⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one hurts

I wish I knew how much I was going to love the second half of this book when I was reading the first, because I had already disconnected from the story by the time I got there. Kristen Callihan is one of my favorite authors and enemies to lovers is my absolute favorite trope, so... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lackluster hero

The problem with this book? I had ZERO emotional connection to the hero. Our couple didn't even come face-to-face until almost a third of the way in, and once they did, the hero was trying to stay so emotionally distant that I never felt the love. Sure, it was sexy, and there were a few... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sexy but superficial

Short and steamy, this novella features the same writing quality we've come to know and love from Avery Flynn, but not the character development. It's light and sexy with obvious chemistry between the characters and a distinct insta-love vibe; a quick and fun read that doesn't delve too deep. I've definitely got my issues with... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Didn’t work for me

I really, really struggled with the writing style on this one. A lot of my favorite books come from this publisher, so I didn't hesitate to check out this new-to-me author, but the extremely internalized, clean, and subdued writing felt more like one of my grandma's romance novels than something from 2020. That combined with... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Humor and heart

Adorable and sexy all at once, this second chance romance features a combination of humor and heart. Orgeron will make you fall for this hero, whose singleminded focus on getting his wife back is downright endearing. He knows he messed up in the past, and there is nothing that will stop him from making things... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ LOVED this

A complete and utter DELIGHT to read, I loved this from the first page to the last. It’s got one incredibly memorable meet cute, so many funny moments, and chemistry that sparks off the page. I wasn’t even expecting the forced proximity, which just heightened all of the emotions and pushed this couple to open... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sweet, but…

Not gonna lie, I found this to be incredibly frustrating to read. There is no denying that Corinne Michaels is a talented writer, infusing this with so much emotion and creating characters you can root for. There are some sweet and tender moments that will give you all the feels, and the depth of emotion... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy/sweet

Sweet, SEXY, and a little serious, this sports romance has depth without being too heavy. Featuring a couple who found the right person at the wrong time, it's got some seriously smoking chemistry, characters who are easy to like (Cory is all sort of adorable), and a touch of heartache. I'm not gonna lie, I... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️ Got some issues

This has all the bones of a good romance novel, but unfortunately there were more things that I disliked than things I liked. Let's start with the good - I actually really grew to like the hero, who starts out being a real jerk but develops such deep feelings for our heroine that I couldn't... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ A little dry

This is one of those books that grows on you as the story goes on. The romance doesn't really kick in until about a quarter of the way in, and a lot of it reads more like women's fiction, with a heavy, emotional, and sometimes dry feel. Bybee tackled some real life issues that are... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disappointing

Phew... where do I even start with this? I didn't like it. I didn't like it at all. HOWEVER, I can appreciate the quality of the writing, the depth of emotion, and the little breadcrumbs the author left along the way. For me, the start is tedious, confusing, and completely void of romance. These two... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just okay

I have to hand it to Taylor Holloway, she reimagined the Little Mermaid into a storyline that works with a modern Hollywood setting. It’s original but still has plenty of references to the beloved story. This series as a whole hasn’t been my favorite, but this is one of the stronger entries. It’s still a... Continue Reading →

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sexy and fun

Sexy, sexy fun! I can always count on Lauren Blakely for incredible chemistry, banter, and characters who are easy to like, and this has that in spades. Featuring two former friends who faltered when they tried to cross the line, it takes place over a 24-hour period and is a lot of fun. Half enemies... Continue Reading →