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Book Review: Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert is a new to me author this year that I had seen quite a few people talking about and they were not wrong. This is my 4th book of hers that I’ve devoured and she is quickly becoming an autobuy – I have 2 or 3 others of her books bought and ready to read because her writing is just that good. Her heroines are interesting and strong, vulnerable as well as able to stand on their own, while her heroes are both genuine are empathetic and not at all overbearing. But if they have a moment of that her heroines would not hesitate to put them in their place. YES, PLEASE! Continue reading “Book Review: Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert”

Book Review: Cherish Me by Farrah Rochon

This is book 7 in The Holmes Brothers series by Farrah Rochon. I haven’t read all of them – because this author is new to me this year – but I’ve read a few others by her so I was looking forward to it when I got this book. The main reason was because this book is about an established, married, couple! I really loved being able to root for this established couple and watch them fight for their HEA. Continue reading “Book Review: Cherish Me by Farrah Rochon”

Book Review: Your Heart Will Grow by Chace Verity

This author’s voice is so original and I can’t quite find the words to say what I love so much about it. Her books are both cute and touching but this book also dealt with some more heavy aspects in a very deft and even-handed manner that I truly loved. Continue reading “Book Review: Your Heart Will Grow by Chace Verity”

Book Review: Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen

This is book #5 in Sarina Bowen’s True North series and can be read as a standalone. For better understanding of the characters and more nuance obviously reading the rest of the books is good but I don’t feel that you’d be lost at all with this one, which I’m sure is intentional on the author’s part. Continue reading “Book Review: Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen”

Book Review: Making Up by Lucy Parker

Right away let me say how much I am in love with this cover! The lighting on it is breathtaking and highlights the couple so beautifully. It also give a vague vibe of the setting very well – which is London in a Cirque du Soleil type show. Which is something Parker does so well, create incredibly unique settings that I don’t read much and I really appreciate that! Continue reading “Book Review: Making Up by Lucy Parker”

Book Review: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau

This book has an amazing synopsis and set up. I mean the title says it all – Grumpy Fake Boyfriend! I was really all in before I even got to the book. I love grumpy heroes, as long as they are jackasses. And fake boyfriends? Also in! And here the fake boyfriend is the brother’s best friend! It’s like romance trope heaven…and there were a lot of really great aspects to this book. But I didn’t feel like it all came together in the end. Continue reading “Book Review: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau”

Book Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

I am in love with this cover! I completely read a book based on a cover and this one called to me so loudly. Those colors pop beautifully and I can imagine in a bookstore they would do so even more. I’m a huge Sonali Dev fan from her first book, which I’ve talked about a ton here, so I was excited to see a Bollywood YA book like this. I’m so happy to say this book completely lived up to what I wanted. Continue reading “Book Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma”

Book Review: The Viking Queen’s Men by Holley Trent

Holley Trent is a USA Today Bestselling author but is one that is new to me. I was looking for recs for authors of color and this book in particular was taking over my twitter timeline. I heard menage and addictive and I my antennae basically went up so I dove right in! Continue reading “Book Review: The Viking Queen’s Men by Holley Trent”

Book Review: Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa

This book is So. Freaking. GOOD. On the one hand I’m mad that I didn’t find out about it until now because it released last fall. On the other hand I finished it and basically book 2 came out the same week…so yay! This book is seriously so cute, funny, and just what I needed to read. I can’t recommend it enough. Continue reading “Book Review: Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa”

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