Review #322

I absolutely loved this unique contemporary romance by Ashley Poston. I gave “The Dead Romantics” a 4.9/5 stars. It was written all in one point of view, first person-past tense. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: Florence Day is a ghost writer for a best selling author. The new (hot male) editor somehow doesn’t knowContinue reading “Review #322”

Review #297

This amazing fantasy was a 4.9/5 stars! The dark themes were done so well and I really enjoyed the ride. I can’t wait to start the sequel tonight. Some would categorize this as young adult since she’s 18 but it didn’t feel YA to me. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: The prologue is fromContinue reading “Review #297”

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 #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”

Review #258

If I could give one book a 6/5 stars it’d be this one. This fantasy retelling was short, spunky, and beautifully written. Here are my live thoughts while reading: Wow! Voice, voice and more voice. The first chapter was spunky, unique & totally set the tune and vibe of this feminist retelling. I adore fairytaleContinue reading “Review #258”

Review #251

I gave this FF romantasy a 4.9/5 stars. I loved the fairytale mixture of a Cinderella story turned Sleeping Beauty. And the fact that it was all from a villain’s point of view was excellent. Here are my thoughts love while reading: Chapter 1 was pure perfection. Alyce concocted an illegal “ugly” potion for aContinue reading “Review #251”

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 #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”

Review #229

I’d give this fantasy a 4.9/5 because I still wanted a little more emphasis on the romance. It was a tiny bit better than the first novel in this duology. I appreciated the effortless prose in first person present tense that stayed in Alosa’s POV the whole time.  Here were my thoughts while reading: ChapterContinue reading “Review #229”