Review #238

I rated the contemporary standalone, Reminders of Him, by Colleen Hoover a 4.8/5 stars. Sometimes I wish the artwork on her covers weren’t as vague. The only way I can describe this author’s style or give it a comp is “Nicholas Sparks but waaaay better.” Here’s the blurb: After serving five years in prison forContinue reading “Review #238”

Review #237

I rated Kristen Circcarelli’s “Edgewood” a 4.9/5 stars. The only reason this new adult fantasy lost .1 was because of the italicized internal thoughts that jumped tenses and were confusing when compared to “other” voices also being in italics. I believe this is a standalone but would definitely read more of her work since theContinue reading “Review #237”

Review #236

I gave Music of the Night, a stand-alone, by Angela J Ford a full 5/5 stars. This Phantom of the Opera mixed with Beauty and the Beast had the perfect balance of romance, magic, songs, urgency, desire and steam, and captivating settings. It also has the most breathtaking covers on the hardcover, under the dustContinue reading “Review #236”

Review #235

I rated The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain a 3.9/5 stars. This standalone was a mix of contemporary and historical fiction involving a hard theme involving racism, segregation, and murder with dual timelines. Here are my live thoughts while reading: Well the first chapter definitely hooked me. Kayla is in 2010 andContinue reading “Review #235”

Review #234

I gave Darling Girl by Liz Michalski a solid 4.4/5 star rating. This was a unique Peter Pan retelling with Holly Darling as the main character and Peter as the ultimate villain. I’m glad I chose this Book of the Month selection since it was a swirl of dark contemporary mixed with whimsical fantasy. TheContinue reading “Review #234”

Review #233

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez received a rare 5/5 stars from me! This friends to lovers had so many feels and I felt like I went on a whole, deep journey with Josh and Kristen instead of staying in the shallow water like some other contemporary romances. There are two more books in thisContinue reading “Review #233”

Review #232

I gave “The Stars We Steal” a solid 4/5 stars. This first person (one point of view from Leo) sci-fi YA stand-alone was enjoyable & flowed smoothly. It was a bit predictable but was an easy read for a lazy, sunny day. I had first heard of this author from YouTube channels that educate authorsContinue reading “Review #232”

Review #231

I gave Stolen by the Shadow King by Alisha Klapheke a 4.3/5 stars. This fabulous enemies to lovers was the first of a fantasy romance series. I’m unsure if it’ll be a duology or longer. The next is called Rise of the Fire Queen, available for preorder. There are other books related to this oneContinue reading “Review #231”