Review #247

“Life’s too Short” by Abby J got a 3.9/5 stars for me. This is the third in this contemporary romance series and I read the first two recently. I enjoyed the first two more with Kristin’s story being my favorite. Abby’s fourth book came out last month as a Book of the Month selection andContinue reading “Review #247”

Review #245

I gave “Wild” by Cheryl Strayer a 4.5/5 This standalone survival/journey autobiography was made into a movie. This book has a bit for everyone. here are my thoughts and notes I wrote while reading: Right away we learn about Cherry losing her mom at the age of 22, feeling a bit lost in the worldContinue reading “Review #245”

Review #244

I gave The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary a 3.0/5 stars. This contemporary romance story was a bit flat and dry for me. It was also slow but I do recommend it for romance readers to give it a try. Here are my uncensored thoughts while reading: In chapter 1 we learn of the unfortunate circumstancesContinue reading “Review #244”

Review #243

I gave Rainbow Rowell’s novel a 3.5/5 This romcom switched POV between first person in the emails to third person for Lincoln’s story Attachments started off with a bang of a witty exchange between Jennifer and Beth, seemingly best friends who know each other well enough to joke about inappropriate topics.  Chapter 2 was aContinue reading “Review #243”

Review #226

The contemporary romance of “November 9” was a solid 5/5 rating for me. I’ve read more than a handful of CoHo books and I’m finally starting to understand the rage. Her characters are so crystal clear and layered from the very first chapter. It reminded me of “One Day” by David Nicholls and “This TimeContinue reading “Review #226”

Review #55

Title- Gods & Monsters (3rd in trilogy following Serpent and Dove, then Blood & Honey) Author– Shelby Mahurin Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- Fantasy, witches POV- first person, past tense (usually switching back and forth between Lou & Reid) Trope- enemies to lovers, evil parents, save the kingdom My emotions- a little frustrated by the pacing ofContinue reading “Review #55”

Review #43

Title- Blood and Honey (Sequel to Serpent and Dove) Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Fantasy Trope- witches, unknown magical powers of the hero, secretive family connections, self sacrifice My emotions-  Overall I was super engaged, but during the time early in the novel when Lou & Reid were in separate places physically for their plan Characters– LouContinue reading “Review #43”

Review #39

Title- Paris is Always a Good Idea Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- First person, past tense Trope- Irritated/frustrated to lovers Similar Books/Comps– This book makes me think of Eat, Pray, Love. My emotions- comfortable, heart-felt,wanted to slap her silly and wake up, lol Characters– I’m in love with the main character’s name & onlyContinue reading “Review #39”

Review #34

Title- Simmer Down Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- First person, present tense Trope- Enemies to Lovers Similar Books/Comps– Loathed at First Sight, Snapped My emotions-  Hungry, Eager, Optimistic Characters– The English hottie, Callum, makes the food truck competition a more sizzling while the main heroine, Nikki, was definitely stuck in her ways and afraidContinue reading “Review #34”