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Jess Haines

I'm an author, a dreamer, a paperback reader...

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Hunter's Moon (Tales of the Sazi, Book 1)
'C. T. Adams', 'Cathy Clamp'
Ashes and Wine - Taryn Elliott I'm not usually a fan of contemporary romance, but I really enjoyed this. A very sweet, heartfelt story, with a number of lush, lovely details that made it so that you could almost taste the various wines roll over your tongue.

Royal's a bit of a pigheaded hero, but that's par for the course in this genre. The only thing I didn't like was that he felt a need to hide his family situation or why he was keeping his distance from the love interest, Tessa. I'm not a fan of dudes hiding their feelings, but I know it happens often in (ahem) Real Life--it was just a personal peeve. Bad enough to deal with it in real life, let alone to see it in fiction.

That aside, it was still engaging, and I loved reading those two together. I also really enjoyed the scene with Tessa and her best friend, Mercy, getting drunk together. Really cracked me up!

Recommended if you enjoy contemp romances that tug at your heartstrings. You might need some tissues to get through this one.