating You is going to demand nearly all of your free time. It’s also really hilarious. Evelyn Abbey thought she met a really great guy at a friend’s Halloween Party, but when she realizes that same guy, Carter Aaron, is now her competition at work after a company merger, their romance quickly skids to a halt. There’s an office prank war, an oblivious boss who things dog treats are granola bars, and some serious girl power in this battle-of-the-sexes workplace romance.

    Virgo: The Winter King, by C.L. Wilson
    When it comes to Virgos, they’re incredibly detailed, but are also frequently drawn to nature. A fantasy romance seems like a sure bet! Wilson’s fantasy romances have some amazing world-building from the differing kingdoms to how magic operates from person to person. The heroine can also summon storms. How cool is that! Wynter Atrialan hopes to get revenge on the king of Summerlea by taking one of his daughters, Khamsin Coruscate, as his bride. What Wynter doesn’t count on is Khamsin enjoying her newfound sense of freedom. The settings are descriptive and the courtship is lovely in this utterly bewitching fantasy romance.

    Libra: A New Leash on Love, by Debbie Burns
    Gentle and with a love of keeping company, Libras always strike me as being on the sweeter side of the astrological spectrum. A New Leash on Love is an adorable contemporary romance, as if it weren’t obvious by the chocolate lab puppy on the cover. Megan Anderson runs the local no-kill shelter, dedicating her life to helping animals in need. Craig Williams hates that he has to take his daughter’s new dog to the shelter, but since his divorce seems to suffer one misstep after another. When he drops the dog off, he isn’t counting on a tense confrontation with the shelter’s owner. Their first meeting doesn’t go particularly well, to say the least, but things definitely improve on their second meeting. And the third. Pick this one up, if you like romances with plenty of cute, furry secondary characters.

    Scorpio: The Chase, by Vanessa Fewings
    Scorpios are the ones you call when you need some resourceful and courageous. They can meet a challenge head-on, but they’re steadfast in their beliefs and can hold things close to the vest. The Chase is a contemporary romance with elements of suspense as the heroine, Zara Leighton, is enlisted to track down an international art thief. It’s a case she could only dream of. There’s just one problem and that’s her investigation firm’s billionaire client: Tobias Wilder. Enigmatic and mysterious, Tobias seems like the perfect suspect—or Zara’s greatest distraction.

    Sagittarius: Roman Crazy, by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
    If there’s one weakness to being a Sagittarius, it’s the call of wanderlust and the need for travel! With her divorce nearing finalization, Avery Bardot restarts her life for the summer in beautiful Rome, Italy. She spends her days exploring the city and her nights eating amazing food. It’s in Rome, surprisingly, that she meets the one man she never forgot: Marcello Bianchi, and the feeling seems to be mutual. Though with the summer quickly approaching its end, Avery isn’t sure if she can give up her adventurous life in Italy and return to the States.

    Capricorn: Silver Silence, by Nalini Singh
    Capricorns are masters of self-control, but when it comes to their family, all bets are off. Silver Mercant helps run an international emergency response network. It’s practically her job to remain calm under pressure. Then she meets Valentin Nikolaev, a bear shifter and leader of his powerful clan. There’s something about Silver that sparks an undeniable interested in Val and when an unknown force begins to threaten Silver’s life, Val will protect her at any cost. And we all know what happens when you poke a bear.

    What’s your sign? (And what’s your favorite romance?)

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  • Cristina Merrill 6:00 pm on 2017/06/13 Permalink
    Tags: a miami affair, , , lexi blake, , , one week to the wedding, revenge, , , sherelle green, silver silence, the darkest promise, the ultimatum   

    Romance Roundup: Miami Affairs, Avenging Siblings, and Jilted Brides 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes some very busy heroines, a smoking hot Miami bachelor who has met his match, and some major family drama.

    The Ultimatum, by Karen Robards
    Our heroine Bianca St. Ives had a rather unconventional childhood. The result is that she is now The Best when it comes to conning con men out of the money they stole. (You go, girl! They deserve it!) She even runs a multinational firm with her dear old dad, so there’s plenty of family fun. (“Hey, Dad, remember that scumbag thief we apprehended while zip lining in Costa Rica? Ah, good times!”) Her latest mission, though, went rather poorly, and her dad might have been killed in action. The government is not so convinced, though, and they want to use Bianca as bait to find him. Our gal is going to have to use every skill at her disposal if she’s going to survive this latest fiasco. Bianca, when it’s over, we’ll take you out for margaritas! This is the first book in Robards’ Guardian series. (Available in hardcover, NOOK, and audiobook on June 13.)

    Silver Silence, by Nalini Singh
    Silver Mercant has some major responsibilities as the Trinity Accord handles some unification issues. Silver is the director of this major emergency response-thingie, for one, so she really has no time to dilly-dally. (Silver, we’d all like to apply to be your personal assistant! You’ll never go a day without fresh dry cleaning!) Then she crosses paths with Valentin Nikolaev, and she realizes that everyone needs to dilly-dally once in a while. (It’s very healthy of you to realize this, Silver!) She’s not supposed to let her emotions get the better of her, but Valentin can elicit a passionate response from a plastic bag. When someone tries to poison Silver, he gets all “Oh, hell, no!” and steps up his game to keep her safe. Can they dodge the bad guys and build a beautiful life together? This is the first book in Singh’s Psy-Changeling Trinity series, which is a spinoff of her Psy-Changeling series. So much fun and romance and action! (Available in hardcover, NOOK, and audiobook on June 13.)

    A Miami Affair, by Sherelle Green
    Joshua DeLong is a top-notch corporate raider with a body that would look great in any bedroom. He has no plans to settle down romantically, though. Then he meets public relations guru Becca Wright. She doesn’t have time for a guy like Joshua in her life—bad boys aren’t really her thing—but she needs him to support her charity. In order to do this, she must dress up a bit and accompany him to fancy parties and go on excursions on his yacht. (Becca, can we pretty please be your wing woman during these lovely excursions?) They both soon realize that there is far more beneath the surface, and that they’d like to spend WAY more time together. This is the second book in the very sexy Millionaire Moguls series, which is perfect for romance readers who love a Miami-based love story! (Available in paperback and NOOK on June 20.)

    The Darkest Promise, by Gena Showalter
    Cameo is possessed by the demon of Misery, which means that if she experiences anything remotely close to the emotion of joy she will lose her memory. (And we thought the Monday blues were rough!) Out of options to reclaim her life, she sneaks into a mythical land ruled by Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual, who also possesses The Body Both My Grandmother and Maiden Aunt Would Admire. He is on a mission to destroy his enemies (Oh, Lazarus, aren’t we all!) but he is quite intrigued by Cameo. He wants to turn her frown upside down, and also perform more literal, acrobatic tasks that would take Cameo beyond joy. (Cameo, may we please test the waters for you first?) Will they figure out a situation in which she can finally feel true happiness and NOT lose her memories of him? This is the latest book in Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series. (Available in hardcover and NOOK on June 13.)

    One Week to the Wedding, by Olivia Miles
    Two sisters try to make amends in the first book in Miles’ Misty Point series. Kate Daniels is planning her best friend’s wedding, but it’s really hard to not feel a bit sorry for herself. Her own fiancé just cheated on Kate with her younger sister, Charlotte. (It’s okay, Kate! We don’t judge you at all!) As for Charlotte, she feels awfully awful about everything, and she really wants to make things right. The opportunity presents itself when Kate needs to go home. Things soon start to look up for Kate, which is good, because she has to put on a good face for her best friend. (Kate, if it helps, we’ll be your Plus One and make sure you dance with the cutest single guy at the reception!) Here’s hoping that Kate and Charlotte get back to being sisterly very soon, and that Kate finds a true romantic partner who will always stick by her side! (Available in paperback and NOOK on June 13.)

    Revenge, by Lexi Blake
    Drew Lawless and his siblings are on a mission to avenge their parents’ deaths. Drew decides to get investigative reporter Shelby Gates involved in his mission, and they soon become very attracted to one another. It probably has to do with a bit of shared history, plus the fact that Drew has got that whole righteous, smoldering attitude thing going on. (I mean, the guy wants to avenge his dead parents. It does NOT get any sweeter or more sentimental than that!) Drew and Shelby need to keep their heads above water if they’re going to, well, keep their heads and move on to more important things. Here’s hoping that they can look forward to happier times and that Shelby is accepted into Drew’s close-knit family! This is the third book in Blake’s Lawless series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on June 13.)

    What romances are smoldering on your TBR pile this week?

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