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Book Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

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”

Book Review: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Amy Jo Cousins

Title: Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Bend or Break #6-#7

Author: Amy Jo Cousins

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Melinda

This is a duology that includes both #6 and #7 in the Bend or Break series, or you can buy them separately if you’re so inclined. I prefer the cover on this one and Cousins always has the best covers! Either individually or together these books get an easy 5 stars, but that’s really not surprising since I’m kind of a fangirl for this whole series. Continue reading “Book Review: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Amy Jo Cousins”

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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