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Book Review: Undeclared by Julianna Keyes

Genres have a natural upswing and downswing of their popularity but I don’t always read according to what’s popular. I read according to what I’m in the mood for. New Adult was pretty popular a few years ago and I really enjoyed the well written ones and one of the best I read was Undecided by Julianna Keyes. It was funny, smart, and had heart – which when you combine the three are pretty much the essentials. So now New Adult isn’t super popular so I’m not seeing as much of it out there, even though I’m still interested in it…enter Undeclared, the follow up to Undecided! Continue reading “Book Review: Undeclared by Julianna Keyes”

Book Review: The Goal by Elle Kennedy

The Goal is the 4th and final book in the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. Well, maybe final, but more on that later. I went back and looked to see ratings of the other books in this series and I was completely unsurprised to see that they were all 5 stars. And the last one is the same thankfully! Elle always shocks me with how prolific she is with her writing because I don’t get how she can write the quantity she does and stay so on top of her game. Yet she does. Continue reading “Book Review: The Goal by Elle Kennedy”

Book Review: Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson

This is the first of Peterson’s new New Adult series and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I really enjoyed it for the most part! Set during a semester abroad in Spain, it’s filled with delicious food, dancing, and culture that I loved. Continue reading “Book Review: Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson”

Book Review: Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

Title: Never Sweeter

Author: Charlotte Stein

Rating: 2 Very conflicted Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

This book is in the New Adult genre, which is unusual for Stein, as she usually writes more straight forward adult romances. But I am a fan of NA and of Charlotte Stein so I was excited to read this one. To be honest I didn’t even read the synopsis because I like her writing so much – she writes so beautifully and with an erotic edge to it.  Continue reading “Book Review: Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein”

Book Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Title: Paper Princess

Author: Erin Watt (Jen Frederick & Elle Kennedy)

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

This book…this freaking book!! Jen Frederick announced that she and Elle Kennedy were combining their equally awesome author forces to write a young adult/new adult book about a month ago and since then I’ve been chomping at the bit waiting for the release because I knew it would be good and it was SO GOOD! Continue reading “Book Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt”

Blog tour + Review: Touch the Sky by Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn

Title: Touch the Sky

Author: Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Melinda

I wanted to read this as soon as I heard about it – I love both Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn so I couldn’t wait to see what they came up with together! Christina Lee writes both m/m and m/f romance that I’ve enjoyed a lot. Nyrae Dawn writes young adult and more adult romance under her pen name Riley Hart which I love. Continue reading “Blog tour + Review: Touch the Sky by Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn”

Book Review + Giveaway: Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Title: Us

Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

Us is the follow up sequel to the hugely successful m/m hockey romance by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy that came out last year. I loved the first book and loved this one too even though they’re both totally different. At the bottom of the review there will be a chance to win a kindle copy of the book! Continue reading “Book Review + Giveaway: Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy”

Book Review: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick



Title: Jockblocked

Author: Jen Frederick

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda Continue reading “Book Review: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick”

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