Review #261

I give this standalone happily-ever-after contemporary a 4.4/5 stars. The story by Melissa Ferguson is in first person, present tense and has an adorable office romance trope. As much as I love novels with two points of view, it’s refreshing that this one sticks with only Savannah’s POV, which is a necessity for the plot.Continue reading “Review #261”

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 #254

I gave this retelling from the Beast’s point of view a solid 4.2/5 stars. The only reason why it wasn’t higher was because of the nonstop head hopping. The prose of ‘The Beast Within’ felt a bit removed because it was third person and there was some head hopping I didn’t love. But because IContinue reading “Review #254”

Review #238

I rated the contemporary standalone, Reminders of Him, by Colleen Hoover a 4.8/5 stars. Sometimes I wish the artwork on her covers weren’t as vague. The only way I can describe this author’s style or give it a comp is “Nicholas Sparks but waaaay better.” Here’s the blurb: After serving five years in prison forContinue reading “Review #238”

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 #231

I gave Stolen by the Shadow King by Alisha Klapheke a 4.3/5 stars. This fabulous enemies to lovers was the first of a fantasy romance series. I’m unsure if it’ll be a duology or longer. The next is called Rise of the Fire Queen, available for preorder. There are other books related to this oneContinue reading “Review #231”

Review #224

I gave this romance a 3.9/5 star rating and it could technically fit into a few subcategories like historical fiction or fantasy romance. In the first chapter we learned of Charlotte, a troublemaker and thief who dislikes pirates & idolizes Jane Austen and of course arrogant her nemesis, Irish pirate, Captain O’Riley who was alreadyContinue reading “Review #224”

Review #167

Title- If I Never Met You Author- Mhairi McFarlane Series- standalone Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- contemporary romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- fake dating, office relationship Cover– representative of the genre Comps– It felt like a mix between “The Dating Plan” and “The Hating Game.” Plot/Blurb- When her partner of over a decade suddenly endsContinue reading “Review #167”

Review #141

Title- Kisses and Croissants Author- Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5Genre- YA contemporary romance- clean POV- first person, present tense Trope- coming of age, parent who doesn’t understand me, finding a path in life Steam level- 0/5 Cover– Ballet is a huge deal with her story, yet I didn’t expect that from the cover Comps–Continue reading “Review #141”