Genre: Contemporary

Review ~ Out of Love ~ Jewel E Ann

Review ~ Out of Love ~ Jewel E Ann

I didn’t realize Out of Love was a spinoff from JEAnn’s Jack & Jill series until it was too late. But even though I gave myself a spoiler for that series, it didn’t ruin this standalone and I’m determined it won’t ruin the series for me either. I’ve been wanting to read JEAnn since 2018, I think, when a friend and fellow blogger recommended her. I’m sorry to have put her off but oh, so happy I finally gave her a go. I’ve already lined up the Jack & Jill series so I can catch up. 😉 Emmy is a complete spitfire and I adored that about her. Curious beyond safety, smart, strong-willed — she did often get herself into […]

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New Release Review ~ The Rogue ~ Kimberly Kincaid

New Release Review ~ The Rogue ~ Kimberly Kincaid

The Rogue was fast-paced and suspenseful with a side of romance. I’d not read any of the previous books in this series and didn’t suffer for it. I will however be going back to read the others in the series because I need to know everyone else’s stories. 😉 Addison is an awesome detective. She works hard at doing her job well. She works equally as hard at not having emotions. Emotions equal weakness and she doesn’t ever want to feel weak again. One night with Ryan though had her feeling things that scared her. So she ran. Unfortunately she takes a call that puts her in close proximity to Ryan. His sister is being stalked and it’ll take every […]

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Review ~ Waking Olivia ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

Review ~ Waking Olivia ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

I immediately dove head first into Waking Olivia once I’d finished A Deal with the Devil. And to confirm what I’d purported after finishing Hayes and Tali’s story – yes, a resounding yes, EO’Roark is a new favorite author. So much yeesssss! Olivia is starting a new school and a new track team after an incident that got her kicked out of her last school, off her last team. She’s one of the best long-distance runners in the nation but she has attitude to spare and a problem she feels she can’t share. But when her new coach, who happens to be young and hot, won’t get off her case, she opens up to him. And when he understands her […]

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Review ~ A Deal with the Devil ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

Review ~ A Deal with the Devil ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

I think I may have found a new favorite author. I picked up A Deal with the Devil after seeing Jana Aston recommend it as the “best book of 2021.” It’s absolutely going on my list of best reads in 2022. The last thing Tali wants to do is a 6-week gig working for Hayes Flynn, temporarily stepping into her friend’s position. Hayes has a certain reputation and Tali’s had enough of womanizing men, especially after being betrayed by the one she thought she’d marry. But she needs the money in the worst way so she’ll take the job and heed her friend’s advice…”don’t sleep with him.” Shouldn’t be difficult to make it the 6 weeks. But the more time […]

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Audio Review ~ Boyfriend Material ~ Alexis Hall

Audio Review ~ Boyfriend Material ~ Alexis Hall

Prepare yourselves. I’m about to gush. Per usual, I’m a little late to the party but Boyfriend Material is EVERYTHING. It wow’d me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. Not only are the characters utterly engaging – particularly Luc & Oliver – but the narrator was…well, epic! So Luc is the son of a famous music duo and therefore is peripherally famous. Unfortunately for Luc, this “fame” typically lands in him tabloids in tragically unflattering situations. It’s gotten so bad that it’s affecting his job as a fundraiser. Solution? Clean up his act by being seen with a respectable boyfriend. Enter Oliver. Oliver is a criminal defense barrister. He’s stuffy, stoic, and uptight. A perfectly respectable fake boyfriend. At […]

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Review ~ The Force of Wind ~ Elizabeth Hunter

Review ~ The Force of Wind ~ Elizabeth Hunter

OH. MY. GOODNESS. EHunter continues to hold me captive with this series. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like this series keeps getting better. I was so eager to crack open this book but I could never have prepared for all it contained. Gah! So intense! The Force of Wind kept me riveted with this installment. I was alternately biting my nails, tearing up, and swooning. The Force of Wind puts the romance between B and Gio on the back burner in favor of lots of action. It begins with B and Gio traveling to China – yet another fantastic locale. They’re meeting Tenzin there for a conference with is essentially the ruling council of vampires. The surprises that […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Yay! I can read a series in a month! 😀 Special thanks to BerlsSC for buddy reading The Ivy Chronicles with me. I don’t read NA much anymore but I have to say that SJordan writes it well. This series is extraordinary – well-written, excellent character development, and authentic plot lines. I enjoyed every minute. Y’all know I adored Foreplay and Tease. But Wild? Wild was on a whole other level. 😉 Georgia is the steadiest of the trio of girls in this series. She’s a good girl, from a good family (as long as you don’t recall that her birth father, a musician, abandoned them). She has a solid, parent-approved (some might say dictated?) plan for her future. She’s […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Tease ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Tease ~ Sophie Jordan

Remembering Foreplay like I do despite it being 9 years since I read it, I had high expectations of Tease. SJordan did a stellar job in meeting those expectations, only falling short in one minor area. Overall though, I loved Emerson and Shaw’s story. Emerson is such a great character. She’s loyal and kind and always has her friends’ backs. That’s what made me sad about how Tease opened because Emerson wasn’t receiving those in return from someone who was supposedly a friend. However, she did meet Shaw so, silver lining. 😉 But I digress. Emerson works hard at presenting herself as carefree, in control, and relatively happy. If she keeps her facade in place and her walls up, no […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Foreplay ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Foreplay ~ Sophie Jordan

FYI, this review was previously posted on my solo blog waaay back in December of 2013. Since none of you knew me then (except Linda!) I decided to repost the review for this challenge. 🙂   Sophie Jordan has solidified her place on my favorite authors list! Foreplay was brilliant! I’m gonna show my age here but do any of you remember Garth Brooks’ song Unanswered Prayers? (it came out when I was in high school 😉 That could be Pepper’s theme song. Pepper’s life, especially her childhood, was never normal and definitely not safe. When she ends up living with her grandmother, she is befriended by the Montgomery siblings. Lila becomes her best friend and Hunter becomes the man to whom […]

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ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

Shenanigans has all the ingredients I love in a good romance! Humor, friendship, hockey, hotness and a dash of side characters to hate on. To say I loved Shenanigans is a huge understatement! Neil and Charli were such great characters to get to know. From their accidental Vegas wedding to everything they did to not only stay married, but try to work it out as a business thing rather than anything real with feelings involved. Between the friendships in both of their hockey teams, and the way they had to fight their families to get to the finish line – it all just made so much sense to me. I really loathed Neil’s uncle, because his shenanigans were just mean-spirited […]

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