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 #321

The cover is breath-taking. But I’m giving this mermaid-esque fantasy novel a 2.9/5 stars. I read the first novel in this series many months ago but I’m immediately overwhelmed by too many names being dropped by page 2. To be reintroduced to all of these all at once is a bit too much too fast:Continue reading “Review #321”

Review #318

“The Spanish Love Deception” earned a 4.7/5 stars for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance with a happily ever after that almost hit too cheesy at the end but not quite. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: It starts out as an office setting enemies to potential lovers situation when Catalina desperately needs aContinue reading “Review #318”

Review #316

I rated this dark fantasy as 4/5 stars. It’s all written in one point of view in first person present tense narrative. River of Shadows is the first in a series. I can’t really label this as a romance in any way though it’s marketed as “dark fantasy adult romance.” Yes there were 3ish sexContinue reading “Review #316”

Review #315

This witchy sequel earned a 4.8/5 stars. Frances and the crew returns for more mystery, adventure and heartache. I’d definitely like it even a little more if I has reread the first one immediately before starting this sequel. Here’s my live thoughts and comments while reading: The story begins in Paris in 1913 with “TheContinue reading “Review #315”

Review #314

I gave this YA contemporary romance (clean) a 4.3/5 stars. It’s all written in Madeline’s point of view in first person present tense. Sometimes it was TOO young adult, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this standalone. It was easy, sweet, cute and read well. I mean who doesn’t like book store rivalry, enemies to lovers,Continue reading “Review #314”

Review #313

I gave this standalone (dark) little mermaid story a 4/5 stars. There’s no HEA with fireworks folks. This is the third book in a row I’ve read where a man has forced himself on the woman. I’m so tired of it. Either women have still drastically silenced themselves about how frequently we’ve all been harassed/abused/manipulatedContinue reading “Review #313”

Review #309

I stopped at page 50 for this contemporary romance with a bit of witchy magical fantasy elements. It’s written in first person past tense all in one point of view and the other books are “From Bad to Cursed” and “Back in a Spell” that seem to be set in the same town but withContinue reading “Review #309”

Review #307

I finished my Disney vacation read. Whisper of the Tide was a 4.5/5 stars. This young adult pirate sequel was just as good as the first. The middle was a bit slower than I wanted but the conclusion gave me what I was looking for. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: I’m not sure howContinue reading “Review #307”

Review #306

I gave this young adult fantasy a 4.4/5 stars. It was all written in one point of view in first person past tense and flowed so well. I’m starting the sequel right away. Here’s my live thought while reading: I was a bit confused in the first few pages but by the end of chapterContinue reading “Review #306”