Reviews - Contemporary

Noemie’s Journey
Victoria
Saccenti

Set in 1968 in North Carolina, this tumultuous love story takes place in an equally tumultuous period of history. Racial tension is at its peak. Noemie Bellerose struggles to survive in this divide. She is Creole, and both she and her younger brother suffer discrimination.

If you had to replace a wedding coordinator on short notice, you’d pick . . . the manager of a rock group, right? Brek Montgomery manages a mega-famous band. His sister is a wedding coordinator. When Brek makes a pit stop to visit family his life gets derailed, big time. Sis—who is pregnant—gets confined to bedrest. She begs him to take over her business . . . just for a little while.

Dr. Paige Ellis seems to have it all together when she inherits her Nana’s bungalow and a list of Nana's last requests to fulfill. She is blown away when she learns that her neighbor, Mr. Hot and Sexy, is none other than Nick Collins, the boy who in grade school puts a snake in her locker and a big wad of gum in her long hair.

When librarian Dina Jacobs hits a pothole and pops her tire on the way to temple, local attorney and playboy Adam Mandel is ready to help her out.  Initially wary of the strange man, Dina agrees to go to dinner with him as thanks for his assistance.  Smart and witty, and with her natural face nothing like the women Adam normally dates, he can’t get Dina out of his head.

My Perfect Ex-Boyfriend
Annabelle
Costa

For a single mom on the edge of poverty, a chance for a vacation doesn’t come along often so Bailey jumps at a chance to join her father and his fiancée at her soon-to-be stepbrother’s cabin.  Unfortunately, her dreams of a relaxing week are crushed when she realizes that her host is none other than her ex, Noah Walsh.

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