Category: Reviews


Review: Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren

Posted 29 February, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren

Review: This was an intensely emotional read for me. Tears the whole time! Not sad tears or even happy tears all the time, just…intensity tears. Beautiful Bastard is one of my all-time favorite series. My reading tastes and preferences have changed a lot since I first read Beautiful Bastard in 2013. In fact, it’s just starting to occur to me that I don’t even read books by most of the authors who were my favorites back then. But Christina Lauren, and this series, are still at the top of my “love” list. And while I loved the first two books, […]

Review: The Consequence of Seduction by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted 9 February, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Consequence of Seduction by Rachel Van Dyken

Review: Oh, Reid. What Grandma did to you… Once again, this series toed the line between ridiculous and too ridiculous so well. Aaaaand it had Broadway, which makes everything better. I had no idea this Phantom of the Opera fantasy was a thing, and I kind of love it. I mean, I knew Leslie Knope loved him: But I didn’t realize it was other people, too. She also thinks Ben Wyatt has an elf butt…and likes it. So I don’t always relate to her turn-ons. Back to the main point (which relates pretty well to Leslie Knope, actually), this book […]

Review: Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Posted 2 February, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Review: One thing I really love about this book is that I feel weird calling it a romance. Is it about a romantic relationship? Yes. But is it about the romantic aspects of that relationship? Not usually. It’s about all the other stuff, the messy stuff that you don’t get in romances because it makes the fairytale less perfect. And I’m all for the fairy tale. I actually still prefer that over realistic any day. But it was a cool change of pace to add in now and then. This was about the passive aggressive arguing, the aggressive arguing, the sadness, […]

Review: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

Posted 31 January, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

Review: I’m really excited because the best way to describe how I feel about this book in relation to the rest of the Wild Seasons series works best as a Beyonce metaphor. I’m a card-carrying member of the #BeyHive. And when it comes to the Queen’s music, I’m all about the dance hits – Get Me Bodied, 7/11, etc. – that I can dance around and do booty pops and hair flips to. They’re fun and light, and that’s why I love them. But then I also love songs like Listen and Blue for the exact opposite reason. They’re heavy and […]

Review: Getting Rough by C.L. Parker

Posted 26 January, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Getting Rough by C.L. Parker

Review: The 2 most important things about this book: There’s another cliffhanger at the end, and it’s just as painful / frustrating as the last one. There’s also a Grease reference, which makes everything okay, because Grease is the word. So yeah. Authors, if you’re going to give me a cliffhanger, peppering it with showtune lyrics will make me not care. (Although it did stir up some of the nerves I have about this weekend’s Grease Live – I want it to be good! But what if it isn’t?) You know how some people say to deliver bad news with […]

Review: Appealed by Emma Chase

Posted 16 January, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Appealed by Emma Chase

Review: We all know I love friends becoming lovers, girls/boys next door included, and this was an interesting twist on that. While Kennedy and Brent were friends at one point, they sure aren’t when they get together in the book. Childhood friends who grew apart in a painful way means lots of hurt that hasn’t been addressed, because the relationship ended when it happened. So I think this type of story has more of a backstory than most “friends with benefits”-type books that I liked watching play out. And I related to Kennedy’s side of that backstory so hard. I was that […]

Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

Posted 11 January, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

Review: Once again, I really, really, really need to thank Cora Carmack and her Facebook groups for making me feel FOMO about this series. Best peer pressuring, ever. My life motto is pretty much anything the Gilmore Girls have ever said, and they’ve said a lot about the joys of talking fast and not being serious. They showed even more benefits to fast-talking banter and witty repartee. So my life motto is pretty much “Live Gilmore.” And the characters in the Off-Campus series, even the guys, live like Gilmores. This style of writing and dialogue is what I love, because it’s […]

Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

Posted 7 January, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

Review: Loooove! I have quite a few Lorelei James books in my folder of books picked up while they were free or on sale, but I don’t think I had actually read anything by her before. This was just something that made me make grabby hands at my NetGalley dashboard reading the description, and I knew I wanted to read it now versus adding another book to that folder. This book was hot. I mean, the books I review here always are, so it’s not something I even mention most of the time. But this was one of the rare […]

Review: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Posted 6 January, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Review: Love, love, love, love, love. I feel like we might’ve found Drew Evans’ best friends? Cross-over episode, please? Spencer had that same brand of “I can get away with it” cockiness, plus all the actual cock talk. Like, a lot of it. I mean, let’s talk about the book’s name. Yes, there’s a rock involved, but that’s not where Spencer’s focus was. Reading the prologue, it was actually a little much. I mean, not the dirtiness itself. Fine by me! But the ego was a little much, and I was kind of going, “What did I just get myself […]

Review: First Touch by Laurelin Paige

Posted 29 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: First Touch by Laurelin Paige

Review: I’ve mentioned before that although I love romance as well as crime and suspense stories, I don’t usually mix them. That’s mostly because my main medium for romance is books, and my main medium for suspense is crime procedural dramas on TV. And reading sex scenes with a Criminal Minds murder scene going on in the background kind of feels like it would be a mood killer. Yes, Shemar Moore is the finest specimen the A&E network has ever seen, but I don’t even think that would be enough… (PS – Here are the Google Image search results for […]