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Melissa has just been fired…again.  She has skills, but doesn’t seem to be able to keep a job.  So, she decides to start her own agency, the Little Lady Agency.  Using an later ego with more pizzazz than she feels she has, she reinvents herself as Honey.  She helps men with everything from shopping to dates.  No hanky panky mind you.  Her agency is a life management business that helps people.  This is something that Melissa is incredibly good at.  But, things start to unravel when she starts to fall in love with one of her clients.  This reminds me of a chick lit book with a surprising twist.  Utterly captivating and loads of fun.  Melissa and her family and friends are such a hoot.

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Sophie Lawson is a human that is immune to magic.  She works for the UDA which is essentially a government office for the paranormal.  Her life is pretty normal, except for the whole paranormal creatures thing, but that is about to change.  When she is pulled in to help on a case of bizarre murders, Sophie is soon dodging bad guys, putting together clues, and even getting a little snuggle time with a very hot detective.  But nothing is as it seems and Sophie’s naiveté will lead her into trouble.  Luckily, she is resourceful, but will not emerge without some scrapes, both physically and emotionally.  The first in a series, this was a delightful, fluffy read.

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I don’t typically read romances set in the here and now without a whiff of magic, but this one looked interesting.  It is about bringing down a drug lord.  Nick McCall is an undercover cop who must pose as the boyfriend of Jordan Rhodes, a wealthy wine store owner, so he can plant some bugs at a premier wine event.  Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and Jordan and Nick must continue the charade for an indefinite time.  Soon, Jordan finds herself enjoying Nick’s company a little too much.  Things come to a head and the evil guy is captured, but Jordan and Nick will have to make some choices if they want to continue what started as a fake romance but has turned into an all too real one.

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You would think this is a retelling of the fairytale, but it is not really.  However, it is still a clever tale.  Linnet is forced to be bartered off in marriage after she wears a gown that makes her look enceinte.   But, though many claim him to be a beast, Linnet finds the Earl of Marchant, Piers, to be irascible and lovable.  He is a doctor, which of course is entirely odd in a member of the aristocracy.  However, though Piers presents a gruff exterior, he is all about saving lives.  He and Linnet like to verbally spar and it eventually ignites a different sort of fire.  I really enjoyed this sweet tale.  He reminded me a lot of House and in the afterword, the author confirms that she got her inspiration for Piers from the surly MD.

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  Hysterically funny.  I listened to this on audio and Lisa Scottoline actually reads it.  And I discovered that you say her name like this “scott-o-lean-ee”  Even if the book had been crappy, which it wasn’t, it would have been worth it for me to know how to say her name!  So, she tells little vignettes about her life which are so very adorable.  She writes a column in a paper with her daughter and these are some of the columns in audio format.  I really enjoyed her insights and stories about her life once her daughter moves out.  We also hear from Francesca, Lisa’s daughter, with stories about living in the city and being away from mom.  A great mother’s day gift for your mom either on audio or in book format.

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Unveiled by Courtney Milan

Now this was clever.  Lady Margaret is taking care of her ill father while the man who has exposed her father’s bigamy resides within their manor.  But Ash Turner is not evil, he is merely seeking vengeance.  After all, Margaret’s father was a bigamist and she and her brothers are illegitimate.  However, Ash doesn’t know that the nurse for the duke is really his daughter Margaret.  They fall in love, but Margaret knows she cannot marry him and betray her brothers.  It is all very tortured, but it turns out right in the end.  And there are all the lovely secondary plots that make it a multilayered well crafted tale.

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 Didn’t really care for this book. It started out with a young woman living in poverty due to neglect of her brother who meets a man that saves her from ruffians. Sounds promising, but it is filled with too much sadness. I guess what it boils down to is that I didn’t really care for the characters. I never felt like I understood them.

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