Friday Raves: Binge Reading Contemporary Romance (Claire Contreras)

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FRIDAY RAVES is a feature on my blog, in which I “RAVE” about authors, book events, books, novelties, and/or other bookish announcements.

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Well, it’s been awhile since I have done a Friday Raves post, lol. But I just had to shout out to the world my latest obsession. In the month of February (and usually in April too, for some odd reason), I binge read numerous New Adult and Adult contemporary romances. And over the past weekend I discovered and fell in love with  Claire Contreras‘s books. The romance was angsty and heated, the characters were realistic and fully-developed, and the stories were so heartfelt and beautifully written. 

Below are a few of Claire’s stories that I read and adored. 

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★★
This was the first book I read by Claire. I am a sucker for enemies-to-lovers and former lovers-to-lovers tropes, so this story was the perfect book to sink into. There is angst, heated conversations, drama, and the perfect dash of swoons. 

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★★★
I think this is the book that really made me fall in love with Claire’s writing style. Once again, I was enamored by a favourite trope of former lovers-to-lovers along with the idea of childhood friends falling in love. Elle and Oliver’s relationship is an emotional roller coaster and I was buckled up tightly for all their twists, turns, and loops. 

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★★★★★
Gah! This is definitely my favourite book out of all the books I binge read over the weekend. Mia and Jensen’s relationship was achingly beautiful and heartbreaking and heartwarming and just so damn frustrating and sweet all at the same time. I adored both characters so much. While I was sulking with Mia and relating to all her stubborn decisions, I was also secretly cheering on Jensen to win back Mia’s favor. You guys, I fell so hard for this best friends to lovers to enemies to lovers story. The dramatic moments were not uncalled for and the story provides so much hope for second chances and forgiveness. I cannot wait to reread this story again.

What are some of your favourite contemporary romance novels? Comment below, I would love to hear your recommendations. 

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