Evening Stars

Evening Stars is a 2014 novel by Susan Mallery, from Mira books (a Harlequin imprint that features longer and more complex stories than genre romance, aimed at a broader audience). As the cover states, this is 'A Blackberry Island Novel' which tells us there are other stories in this setting. The Booklist review excerpt blurbed …

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The Playboy’s Proposal

The Playboy's Proposal, by Ashlee Mallory, is a 2016 publication from Entangled, a romance publisher. Benny, a doctor, has recently finished her residency, and celebrated by moving into a new high-rise condo. Unfortunately her neighbour, Harry, has a reputation as a local playboy, and often has loud, late parties. He also parks in her spot. …

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What We Find

Just like Sleepless in Manhattan, What We Find, from Robyn Carr, is a 2016 mirabooks imprint from Harlequin, and first in a series. However, What We Find is drama, not comedy. No worries about too much rom-com here. Instead, I found the book alternately frustrating and wonderful. Maggie is a thirty-six-year-old neurosurgeon in Denver. She's …

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The Baby of Their Dreams

The Baby of Their Dreams, by Carol Marinelli, is a 2015 Harlequin romance in the Medical line. Unlike the old doctor-nurse formula (A Match for Sister Maggy, A Girl Named Rose), this is doctor-doctor - equality, right down to the specialty. Cat and Dominic are both emergency room physicians. They meet at a medical conference, …

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The Prince She Never Forgot

The Prince She Never Forgot, by Scarlet Wilson, was originally published in 2015 by Mills and Boon in their Cherish line. It quickly came across to North America as a Harlequin in the equivalent Romance line ("uplifting escapes featuring real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men"). Alex and Ruby have a wonderfully romantic meet. …

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A Match for Sister Maggy

A Match for Sister Maggy is another Betty Neels book, which means another poor English nurse meets a rich Dutch doctor and has a chaste romance. This one, from 1979, is older than A Girl Named Rose, but slightly less dated and slightly less contrived. It's also been sold as A Nurse in Holland and Amazon …

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