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Book Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

I loved this book. This is the next in the Barons series by Santino Hassell and Illegal Contact was a hard act to follow but Simeon and Adrian were up for it I’d say. I don’t know where this author finds the time to sleep, much less write his 5 bazillion books he seems to have coming out every year. You’d think the work would suffer but in my opinion it definitely has not! Continue reading “Book Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell”

Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2018

It’s a brand new year and the Bookish Ladies have prepared their lists of most anticipated books for 2018. Are any of our books on your lists? What books are you looking forward to? Continue reading “Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2018”

Book Review: On Davis Row by N.R. Walker

On Davis Row is a really well-written book with themes about getting a second chance at life and overcoming societal expectations as well as your own.

 

Noah begins his role as a Parole Office almost as Suzy Sunshine wanting to make a difference in all of his parolee’s lives. He believes in what he’s doing and that people can turn their lives around. When he meets CJ Davis, a parolee who is coming up on the end of his parole time Noah wants to do everything he can to have him make more of his life in the future. But CJ is incredibly resistant…his entire family is in prison, he can barely read, and no one believes he can do anything with his life. Least of all himself.

Every time I hugged him, he held on for dear life. I loved it, truly I did, but it tugged at my heartstrings, reminding me of all the things he’d missed. Of all the things he’s been deprived of.

What I loved so much about this book is that the angst level is what I would consider medium. I don’t always love high angst, I have to really be in the mood for that kind of book. My heart can’t always take the drama that comes along angst, but this level was perfect for me. It definitely had some and I wouldn’t ever say it was a smooth – sailing relationship type of book by any means but the angst level was just right. Most of the angst comes from CJ and his family. The tension slowly builds throughout the book in such a slow burning way that by the time it came to a head I was more than ready for it to happen.

Fierce, strong, safe, and everything — everything — I needed. I melted against him and could literally feel him mending the broken pieces of my heart, putting me back together again.
I didn’t ever want to let him go.

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

Title: On Davis Row

Author: NR Walker

Release Date: November 27, 2017

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Book Review: Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai followed up her seriously amazing first book in the Forbidden Hearts series with another stunner here. When I say this series is not to be missed I am not exaggerating! I am always recommending it. It has everything from star crosses lovers to forbidden lovers to some crazy good family drama. Drop everything. DO IT.  Continue reading “Book Review: Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai”

Book Reviews: Truth or Lies?

Jennifer and Melinda are pulling out their soap boxes today and discussing a topic that has bothered them both – honesty in book reviews. Jennifer will start things off.
Continue reading “Book Reviews: Truth or Lies?”

Book Review: Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes

I really love this book! It seems like such a departure from her other books on the surface. Her other books have been solidly contemporary and NA, and while this is kind of sort of NA it’s also kind of sort of fairy tale-ish. While it’s hard to describe I REALLY enjoyed it! Also – completely in love with that cover, wow! Continue reading “Book Review: Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes”

Book Review: Citywide by Santino Hassell

Citywide is Five Boroughs #6 – a novella grouping of stories about three sets of characters we’ve seen throughout the first 5 books in this series. First of all I ADORE this cover. It is simply beautiful and in my opinion perfect for a book that can’t be pinned down since it covers literally the whole spectrum of relationships – male/male, female/female, male/female, poly…everything. So this cover is great since this series encompasses the city perfectly as well. Continue reading “Book Review: Citywide by Santino Hassell”

Book Review: The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake

This is a surprising debut from Melissa Eastlake. Heavy on the paranormal elements with dashes of fairy tales and quite a lot of sarcasm and humor thrown in, this m/m book was one that I really enjoyed from beginning to end. Continue reading “Book Review: The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake”

Book Review: Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh has a new series people!! This is not a drill! And it’s so GOOD! You can’t go wrong with a Nalini book. Continue reading “Book Review: Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh”

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