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”

Review #296

I rated Love At First Spite as 4.0/5 stars. This standalone had a fantastic opening scene that wasn’t expected and pleasantly refreshing. I really appreciated the author’s creativity. And then Wyatt comes into the picture. Let the games begin. When she asks herself if this is the worst or best idea she has…. It surprisesContinue reading “Review #296”

Review #292

I gave this standalone contemporary romance a 5/5 stars. It’s written in two points of view, switching between Katrina and Nathan, both in first person present tense. This author duo made me completely fall in love & I wasrooting for them the whole way. The prose were effective, flowing, beautiful & well balanced between movingContinue reading “Review #292”

Review #290

I rated Lauren Kate’s “By Any Other Name a 4.6/5 stars. I finished this book in one day and loved almost everything about it. This simple, light, clean, easy read was full of all the fluffy feel goods. (This was written in one point of view, first person present tense.) Lanie works as an editorContinue reading “Review #290”

Review #284

Read this sequel in a YA fantasy series that represents LGTBQ+ characters if you love Greek mythology references in contemporary stories. I gave this a 3.6/5 stars because I liked the first one so much more. Here’s my love thoughts while reading: I know it’s a recap, but there’s too many characters in the firstContinue reading “Review #284”

Review #280

I rated this a 3.7/5 stars. This standalone book of the month selection was a suspenseful mystery with family drama, sabotage, lies, secrets, & unravelings. There were many points of view and the writing felt a bit dry overall.  Here’s my thoughts while reading.  The prologue shows that Amaya is a neurotic woman who possiblyContinue reading “Review #280”

Review #275

Master of Salt & Bones is a dark/modern gothic contemporary standalone romance. I gave this a generous 4.0/5 stars. Sometimes it felt more like a psychological thriller/almost erotica. At times I couldn’t determine what was real and what was a hallucination which felt part of the point. I thought Isa had a boring personality andContinue reading “Review #275”

Review #273

Solid 5/5 stars!! I loved loved loved so much about this book that I read it in under 9 hours with a few meal breaks and interruptions from kids thrown in there. I barely made any comments which showed proof of how smooth it felt. If you are a fan of clean YA romantasy standalones thenContinue reading “Review #273”