WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 31st

It was a week of hits and misses! Three of this week's releases made my Best of July list (making it a crazy good week in that regard), one was sexy escapism, and two didn't quite hit the mark. After a bit of a slump mid-month, I was so happy to find some books that... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Problematic

This hero... doesn't seem to understand the word NO. It's a common theme in an otherwise light and sweet book. I love a good office romance and don't normally have an issue with the dynamics, but there were several instances in this one that just didn't sit right (more on that in a minute). It's... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lacking the love

If you've been following along with the series, Hasty needs no introduction. While this will read as a standalone, knowing Hastings/Hasty's backstory will make it a richer reading experience. Though, there is one problem with that... this is very much Hasty's story, and I don't actually like Hasty all that much. It's all about her... Continue Reading →

This Week’s Deals and Steals

New week, new deals!!! There continue to be a ton of great freebies and deals out there on Kindle books, so get clicking and load up your eReader! These low/no price books are the perfect way to try out new-to-you authors without breaking the bank. They’re sorted into four lists – freebies, 99 cents, $1.99... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 24th

My reading slump hasn't been completely busted yet, but I'm happy to report that I've read some pretty great books in the last few days. And a few of this week's new releases were just the kind light-hearted, playful reads to hold my interest right now. Two of this week's releases are books from some... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Super angsty

Holy angsty! While I love that these authors know how to deliver tension and complicated relationships, I don't read their books for nonstop angst - and that's what this one is. These two have been dancing around their feelings for almost a decade, and the push/pull doesn't stop once they come back into each other's... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 17th

It was a busy, busy release week, with some very good books that have (almost) busted my reading slump! I've been loving the opportunity to check out some new-to-me authors, as well as a few whose work I haven't read in awhile. All four of my favorites this week are written by authors whose work... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ LOVED this

Such a FANTASTIC start to a new series! This had all the slow burn/enemies to lovers goodness that I wanted, with a couple that I was rooting for from the very beginning. I really, really enjoyed it. The story starts out tension-filled with some serious sparks, then slowly turns into a great friends to lovers... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lust over love

Well that's one STEAMY rom com! Fast-paced and oh so sexy, this opposites attract romance is full of heat. It's light and easy to read in one sitting, pairing a pro football player who is tired of playing games with a good girl in need of a little spice in her life. While it started... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Somber and sweet

This one sits solidly between three and four stars for me. Bybee's a talented writer, so there were definitely elements that I enjoyed, but also several things that bugged me. It's sweet and somber with a touch of suspense, featuring a hero who will steal your heart. He is almost too perfect, going from an... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Problematic

I really wish that I enjoyed this one more than I did, but... it's kind of a hot mess. While I was drawn in by the playful cover and the promising blurb, there were issues that prevented me from connecting to what should've been a fun rom com. I can't say that I loved the... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SO GOOD

Loved the chemistry between these two! This best friend's little sister romance played out very differently than I expected - and I am completely okay with that. It's essentially a strangers to lovers romance because these two have never met before. After crashing into each other's lives in a big way, Case and Emma find... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 10th

This week was hit or miss for me, I'll be honest. I read a book by a new-to-me author, Louise Bay, whose work I will definitely be checking out more of. I also read books by a few favorites that were a little disappointing. It happens. After a FANTASTIC June, I was bound to hit... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sexy tease

Such a sexy tease of a story! This short and not-so-sweet prequel will take you less than an hour to read, but it sets up the story perfectly. Hart gives us a feel for this couple and how things were supposed to go between them... before life gets in the way. It's light, very steamy,... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Angst overload

We've seen this couple grow and mature over the course of several years, stumbling every time they take a step forward and learning from it. Lawson's writing skill makes it a compelling read, drawing you in and playing with your emotions. But, if I’m being honest, I started to lose my love for this couple... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Serious and sexy

Loved this hero! It's my first time reading something from this author but it definitely won't be my last, because the writing was solid, the characters were compelling, and the storyline was unique enough to hold my interest. I will warn you though - this was on track to receive an easy 5-star rating from... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 3rd

After a really great month for new releases, we were due for a quieter week! Not everything was a winner this week, but there were a couple of stellar new books (including one of my favorites of the month). If you read my Teaser Tuesday post (found here), you know that things pick back up... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Suspenseful and steamy

Full of action and lust, this is classic Nicole Snow with a twist. It's a new location, new problems, but still the same suspense and steam that she's known for. Longtime fans will enjoy the fresh take while new readers will appreciate that this reads as a standalone. Why the 3-star rating then? While the... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not so satisfying

Like many of the other romance lovers out there, I watched the Crazy Rich Asians movie when it was released, so I jumped at the opportunity to check out more of the author's work. Unfortunately, I could tell right away that this story was not really for me. There are a lot of characters to... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Not for me

I won't sugarcoat it; this isn't up to the standards that I expect from Jenshak's work. The quality of the writing is still there, but the storyline is kind of all over the place. I can't say that I ever really felt the chemistry, and some of the bumps on this road to happily ever... Continue Reading →

Mark Your Calendar: July Releases

There are SO MANY new romance novels coming your way in the month of July!!! It can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all of the new releases each month, so I’ve put together a calendar to help you manage your TBR. The following books are the ones that are on my radar –... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 26th

It continues to be an OUTSTANDING month for romance, with so many great new releases to fill up your TBR. This might be my biggest release week yet, and the quality of these new books is excellent. I tried out several new-to-me authors whose work I will definitely be reading more of, and there were... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and sexy

Blakely never disappoints, and this light, sexy, friends to lovers romance is no exception. It reads quickly, has plenty of playful moments, and just enough steam to keep things sexy. These two have been denying their feelings for each other for a very long time, but there’s an obvious connection and easy conversation that comes... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SO GOOD

I knew within the first few pages that I was going to LOVE this one, with its slightly ridiculous, playful feel and a storyline that kept me guessing. It's my first from the author but I will definitely be going back for more, because this was so entertaining from start to finish. The storyline is... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Problematic

In case you're wondering.... there is a LOT of cheating in this. I felt gross about the relationship from the first 10% of the book on, because our "heroine" was having dirty dreams about her sister's guy after only a 5 minute conversation with him. I pretty much loathed her the entire time. The writing... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 19th

What a great week for romance! There were so many awesome new books released this week, and it continues to be a very strong month in terms of quality. I'm going to have an extremely difficult time selecting my Best of June list, I can tell you that! This week, there were releases from some... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disappointing

Not gonna lie... this was pretty disappointing. I've heard great things about this author's writing, so I jumped at the chance to read a "fun, flirty" second chance romance. And the writing is good - there were moments that had solid chemistry, an obvious connection, and fun dialogue. But that didn't overcome all of the... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and fun

Low angst and playful with an adorably awkward hero, this flies by. I read it in one sitting and there was never a dull moment. Ney writes great dialogue, and this has her signature humor mixed with a relationship that doesn't follow the normal progression. The meet cute is unique, the characters original, and the... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 12th

This week has been a CRAZY GOOD release week, and the new romances keep coming next week! I've been reading non-stop and loving every minute of it. Some of my favorite authors are releasing new books, and I can already tell it's going to be VERY difficult to make my Best of June list (though... Continue Reading →

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