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”
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”
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”
This book is loosely tied to my BELOVED (and I think widely beloved) The Others series by Anne Bishop. It’s in the same world so I absolutely jumped at the chance to read it – and I mean squealed out loud when I saw ‘The World of The Others’ on the cover. Which BTW is smart marketing and a super easy way to convey to readers that it’s not in the series but it’s in that same world. Which I totally appreciated and for me I got right away what that meant. Continue reading “Book Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop”
I’m pretty sure my Sarina Bowen love is established for all here in the blog so I won’t bother reiterating it and boring all of you yet again…but I love her writing. Brooklynaire is loosely attached to her Brooklyn Bruiser series – in that it’s connected to the series and those who’ve read the previous books have been wanting this book BUT if you picked this book up cold, never having read the earlier ones you would be completely fine. I think that is incredibly smart and must have been so hard to do! This couple wasn’t so established that fans were dying for them, but just teased enough that we wondered. I love that a new reader could pick this up and not really be missing anything. I know that is a constant question, at least in the romance community, and here is a deft way to answer that. Continue reading “Book Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen”
I’m a huge fan of Kit Rocha’s Beyond series. It’s incredibly sex positive, feminist, and, of course, so well written! So I’m really excited to help the authors – who consist of the wonderful team of Bree Bridges and Donna Herren – reveal the re-branded cover of novella #5.5, Beyond Possession. Without further ado – here it is!
Lauren Dane is one prolific author. She’s one of those writers that if you’re looking for a trope you can find it. Witches? Diablo Lake. Shifters? Diablo Lake and Cascadia Wolves. Rockers? Hurley Boys. Small Town? Petal Georgia. Menage? Err, there’s a few actually but I’ll go with Brown Family. My point is that she writes across genres and tropes and writes them all really well. I’ve read almost all of her works and I’d say about 90% of them worked for me and when an author has as much out there as Lauren Dan that’s a really impressive stat! Continue reading “Book Review: Whiskey Sharp – Unraveled by Lauren Dane”
Tijan is the queen of what I would consider New Adult drama and her newest is no different! I define NA by what the characters are going through and dealing with so while the main character in question here may be in high school I felt like everything taken into consideration meant this has a more NA than Young Adult feel to it. Continue reading “Book Review: Ryan’s Bed by Tijan”
I listen to a ridiculous amount of podcast; I mean a *ridiculous* amount. Considering I also listen to audiobooks I seriously have no idea how I find the time to listen to everything that I do. My tastes in them are just as wide ranging as my tastes in genres in books – I listen to everything from true crime to pop culture to political but some of my favorites are the ones that talk about (and I’m betting you guessed it) BOOKS! I mean, put books and podcasts together and you have the best of EVERYTHING in my opinion. And then throw in some convo about Broadway…it’s like I’ve died and gone to some kind of introvert geek girl heaven.