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Buzz Books 2019: Romance

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Some of the books caught my attention and others didn't. I was interested in the historical romance ones. However, "Love Lettering" and Not the Girl You Marry” sounded enjoyable to read. However, these Buzz Books don't seem all too helpful or necessary. Honestly, it's not something I would purchase or recommend.
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So many glimpses into great books! Definitely a good resource for selecting what to read next. Great authors and so many different types of stories to choose from. It will not matter if you are looking for the perfect beach read or something to curl up in your favorite chair, you will find just what you are looking for.
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I never have anything bad to say about these books because it gives you a sneak peek into upcoming releases. There is always a good mix of authors being featured along with release dates. Being able to read excepts definitely gives it another element because there have been books I wasn't sure about buying and then having those few chapters ended up selling me on the book.
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As this is a sampling of (at the time of reading it) upcoming romance titles, obviously I treated this more as market research than as a singular title to be reviewed. However, I want to make it clear that I so appreciate these Publishers Lunch collections; they are an incredible resource for keeping up to date on the year's titles by genre. More than once, I have finished an excerpt with a cry of "wait, that's all??" and then can't believe that I have to wait until the book's publication. Please keep always providing these, reviewers thank you.
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Great way to find new authors in various romance genres; you get the chance to read the excerpts of books that you might never find yourself. Showcases new and established authors.
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I honestly didn’t mean to request this book. I thought I would just be browsing the Romance titles that would be coming to NetGalley. I apologize.
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an excellent resource for book previews of books that will be available to people, who meet the publishers criteria as worthy reviewers,. to request ARCs via NetGalley.
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Thank you Publisher’s Lunch and Netgalley for this latest ARC.

Another enjoyable read and yet again, pen in hand I spent an enjoyable coup,e of hours gathering  a list of books to look out for. 
I look forward to curling up with some of these feel good books during the cold winter months ahead.
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I enjoyed these snippets of romance novels. None of them really stuck out for me but it was a fun read.
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This book had several books that are on my tbr and some I added that I usually wouldn't read. I am excited to start reading these books and find out if they are as good as they seem.
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Wonderful overview of recent romance releases. A lot of great reading to look forward to. Buzz Books always has a great collection of what's coming.
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Ended up reading Bromance book club and LOVED it. I tried A Cowboy to Remember but it was not my favorite. Looking forward to 2020s Buzz Books Romance.
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A great preview that landed some of my favorite books of the year on my TBR. Love Lettering was exquisite; each sentence felt layered with the same kind of artistry and nuance that it's hand lettering heroine employed so deftly in her coded messages. A Cowboy to Remember was a complete revolution of a cowboy romance for me. I had a setting I never wanted to leave, superb secondary characters that have me desperate for the next book, and, remarkably, managed the amnesia trope in way that both engendered easy buy in and raised no red flags in the power dynamic.  Not the Girl You Marry provides the perfect antidote to the experience of watching a favorite 80s rom-com only to question how so many glaringly sexist/exploitative moments went unremarked. It hits all the feel good beats with none of squick.  There are a few of the excerpts that landed books on my TBR that I haven't quite gotten to yet, but the excerpts give me every confidence there will be much to enjoy!
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This is a good way to read excerpts from romance books, ranging from contemporary to historical romance to Hallmark.
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Call it mild curiosity, I suppose, but I requested the Romance Fiction Sampler. Nine times out of ten, I avoid reading romance. The thing is, I love stories with romance. But I do not love stories whose entire focus is the romance and the sex. I just can't get behind them. So, generally, the few romance books that I do read tend to have much more interesting plots than just whether or not the main couple gets together. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by some of the ones available here.

I have to admit, I laughed my ass off at the short sample I got of <em>The Bromance Book Club </em>by Lyssa Kay Adams. It was enough that I may genuinely find myself reading this one at some point down the line. The idea behind this story is so beautiful that I was honestly thrilled to be reading it. Plus, it's got a <em>gorgeous</em> cover.

I was really back and forth on <em>The Blacksmith Queen </em>by G. A. Aiken initially, but reading the sampler was enough to make the decision for me. I can definitely see myself loving this story. Though not exceptionally well written, it is such a fun read so far.

I really didn't even need to read the sampler for <em>Not the Girl You Marry </em>by Andie J. Christopher to know I wanted to read it. A gender-bent <em>How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days</em>? Sign me up! I'll say, unfortunately, the sampler itself did drag a bit. And, in all fairness, that's to be expected when you begin your entire story with a summary of one character's past relationships. I feel like I'll probably still pick this up, but I am feeling a little reluctant to do so now.

<em>Love Lettering </em>by Kate Clayborn was okay. I don't think it's really my kind of book, though, and I wasn't blown away by the story or the writing. I could see myself watching it if it were a film, but that's not really saying much since I'm fully capable of watching certain stories that I would never, in a million years, spend hours of my time reading.

Ha, a part of me wishes I were interested in reading <em>Bringing Down the Duke</em> by Evie Dunmore. On the one hand, I enjoy reading stories from this time period. On the other, I just couldn't get into it. The plot just wasn't intriguing enough.

<em>The Dating Charade</em> by Melissa Ferguson is just so unrealistic that I'm kind of turned off reading it. How likely is it that two single people return home after a date and <em>both</em> find themselves now set up as guardians for three kids. That's six total? I just don't know if I could suspend my belief enough to read a story like this. Especially when the writing wasn't' anything substantially special.

I have to say, the cover on Sabrina Jeffries' <em>The Bachelor </em>almost makes me want to not even pick it up. It's just too much and I have too many negative associations with books that have covers like this (e.g. I hated the books when I read them). But the bow is a nice touch? Fortunately, the plot isn't all that intriguing to me and the writing not enough to make me change my mind, so...

Yeah, I have no interest in reading <em>The Princess Plan </em>by Julia London. Nothing like a murder to turn me entirely off reading a book. Also, I'm sorry, but this plot is so...irritating? I don't know. I just can't see myself getting into it.

I have one word to describe <em>The Little Bookshop on the Seine</em> by Rebecca Raisin: boring. And that's not to say that everyone would find it dull, but rather that I definitely did. Like I said, for me to read a romance novel there has to be something really exciting to the plot and this book, unfortunately, had nothing that grabbed me.

Ugh, <em>no</em>. I do not want to read a story about an almost divorce where the guy suddenly changes all his ways that led to the pending divorce to woo his wife back. Sorry, but that kind of story is just a) kind of ridiculous and b) too close to home re: my parents. I'll be skipping Kelly Rimmer's <em>Unspoken</em>.

<em>A Royal Christmas Wish</em> by Lizzie Shane is some kind of weird Cinderella-esque you get to live your life married to a prince until midnight on Christmas Eve novel. And honestly? I just can't. Maybe, if this were a movie, I'd be willing to give up an hour of my time on trashy guilty pleasures...but I just can't seem to justify it when it comes to a novel. That's just too much of my time wasted.

<em>The Sunday Potluck Club</em> by Melissa Storm has the same problem that <em>The Little Bookshop on the Seine </em>has. I just find the plot rather dull. I think, very much so, that this could be a great book for some. But for me? Yeah, I'd just rather not.

And ending this review is <em>A Cowboy to Remember</em> by Rebekah Weatherspoon. I almost want to read this one. I <em>hate</em> the cover and I <em>hate</em> the title, but the amnesia winning back your true love plot is one that I've always been a bit of a sucker for. I ultimately let the sample decide this one for me and it's more or less pushed me on a back and forth I don't know if I want to read it path that's leaning fairly close to the I'll just read something else side.

Review to go live on blog 3/28/20.
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I liked that it has book covers and details, also a wide range of publishers. There were a few authors I did not recognize nor did I see any self-published authors.
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I really enjoyed all the different books that were highlighted in this book. It was a great way to gain interest in new books to read!
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It gave a taste of what was coming and that's all I needed from this book! Always like to check these out to prepare for my reviews!
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Similar to other editions of Buzz Books, this one contains 13 excerpts of notable romance books being released in the second half of 2019. There is a selection of contemporary romance novels, historical romance, one fantasy selection and those along with the Harlequin Romance type novels.
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This was my first time reading Buzz Books and I really enjoyed it. I was able to get a summary and excerpt of some of the more anticipated romance novels this year. Since I normally gravitate towards historical romances, I was still able to quickly find several that I will read. Great resource that I'll use again!
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