Review: Circle of the Moon by Faith Hunter

» 18 March, 2019 » 4 stars » 0 comments

Review: Circle of the Moon by Faith Hunter

Why did it take me this long to discover this series? Why? I’ve been diving into a lot more UF since last year or so and the Soulwood & Jane Yellowrock series have been recommended by a lot of readers who love genre. Circle of the Moon is the fourth Soulwood book and it does tie into Jane Yellowrock a lot so I recommend that series to be read first before reading this book otherwise you would be lost. Nell Ingram is fast becoming a favorite character and this book just cemented her appeal. The way she relates to all of the members of the PsyLed team is one of the highlights for me. I don’t want to say more about the plot because I feel that it’s best to go in without knowing anything except prior knowledge gleaned from the series. The twists and turns are par for 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: 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. […]

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 […]

Review: A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle

» 26 November, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle

“You clearly haven’t read many fairy tales, Your Grace. There’s plenty of tragedy, and sometimes the creature is actually an enchanted prince.” This book was a delight! The moment I read the synopsis for this book, I just could not resist. Nick is the kind of grumpy, broody hero I adore in my historical romance. He has a terrible and tragic childhood. So when his past came knocking, it made sense that he wanted nothing to do with it. Mina is the one who challenges that notion. She’s tied to something from Nick’s past that he wants nothing to do with. But the thing that hurts him is the very thing that’s keeping Mina afloat, which leads her to fight for it. It’s great conflict without devolving into an angst fest, and I felt that Christy Carlyle did a great job in resolving it. The romance between Nick and Mina […]

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

» 15 October, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

This was my first Grace Draven & I’m kicking myself for not reading her sooner because this one was really good. It’s a little bit darker than some of the fantasy romance I’ve read mainly because this book was set in a bleak, miserable world where oppression is the norm. Gilene has the gift of fire and illusion while Azarion was a gladiator longing for his freedom. Her abilities were his way out of slavery. But it comes at a high cost especially for Gilene who is bound to be the savior of her people. It’s a burden she carries with equal courage and resentment. As a reader, I understood her feelings toward her people and the things she has to endure to keep them safe. Poor Gilene. Everyone around her sees her as nothing but a prize because of her ability including Azarion. But the more they spent together, […]

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 […]

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 […]