Genre: Romance

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
Posted on April 12, 2017 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I SUPER LOVED this book. It was everything I was looking for in a period drama. It was such a great blend of romance, mystery, and historical quotidian. It’s one of those books that reminds me just how much I want to live in this era. The language took some getting used to but I loved it all the same. I wish we all spoke like that. I do sometimes, but it’s easy to forget when no one else does. I did learn several new (archaic) words as well. Really, though, it’s probably […]

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Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy

Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy
Posted on November 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was INTENSE. It was unexpectedly difficult to put down. I gave up sleep and food for this book. There’s a lot to like, and some to dislike. I guess the main issues are the heartbreaking ending, and some of the character’s actions. I mean, Blossom goes missing, and despite the fact that she was about to be happily married, everyone thinks she ran away of her own free will? No one suspects foul play? Kaide said himself that they might try to change her totem, which they did, and he doesn’t […]

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Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
Posted on November 13, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Okay, so this book is good. Cute but cliché. Very fast read. In fact maybe a little bit rushed. It feels very high-school-drama and not much else, except with gay protagonists. The good thing is that the stereotypical mean popular girl is more complicated than that. It’s not even that she’s mean to compensate for other things, because while she sort of is (and that’s not a new idea), she recognizes what she’s doing and she wants to stop, but sometimes she can’t. Sometimes she does. People aren’t black and white. You can’t […]

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PLAY by Piper Lawson

PLAY by Piper Lawson
Posted on September 29, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This was REALLY good. Not super unique as a story, but I was in the mood for it. Definitely difficult to stop reading. Hilarious at times. Very steamy. Emotional. I mean, it had everything. I also liked how things didn’t always wrap up nicely or go the way you thought they would. Life isn’t perfect. Things fall apart. Sometimes you’re just setting out on an adventure to see what you can do about it. This book reflects that. I liked Payton. She did not stand for bullshit. She knew when to say no […]

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Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Excerpt

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Excerpt
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Excerpt (P. 12, Kyle’s POV) When I get outside, Gideon’s leaning on my car, checking his watch like it holds the secrets of the universe. I’m about to apologize when he starts talking. “Do you like pep rallies?” he asks. “I can’t stand them,” I tell him honestly, shuddering a little at the very thought. “Awesome,” he says, climbing into the passenger side. “You have lipstick on your forehead.” “Damn it,” Gideon says, pulling down the visor and checking himself in the mirror. “Should be a napkin in the glove compartment,” I say. He roots […]

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Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy

Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy
Posted on May 31, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  I enjoyed this book. It was a good retelling. There were some clear parallels to Beauty and the Beast, but it was still very different. At times I had to think about which parts were like the original. It still felt like its own story, though. It was really cool to read. I liked the dual POV, as usual. I always prefer that. I did find that I liked Kaide’s POV better though. I’m not sure why. Blossom’s POV unsettled me a little bit, I think. Maybe I just couldn’t relate to her […]

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The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy

The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I REALLY loved this book! It’s been a while since I’ve read something this good. I’d love to have it in hardcover. I ended up enjoying the alternating POVs. At first it was a little bit much to handle, but since we kept returning to the same characters more than others I knew where the main storyline was. (And I had a hunch.) It all came together quickly enough. It was quite an engaging read. I couldn’t put it down. The writing was excellent—and only a few mistakes. The plot was really cool. […]

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When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain

When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This book was good. I really liked the plot. The characters were frustrating at times, but the story was pretty good. It made sense. It was believable. Even the character’s actions were believable (if annoying). It was unpredictable at times. It was pretty intriguing and a page-turner. The writing was good enough. Some editing issues. It was third person omniscient so occasionally you had to think a minute about who was thinking what but it wasn’t too distracting. I kinda liked the POVs. When there’s any kind of romance, I prefer knowing what […]

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Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears

Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears
Posted on March 22, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 9 Comments

Main points I liked this book! But there are a couple things that must be said. First of all, there is a LOT the synopsis doesn’t tell you. I went into it because I hadn’t read a book about larger-than-average women before and I needed diversity. I got a whole lot MORE than that. Second, there are a lot of, shall we say, interesting things that occur in this book. It’s definitely bordering on erotica, let’s get that out of the way right now. It’s kinky. Strange stuff goes down. There’s a bit of unexpected […]

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Counsellor by Celia Aaron

Counsellor by Celia Aaron
Posted on February 26, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points WHERE IS THE SECOND BOOK. I NEED IT NOW. Wow, this book is definitely one of my favorites so far this year. It’s beautifully written and edited. (I swear, I only found a single typo.) It was very emotional and conflicted. And the plot twists were beautiful. The synopsis gives you just the basics. There’s a competition. It’s a brutal one. What it doesn’t tell you is that things are more complicated than that, especially with feelings involved. But you could probably tell that, right? Sinclair was deliciously hard to pin down. He […]

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