Category: 3 Stars

Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

I’m so bummed that Beach Read by Emily Henry didn’t work for me. I’ve seen mostly rave reviews for this book on Instagram and elsewhere, but the story came out lacking for me. First, the characters of January and Gus read to me like new adult characters, not like established adults who are both accomplished […]

Posted May 12, 2020
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Review: The Summer House by Jenny Hale

Review: The Summer House by Jenny Hale

It’s the middle of a global pandemic in April, so I figured it’s the perfect time to pick up a beach read! The Summer House by Jenny Hale is the perfect read if you’re looking for a sweet romance with a side of family secrecy. While it’s a departure from my usual steamy romances, this […]

Posted April 22, 2020
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Review: Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks

Review: Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks

Note: This review contains some spoilers for the book, but let’s be honest, this is what you came for, right? As a romance reader, sometimes I’m in the mood for an off-the-wall, completely wackadoodle story. Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks fits the bill. I found it completely unrealistic and melodramatic, but there were moments that […]

Posted August 4, 2019
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Review: Tempted by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello

Review: Tempted by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello

Tempted by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello is the second book in the To Serve and Seduce miniseries. I read it as a standalone and didn’t have issues keeping track of the story. Overall, I enjoyed this romantic suspense that really caught my attention in the first half. However, the second half lagged a […]

Posted April 3, 2019
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Review: Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day

Review: Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The characters in Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day are reminiscent of those in her Crossfire series: the hero is an alpha male millionaire and the heroine is a sassy, headstrong, and career-minded woman. Like the characters in that series, Gia and Jax have a tumultuous relationship that left me wondering just what keeps them together, other […]

Posted November 5, 2017
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Review: Total Surrender by Opal Carew

Review: Total Surrender by Opal Carew

Played by the Master Desperate to help her sister and brother-in-law, Jacquie attempts to persuade billionaire Race Danner to aid them. This isn’t the type of story I typically read—I tend to stay away from billionaires—but I adore Opal Carew’s books. Played by the Master reads very much like a fantasy, which is how I […]

Posted October 30, 2017
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Review: Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian

Review: Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian

Halloween with the Hunk by Jewel Killian has a fun premise: girl meets hunky lumberjack next door and sparks fly. However, there’s a lot more to this story than I expected and not all of it worked for me. Graduate student Cass is staying at her friend’s parents’ house for a few days to work on […]

Posted October 24, 2017
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Review: All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

Review: All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam is tough to review. I flew through the first half and loved it. Then the story goes into drama llama territory and I found the second half plodding at times. It was disappointing since the book starts out fun and sexy, but the tone of […]

Posted September 9, 2017
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Review: More Than Want You by Shayla Black

Review: More Than Want You by Shayla Black

More Than Want You is book #1 in Shayla Black’s new More Than Words series. A departure from her erotic romance novels, this series is more in the contemporary vein with a slightly new adult feel. For me, More Than Want You had a slow start and I had some issues with it. Ultimately, I […]

Posted April 28, 2017
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Review: Twice as Hard by Amber Bardan

Review: Twice as Hard by Amber Bardan

Twice as Hard by Amber Bardan is billed as a dark, taboo romance. In reality, there’s a significant plot twist halfway through that changes the course of the book. There’s also quite a bit of angst thrown in for good measure. While portions of the story are super hot, the twist threw off the story […]

Posted March 12, 2017
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