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  • The Awakening

    The Awakening by Nora Roberts

    The Awakening by Nora Roberts is $2.99! This is book one is what I believe to be her latest series and looks to be a blend of contemporary fantasy and romance. I was eh on the Chronicles of One series, but still bought this one in hardcover when it came out. Have you read it?

    In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own…

    When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

    This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny…

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  • A Princess in Theory

    A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

    A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole is $2.99 and a Kindle Daily Deal! This is the first book in her Reluctant Royals series and this seems to be a series that just keeps getting better with its books. Many readers loved how Alyssa writes consent, agency, and all sorts of other awesome and empowering things. However, some warn that this book takes several chapters to get into the swing of things.

    From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . . 

    Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.

    Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.

    The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

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  • The Love Study

    The Love Study by Kris Ripper

    RECOMMENDED: The Love Study by Kris Ripper is $1.99! Ripper’s next book in this series is also on sale. Catherine gave this a B:

    The Love Study is funny, sweet, clever, and maybe slightly self-conscious. I spent about a third of the book going ‘awww’ and another third giggling in delight. 

    What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong?

    Don’t miss this charming romantic comedy from critically acclaimed author Kris Ripper.

    Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar.

    And that’s all true. But he’s starting to think it’s time to start working on his issues. Maybe.

    When Declan meets Sidney—a popular nonbinary YouTuber with an advice show—an opportunity presents itself: as part of The Love Study, Declan will go on a series of dates arranged by Sidney and report back on how the date went in the next episode.

    The dates are…sort of blah. It’s not Sidney’s fault; the folks participating are (mostly) great people, but there’s no chemistry there. Maybe Declan’s just broken.

    Or maybe the problem is that the only person he’s feeling chemistry with is Sidney.

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  • Stud in the Stacks

    Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant

    Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant is 99c! Firstly, I miss the old cover of a shirtles man wearing glasses. This is described as a romantic comedy that features a librarian hero and a fake relationship. Lots of catnip there! The heroine is also older, which divided some readers. Some liked that she was older than the hero, while others felt she acted too young for her age.

    When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.

    Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section. And if you think that hasn’t gotten me plenty of action over the years, you’d be wrong.

    But I made a slight miscalculation at work, and now my reputation has my job in danger. If I can’t prove to my boss that I’m more than a playboy who recommends romance in the hopes of getting some hanky panky in the stacks, I’m headed for the unemployment line.

    Enter Parker Elliott. She rocks a mean guitar, she has no idea how sexy she is, and she’s in need of a temporary fake boyfriend.

    Best of all? She doesn’t have a library card. I couldn’t have found a better fake fiancée if I’d written her myself.

    Stud in the Stacks is 55,000 sexy, hilarious, sometimes embarrassing words, complete with tacos, romance novel love, unicorn parties, and no cheating or cliffhangers.

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  1. 1
    LML says:

    I’m with @Amanda re previous cover of Stud in the Stacks.

  2. 2
    EJ says:

    Why oh why do I have a funny feeling that I’m the same age as the heroine in Stud in the Stacks? I think people in their 20s have unrealistic expectations of how they’re going to think and behave in their late 30s.

  3. 3
    Ren Benton/Lena Brassard says:

    HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir us $2.99.

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    Having read a few of Pippa Grant’s books and reviewed one here, I definitely would say her characters skew rather immaturely in dialogue, actions, etc. And for reference, I’m in my 30s.

  5. 5
    Kareni says:

    I have read The Awakening by Nora Roberts. It was a pleasant story, but I don’t expect to reread it.

  6. 6
    cleo says:

    I liked The Love Study a lot. It was a B read for me.

    Here’s a bit of my GR review.

    Cute male/genderqueer romance between two goofy, awkward, way over-thinking 20-somethings trying to figure out love and dating in the Bay Area. The story’s told completely from Declan’s first person POV and I think how much you enjoy this will entirely depend on whether or not you enjoy being in his head. He’s funny but also extremely self-conscious and he suffers from anxiety – there were a few times that I found it unpleasant to be in his head but overall I enjoyed it. Read the sample.

    Of all the queer romance authors I read, I think Kris Ripper is one of the best at creating believable queer communities and friend groups. Zir characters feel more like real people I personally might encounter than like romance stock characters. I don’t think ze’s always as good at developing romance and I felt that here.

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    Elle says:

    I have read the Awakening. I didn’t enjoy it as much as Nora Roberts best books, or even Chronicles of the One. The heroine’s character arc was interesting but I found the hero unlikeable. The book ended in a cliffhanger and I’m now 10% through book 2, and struggling to keep reading. I spent too much on book 2 to happily DNF.

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