RETRO REVIEW: From the Embers by Aly Martinez

From the Embers is enjoying a sudden surge in popularity, and I'm very happy about that... because it was one of my Top 20 of 2021 picks! In case you missed my review at the time, I'm sharing it again now. I still think back on the book very fondly, and hope many new readers... Continue Reading →

COVER REVEAL: The Refiner by Kristy Marie

I loved the unique storyline of the first book in this series of interconnected standalones, so I'm definitely excited to check out the next brother's book! Am I a little concerned that I won't love this playboy hero as much? Maaaaybe, but sometimes it's the playboys who fall the hardest. This certainly sounds like another... Continue Reading →

15 Fiery Forbidden Romance Novels

Whether it's a best friend's little sister, a bodyguard, a co-worker, or someone else's girl, there are so many different scenarios where a relationship can be forbidden. Not every forbidden romance needs to be super angsty, but the trope inherently has an element of sexual tension and the kind of push/pull dynamic that keeps your... Continue Reading →

BEST OF 2021: Top Picks by Trope

Who doesn’t love a good trope? Everybody’s got a favorite, from tense enemies to lovers reads to playful fake relationship romances. I’ve always got certain expectations when I start reading a story that plays up a trope, and the books on this list all exceeded those expectations.  I’ve selected the two books that I think... Continue Reading →

TOP 20 OF 2021: Savage Hearts by J.T. Geissinger

As 2021 comes to a close, I'm revisiting my 20 favorite romance novels of the year, and J.T. Geissinger is an author whose work easily made my list. Every book in her steamy and intense mafia romance series, Queens & Monsters, has been excellent, but Savage Hearts might just be my favorite. Read on for my book review, details on the series, a spotlight on the author, and plenty of quotes to give you a feel for the vibe!

TOP 20 OF 2021: The Perfect Catch by Meghan Quinn

As 2021 comes to a close, I'm revisiting my 20 favorite romance novels of the year, and Meghan Quinn is a repeat offender. As in, her books often fly to the top of my list - and The Perfect Catch is one of my all-time favorites from her. Read on for my book review and plenty of quotes to give you a feel for the vibe!

TOP 20 OF 2021: From the Embers by Aly Martinez

As 2021 comes to a close, I'm revisiting my 20 favorite romance novels of the year, and From the Embers by Aly Martinez is one of the more unique books on the list! It's heavy and emotional, but the uplifting tone towards the end made the journey so worth it. Read on for my book review and plenty of quotes to give you a feel for the vibe!

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