Review #335

I gave Alexa Martin’s contemporary romance called “Better Than Fiction” a 4.2/5 stars. Check out more info below. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: So the main character is pretty pessimistic at the beginning. It too a while to determine her gender and after chapter 2 I don’t recall her name but just wait, weContinue reading “Review #335”

Review #333

The best way to start out a new year is a book with a title, “It Starts With Us.” I gave this dual POV a 4.4/5 stars Everyone and their cat knows about “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover. This sequel was demanded by the readers and I can’t wait to hear more ofContinue reading “Review #333”

Review #332

“Mouth to Mouth” received a 3.9/5 stars from me. I’m unsure if it’s considered “suspense” or a different genre. Two college acquaintances randomly meet at an airport at age 43ish and one of them opens up about a major life-altering event from 20 years ago that he hadn’t told anyone else in his entire life.Continue reading “Review #332”

Hopeless- DNF

Sky’s voice is very appropriately 17 and realistic but I’m just not connecting. Which is okay since I’m 35, lol. I’ve read tons of other Colleen Hoover books but this one isn’t for me since it’s VERY young adult.  It starts out in October 2012, written in first person narrative with such extensive emotion thatContinue reading “Hopeless- DNF”

By the Book- DNF

I didn’t finish this book because the third person narrative wasn’t working for me this time. I didn’t like how there’s a bunch of mini flashbacks that I hadn’t been a part of, such as: “as they had descended into LA, she’d determined that she was going to enjoy this trip, no matter what.” OrContinue reading “By the Book- DNF”

Review #328

“The Tourist Attraction” by Sarah Morgenthaler earned a solid 4.5/5 stars. This was a cute, clean, stand-alone contemporary romance that flowed smoothly. Someone had recommended it as a Christmas book. But, it’s not. I love that it’s set in Alaska, but there’s no holiday references. Still worth the ready during a cold December day. Overall,Continue reading “Review #328”

DNF- Blame It On the Mistletoe

I didn’t get very far in this holiday contemporary romance. It’s written in first person past tense narrative and has a countdown to Christmas so each chapter gets closer and closer to the big day. Elle and Holly flip flop points of view throughout.  In the prologue, her letter to herself was pretty long andContinue reading “DNF- Blame It On the Mistletoe”

Review #325

I rated this holiday romance a 4/5 stars. I usually don’t think about characters when I’m away from the book, but I did about this one. It dig a spot into my brain. This first person narrative (all in one POV) had heavy LGTBQ+ representation throughout. I’m glad I picked this one over others inContinue reading “Review #325”

Review #324

I gave this holiday standalone romance a 3.1/5 stars. Well I kind of hated everything about the first chapter. Social media. To hashtags. To magazine covers. To trending clothes. To expensive gifts. To celebrities. To spoiled brats. To pity parties. And the author is laying it on THICK. Like it doesn’t need to be repeatedContinue reading “Review #324”