I am a contributor at USA Today’s Happy Ever After, Heroes and Heartbreakers, and All About Romance. I also used to review for Harlequin Junkie.

I re-post my content from HEA, H&H, and AAR here at Keeper Shelf, and I also add additional book recommendations. 

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Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward as Heroes and Heartbreakers (

“The reader will be riveted reading this EPIC ROMANCE. Raw emotion oozes off every page in Drunk Dial, and the reader will feel everything.”  Heroes and Heartbreakers

Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy as USA Today HEA (

“Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions.” USA Today HEA Blog

The Wright Mistake by KA Linde as USA Today (

“The Wright Mistake is a beautifully written, sexy, heartfelt and engaging romance, but there is also an authenticity and tenderness to this love story that make it a particularly moving and memorable experience.” — USA Today

Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland as All About Romance (

“Let’s cut to the chase: Vi Keeland’s Beautiful Mistake is drop-dead sexy, breathtakingly romantic, intricately layered, jaw-droppingly unpredictable, and deliciously satisfying. It stands out in the vast and overwhelming sea of contemporary romance and will, undoubtedly, be on my Best of 2017 list.” –  All About Romance

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

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid as USA Today (

 “‘Beard in Mind’ is a breathtakingly romantic, brilliantly unique and deeply affecting love story that soothes the mind, warms the heart and nourishes the soul. One of the most memorable and captivating books I’ve read this year.” – USA Today

Ready to Run by Lauren Layne as USA Today (

“Quintessential Lauren Layne goodness—a sassy, feel-good and entertaining love story infused with laughter, sizzling chemistry and heartfelt romance.”—USA Today

I Do(n’t) by Leddy Harper as USA Today HEA (

“Harper deftly builds the sexual tension between them as their emotional connection develops. Holden and Janelle are endearing as they push and pull, fight and love trying to determine what they want, and readers will thoroughly enjoy this sexy and entertaining romance.” ~Mary, USA Today HEA

Elusive by L.A. Fiore as Mary Dubé (

I’ve always associated pirates with historical romance, but L.A. Fiore brilliantly brings them into the present day with her innovative, sexy and thrilling Elusive. Readers will be engrossed and on the edge of their seats in this fascinating and heartbreaking tale of survival, intrigue and love as Fiore expertly blends adventure with romance. –Mary Dubé, Happy Ever After, 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

Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott as USA Today (

“Clever, original, heartfelt.” Mary Dube, USA Today

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

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 Reviews

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

I knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne as All About Romance (

“It is a fun and flirty battle of the sexes that will leave you giddy over the sheer romance of falling in love.”—All About Romance

Something So Perfect by Natasha Madison as Mary Dubé (

Something So Perfect will have readers laughing, sighing and smiling at the hilarious shenanigans, fan-worthy moments and heartfelt interactions in this feel-good romance. – Mary Dube USA Today Happily Ever After

Fractured Love by Ella James as Heroes & Heartbreakers (

“Fractured Love is absolutely captivating and unforgettable.” -Heroes & Heartbreakers

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

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)