Hello and welcome back! It’s me, PN back again with a fresh newsletter. I hope that today finds you well and rested. I went to a funnel cake food truck over the weekend, and it was delightful. However, it was also hot out, which means I’m slowly coming down from a sugar rush, being slightly overheated, and then a cool shower. All in all, it’s not too bad.
In reading news, I’m reading Payback’s a Witch, Ice Cream Lover, and an eARC of The Romance Recipe. I also realized that all three of these books have bisexual representation in them, which has never happened to me before. I mean, I’m okay with it of course and it made my heart super happy when the realization sunk in.
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Can’t Hide Love by Cheris Hodges
When she takes a much needed cruise vacation, Alexandria decides to shed her mantle of being the responsible sister and engages in an affair with a sexy stranger. When she returns to her family’s B&B, refreshed and ready to return to her normal form, she is surprised to find that the architect that they hired for renovations is none other than Wesley, the man she had a fling with. Wesley has seen a side of her that none else has and is determined to coax it out of her while he works, and show her that their connection can last more than a week.
Queen of Love by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings
Tired of all the heartbreak life has thrown at her, Genevieve decides to focus on her work and sets out to purchase one of the oldest lesbian bars in Shinjuku. Aya turns out to be the right real estate agent for this task as well as a candidate for Genevieve’s next love affair. Although the latter is hesitant due to previous experiences, the former is determined to show her that she is interested in more than just a fling with her.
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The deliciousness of the Tuxedo Funnel Cake I had over last weekend had me thinking of sweets in romance novels. Even if I never plan on making the food described, I always love reading about them. That lead me to my recommendations for today which both involve bakers. You’ll notice they both feature the same family, although they have different authors, from the now closed Harlequin Kimani series. So, we can still celebrate Harlequin’s anniversary with some foodie related romances.
Delectable Desire by Farrah Rochon
Artisan baker Carter is struck when the beautiful Lorraine walks into his family’s bakery and yearns to have her. However, Lorraine is an heiress to a jewelry dynasty and used to men going after her purely for her bank account, so it will take more than a little persuasion for her to believe Carter’s intentions are pure. I’m never dissatisfied with Farrah’s writing and this book is the perfect fulfillment for a sweet tooth and sweet romance craving.
Love and a Latte by Jamie Pope
Chase is tasked with getting the West Coast branch of his family’s bakery up and running. He has no time for any type of distraction, especially not from Amber, the barista there. Amber is equally as determined to not get involved in a workplace affair but, as always, fate has other plans. I love a good dessert and coffee match-up so reading about two characters who feel the same way warms my heart.
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May 19th was the late Nora Ephron’s birthday, someone who is renowned for her work in rom-coms. What better way to honor her memory than by picking up one of these books that are reminiscent of her movies?
Despite the rising temps, it’s technically still spring. So, if you’re looking for a way to beat the heat by staying indoors, check out some of these fun spring romances.
We’re fast approaching Pride Month, and if you’re one who loves reading challenges, check out this Bingo card and play along.
And that’s all I have for y’all today. I’ll be back on Monday with a fresh newsletter. If you need a bit more of me over the weekend, I can be followed on Twitter under @PScribe801. Have fun and stay hydrated.