Category: HJ Recommends


REVIEW: Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
25th Aug / 9 Comments

REVIEW: Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

In Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood, Up until four years ago, Mallory “Mal” Greenleaf’s world revolved around chess. But after a betrayal that shattered her entire family, she left the competitions behind and focused on somehow paying the bills and keeping her two younger sisters in line while their […]

REVIEW: Shucked by Kate Canterbary
24th Aug / 16 Comments

REVIEW: Shucked by Kate Canterbary

In Shucked by Kate Canterbary, After many hours on a plane that crossed several continents, it probably wasn’t the best time ever for Beckett Loew to have a run-in with one of the new owners of the vegan cafe that shares a parking lot with his family’s oyster bar. But […]

REVIEW: A Cross-Country Wedding by Courtney Walsh
21st Aug / 10 Comments

REVIEW: A Cross-Country Wedding by Courtney Walsh

In A Cross-Country Wedding by Courtney Walsh, Maddie Rogers is proud that she and Simon Collier have proven for the last ten years that men and women *can* be platonic friends. Since college the unlikely pair have had each other’s backs. They’ve spent time watching movies in Simon’s freakishly tidy […]

REVIEW: The Only Purple House in Town by Ann Aguirre
7th Aug / 6 Comments

REVIEW: The Only Purple House in Town by Ann Aguirre

The Only Purple House in Town by Ann Aguirre: Iris Collins is the chaos bunny in her family, nothing she has every done has truly gone to plan. While all of her sisters are wildly successful in every field of their lives Iris can’t even keep her budget straight for a […]

REVIEW: The Bluebird Bakery by Lee Tobin McClain
6th Aug / 8 Comments

REVIEW: The Bluebird Bakery by Lee Tobin McClain

The Bluebird Bakery by Lee Tobin McClain: After the death of their mother, Taylor Harp and her sister Savannah were separated and lived different lives. Taylor lived a simple life with their aunt while Savannah lived a more glamorous life in the spot life of pageants and modeling. After spending one […]

REVIEW: With Love, from Cold World by Alicia Thompson
3rd Aug / 14 Comments

REVIEW: With Love, from Cold World by Alicia Thompson

In With Love, from Cold World by Alicia Thompson, You would think that working at a tourist destination that features an ice rink and a walk-in snow globe in the middle of Florida would be a blast of a job. But Lauren Fox isn’t known for her sense of fun […]

REVIEW: Flirting with Fire by Jane Porter
21st Jul / 13 Comments

REVIEW: Flirting with Fire by Jane Porter

In Flirting with Fire by Jane Porter, When Margot Hughes gave up touring the country with a Broadway revue after two and a half decades in theater, she could think of nothing but going home to California. Now working in a real estate office her good friend Sally owns, Margot […]

REVIEW: The Long Game by Elena Armas
14th Jul / 11 Comments

REVIEW: The Long Game by Elena Armas

In The Long Game by Elena Armas, Adalyn Reyes has basically lived and breathed the Miami Flames soccer team for most of her adult life, working at their offices in PR. The fact that her father owns the team and is CEO is irrelevant to her, but unfortunately not to […]

REVIEW: Wish Lists  Road Trips by Lauren H. Mae
9th Jul / 7 Comments

REVIEW: Wish Lists Road Trips by Lauren H. Mae

Wish Lists & Road Trips by Lauren H. Mae: After his brother passed away, workaholic Nick Callaway discovered Alex had made a list of ten places he wanted Nick to visit and spread his ashes. Nick reluctantly took two weeks off from the family real estate developing business to go on […]