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April 2018

Book Review: Wicked River by Jenny Milchman

Someone is watching you! Can you sense them there just behind you? Can you feel the chill run up your spine? Continue reading “Book Review: Wicked River by Jenny Milchman”

Book Review: Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd

Love a hot mess? Then this book has your name written in it. Gosh that sounds mean, but hot mess is all I’ve got. Continue reading “Book Review: Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd”

Book Review: What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

Private Investigator Roxane Weary returns in Lepionka’s second novel and I enjoyed her character just as much this time around. Continue reading “Book Review: What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka”

Book Review: Hurts to Love you by Alisha Rai

This is the third and final installment in Rai’s incredible soapy goodness romance series. I wouldn’t recommend reading it on its own because of the awesome buildup that comes from reading the first two books in this series. Some series are created to have each book stand on its own – I don’t feel that this one is made this way. The couple within this book – Evie and Gabe – stand on their own and get their HEA within the book and that part is definitely contained and can be read by itself. But the rest of the book is a wonderful tension that had built up in the first two books and finally exploded everywhere in this one . The last 25% of the book or so I couldn’t read quickly enough because every revelation was making my head spin and I felt like I was watching a tennis match. It truly was just like a soap opera – and I mean that in the best possible way! I loved every second of it. Continue reading “Book Review: Hurts to Love you by Alisha Rai”

Book Review: After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Do you enjoy a good plot twist? Then the latest from Lisa Scottoline should be added to your list ASAP! Continue reading “Book Review: After Anna by Lisa Scottoline”

Book Review: Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish

Sometimes you’re looking for a light book, sometimes you’re looking for a more meaningful one, and sometimes you’re looking for something funny, you know? Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish is one of the more meaningful books that has some weight behind it. I don’t always read blurbs or even content warnings because I know authors that I like and I am almost never disappointed. I’m glad I was warned about this one going in just so that I could prepare myself. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVED this book. But it dealt with depression, anxiety, and mentions of previous suicide attempts, so not the easiest topics. If those things are hard to read about this book might not be for you. Continue reading “Book Review: Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish”

Book Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

I love authors who do their own thing and just do it really, REALLY well. Alisha Rai, Courtney Milan, and Kit Rocha come to mind. This is admittedly probably because these authors are friends and I see them having intelligent discussions on Twitter, but also because in their respective books they are doing representation incredibly well and I am so *here* for it. I can definitely include Alyssa Cole in the group! Continue reading “Book Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole”

Book Review: The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of Cecily, Kate and Franny are forever altered. Fast forward one year to find Cecily still in mourning, Kate hoping that her past won’t catch up with her, and Franny searching for her birth mother. Continue reading “Book Review: The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie”

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