Reviews - Contemporary

NOVELLA: Belle Boots loves horses. So much so that she has made them her life’s work by running an equine therapy practice. Looking for a change in scenery, she takes on a fixer-upper and goes against the norm of her nomadic ways in exchange for something more stable. She returns to her childhood home, Wilmington, and it’s there she meets Andrew Branfield.

Piper hasn’t had any luck in the dating department, so when her new dating app starts pinging with messages, she’s a bit leery, but is willing to take a leap of faith. Piper is an English teacher, and with all things Sherlock Holmes being her favorite, her username Sherlock4Love enjoys messaging Prof M. Can the two connect on a higher level?

NOVELLA: Competitors since their introduction, Rafael Cruz, a conceded player, and Phoebe Hollingsworth, a sassy woman from the South, are forced to play nice with one another when their soon-to-be retiring boss asks them to work together to convince some well-respected clients to sign with the firm at the annual Christmas event, the Jingle Ball.

Mistletoe Mishaps
Tracy
Broemmer

Scott Woodrow, who loves all things Christmas—especially lights—helps Nic Collier to put up her Christmas Lights. Nic does the decorating begrudgingly, only because Hallie, her co-worker and the host of the TV show Nic produces, challenges her to participate in the station's decorating contest. Nic isn’t a big fan of Christmas or Christmas lights since the break-up with her last boyfriend.

Shae, diagnosed at age fourteen with an incurable disease, is now a wild, young-adult social media star traveling the world to fulfill her bucket list before she dies. Her entourage of travel-companion friends stay quiet about her condition, knowing that Shae keeps busy to avoid any chance of long-term romance.

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