Review: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

» 5 March, 2019 » 4.5 Stars, Authors, Favorites, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas is a master storyteller. She has this uncanny ability of making the most mundane situation, like talking about livestock & accounting, and turning it into the swooniest and most romantic thing ever. And she proved that again and again in Devil’s Daughter. West was a bit of an enigma in the previous Ravenel novels. To Phoebe, he was the boy who bullied her believed Phillip in school. To society, West is a libertine and a drunkard. But to his family, he’s the loyal and loving brother to everyone. Like Phoebe, I slowly and irrevocably fell in love with West’s humor and his steady presence. He exuded strength and understanding like if something goes wrong, you’d never have to worry because he’d be there to solve everything. West is exactly what Phoebe needed. After mourning the death of her husband, Phoebe is faced with the task of handling the […]

Blog Tour Review: Flipping the Script by Danice Mae P. Sison

» 27 February, 2019 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour Review: Flipping the Script by Danice Mae P. Sison

  So now what? Are we a thing? Do I want us to be a thing? Would it be so wrong if I say that I do? What do I do with these feelings, exactly? It was definitely more simple when we weren’t friends. It was easier hating Pabs, but I must admit that falling for him is a lot more interesting. Flipping the Script is a charming, highly enjoyable YA romance debut from Danice Mae P. Sison about two aspiring filmmakers dealing with family expectations as they go about fulfilling their dreams. Miri de la Merced is an aspiring filmmaker who scored a summer internship program sponsored by the same film studio who ruined her late grandfather’s filmmaking career. Miri is not only driven and eager to prove her worth as a filmmaker. Things got interesting when Pabs Paglinauan, the studio heir apparent, entered the scene. He is Miri’s co-intern […]

Review: Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Ann Long

» 26 February, 2019 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Ann Long

This was another solid book from Julie Ann Long. I expected to like this one just based on the blurb alone and I’m so glad that it met all of my expectations and then some. Lady Delilah Derring’s husband left her not just in debt but basically, stripped of her identity & everything she has except for an old house that she decided to turn into a boarding house. I adored Lade Delilah’s fortitude. She basically lost everything. She was at rock bottom. She had to fight for her survival and establish her independence and identity. Tristan is exactly what Delilah needed even though it doesn’t look that way at first. Both Delilah and Tristan are cynical about love and it’s fascinating to read how they start to come around to the idea that they might be worthy of giving and receiving love despite their past. Another thing that struck […]

Review: Crashing Into Her by Mia Sosa

» 23 February, 2019 » 4.5 Stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Crashing Into Her by Mia Sosa

This book was so good.  Definitely my favorite in the series so far. The two main protagonists, Eva & Anthony, had great chemistry with each other. I love how they just can’t help themselves. They’re like two magnets drawn towards each other despite their protests. I adored the romance in Crashing Into Her. It has great pacing, lots of banter, and some really fabulous sexy times. Eva was my fave Sosa heroine thus far. Her humor, her sarcasm, her point of view on things were really interesting. Anthony was another fantastic hero by Mia Sosa. I just can’t say enough about how much I liked these two characters. They’re perfect for each other! The romance again was exceptional. Mia Sosa made me care about these characters and their feelings for each other. I was invested in seeing things through. I was invested in their relationship from the get and the […]

Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

» 20 February, 2019 » 4 stars, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

This was a rather unique take on an old classic. Beauty and the Beast told from the Beast’s perspective. Leife Shallcross was a new to me author and I find her voice unique and compelling. We all know the story. The Beast was cursed into a lonely and broken existence until Beauty came along and suddenly he has hope of breaking the curse. It’s a familiar well treated story which means there’s really not a lot of surprises here. But that’s okay. There were other things that I found enjoyable in this book. For one, I liked that the author spent time developing the romance between Isabeau and the Beast. The time they spent interacting were the highlight for me. I believed they really fell in love and it wasn’t just Stockholm Syndrome. I did enjoy how this was told from the Beast’s point of view. It was definitely interesting. […]

Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

» 8 February, 2019 » 4.5 Stars, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

Content & Trigger warning: [miscarriage, drug use (hide spoiler)] The Risk proves that no matter how many times a trope has been done to death, at the hands of a skilled writer, it will still feel fresh and new every single time. This book is Elle Kennedy in her element. The Risk is Brenna and Jake’s book. It’s part forbidden love and part fake dating trope. Jake Connelly is the captain of the rival hockey team while Brenna is the coach’s daughter of Briar U hockey. The moment these two met in The Chase, there’s no doubt in our minds that they’ll get together. The only question is when & how? Well, Elle Kennedy gave us the when & how in this book and I really enjoyed the heck out of it. Jake and Brenna’s chemistry is sizzling hot. These two set the pages on fire. And what I liked […]

Review: Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

» 4 February, 2019 » 1-star reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

So this book had been all over Facebook these past few days with gushing reviews all over. And I just couldn’t ignore it after I’ve seen it being compared to the Royals series by Erin Watt, which I loved and Fallen Crest series by Tijan. And those comparisons are warranted. Unfortunately, while PP and FC were executed well (in my opinion), this book wasn’t. I had huge issues with it. So where do I even start? First off, this book made me laugh. Not in a good way though. Like there are parts in this book where it’s supposed to be serious and I’m supposed to care about whatever drama our protagonist is going but through but instead, I get the giggles. Why? Because it’s so RIDICULOUS! I think the problem was this book took itself way too seriously. Nothing is more ridiculous or funnier than a book that takes […]

Review: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

» 30 January, 2019 » 3.5 stars, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

So this was a bit of a mixed bag for me. There are plenty of things to like in this book but there are some things that I just wasn’t feeling at all. Despite my mixed feelings, I’m excited for the second book and see what else can this author do. The book starts off with Ada getting captured by mercenaries after being on a run for several years to avoid a political marriage to her family’s rival arranged by her father. She was locked in cell with Marcus Loch, the galaxy’s most notorious criminal. Ada had no plans of returning to her father and she knows just who to talk into helping her escape. There are a lot of aspects that I really like in this book, Ada Von Hasenberg being number one on that list. She might be a pawn in her father’s political plans but damn if […]

The Perfect Bookend to an Awesome Series! A Review of Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday

» 16 January, 2019 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

The Perfect Bookend to an Awesome Series! A Review of Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday

Jenny Holiday delivered another delightfully swoony romance in the final installment of her Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. I adored all the previous couples in this series but Gia and Bennett might be my favorite. 😍 I’m not a huge fan of models, actors or entertainment persons in books so I was wary because Gia is a model. But Ms. Holiday proved me wrong because I ended up loving Gia. She’s complicated, pricky, high maintenance & in Gia’s own words, unlikable. But I adored her. . Bennett as a sweet, charming Southern gentleman, always atoning for his past mistakes was the hero we all deserve. At first glance, they couldn’t be more opposite. But as the book progresses, we get to see them in their element and realize that they actually fit. . This book was a delight from start to finish. The romance was top notch & steamy. I highly […]

Review: Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt

» 20 December, 2018 » 4 stars, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt

Not the Duke’s Darling is the first book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s new Greycourt series. THE GREYCOURT SERIES is a historical romance series about two families that are torn apart by a scandal that forever changes the course of their lives and legacies. Not the Duke’s Darling follows Freya de Moray and her quest for revenge against the man she thought ruined her family, the Duke of Harlowe. Disguised as a companion for an aristocratic family, Freya works as a spy for an organization called the Wise Women. Freya is complicated with a giant chip on her shoulder. She’s also prickly and stubborn to a fault, which made her hard to like at first. But her motivation was understandable and easy to follow. You know exactly why she is the way she is. But her plan was no match for the attraction she felt for the Duke of Harlowe himself. Some readers […]