Review #311

I’ll give this one a 3.2/5 stars but technically I didn’t finish. 200+ pages is still a good chunk to write a review. Unfortunately at the halfway mark I started skimming ahead. I didn’t find all 3 answers I was looking for, but the ones I did find felt anticlimactic and a little disappointing. IContinue reading “Review #311”

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”

Review #287

This Book of the Month selection has been sitting on my shelf for a while but I finally got to it. I loved that it was in first person narrative but gave it a 3.5/5 stars. This is a short review because I found myself skimming so I can’t do the book full justice. Kaikeyi’sContinue reading “Review #287”

Review #278

I gave this ‘book of the month’ club a 3.0/5 stars. It’s hard to classify the genre: dark literary is what I would’ve done on my own but the blurb says gothic fantasy. Yes there were paranormal things in the plot but I’ve never read a book like this so it’s hard to classify. AContinue reading “Review #278”

Review #256

This is my first 5/5 stars this month!!! Daniel and Alexis made my Top Ten favorite couples list so stay tuned to learn my other favorites in a later post. Here are my live comments while reading: In chapter 1 we learn that Alexis is recently single and not ready to mingle even though herContinue reading “Review #256”

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 #220

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd was a standalone, contemporary Book of the Month Selection that I rated 4.0/5.0 stars. I also read The Paris Apartment this month and that one was scored higher. Compared to all 20+ BOTM reads I’ve finished so far, Cartographers felt as if it was meant for a higher educated readerContinue reading “Review #220”

Review #212

Title- The Paris Apartment Author- Lucy Foley Series- standalone Rating– 4.9/5 Genre- contemporary mystery/ suspense POV- six different POV Trope- “who dunnit” Cover– love it! Comps– The Silent Patient Plot/Blurb- Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half brother, Ben, didn’tContinue reading “Review #212”

Review #198

Title- A River Enchanted Book of the Month membership selection Author- Rebecca Ross Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- Unique fantasy that’s hard to describe (folktale) POV- 3rd person, too many POV (5 total I think0 Trope- forbidden love, but this is NOT a romance Cover– After I selected this novel, I saw a new cover was released,Continue reading “Review #198”

Review #128

Title- Magnolia Palace January 2022 Book of the Month Selection Author- Fiona Davis Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- historical fiction (with duo time period) POV- There were two different time periods. 1919 and 1966. For those who are super great at math like me, that’s 47 years difference, give or take. They went back and forth betweenContinue reading “Review #128”