Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: I'm in the Mood for Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

I'm in the Mood for Love!

It's a freebie week, and since Valentine's Day is later this week, we are going with some sort of love theme. I feature mostly YA books on the blog, but I read a LOT of contemporary romance. Yesterday, I reviewed two fantastic romances, and today, I want to share some of my recent favorites. These all had fantastic characters, swoony romance, white hot chemistry, and stupendous HEA endings -- all things I look for in a good romance. They also made me feel a lot of things, and I am pretty sure I cried both happy and sad tears as I read each and every one of these.

Recent favorite romance?
Let us know in the comments!

46 comments:

  1. The Simple Wild looks really familiar to me, I must have seen a good review or two for that one.

    Thank you for the Little Rascals as well. :)

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    1. I saw so many good reviews for The Simple Wild, that I sucked it up and actually bought the book. No regrets.

      I am sort of sad that a whole generation will never know the Little Rascals. I used to watch them after school as a kid (in reruns, obviously).

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  2. I just don't read romances I'm afraid so no recommendations for you, sorry! Glad you had a good time with your reads!

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    1. Romance is not for everyone, but it's definitely for me

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  3. *grins* Awk-weird. So damn cute!

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    1. And the book was that cute too. All the geeky trivia was fabulous

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  4. I really liked that Love Her or Lose Her was about a couple fighting for their marriage - I don't see that a whole lot.

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    1. I cannot say I have read a lot of romances featuring married couples, but I am seeing more of them these days. I like that.

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  5. Some excellent picks here! I need to pick up Mona Shroff's book ASAP!

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    1. I loved that book. I am always down for a second chance romance, and the history between these two had me all in

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  6. The Simple Wild... I have so much love for that one. It’s tied to a particular time in my life and I think that combines to make it a powerful reading experience for me. Plus Calla and Jonah made my heart happy. :)

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    1. It's awesome that you have such a robust memory for that book. I loved it, and am excited to get more Calla and Jonah

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  7. jill's cover catches my eye every time. i do read more romance than i used to, but i prefer a little dangerous suspense along with it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. She used to write more romantic suspense back in the day. I remember hitting her back catalog, and reading a few.

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  8. Most of these are new to me. I do love happy endings though.

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  9. HEA's can change my entire mood and leave me bouncing through the week. They're hard to nail (at least the solid ones that I love so much) but they're my favorite type of reads.

    Chloe Brown was great & I have the Shalvis to read soon.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. Same. When I am in a funk, I turn to a romance to help my mood.

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  10. Nice topic choice! Pretty much all new to me ones here!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. Great list!! I really hope to read Love Her or Lose Her and The Simple Wild soon.

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    1. I gave in and bought The Simple Wild after reading tons of reviews, but then I didn't get to it forEVER, and that was regretful, because it was stupendous. I hope to get to read it soon

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  12. I've heard really good things about The Simple Wild! Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. All the things you heard were true. It was superb.

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  13. I don't read much adult these days, but if I decide to jump into one, I know just where to come for recommendations!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Well, if you want adult romance, I know some, but I hardly read adult outside of that.

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  14. The love theme is getting a lot of exposure on this meme. Thanks for the list.

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    1. I hope you found something that interested you.

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  15. I loved Brooklynaire and The Simple Wild, too! Great choices, Sam! :)

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    1. Simple Wild leaned a bit women's fic for me, and therefore, I was surprised by how much I loved it, since it's usually hit or miss for me. Yep, adored every second of it.

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  16. It's been awhile since I've read a Jill Shalvis book. I might have to remedy that.

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    1. It was love at first book for me and Shalvis. Her books are always satisfying, and they have just the right amount of drama without ever getting too heavy.

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  17. I loved many of these, but I just finished listening to Awk-weird. I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. It was so adorable!

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    1. Same. I liked the previous book but I loved Awk-weird

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  18. I'm not much for contemporary romance, but some of these sound fun. Maybe I'll pick one up when I'm in the mood for a light, entertaining read.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

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    1. Contemporary romance is my goto. I am always in a better mood after reading one.

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  19. Chloe Brown is a recent favorite for me too. I can't wait to read the second book in the series. The Simple Wild is one I really want to read. I've heard such good things about it.

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    1. Read it! You will have no regrets. It is so wonderful

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  20. You probably saw on Twitter that Lucy Parker said that the couple pictured on Headliners is a couple in real life. They are so cute in the photo - I love how they are laughing which is something you don't usually see on romance covers...

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  21. I'm so happy that I have three of these on my kindle to look forward to!
    Awk-Weird and Get A Life Chloe Brown were two of this week's many acquisitions and Brooklynaire I've had for a while. 😃

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    1. Bowen is always good for me, but Brooklyaire was a little bit better than the past few. I really loved the story. Awk-Weird was so fun, and Chloe and Red owned me. I hope you enjoy all these as well

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  22. Get a Life Chloe Brown and Beard or Me are both books I have on my tbr and cannot wait to read as I have been hearing such great things about both of these authors! I also have read a KA Tucker before but it was a good thriller of hers. I wonder what her contemporary romance would be like.

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    1. I tried one of Tucker's suspense books. It's just not my thing, but I adored The Simple Wild. Penny Reid is always wonderful, and I was really impressed with my first Hibbert book. I love the Brown sisters and cannot wait to get to know them all

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