Publisher: Berkley

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 Next Always by Nora Roberts

Review: The Next Always by Nora Roberts

It’s been ages since I’ve read a Nora Roberts novel, and if I’d forgotten why she’s so beloved, now I remember! The Next Always is a feel-good, emotional romance with a strong family subplot and a dash of the paranormal. It’s the first book in the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy and I can’t wait to read […]

Posted April 30, 2020
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Review: Uncommon Passion by Anne Calhoun

Review: Uncommon Passion by Anne Calhoun

Anne Calhoun’s writing is intensely raw, honest, and thought-provoking. Beyond this, her characters are ones who will stay with you long after you’ve finished the story. Rachel Hill is the heroine of Uncommon Passion and she is some kind of undercover badass. Raised in a fundamentalist religious community (aka cult), she makes the heart wrenching […]

Posted July 23, 2017
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Review: All Wound Up by Jaci Burton

Review: All Wound Up by Jaci Burton

Note: This is book #10 in the Play-by-Play series. I’ve read several books in the series, but not all of them (yet). Characters from previous books make appearances in this latest one, so that’s something to be aware of if you’re a stickler for reading a series in order. Regardless, All Wound Up can be read and […]

Posted April 23, 2016
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Review: Asking for It by Lilah Pace

Review: Asking for It by Lilah Pace

I’m just going to preface this review by posting a mild spoiler alert upfront, as well as a trigger warning. The publisher has attached this note to the book description: Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised. After I finished reading […]

Posted April 23, 2016
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Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Still the One is Jill Shalvis’s latest installment in the Animal Magnetism series. I’m a big fan of Shalvis, but I didn’t love this book as much as I had hoped I would. The story is about Darcy, who used to be a travel writer before she was in a bad car accident. The accident […]

Posted April 23, 2016
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