Top Ten Tuesday: Great Valentine’s Day Reads

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.

Great Valentine’s Day Reads

Broken Things to Mend is an incredibly sweet and heartrending story with matchmaker Pearl at the center of things once again. In this installment, though, Pearl visits the son of a pair she previously matched…and works her magic once again. You can read my review here.

The next book in the Matchmaker series is Not Always Happenstance. It is the second book in the Power of the Matchmaker series. This is not a sequel to Broken Things to Mend; all the books in the series follow Pearl on her next matchmaking exploit. The second installment has a relaxing setting with a main character who gets shook up by the new waves that have washed into her life. You can read my review here.

Level Up is slow simmer. You can read my review here. Things slowly build up, but the romance is not the primary plot of the book. It’s the extra cheese on the pizza. 🙂


In The Secret Sister, Maisey returns home to heal and help her brother, and finds herself living next door to the boy she lost her virginity to. Except, Rafe Romero is no longer a boy by any means. He is utterly sexy…and raising a young daughter alone. With Rafe’s help remodeling a rental property Maisey converts into her island home, she finds a very startling discovery. One thing I loved about this book was how Rafe protects Maisey at all costs. You can read my review here.

Oh, This Heart of Mine. What another breathtaking woman who sacrifices all for love and family. I was blown away by Phoenix, in every aspect. She is an incredibly strong yet extremely self-conscious woman. All she wants is to return to Whiskey Creek and try getting to know her son. The town – and her son’s father – aren’t rolling out the welcome wagon, and Phoenix faces tough times coming back to her hometown. As Riley and Phoenix work out their parenting arrangements, the man who sent her to prison seventeen years earlier realizes just what kind of person the mother of his child is. You can read my review here.

I felt a lot like Tara Babcock, who goes on an adventure in The Seven Steps to Closure. She must follow the seven steps outlined by an article her friends pitch to her, which includes a new look, a one night stand, and an exotic trip. You can read my review here.


Just Not Ready Yet is set in my corner of the world: Austin, Texas! Charlie McCloud mans her Hill Country ranch while raising the two children she and her beloved and dearly departed husband Cash made together. However, she is perfectly content to relive the love they had. When a new young intern arrives, everything changes, including Cash’s older brother’s involvement around the ranch. Charlie loves her husband beyond all compare, but there comes a time for things to change, and change is hard. You can read my review here.

Neurotica is hilarious and sweet. Jayne Dandy cannot talk about S-E-X, but she can write it! When her job is downsized, she follows her therapist’s recommendations to write erotica as exposuretherapy…and she secretly self-publishes it! Trying to help Jayne make ends meet, her friend and food truck owner Luke insists on hiring her. Things start to heat up behind Jayne’s screen! Read my review here.

After her therapist recommends that she write erotica as a form of exposuretherapy

Amelia Beckett, aka Lady Lockwood, wants nothing better to do than run her mother’s Jamaican plantation. When her never-laid-eyes-on husband dies so suddenly, his brother comes kidnapping.  On the return voyage to England, the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion, and Amelia soon discovers she is Becoming Lady Lockwood. You can read my review here.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Great Valentine’s Day Reads

  1. Nice topic choice for today! I haven’t read any of these, but I have This Heart of Mine on my Kindle, so I’ll be reading it at some point. Secret Sister also looks good. And I’m going to check out your review of Just Not Ready Yet. 🙂

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