Category Archives: contemporary

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, drama, John Green, RAWBLlinkup, review, romance, ROMR, ya
The Fault in Our StarsBy John GreenEditions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperbackPublished: January 10th 2012 by Dutton BooksGenre: YA Contemporary / Romance / DramaSource: own copyDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel s story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Read more [...]

Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Categories: 5 butterflies, arc, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, Katie McGarry, netgalley, new adult, Pushing the Limits series, RBR, romance
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) By Katie McGarryEditions: ebook, hardcover, paperbackExpected publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin TeenGenre: New Adult Contemporary / RomanceSource: NetGalleyRyan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth.""No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again...."I dare you..."If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Portrait of a Crossroads by Kelly Rand + Excerpt

Categories: #FF, 5 butterflies, book tour, contemporary, excerpt, fluttering thoughts, Kelly Rand, new adult, RBR, romance, short story
Portrait of a CrossroadsBy Kelly RandEditions: ebookExpected publication: May 20th 2013 by Riptide PublishingGenre: New Adult FxF Contemporary / RomanceSource: NetGalleySince finding her father’s body at the bottom of the basement stairs, Annette’s been drifting through her days, watching cars pass down the rural Ontario crossroads beside her house. Her brothers have no great ambitions, but Annette remembers a time when she did. She just can’t remember what they are.Then she meets her neighbour, Sadie, a tattooed, world-weary, newly single Read more [...]

Spotlight: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox + Excerpt

Categories: adult, book tour, Cathryn Fox, contemporary, excerpt, hot romance, spotlight
Hold Me Down HardBy Cathryn FoxEditions: ebookPublished: May 13th 2013 by Entangled: FlirtGenre: Adult Contemporary / Romance {Hot}When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a naïve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Never a Hero by Marie Sexton

Categories: 4 butterflies, adult, arc, contemporary, fluttering thoughts, lgbt, m/m, Marie Sexton, netgalley, RBR, romance, Tucker Springs series
Never a Hero (Tucker Springs #5)By Marie SextonEditions: ebookExpected publication: May 13th 2013 by Riptide PublishingGenre: Adult MxM Contemporary / RomanceSource: NetGalleyEveryone deserves a hero.Owen Meade is desperately in need of a hero. Raised by a mother who made him ashamed of his stutter, his sexual orientation, and his congenitally amputated arm, Owen lives like a hermit in his Tucker Springs apartment. But then hunky veterinarian Nick Reynolds moves in downstairs. Nick is sexy and confident, and makes Owen comfortable with himself in Read more [...]

Spotlight: Let Love In by Melissa Collins + Excerpt

Categories: contemporary, excerpt, Melissa Collins, new adult, romance, spotlight, The Love series
Let Love In (The Love Series #1)By Melissa CollinsEditions: ebook, paperbackExpected publication: May 10thGenre: New Adult / Contemporary / RomanceWhat would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change? That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to Read more [...]