Review #242

Wowzie! “All Your Perfects” was intense. I’d give this Colleen Hoover a 4.3/5 only because I noticed myself skimming a few sections. But overall, the raw authenticity of their relationship was very relatable. Avoidance is a big thing to overcome after years of formed patterns with a significant other and it tricky to overcome. It’sContinue reading “Review #242”

Review #241

Songs of the Deep by Kelly Powell was slower than I expected. I rated it a 4.3/5 due to the beautiful atmospheric prose. Powell writes such gorgeous descriptions of the sea, lighthouse, and details of the environmental setting. The narration style of first person present tense doesn’t feel to match the dialogue voices. The charactersContinue reading “Review #241”

Review #240

I have this contemporary romance a solid 4.2/5 stars. I liked the first in this series better than this one. Their relationship was sweet. There weren’t any unexpected turns or anything that had me on the edge of my seat. It was a cute easy read for a relaxing train-ride day. Here are my thoughtsContinue reading “Review #240”

Review #239

I gave The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff a 4.1/5 stars for this historical fiction standalone. I loved that there were three alternating female POV in different years until their story intersected. There wasn’t much romance in this (no steam) but the little that was there fell a bit flat for me inContinue reading “Review #239”

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”