Category Archives: AAR Rachel

Eagerly Awaiting for May

AAR Staff again weighs in with which coming May books they are excited about reading. Title and Author Reviewer Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran Lea, Blythe, Rachel, Lee, Sandy, Jean, Lynn, Katie A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh Ellen, … Continue reading

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If You Like… Susan Elizabeth Phillips

We are now in process of  periodically updating the If You Like lists at AAR.  Pollsters Lee Brewer and Cindy Smith have given me suggestions for updates to the lists as they appear now.  We also would like to hear … Continue reading

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Romantic Hypergamy

Monogamy, polygamy, bigamy – these are all terms that have always been on my radar.  The -gamy suffix comes from the Greek for “marriage.”  I had never heard of hypergamy, though, until a month or so ago when I started … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaiting for April

AAR Staff again weighs in with which coming April books they are dying to read. Title and Author Reviewer Patience by Lisa Valdez Sandy, Jean, Jane, Lea, Anne Changeless by Gail Carriger Blythe, Sandy, Emma, Jean The Secret Duke by … Continue reading

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If You Like…Jo Beverley

A few months ago, I promised I would be updating the If You Like lists at AAR.  I asked for help from pollsters Lee Brewer and Cindy Smith, and they provided me with input.  Now I’m going to go to … Continue reading

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Modern “Romance”

I’ll admit it, I never liked Sex and the City.  Its premise to me always seemed amazingly depressing, and the idea that women can take on men’s vices and then get old-fashioned fairy tale endings seemed counter-intuitive, if not outright … Continue reading

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Kristan Higgins Winner

As promised, we announce the winner of The Next Best Thing, the newest contemporary romantic fiction book by Kristan Higgins Heather Congratulations, Heather!  I have emailed you and will make arrangements to have the book sent.  Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaiting for March

AAR Staff again weighs in with which coming March books they are dying to read. Title and Author Reviewer The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn Sandy, Lynn, LinnieGayl, Lee, Emma, Jean, Ellen Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter Lea, … Continue reading

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Books with Buzz: Kristan Higgins Interview (Contest Now Closed)

One of my best discoveries of the past year was the author Kristan Higgins.  I ripped through all four books in her backlist and found them entertaining and thoughtful, funny and romantic.  She’s become a comfort read for me, actually, … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaiting for February

AAR Staff again weighs in with which coming February books they are dying to read. Title and Author Reviewer Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale Lynn, Lee, Rachel, Jean, Anne, Lea, Heather, Rike, Andi The Golden Season by Connie Brockway … Continue reading

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