Category: Reviews


Review: Shaken, Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett

Posted 17 March, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Shaken, Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett

Review: God, I’m at the point where I feel like I’ve read enough of Sawyer Bennett’s books to say she’s my bestie. No, that’s not weird at all. Maybe, since besties should have read all of the other bestie’s books, and I’m making my way through Bennett’s catalog very slowly. But I’ve read like 4 or 5 books and I’m so in love with her writing style. It’s similar to Lauren Blakely‘s in that the talk, even when it’s not really dirty talk, just feels dirty. And I fucking love it. The writing is hot and funny and even the tame […]

Review: Love Match by Reggie Thomas

Posted 15 March, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Love Match by Reggie Thomas

My Review: I hate writing negative reviews, so I’m just going to list this out and get it over with: This was basically a DNF, since I really wanted to give up, but it was like a car wreck. I couldn’t look away. Honestly, I kind of hate-read it, which I don’t like admitting to. It was written like a police report – a flat, factual retelling of events. But then there were also hints of a delusional preteen, who thinks that she has a boyfriend just because a guy smiled at her. Harper honestly just seemed so delusional, to […]

Review: One Night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Posted 13 March, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: One Night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My Review: I loved the first book in this series. The intrigue. The chemistry. The chase. The surrender. The second book, not so much. I actually kind of hated it. Just because it seemed kind of pointless. A lot of stuff kept happening, but the overall storyline was kind of in the same spot at the end as it was in the beginning. It just seemed like pages of unnecessary drama and fighting between Livy and Miller. They were also starting to remind me too much of Jesse and Ava. I love Jesse and Ava, but wasn’t looking to read more […]

Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

Posted 12 March, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

My Review: Oh, I was actually kind of nervous starting this. I loved the cover (a lot), I loved the blurb, I wanted it to be good. But I’ve been in a huge new adult slump for awhile, as seen most recently here. Especially once I realized that the characters were so young, they were still in high school. But once I started it, I was hooked. Like, stay up way later than was healthy to keep reading. And then wake up earlier than was necessary to finish it. Being so exhausted that you have to take a nap on […]

Review: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke

Posted 10 March, 2015 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke

View blog tour schedule My Review: This book was a lighthearted, easy book that I might’ve categorized as a “beach read” if I didn’t just walk through 8 inches of snow to get into my apartment. Where it fell short for me was in depth…it felt sort of even, and blah. There weren’t really any true emotional roller coasters, which you may prefer. At first, it felt for me like a refresher after reading so many angsty New Adult romances recently. But after awhile, I felt like I wanted something to hold my breath for, to anticipate. By the end, […]

Review: Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely

Posted 7 March, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely

My Review: This series. Mah gawd. I will never tire of it. And this book in particular checked every box on my criteria for a favorite book: A story about friends with benefits/friends becoming more Witty banter and dirty talk Quite a bit of pining Let’s be real, written by Lauren Blakely But Nate and Casey’s relationship seemed so mature, also. I loved that when the ish hit the fan, neither of them flipped the eff out. Internally, a little bit. But it didn’t have any angst or overdramatic B.S. from one little understanding. When there was a sign of […]

Review: This Much is True by Katherine Owen

Posted 25 February, 2015 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: This Much is True by Katherine Owen

View whole blog tour schedule My Review: This book was definitely interesting, and intense. And more unique than most new adult romances I’ve read lately. It was very well-written. I was more pulled into it than I was most dramas lately. There was always so much going on that I ended up canceling plans with a friend to stay in and finish the book. I mean, I had a really bad headache…yeah… Anyhoo, several hours and quite a few tears later, I’m really torn on this book. I can’t decide what I think of it. What I really loved were […]

Review: Chasing Desire by Joya Ryan

Posted 24 February, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Chasing Desire by Joya Ryan

View the entire tour schedule My Review: Oh, Brazen Entangled books. They never disappoint. They are always so. damn. hot. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but I like that it didn’t matter. Sometimes a book is technically a standalone, but there’s too much you won’t understand if you haven’t read the rest of the series. So this book really could be read as a standalone. Huck was your perfect hero. He had a decent-sized chip on his shoulder, and was gorgeous, but then he also has this great respect and relationship with his dad. I can imagine in […]

Review: Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis

Posted 20 February, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis

My Review: This one wasn’t for me. The past few years, I’ve almost exclusively read romance, but when I did have time to read in college, it was always women’s fiction like this book. The blurb seemed interesting, and for some reason I love when characters are P.I.s, so I requested it. It definitely wasn’t bad. I feel like my 3-star reviews are always books that other people would really like. It was just kind of blah for me. Not a lot of humor, not a lot of romance. Those are my two favorite things. There was stuff that was […]

Review: Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted 19 February, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

My Review: Okay, so real talk? While I love these mafia men (boys?), the angstiness and emo-ness of their POVs were starting to wear on me. I had enough emo in high school when I listened to nothing but Dashboard Confessional and The used. And the female POVs could only help so much. Until Bee. God, I love her. She was the perfect, perfect, perfect balance to Phoenix, who might be angstiest and emo-est of them all (with good reason). The male and female POVs were the perfect side-by-side in this book. Like chocolate and peanut butter. You had Phoenix, who […]