• Charley Clarke

Favorite Reads

My first romance, ALWAYS A LOVE SONG, is officially being released in the summer! It's about music, accepting the past, and embracing second chances to write a new future. You can read more about it on Ylva's website.

Now that you know what I like to write, let's talk about what I like to read! Here are a few of my favorite f/f romances I've read recently (in no particular order).

Damage Control by Jae

This is a sweet story about Grace, a movie star, and Lauren, the PR agent she hires to help her get her image back on track. I love romances involving actresses, and this one's no exception! But what really makes this a great read is the characters.

The Red Files by Lee Winter

Lauren, an up-and-coming reporter longing to write about more than the social circuit, and Catherine, a disgraced ex-Washington political correspondent, fall into a story that could make and remake their careers. They'll just have to survive each other first! I love this one for its twists and turns and for the complex relationship between Lauren and Catherine. Don't forget to check out the sequel, Under Your Skin! I cried while reading both of them.

Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden

Brayden gives me all the feels with this one. Brooklyn's terrible day gets better once she meets Jessica, a high-powered executive, and sparks fly. Until they realize their marketing agencies are competing for the same client. (It's been a while, so forgive me if that's not entirely accurate!) I love a good workplace romance, but Brayden's characters are deep and her scenes practically sparkle. As I type, I'm putting this back in my to-reread pile.

Who'd Have Thought? by G. Benson

I can't say enough good things about this one. Nurse Hayden is struggling to support her family back in Florida, so she makes a crazy decision to accept neurosurgeon Sam's offer of $200,000 to marry her. Fake relationships are my favorite trope anyway, and this one's got a fabulous slow burn romance between two fantastic characters to boot. It's told entirely from Hayden's point of view, and Benson gives Hayden a delightfully unique voice. Not to mention that Benson includes a diverse cast. I have read this and listened to the audiobook and will undoubtedly read it again sometime soon.

It's Not a Date by Heather Blackmore

Another workplace romance, and this one's a charmer! Jen and Kade hit it off immediately at a conference. But when they return to their real lives, Kade unexpectedly becomes a board member of Jen's start-up. They clash over business even while their personal attraction grows. I love Blackmore's attention to character building and that both Jen and Kade learn and grow from each other. Plus, the ending scene made me swoon!


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