Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

» 20 September, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

Review Intercepted was an enjoyable sexy romp from start to finish! One of the most enjoyable aspect about this book was the author’s voice. This is Alexa Martin’s first book, and I can’t wait to read more from her because I absolutely enjoyed her voice in this book. It’s snarky but it also has a lot of heart. When we first met Marlee in the book, her identity is pretty much tied to her status as the girlfriend to an NFL player. She has some dreams of her own, but she had to put them to the side in order to accommodate her boyfriend’s whims and desires. It wasn’t until she broke up with Chris after finding out he’s been cheating on her, that we finally get to see Marlee live her life according to her own rules. Her breakup with Chris also opened up the possibility of a romance […]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

» 18 September, 2018 » 5-stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

There isn’t a sub-genre in romance that Nalini Singh can’t do. This isn’t a surprise for us readers who have been following her writing career for a while now. That said, I was blown away by just how good she is the moment I started reading Rebel Hard. It is, hands down, my favorite Nalini Singh contemporary to date! So if you haven’t read Nalini Singh before or if you’ve only known her PNR and UF titles, I’ve compiled the top 5 reasons why you should give her books, and this book in particular, a try. Forget about internet dating. All this traditional meet and greet and reject stuff was brutal. 1. The romance. The romance between Raj Sen and Nayna Sharma will make you swoon and will put a dopey smile on your face. Seriously. This book is one of those books that makes go, “This is why I […]

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

» 14 September, 2018 » 2.5-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

It’s one of those, “It’s not you, it’s me” book moment that I dread so much. This is my first Kerrigan Byrne book, and in hindsight, maybe I should’ve started The Highwayman first before reading this book but my issues with this book goes beyond not reading the first ones in the series. The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo started off with the younger versions of our main characters. Lorelei is 14 when they found a dying boy of indeterminate age on the side of the road. He can’t remember what happened to him nor can he remember his name. Lorelei named him Ash. And as he nursed him back to health, a friendship and then something else formed between them. But Lorelei’s cruel brother had plans for Ash, which he executed callously, and Lorelei is left devastated once again thinking Ash left her and went back to his old […]

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

» 4 September, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Christina Lauren delivered another feel-good love story that will leave you warm your hearts. This time, it’s between a free-spirited, no filter Hazel and a stoic, no-nonsense Josh. Josh and Hazel met each other in college. And Josh witnessed firsthand some of Hazel’s penchant for outlandish behavior. Hazel’s crush on Josh remains unrequited. They reconnected again through Emma, who happens to be Hazel’s best friend and co-worker. This time, they’re older but one thing remains true, at least for Hazel, Josh Im is still her unattainable ideal, and as much as she’d love Josh to see as more than a friend, Hazel is content. She also wants Josh happy. So when Josh’s long term relationship ended, Hazel volunteered to guide Josh back into the dating world. It become very clearly quite immediately that Hazel would steal everyone’s heart in this book. She’s zany and without any filter whatsoever, and I […]

Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

» 26 August, 2018 » 5-stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Goodbyes are hard, and it’s even harder when you’re saying goodbye to a series that you’ve lived and breathed for the last year or so. I never expected how much this series would come to mean to me when I started reading Magic Bites last year. After 9 books, several novellas and one spin-off later, we finally get the final book in Ilona Andrews’ wildly successful Kate Daniels series, and they delivered! “You and me, Kate. We’re forever.” Magic Triumphs delivered an ending I will not soon forget. Ilona Andrews had painstakingly laid the foundations of this finale over the course of 10 books and several novellas.Everything that happened in this book was foreshadowed in previous books and delivered in a way that only Ilona Andrews can. I finished this book satisfied and yet oddly, craving for more. Kate has come a long way from a prickly mercenary who had […]

Review: All the Way (Romancing Manhattan #1) by Kristen Proby

» 20 August, 2018 » Reviews » 0 comments

Review: All the Way (Romancing Manhattan #1) by Kristen Proby

It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a Kristen Proby book but as soon as I started reading this, I was transported back to when I had picked up Come Away With Me. Finn and London reminded me a bit of Luke and Natalie but their story is unique and all their own. London Watson is broken. She went through some unspeakable tragedy and my heart truly felt for her. She not only lost her family but she also lost her career and suffered an injury. She came to Martha’s Vineyard to put the broken pieces of her life together. Finn is just the man who could help her do that. He definitely rose to the challenge. All the Way will definitely appeal to readers who love the hero in pursuit trope because Finn is the quintessential hero in pursuit. He doesn’t let anything get in the way. And […]

A fun read read despite pacing issues! My review for The Chase is here!

» 7 August, 2018 » 3-stars, Reviews » 0 comments

A fun read read despite pacing issues! My review for The Chase is here!

This is probably one of the most difficult reviews that I have to write this year. For one, 3-star reviews are always difficult to write. And two, I love everything Elle Kennedy writes except this one. I didn’t dislike it or hate it. I just didn’t LOVE it even though I was expecting to. The Chase is the first book from Kennedy’s new Briar U series. If the name of the series sounds familiar to you, it should since it’s the spin off of her popular and widely loved Off-Campus series. This book is Summer and Fitzy’s story. Summer is Dean’s sister. We met her previously in Dean’s book. Summer is a whirlwind of Prada and Chanel No.5. She is my favorite part of this book. Fitzy was Dean’s teammate and we met him briefly in The Goal. The story starts off with Summer starting a new semester in Briar U […]

Tessa Dare does it again with The Governess Game! Read my review!

» 6 August, 2018 » 4 stars » 0 comments

Tessa Dare does it again with The Governess Game! Read my review!

Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. “First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the rungs of the peerage. Sir Read. Lord Literature. The Duke of Hatchard’s.” When Alex Mountbatten ran (literally) into Chase Reynaud at Hatchard’s book shop, she had no idea that in a few months time she would be working as a governess for the two wards who came under his care. She was a clock-setter, not a governess. But some unexpected circumstances landed Alex her new position as Chase’s governess and thus, the Governess Game begins. And boy, did it ever begin. “You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I […]

July Monthly Wrap-Up!

» 31 July, 2018 » Monthly Wrap Up » 0 comments

July Monthly Wrap-Up!

What do a hot football player, a badass magic sword-welding merc and a hidden duke with a heart of gold have in common? Errm, nothing much except that they all kept me company this month! Not all of these titles I’ve read worked for me. Some are okay, some are spectacular! There are some that I disliked across the board. But regardless of whether I liked them or not, they made my reading experiences richer!

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

» 28 July, 2018 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Review It’s been a while since I’ve truly sat down and read a Colleen Hoover book until I came across the blurb for this book. One. It has a marriage-in-peril trope that I love in my books. Two, the blurb along with the first chapter the author shared on social media truly captured my interest. Three. The meet-cute was quite unique. The whole book itself, however, was disappointing. Quinn and Graham are two married couple whose marriage is on the brink of collapse. There were many things that contributed to this collapse, which readers will slowly learn but the main contributor to their marriage’s demise was Quinn’s infertility. This was handled well by Hoover. As the book is told by Quinn, we get to experience her pain and bitterness first hand. And a lot of the scenarios that she mentioned rang very true. We immediately understand that this is a […]