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Review: Unwilling Mate by Opal Carew

Review: Unwilling Mate by Opal Carew

Oh, it pains me to write this review. 😖 I love Opal Carew so much, but Unwilling Mate just didn’t work for me. I’m especially bummed because I enjoyed the first book in this series, Forbidden Mate, so much. Eva has been burned by love. Although she’s now divorced from her cheating ex-husband, she still […]

Posted September 24, 2018
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Review: Mentor by Opal Carew, Avery Aster, and Jayne Rylon

Review: Mentor by Opal Carew, Avery Aster, and Jayne Rylon

Mentor is book #4 in the Penthouse Pleasures series, but can be read as a standalone. Oh how I wanted to love Mentor, but unfortunately this one missed the mark for me. Most of the book felt so random, like the authors were throwing the erotic romance kitchen sink at the plot. Elle works in […]

Posted August 22, 2018
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Review: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau

Review: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau

I am utterly charmed by Grumpy Fake Boyfriend. Romantic comedy + Own Voices author + grumpy, reclusive hero + confident Asian heroine? Yes to all of the above! 😍 Naomi Kwan needs a fake boyfriend, stat. She‘s been invited to a holiday beach weekend, but all the other attendees are couples…including her jerk of an […]

Posted August 14, 2018
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Review: So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Review: So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Where to begin? 😖 I see this author recommended a lot and I enjoyed her novella Fit. So Sweet sounded like a light, fluffy read—but it didn’t really turn out to be that. It’s heavy on the smut for sure, but without much substance or emotion to back it up. Kayla has been laid off […]

Posted August 5, 2018
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Review: Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Review: Trade Me by Courtney Milan

I wanted to love Trade Me so much but it just did not work for me. 😖 The writing itself is fine, but I found the story boring and struggled to pay attention throughout the book. Long story short: Blake is rich (son of a tech mogul), Tina is poor, they know each other from […]

Posted August 3, 2018
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Review: Forbidden Mate by Opal Carew

Review: Forbidden Mate by Opal Carew

After being in a romance reading slump for far too long, Forbidden Mate by Opal Carew is just the escape I needed! Aria’s life is a lonely one. Abandoned by her birth mother and raised in the foster care system, she never knew what it was like to belong to a family. She has acquaintances […]

Posted July 30, 2018
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Review: Seek by Mia Sheridan

Review: Seek by Mia Sheridan

When I first read the summary for Mia Sheridan’s latest novel, Seek, I was intrigued. A socialite hires a mercenary to take her to Colombia in search of her missing fiancé. I’m a huge fan of Mia Sheridan, and Seek is something that feels new and fresh for her: suspenseful, dark, gritty, but still highly […]

Posted January 22, 2018
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Review: Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Review: Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton is a story about heartbreak and second chances. It’s about the complexities of family, grief, and loss. Most importantly, it’s about the healing power of love. Widow Ellie Washington has mourned the sudden death of her husband, John, for the past five years. Ellie was pregnant at the […]

Posted November 24, 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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