Contemporary Romance Challenge: May Link-Up

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Contemporary Romance Challenge: May Link-Up

Oh, hi there!!

Yes, we’re late. lololol But we’re here now! It’s May, and I’m excited because BEA!! I’m hoping I can pick up some good contemporary romances while there. Hope you all are still enjoying some romantic books. I know I have! But more on those in my challenge update post coming soon. :)

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 April posts or reviews make sure you post your links in the April Link-up, which closes on May 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:

Underrated Contemporary Romance Books

Out of all the ones I’ve read, I feel these five are ones I don’t see as “popular” and wanted to showcase and recommend them:

The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase
Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
Truly by Ruthie Knox
Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox


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!




Jess @ Gone with the Words

One Response to “Contemporary Romance Challenge: May Link-Up”

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    THIS IS WHY WE’RE FRIENDS, JESS (okay so that list could be a million things long, but this is definitely on the list!). I love, LOVE, LOVE these books too and feel they deserve so much more attention. I still giggle thinking about Ride With Me.. and Tom.. and riding bikes, hehe.

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