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One True Pairing podcast with guest Alexis Daria + a Giveaway chance!

I’ve talked about my love of podcasts here before – at last count I’m up to 43 (seriously!) that I subscribe to and I am caught up on every one of them. One True Pairing is one of the most recent ones I listen to, the two hosts discuss their favorite couples throughout pop culture. This includes movies, TV, and books. They’re gearing up right now to celebrate August as Romance Awareness Month which is SO my thing! They kicked it off last week with an interview with the now RITA-Award winning Alexis Daria. Continue reading “One True Pairing podcast with guest Alexis Daria + a Giveaway chance!”

Book Review: It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

 

Okay, full disclosure I think I am officially a Jenny Holiday fangirl. It kind of snuck up on me and I didn’t see it coming but here it is. I read Famous and Infamous (and really enjoyed both!) and then bought her 49th Floor series when it was on sale because the stories were very inclusive. I was not disappointed and that sealed the deal but her Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series has delighted me to no end. Continue reading “Book Review: It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday”

Book Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

This the companion book to Julie Murphy’s hit book Dumplin’, which is soon to be a movie, a book I loved. We’ve already met both main characters of Puddin’ in the previous book so it’s nice to have everything already established for us and get to jump right in. What’s great is you don’t have to read the first book to get what’s happening – either way you would be completely fine with your point of entry, and that is really important to have and I appreciate that the author was able to manage that here. Continue reading “Book Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy”

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”

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