I am a contributor at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, and a reviewer at All About Romance and Harlequin Junkie.

I re-post my content from HEA, AAR, and HJ and add additional book recommendations here at Keeper Shelf

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This is my policy when I receive an advanced reader copy:

  • If possible, I will recommend the book as a must-read in one of my posts on USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
  • If not, I will write and post a review to either All About Romance or Harlequin Junkie if another reviewer there has not already committed to review it.
  • If neither of the above are options and I recommend the book, I will post a recommendation here. I do not do rated reviews here – just recommendations.
  • I will ALWAYS post a review on Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I will submit links to my posts.

I believe ARCs are a privilege.



The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely as All About Romance (

The Knocked Up Plan is unadulterated romance with lighthearted moments, a sigh-worthy love story and scorching hot sex. It will leave your heart feeling full and a smile on your face. Ryder is seriously dreamy.” – All About Romance

Dating-ish by Penny Reid as All About Romance ( )

“This perfectly plotted, beautifully complex, utterly charming, slow-burn romance will remind you why a meticulously built love story can be more satisfying than any instantaneous affair. Desert Island Keeper!” -All About Romance

The Wright Boss by K.A. Linde as USA Today (

The Wright Boss is a testament to love’s ability to grow and thrive in the most unlikely of places, and K.A. Linde’s fearless and powerful writing will turn any cynic into believing in true love and happy ever afters.” —USA Today

Scored by Marquita Valentine as USA Today HEA (

“I am a little late to the party as I just discovered Marquita Valentine this year, but I am quickly making up for lost time and reading her backlist and newest releases as soon as I can. Scored is another sexy, fun and entertaining romance, and I am officially a MV die-hard fan.” USA Today HEA

 Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely as Harlequin Junkie (

“If I was going to place a bet on an author to consistently deliver a FANTASTIC romance time and time again, I would put all my money on Lauren Blakely. She always writes amazing comedic romances–they are sexy, entertaining and always original. Consider me a fangirl.” ~Mary, Harlequin Junkie

The Boy Next Door by Ella James as Mary Dubé, HEA (

“This second-chance romance vibrates with emotion and will tie you up in knots and hold you captivated long into the night… The Boy Next Door will leave you smiling and considering the power of first loves and second chances.” -Mary Dubé, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog

Talk British to Me as Mary (

Talk British to Me has funny moments, steamy interludes, and a great love story, and it should not be missed.” ~ Mary, Harlequin Junkie

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne as All About Romance (

“This is why so many of us read romances, aside from the assurance of a happily ever after for the characters. We want to see love allowing someone to abandon their defenses and be their most unfiltered self and still feel acceptance.”—All About Romance

Without Words by Delancey Stewart as Mary, HEA (

“Delancey Stewart’s Without Words had me by the heart from the first chapter when I feel in love with Roberto. He is such a sympathetic and endearing character, and I became so invested in him finding his happy-ever-after that I could hardly wait for things with him and Dani to play out.” -Mary, USA Today Happy Ever After

The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett as Harlequin Junkie (

“The Hard Truth About Sunshine takes the reader on an unimaginable journey reminding us that love – whether from a lover, friend, family member or fellow therapy participant – has the power to alleviate some of our pain and mend our hearts.” ~ Harlequin Junkie

The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian as All About Romance (

The Lawrence Browne Affair is an excellent, character-driven romance that reminds us everyone deserves to love and be loved…a mesmerizing and powerful character-centric love story.” (All About

Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erica Wilde as All About Romance (

A romping good time that will make you smile, laugh and probably blush.” — All About Romance

Love Story by Lauren Layne as Janet Reads (

Love Story is on the younger, lighter side of contemporary romance, and it is perfect if you need a little shot of sexy without a lot of angst.”—Janet Reads!

Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane as All About Romance (

Devil’s Mark is a well-written and exciting book, and its unpredictable story will take you places you might never go—unless you join an outlaw motorcycle club.”—All About Romance

For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne as All About Romance (

“I loved this book and can easily recommend you add it to your #needtoread. I am smiling like a lunatic while writing this and remembering Heather and Josh’s journey. I laughed, cheered, cried, sighed and almost swooned while reading For Better or Worse, and any book that can make me feel this wide spectrum of emotions is a book that qualifies as one of my favorite reads.” (All About Romance, on For Better or Worse)

Playing the Player by Amy Andrews as Janet Reads (

Playing the Player is fun and sexy but still packs enough of an emotional punch to make it a very satisfying romance.” – Janet Reads Books

Devil’s Honor by Megan Crane as Janet Reads (

Devil’s Honor was sexy and romantic with a complex story. . . . [It] should not be missed.”—Janet Reads Books

Not in My Wildest Dreams by Jamie Hollins as Janet Reads (

Not in My Wildest Dreams is a sweet and fun friends to lovers romance that will have you smiling throughout the entire book. I freaking loved Sean McKenna!” ~ Janet, Janet Reads!

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne as Harlequin Junkie (

“I have three words to describe Walk of Shame: fun, fun, fun! . . . There’s nothing sexier than seeing Andrew lose control.”—Harlequin Junkie (top pick)