In The Neighbourhood

SWEET ROMANCE LOVEMATCH Contender for the World: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber My Verdict: Too many cozy characters spoil the romance.

No Room For Romance

RURAL ROMANCE LOVEMATCH Contender for New Zealand: Blackpeak Station by Holly Ford. My Verdict: Plenty of details about NZ high country farm life, but Charlotte’s love life, whilst active, is left strictly to the reader’s imagination.   The winner of the Rural Romance Lovematch is:

Life and Love on the Land

RURAL ROMANCE LOVEMATCH Contender for the World: The Family Farm by Fiona Palmer. My Verdict: Fantastic read. Loved both Izzy and Will.

Someone Has To Test The Condoms

EROTIC ROMANCE LOVEMATCH Contender for New Zealand: Fancy Free by Shelley Munro. My Verdict: A cheeky romance with lots of hot sex. The winner of the Erotic Romance Lovematch is:

Wairoa’s LoveMatch Reading Challenge

In January I embarked on a Year of Romance Reading¬†with a head-to-head LoveMatch: New Zealand vs The World. Sandra Hughes, the Manager of Wairoa Centennial¬†Library, took this idea a step further and launched a LoveMatch Reading Challenge for their customers. Below Sandra explains how Wairoa’s LoveMatch Reading Challenge works. What was your inspiration? I get…