Reviews - Contemporary

CHICK-LIT/ROMANTIC COMEDY:  Emmeline Frothingham is having a bad day, but it's about to get worse. Single and rocking a job in New York City, life is good, until a one-night stand changes everything. Now Emmie is back in her hometown where everyone knows everyone's business, and her family heads that list. It's their idea to invent a dead fiancé to explain her baby girl.

The Gift
Elizabeth
Smith

Jamie is attempting to start her life over again following her divorce. At thirty-one, she believes her dream has been lost. She just wants to find a quiet place to deal with her pain. However, quiet is not what she gets from musician Will Montgomery who is Jamie's upstairs neighbor.

GOTHIC:  Lauren Ambrose is perfectly content to live an unfettered artistic life in San Diego devoted to her miniature paintings and casually dating to ensure her family’s curse doesn’t affect any man in her life. Summoned home to Ambrose, Texas by her grandmother to attend an urgent business meeting, she is instantly attracted to the gorgeous stranger she ends up sharing a cab with.

LGBTQ/M/M:  Two years ago, Lionel Hayes made a tragic decision to drug his horse before competing in a horse show. The fallout costs him and his partner, Nigel, to lose standing in the rarified air of horse training, financial business woes, and so much stress that Nigel succumbs to heart failure. With help from friends and the passage of time, Lionel slowly regains his reputation.

Shelby Duchane is happily engaged to Ryder Prescott until she sees damning pictures of her fiancé with another woman. Heartbroken, she flees Georgia without a word to Ryder. A long and difficult search brings Ryder to stay at the same town where Shelby lives, while he bases his business nearby.

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