Category: Reviews


Review: Bedside Manners by Phoebe Fox

Posted 11 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Bedside Manners by Phoebe Fox

Review: This one was pretty meh on my first read, so when I didn’t write my review right away and had some space in my reading schedule, I decided to give it another chance in November hoping I would like it more. I didn’t like it more, but I didn’t like it less. It was so very meh. 🙁 It was cute and chicklitty, one of those “modern working woman” spins on “the shoemaker’s children go barefoot:” Brooke gives relationship advice for a living but can’t seem to get her own romantic shit together. Very Carrie Bradshaw (although she always […]

Review: Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac

Posted 4 December, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac

Review: First of all, this book was so fun, but so was becoming Twitter besties with Helena Rac and sharing my reactions with her while I read. 😛 @BookBumblings Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it! ♥♥♥ — Helena Rac (@HelenaRacAuthor) November 9, 2015 @BookBumblings Omg Brittany, you're the first to let me know you started it! I hope you continue to love as you get through the story! 😊 😅 ♥ — Helena Rac (@HelenaRacAuthor) November 16, 2015 But then “needs to read” got in the way of “wants to read” and I caused someone else anxiety, which is […]

Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Posted 1 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Alex has consistently been my favorite character in the Mechanics of Love books, whether or not she’s a main character in that one. I think this is for a few reasons: With her coveralls, maybe a bandana, and red lipstick, I picture her day-to-day outfit as kind of a pinup version of Rosie the Riveter, or Beyonce’s Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume. And as someone who loves girly makeup as well as baggy, comfy onesies, that’s a look I can get on board with. She’s a tiny ball of spitfire, reminding me of some of my other favorite characters. Because they […]

Review: More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs

Posted 29 November, 2015 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs

Review: This was one of those books that I found still available on NetGalley months after its release, so it was a nice book I could take my time through and pick up between books with tight deadlines. I felt like I really took my time reading it more than I usually do, which had both its pros and its cons. I felt like I retained it all short-term more than I would have (not needing to reread paragraphs twice in a row or anything) otherwise. But I also don’t remember my initial reactions to the book as much as […]

Review: Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid

Posted 25 November, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid

Review: So, this happened last week: @bberg1010 #NoRegrets — Penny Reid (@ReidRomance) November 17, 2015 And it was really bad, because it was days until I could actually finish because of work and shiz and stuff and more shiz. I had to avoid the Facebook fan group, not because of spoilers but because of reactions I’d be jealous of. But that was the cool thing about this novella, and my lack of overall memory: even though I read a portion of it a year ago, it felt like new. Last year’s version was a shorter story. And when someone with a bad […]

Review: Once Upon a Power Play by Jennifer Bonds

Posted 16 November, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Once Upon a Power Play by Jennifer Bonds

Review: I really, really liked this one. Oh, the banter! The banter nearly killed me haha. It’s 4 stars for a vagueface reason – there just wasn’t anything to take me from ‘really like’ to ‘love.’ I got invested in the characters and the story, but wasn’t really absorbed in them. That’s not to say they all weren’t really fun. First of all, I love the way we started in Chloe’s head. The circumstances, her outfit, and what ends up happening make up a hilarious combination. Plus, I immediately related to Chloe. And not just because in her physical description, […]

Review: The Pitch by Belinda Williams

Posted 10 November, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Pitch by Belinda Williams

Review: Eh. My hopes were so high for this. I’m always a sucker for a hero or heroine working in PR or marketing. So when I see that, I jump. I think I need to start being more selective, especially when I’m normally so fucking picky when selecting books to read. Those careers, and dance, are my exceptions. It was a pretty cliche “woman trying to have it all” story where everything worked out a little too easily. Conflicts weren’t particularly conflicty. Struggles were overcome or worked out easily. Everyone got along all the time. And the workplace dynamics really bothered […]

Review: One King’s Way by Samantha Young

Posted 4 November, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: One King’s Way by Samantha Young

Review: Craig! I’m so glad we got his story. Ever since he kissed Joss in book 1, I knew there was more to him than the fun-loving playboy. Or, I knew there would eventually be. And I loved him. He was an all-around good guy, none of that brooding “the hero’s only nice to the heroine” crap that I hate. How do you tolerate someone being a huge douchenozzle to everyone else but nice to you? Do you plan to just not take him out in public or not have him speak to / piss off the other important people […]

Review: Hard Beat by K. Bromberg

Posted 3 November, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Hard Beat by K. Bromberg

Review: So, I didn’t quite remember Tanner at first – even when he mentioned his sister once or twice. Then the third time or so, he mentioned his sister by name, and that’s when I put it together. But by his first trip up to the rooftop, I didn’t really care who he was. 😛 What I loved most about Hard Beat: the location. How many contemporary romances have you read lately that take place in the Middle East? Not your average beach area, small rural town, or big city that most contemporary and new adult books are located in. […]

Review: Friction by Sawyer Bennett

Posted 28 October, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Friction by Sawyer Bennett

Oh man. I’ve finally decided the best way to describe Sawyer Bennett. She’s doing to careers in law what Shonda Rhimes did to careers in hospitals in 2005: made them seem damn sexy. (Although Shonda’s shift towards “fixing” and getting away with murder makes me think maybe these things are sexy?) . @BennettBooks is like the Shonda Rhimes of making the law sexy. Click To Tweet Like seriously? They both have the “sex everywhere around the office as if it’s just watercooler chat” vibes going for them. Who else was really intrigued by those smoke-filled walls? Although I have to wonder if […]