⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SO GOOD

Okay... WOW. This started enticingly sweet then slowly shifted into an engrossingly addictive read that had me staying up late to devour it. It’s my first from the author - and I’ll definitely be back for more. Which is kind of surprising given the number of things in the story that could’ve gone oh so... Continue Reading →

NOW AVAILABLE: More Cocky Hero Club Titles

The second wave of Cocky Hero Club titles based off of Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward's beloved Cocky Bastard series are here, and there are some intriguing releases among them! If you haven't checked out any of the Cocky Hero Club books yet, they're all written by up-and-coming authors who were inspired by the original... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Romance fail

I'm going to call this one women's fiction, because if it's a romance then... it's an epic fail. I don't normally offer up spoilers, but if I had known (and this is the spoiler, guys) that our hero would sleep with another woman 75% of the way into the book, I wouldn't have wasted my... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 29th

What a week!!! After a quiet holiday weekend, this week was PACKED with new announcements and exciting releases. I can't even tell you how many books I added to my TBR, and some great new reads came out. And next week.... is bursting at the seams with new books! This spring is filled with SO... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An angsty ride

That cliffhanger! I am so ready to read the conclusion to this angsty, new adult trilogy because this couple has me hooked. Piper Lawson's writing is excellent (as always), so she's got me rooting for Annie and Tyler despite the complicated nature of their relationship. It's angsty and engrossing, with tension and plenty of drama.... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and easy

What an adorably sweet romance! This one is light and playful throughout, with great chemistry and a touch of steam. It's got a nice small town feel and characters you can root for, pairing a woman who has been planning her wedding for years with a guy who can't picture himself ever having one. There's... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Too sweet for me

This was a solid read - it just wasn't a good fit for me. I always see Carolyn Brown's books on the bestseller lists, so it seemed like the right time to check one out. The writing itself is strong, the characters are interesting, and there are little bits of humor thrown into the story.... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 22nd

This was another busy release week, with so many great new books (as well as a couple of misses). I read a few 5-star reads from trusted favorites, tried out a few new-to-me authors, and filled up my TBR with lots of exciting upcoming releases. If you read my Teaser Tuesday post (found here), you... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Problematic past

I always enjoy Nadia Lee’s light and fun rom coms, but… this definitely wasn’t my favorite. There’s just something about the backstory that rubbed me the wrong way, and I really couldn’t get past it (more on that in a minute). It’s still a cute read with some fun enemies to lovers bickering, a sweet... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Complex and angsty

Such a compelling second chance romance! I'll be the first to admit that second chance romances are often difficult for me because there are always questions about the relationship that pull me out of the story, but this was written so well that it was engrossing, complex, and interesting throughout. The heroine is not my... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Falls flat

This one sits solidly between 2 and 3 stars for me. It definitely had potential and there was nothing explicitly "wrong" with it, but there just wasn't enough to compel me to keep reading. It's got some great food descriptions that will make you hungry, characters who are interesting but share no real chemistry, and... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Kinda confusing

A lackluster storyline paired with a writing style that features more "tell" than "show," this falls flat. This couple is already together (kinda? sort of?) when the book begins, so the reader misses out on them falling for each other, and in turn misses out on the chance to fall for the characters. It's all... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 15th

So this never happens. If you've been following my reviews for awhile, you probably know that I give out as many 3-star ratings as I do 5-star (possibly more), and that there aren't usually more than one or two in a week. This week... well it was FANTASTIC. There were so many great releases that... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy with banter

It’s not all sunshine and roses in this steamy modern romance. Set in present day - as in, when millions of people’s lives are on hold - this sexy love story mixes lightness and banter with real life issues. The first half is steamy, sexual tension-filled fun, with great dialogue and obvious chemistry. The mood... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Quick and steamy

Each book in this series has had a completely different vibe, and I kind of love that. You never quite know what you're going to get, which keeps things interesting. This one wasn't my favorite but it was an entertaining and quick read. I can definitely see growth in the authors' work even from the... 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 three lists – freebies, 99 cents to... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sexy/sweet

I love Jasmin Miller's brand of sweet and sexy romances, so this novella is a nice little addition to her Kings of the Water series. It's a quick read, wasting no time getting right into the action as our couple starts a family in an unexpected way - meeting as strangers, sharing a steamy night,... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hot mess of a hero

God. Where do I even start? I have such a complicated relationship with L.J. Shen's writing. She is undeniably talented, with a writing style that just immerses you into the story - sometimes when you don't want to be. That first introduction to Hunter? I can't even describe it. I was so ready to just... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 8th

Leading up to Mother's Day weekend (I hope all the moms out there have a great day!), it was a fairly quiet release week. That being said, there were some very satisfying reads, each with their own vibe. I tried out a new-to-me author, read something by an author I haven't read in awhile, and... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not for me

I feel like I need to preface this one by saying that I love Rachel Van Dyken's contemporary romances. She loves playing in those gray areas, with blurred lines and complicated relationships. And while she has written several mafia romances in the past, that's just not a part of her work that I've explored. The... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy and sweet

I love the concept that even during a dark time in someone's life, they can find a bright spot of happiness and some hope for the future. That's exactly what this sweet and steamy book conveys; it's a take on a serious, real life subject that's executed with respect and understanding of the current situation... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and sexy

Light, sweet, and a little sexy, this road trip romance flies by. The first half is pure fun, with a playful enemies to lovers vibe that’s heightened by the fact that our couple is stuck in a car together. Bickering turns to bantering and then it’s on from there. While I wish there had been... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Quick, funny treat

What a short and playful little treat for fans of Sara Ney's Douchebag series! Anyone who has followed the series from the start is familiar with Rex, wrestling manager and douchebag in his own right. Throughout the series, we saw him change and evolve, becoming a better person and worthy of his own love story.... 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 three lists – freebies, 99 cents to... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 1st

It was an EXCELLENT release week - the last few weeks have been hit or miss for me, but there was not a bad book in the bunch this time! I think half of my 5-star reads for the month released this week, and I discovered a couple of great new-to-me authors. As an ARC... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opposites attract goodness

It’s cynic versus romantic in this light-hearted opposites attract romance. Whenever I start reading a book by Jennifer Probst, I know I’m going to get solid writing, complex characters, chemistry, a semi-serious tone, and a relationship that’s a little messy. And this one is no different - I wholeheartedly enjoyed the tension between these two... 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 two lists – freebies and 99 cents... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: April 24th

It was a busy, busy week for new releases, and what looks to be the end of my April reading slump! I do frequently give 3-star ratings, but it's felt like there have been a lot in April. This week's releases had some exceptionally good books as well as some promising reads that faltered just... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s cheating

Well… this was on track to be a 4-star (at least) read for me, until the cheating began. It starts off emotional then moves into physical, and that’s where I draw the line. Which is unfortunate, because I was enjoying the book quite a bit up until that point. Not wasting any time, the book... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy and sweet

Such a steamy, sweet, friends to lovers romance! I really, really liked the hero - his determination and caring nature kept me reading when the commitment-phobic heroine had me frustrated. It's a sexy (kinda dirty) slow burn, with a focus on the emotional connection, which worked well for the story. Though there were little things... 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 – I’ve added many, many books to my TBR in... Continue Reading →

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