WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 23rd

I had a good reading week! The overabundance of exciting new releases has left me jumping between books all week (too many choices!), but I found some great ones along the way. I checked out Torie Jean's swoony debut, which was both realistic and super charming. I read the newest in Julie Olivia's easygoing rom... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 16th

I had a great reading week, with two 5-star and two 4-star romances. I continued my binge of B.K. Borison's small town romance series, and the newest installment might just be my favorite. The hero was the swooniest man! I also read J. Saman's new intense and spicy romance, which brought the heat and was... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 9th

Can't say that my reading week went quite the way I expected, but it wasn't bad! Between unanticipated work obligations and my local library dragging their feet about buying my most anticipated releases (I can't spend $10+ on every traditionally released book!), I was left with little reading time and none of the books I... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 2nd

I ended up spending most of my week listening to early audio versions of B.K. Borison's swoony small town series, just in time for the newest book to release. And I'm not complaining! I originally tried reading the series out of order and that didn't go so well, so I jumped at the chance to... Continue Reading →

AUGUST 2022 WRAP-UP

It was a month of new-to-me authors, and I’m not complaining! I reviewed books by 12 authors I hadn’t read before this month, with several additional semi-finished books on my Kindle because I’m bad like that. Most of those endeavors were very successful - five of my six favorite books of the month were written... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 26th

I had a good reading week, albeit a light one (for me, anyways), and I tried several new-to-me authors. I read Love on the Brain a few months ago, but I officially posted my review this week - and it remains one of my favorite books of the year. I checked out the first co-write... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 19th

Four solid romances round out my reading week, so I can't complain! I went nearly two full weeks between 5-star reads, so I've been feeling discontented with my summer reading. But looking back on this week, it was a pretty good one. I read Sin Bin, one of the sexier installments to Teagan Hunter's light... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 12th

It was a busy release week, and a great one! I tried three new-to-me authors, and they were all good experiences. My favorite book of the week is The Bodyguard, which was a really unique blend of romance and women's fiction. I also enjoyed the newest from JB Salsbury, which was my favorite in the... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 5th

I've been busy reading NEXT week's releases, lol, but I did review some pretty great books this week! Thank You for Listening made my Best of the Year (So Far) list last month, and it came out this week. It's still one of my favorites of the year! I also loved Funny You Should Ask,... Continue Reading →

JULY 2022 WRAP-UP

July was a struggle, but I made the most of it! While several of my favorite series had new installments come out in July, it's like the authors all decided to feature my LEAST favorite tropes - second chance and friends to lovers. That's personal preference, of course, but I often find myself distracted by... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 22nd

I had a much better reading week, which has left me feeling slightly more optimistic about these July releases, lol. They've been not so great prior to this week. I read the newest from Lauren Layne, and it was the return of the light and sexy style I used to love from her. I tried... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 15th

Eh, my reading week wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible either. No 5-star reads this week, but I did have three 4-stars. I liked the newest from Sarina Bowen, which focused more on the lust than the love. I enjoyed one of Kristy Marie's older college romances. And I devoured one of Ali Hazelwood's fun... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 8th

It was a light release week because of the holiday, but I managed to read some great books! I listened to the upcoming release from Julia Whelan, and it was so good that it made it onto my 15 Best of 2022 (So Far) list - found here. I finally read Fall by Kristen Callihan,... Continue Reading →

Best of June 2022

An embarrassment of reading riches made it VERY difficult to put this list together, lol! I couldn't limit myself to six books this month, so I've got six top picks and a few honorable mentions. My top picks were all really great reads, and the honorable mentions would've easily made the list in a less... Continue Reading →

JUNE WRAP-UP

I had a really, really great reading month in June, with more 5-star reads than ever before. Partly because the new releases were plentiful and good, partly because I read some books that had been lingering near the top of my TBR for months or years. I actually felt a little weird handing out so... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 24th

It was a busy release week, and a solid one too! I've been eagerly anticipating the newest from Elizabeth O'Roark for months, and it did not disappoint. The steamy office romance kept me on my toes, and O'Roark has now solidified her one-click status for me. The newest from Lucy Score also released this week,... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 17th

It was an exploratory reading week for me, and the results were successful! I tried out new-to-me author Lilian T. James, and Meet Me Halfway quickly became one of my favorite romances in what has been a phenomenal reading month for me. I also loved Last on the List, the newest from Amy Daws. It... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 10th

I had a great reading week! Three 5-star reads, one 4-star, and one 3-star (which I actually read months ago). Those ratios are almost unheard of for me! Plus... there was one very disappointing DNF. But I'm focusing on the wins, and that's what most of the week entailed. I tried out new-to-me author Julie... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: June 3rd

It was a great reading week! I binged my ARC of one of the most highly anticipated romances of the year, Love on the Brain, and it exceeded my very high expectations. I finally moved a classic slow burn romance (The Wall of Winnipeg and Me) up to the top of my TBR, and it... Continue Reading →

MAY 2022 WRAP-UP

There might be a few days left in the month, but I'm calling it a wrap - there are already plenty of great candidates for my Best of the Month list (coming soon)! Plus, you know, it's a holiday weekend and there aren't any new releases til Tuesday. May started off a little slow, but... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 20th

I've been busy reading up a storm for all of next week's releases, so it was a quieter review week - but a good one! I really enjoyed the newest from Susannah Nix, a light and sexy Hollywood romance that hit all the right notes. I also enjoyed Jennifer Hartmann's mega-angsty, forbidden romance, especially the... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 13th

It ended up being a lame release week, but I made it work! I enjoyed the newest from Chloe Liese's Bergman Brothers series, a MM grumpy/sunshine romance with major Ted Lasso vibes. I also checked out Angela Denise (A.R. Casella & Denise Grover Swank) for the first time in awhile, and they have definitely grown... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: May 6th

A very uneven week, but ultimately a successful one! With two 5-star reads and two 3-star reads, this week was filled with highs and lows. I read one of the most anticipated romances of the year, Book Lovers, and it lived up to the hype. The blend of romance and women's fiction made for a... Continue Reading →

APRIL 2022 WRAP-UP

April was kind of a lame release month, but the good books were REALLY good. I'm betting more than one of these will be on my Best of 2022 list at the end of the year. The month started off strong for me, with several 5-star reads in a row, then my enjoyment of the... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: April 22nd

I could feel myself taking my PMS out on my book boyfriends this week, so I knew that I'd better set the books down and take a little break, lol! Oops. I did successfully read a few audiobooks, though I DNF'd or set aside more books than I managed to finish. It happens. The only... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: April 15th

Rom coms ruled the week, and now I'm in the mood for a mafia romance, lol! I was actually surprised by how much reading I got done this week, considering my husband was on vacation and underfoot. Ten Trends is 550 pages, and I read another 500+ page book last week, so I didn't have... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: April 8th

It was a great reading week for me! Three of these five books were 5-star reads, and the other two were disappointing but not bad. My two favorites were both forbidden, one night stand to more romances that were executed in very different ways. The bright and funny, tense and sexy Those Three Little Words... Continue Reading →

MARCH 2022 WRAP-UP

What a month! There were a TON of new releases in March, and for a few weeks it felt like more quantity than quality. After a strong start to the month, I felt myself getting pulled into a slump mid-month because I was reading so many new books, but not finding a lot of 5-star... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: March 25th

It was an exploratory reading week for me, and with that came mixed results! None of my one-click authors released new books this week, so I checked out the work of several new-to-me or newer-to-me authors. My favorite was the easy, sexy Say Yes to the Boss, which made me think it might be time... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: March 18th

It was a better reading week for me! Two bingeable books made my week, Shenanigans and Dr. Potter. The audio version of Shenanigans made the Vegas wedding-turned-marriage of convenience romance shine, and I loved the light, easy feel. The unpredictability of Dr. Potter had me glued to my seat, and it had me tearing through... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: March 11th

It was a 4-star kind of week! Nearly everything I read this week ended up being a 4-star read, with ZERO 5-star books. That actually makes it a pretty solid release week, but I was expecting several of these to be 5-star-worthy - there were some highly anticipated books in this group - so it... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: March 4th

I really struggled to find reading time this week - I was way too busy doomscrolling - but there were tons of great releases. One of my favorite books of the year so far, Hook, Line, and Sinker, came out this week. I posted my sneak peek review awhile back, and I've still got such... Continue Reading →

FEBRUARY WRAP-UP

I can't believe February is almost over, it certainly got away from me a little bit, lol! I started out with a strong reading month, but haven't been able to focus for days given all of the doomscrolling I've been doing. Regardless, it was a fun month of reading experimentation for me. Most of my... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: February 11th

It ended up being a solid reading week for me! While the new releases were a little sparse this week, I read a few that hit the right notes. I seriously enjoyed the light and sexy office romance, A Ticking Time Boss, which has reminded me why I like Olivia Hayle's writing. I also revisited... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: February 4th

It was a quiet release week, but I read a couple of solid debut novels that made the week. My favorite is easily the roommates to lovers romance, Lease on Love. With a focus on mental health, a great slow burn, and a funny side, it’s one of the best romance/women’s fiction crossovers I’ve read... Continue Reading →

JANUARY WRAP-UP

January was a crazy busy release month, and I ended up reading like half of the new releases that I wanted to - but the books were great! My ratio of 5-star romances to less successful reads was higher than ever, and that's because there were so many exciting new releases to choose from. And... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: January 28th

It was a 5-star kind of week! Some weeks I wonder if I'm being too critical, and some weeks it's the opposite. Almost everything I read this week was 5-star worthy, and that includes a couple of upcoming releases that aren't in this group. It was a great week! My two favorites feature men with... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: January 21st

It was a pretty good week! There were no losers in this mix, just two books that rose to the top of the pack. My favorite was easily the forbidden ex's brother romance, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It was another excellent read from O'Roark, who is quickly becoming a one-click author for... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: January 14th

It was quality over quantity this week - I didn't get in as much reading time as I'd hoped, but the books were very good. I loved the sweet and laidback office romance from Rachel Lynn Solomon, Weather Girl. The hero was the swooniest gentleman, and the book was such a feel good read. My... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: January 7th

I had a somewhat disappointing reading week, but looking back, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I listened to the hot and steamy The Lawyer on audio, and it was a great introduction to Marni Mann's work - I'll definitely be reading more. I also enjoyed the sexy and tense The Worst Guy, a... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: December 17th

What a great week! After last week's terrible turnout, I was worried that I was falling into a slump - but that couldn't be further from the truth! Three of these four books received 5-star ratings from me, which is certainly not the usual. I'm still blaming Darling Venom for my lackluster reading last week... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: December 10th

I'm not very happy with the way my reading went this week, but everything turned out alright in the end. Have you ever had a major book hangover? As in, you read an EXCELLENT book, and then everything that follows cannot compare? That's how I was feeling this week. I DNF'd more books this week... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: November 19th

Was this a better release week than the entirety of October? Uh, pretty much! THREE of this week's releases were outstanding, each in a different way. I couldn't even begin to tell you which is my favorite. I read the ultra steamy The Enigma first, which had some complicated mind games and SO MUCH tension.... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: November 12th

My reading week was all over the place! My favorite new release of the week was Just Haven't Met You Yet... but I read my ARC copy a few months ago. It's been so long since I've read the quiet and heartfelt romance/women's fiction crossover that I kind of want to dive back in now.... Continue Reading →

OCTOBER WRAP-UP

October was an interesting reading month for me! There weren't a ton of new releases that caught my eye (until this week!), so I took the opportunity to catch up on my 2021 TBR a bit - and that worked out GREAT. I read a few very solid October releases, several disappointing ones, and a... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: October 22nd

What a week! I've been living in the fog of the worst book hangover I've ever experienced, because I read two EXCELLENT books this week. This month, I've been checking out some of the books I overlooked earlier in the year, and, well... it's working! The Spanish Love Deception showed up in my feed often... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: October 15th

It was a week of hits and misses - I either loved what I was reading, or I didn't. There was no in between. I loved The Closer, a low angst marriage of convenience romance. I also finally got around to reading A Deal with the Devil, and it was slow burn goodness. Rebel Yule... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: October 8th

I had a GREAT reading week! Three 5-star and two 4-star reads - it's probably one of my most successful reading weeks this year! The theme seemed to be steamy reads, with each of these books featuring plenty of sexual tension and heat, but VERY different vibes. I loved the newest light and funny rom... Continue Reading →

Best of September 2021

September was an awesome reading month for me! I'm struggling to decide exactly which book was my favorite - there was a little something for every mood. I *think* that the stellar, science-filled debut, The Love Hypothesis, steals the show this month though. I loved the unique feel, and the grumpy cinnamon roll of a... Continue Reading →

SEPTEMBER 2021 WRAP-UP

September ended up being a pretty great reading month for me! I was in a little bit of a reading slump all summer long, and that changed with these September releases. I had more 5-star reads this month than I did all summer, and I protected myself from falling back into the slump by setting... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 24th

Best reading week I've had in months! I'm happy to report that September has been pretty great for new releases, and this week was the best one of all. Three out of these six books were 5-star reads, and two are serious contenders for my Best of the Year list (The Love Hypothesis and Falling... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 17th

It was a solid release week! After a very rocky summer, I'm just excited to see the 4 and 5-star reads outnumbering the less successful ones! I loved The Lie, easily my favorite book of the week. I also liked With You Forever and Hard Fall. The Rebound and Running on Diesel were not my... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: September 10th

I don't want to jinx it, but... I seem to be getting my reading groove back! I posted three reviews this week, and two were high quality, 5-star reads. I also read a few other books that will be releasing in the coming weeks, including another two 5-star reads. That's more than the entire month... Continue Reading →

AUGUST 2021 WRAP-UP

August was the month to expect the unexpected - in life, and in reading! After a lackluster July, I was really hoping that things would look up reading-wise in August, and they kinda/sorta did. The books that I read were pretty solid overall, with several 5-star romances in the mix. I didn't have a ton... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 20th

It was a quiet release week, so I've been catching up on ARCs and reading books from my TBR. I finally got around to reading (or listening!) to The Soulmate Equation, and it ended up being an excellent romance. I also liked The Dating Playbook, though it wasn't a total win. Beneath the Fallen Stars... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: August 13th

Things are looking up! At least in terms of my reading, lol. I've continued to read at a slower pace than usual (this is two weeks' worth of reviews), because real life is a bit distracting at the moment and doomscrolling is so easy to do. But I've had a lot more luck in finding... Continue Reading →

JULY 2021 WRAP-UP

While July seemed to be an extremely disappointing release month (it really was), looking back at all of the books I reviewed this month - the books were actually better than I thought! I reviewed a total of 22 new romances in July, and there were more 4 and 5-star reads than 3 and 2-star... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 23rd

Things are looking up! While July's releases have been really disappointing overall, this week had more hits than misses - and it ended on a high note! I absolutely loved the unique and interesting Heartbreak for Hire, easily one of my favorite books of the month (it releases on Tuesday). I also enjoyed the light... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 16th

I was VERY behind on my reading going into this week, and things did not improve! Work has been crazy the last couple of weeks, so reading has temporarily had to take a backseat, unfortunately. Fun fact: I'm able to read so much (5-7 books a week, usually) because Siri reads aloud while I'm at... Continue Reading →

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: July 9th

The word I'd use to describe this week: disappointing. I was really looking forward to a few of these books, and they just didn't go the way I'd hoped. I had three 3-star reads, one 4-star, and only one 5-star read. But the good news? That 5-star read was GREAT. I loved What If You... Continue Reading →

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