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HaBO: Hockey Player Fake Dates at the Farmer’s Market

This HaBO is from Obsessed Southern Mama, who hopes to track down this book: So I read a book awhile back that had a single mom with an infant and some fake dating/forced proximity. These are some other details but I’m not 100%. It was a sports (possibly hockey) romance where the heroine gets involved with her brother’s teammate/best friend. Basically the scene I remember is she was at a farmers market (either with the … Continue reading HaBO: Hockey Player Fake Dates at the Farmer’s Market

Hide Your Wallet

Hide Your Wallet: July 16th Release Week!

Welcome back to Hide Your Wallet! Lots of interesting picks this week, though they do skew heavily on the contemporary romance side. Have any of you noticed that we aren’t getting a ton of historical romance debuts or new books? Or am I just out of the loop? Which books are on your list this week? Drop ’em in the comments!

Stuff We Like: Oh, Hey! It’s Prime Day.

Stuff We Like - Prime Day - our logo with a picture of a necklace, a sunscreen applicator, and a fan

It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! It’s Prime Day, and we’re sharing things that made our lives easier, or that were the perfect treat for ourselves. Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.

Books On Sale

Dragons, Heiresses, & More

Books on Sale: The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran & More

The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran is $1.99! This was Duran’s debut historical, and Sarah reviewed it back in 2008 and gave it a B-. She struggled with the heroine, but looooved the hero:

Julian was tortured and noble, and though he didn’t change so much as come to own himself and the power at his disposal in both of the cultures that shaped him, his journey was fascinating. Julian was marvelous, and did things I wished heroes in other historical novels would do, including beating the ever living shit out of someone who truly deserved it, and being vindicated for doing so. YUM.

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Romance Memorabilia Never Disappears, It Just Shows Up On eBay!

A close up of their faces. they look very young with big round faces and cheeks

This guest post is from Steve Ammidown! You may remember hearing him recently on Episode 618. The Romance Reader’s Handbook with Steve Ammidown, where we discussed another piece of romance history, The Romance Reader’s Handbook. Today, he’s talking about romance memorabilia and ephemera – there’s so much, y’all. We love talking about and seeing all the different collections, and as an archivist and librarian, Steve has a very thorough background in both! Welcome, Steve! … I love … Continue reading Romance Memorabilia Never Disappears, It Just Shows Up On eBay!

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S21 E1: Picasso

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

The Bachelorette is here for it’s 21st season (why? how?) and I’m here to recap it, but I’m not alone. I’d like to introduce you to my handsome foster cat, Picasso. Picasso is chilling with us while he looks for his forever home, and he’s uniquely qualified to assess this season. Picasso is a big, sweet, kinda dumb bro. Think Joey from Friends. He’s got a giant head and he looks like a baby bobcat. He … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S21 E1: Picasso

Whatcha Reading? July 2024, Part One

Happy Saturday! Here’s what the SBTB crew has been reading lately: Shana: I just finished A Little Kissing Between Friends by Chencia C Higgins. It perfectly captured the sapphic need to talk about your newly discovered infatuation with absolutely everyone in your life before you tell the girl you like her. Annoying? Yes. Eerily accurate? Also yes. Sarah: I am not quite back at reading capacity but pre COVID I read Love of my Afterlife … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? July 2024, Part One

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