Review #308

I gave “Bookish and the Beast” a 4.1/5 stars. Check out my Instagram for pictures of Princess Belle signing the cover while I was at Disney World. This was a clean, inclusive, easy YA read of a modern day beauty and the beast retelling. Unfortunately I never ended up liking Vance and was a littleContinue reading “Review #308”

Review #307

I finished my Disney vacation read. Whisper of the Tide was a 4.5/5 stars. This young adult pirate sequel was just as good as the first. The middle was a bit slower than I wanted but the conclusion gave me what I was looking for. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: I’m not sure howContinue reading “Review #307”

Review #306

I gave this young adult fantasy a 4.4/5 stars. It was all written in one point of view in first person past tense and flowed so well. I’m starting the sequel right away. Here’s my live thought while reading: I was a bit confused in the first few pages but by the end of chapterContinue reading “Review #306”

Top Ten Contemporary Novels

These aren’t necessarily contemporary romance, but some of them are. Here’s my top ten list of books set in current times. What is your favorite contemporary read? Read each individual review on my blog for more information. Number 10 The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark (3.8/5) Number 9 The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd (4.0/5)Continue reading “Top Ten Contemporary Novels”

Review #305

I rated this contemporary story a 3/5 stars. The prologue starts ten years ago with Lily and Leo in love and ready to run a ranch together. Chapter one is present day and Lily desperately wants the financial luxury to stop relying on income from the touristy treasure hunting events they offer travelers. And what’sContinue reading “Review #305”

Review #304

I didn’t finish this witchy suspense but have a few comments below if you’re interested in why. Well in the first few sentences such difficult vocabulary words are used that I’m taken out of the story. Never have I seen so many large words in such close proximity: tessellations, disconsolate, and decrepitude. It makes itContinue reading “Review #304”

Review #303

I didn’t finish this coming of age story, where family and magic is everything, but highly recommend it for teens instead of middle aged women who like reading young adult (like myself). Some YA crosses over for generations but this one didn’t do that for me. In “Blood like Magic,” sixteen year old witch, Voya,Continue reading “Review #303”

Review #302

I gave this standalone contemporary romance a 3/5 stars. I had trouble with liking Elliott throughout the book and didn’t quite see what she saw in him. Overall this book was a little flat for me in the emotion department. I wanted to feel more than I did. The looming presence of her deceased motherContinue reading “Review #302”

Review #301

I gave this contemporary romance a 4.5/5 stars. It marked off all the boxes for contemporary genre. Levi is adorable. It was highly predictable but that’s okay because it’s expected. What wasn’t expected was how well the steamy scenes were written. I’ve read a variety of erotica before and even though this one was tame,Continue reading “Review #301”