Contemporary Romance Challenge: February Link-Up

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Contemporary Romance Challenge: February Link-Up

Hello, Fellow Romance Lovers!

Hope you guys are reading some great contemporary romances so far! I know I am. :) If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, be sure to do so first HERE. If not, your entries will not count toward the giveaway. I know, right. Mean mom!

If you have January posts or reviews make sure you post your links in the January Link-up, which closes on Feb. 5th!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Contemporary Romance for Newbies

For this month’s topic we wanted to highlight books and/or authors people could start out reading if interested in dipping their toes in contemporary romance. If you’re a newbie to the genre you could talk about which ones you’re starting out with.

I’m going to give you a list of authors I think are great for newbies…


Kristan Higgins | Susan Mallery | Jill Shalvis


New Adult

Tammara Webber | Christina Lee | Dahlia Adler


Young Adult

Sarah Dessen | Stephanie Perkins | Miranda Kenneally | Huntley Fitzpatrick


If you have any questions, please email Jess ( or Danielle ( Also, make sure you follow us on Twitter (@gonewiththeword & @loveatfirstpage) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2016 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

Link up!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

3 Responses to “Contemporary Romance Challenge: February Link-Up”

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    I thought we could still link up today… :( Well, that teaches me not to wait until the last minute to do my link ups. Shame on me!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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