Tag: 3 stars


Review: Down Shift by K. Bromberg

Posted 13 February, 2017 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Down Shift by K. Bromberg

Review: There wasn’t anything legit that I disliked about this book but it didn’t really excite me. In fact, in the middle of it, I put it down for like a week. That may not seem like a deal, but normally once I start a book, I’m reading it at least a little bit every day until I finish. I don’t normally go entire days without picking it back up. I just didn’t really have any strong reactions to it. In fact, my strongest emotion is misplaced and irrational annoyance that this book is seemingly set in the present, but so […]

Review: Heartbreaker by Kat & Stone Bastion

Posted 26 December, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Heartbreaker by Kat & Stone Bastion

Review: Hi, can Kiki be my best friend? That’d be great. She seems so fun, has the same kind of hang-ups/baggage as me so she won’t judge me on it, and her work is awesome. But then again, I kinda love her friendship with Darren so much that I wouldn’t want to step on that. 😛 We all know that I love a good friends to benefits books, and this was no exception. Especially since they both were in so much pain about it at that point, and it was hilarious. Darren was just total swooniness, especially with his family. […]

Review: For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Posted 26 November, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Review: Ha! Was anyone else getting major Wallbanger memories with the circumstances of how Josh and Heather knew each other? But just like, tamer and with people who were clearly more normal than the Wallbanger characters. Still lurved it. 🙂 I have major soft spots for neighbor romances. I’ve had so many bad neighbors, it’s nice to have an alternate universe to fantasize about. Remind me to tell you about the neighbor who had 6 cats whose litter boxes she didn’t keep clean enough. This book had me less “OMG cuteness” than To Have and To Hold did, but it […]

Review: Coming Clean by C.L. Parker

Posted 13 November, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Coming Clean by C.L. Parker

Review: This is going to be a complicated one. I thought this book was very well done, but damn was it a downer for me. Let’s get into it. First, you guys know that if a book is done well as the end of a series, I’m not going to like it. It’s documented in lots of other book #3 reviews around the blog. I’m a brat and I don’t like endings. If an author wraps up a series well, I’m not going to take it well. It’s basically a fact at this point. Secondly, it pulled a fucking Parks and […]

Review: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Posted 28 August, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Review: This was a fun, cute read. I read most of it during a day on the beach, and it all felt very appropriate. 🙂 View this post on Instagram My day today, in two objects. 🙂 Started a new @loreleijamesauthor on the beach and you're jealous. 📚🏖😎 A post shared by Book Bumblings (@bookbumblings) on Jul 30, 2016 at 7:43pm PDT First of all, I liked the formula. It was pretty much the same formula as the first book in the series, What You Need, but a completely different book. So authors who say you can’t follow a trope […]

Review: Untamed by S.C. Stephens

Posted 1 July, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Untamed by S.C. Stephens

Review: So I read this book right after it came out, but my feelings about it were so confused that I couldn’t have attempted to write a review. I just reread it and am feeling a little more…clarity? But also raaaage. But also good feelings, if only a few. So, here goes. Behind the Music! Haha. It’s Behind the Music! Every. Episode. Ever. With a focus on…you know it’s coming…the scary second half. I guess none of the gang had ever seen it, or they’d have been a leeetle better prepared haha. Especially knowing Griffin… It makes me think of […]

Review: Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodman

Posted 26 May, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodman

Review: I liked Ryan. I liked the little small town (I always do!). I liked the wine stuff. I liked the group of friends. I liked a lot of the plot. But I did not like Margaret. Not one bit. It always sucks when you don’t like the character who’s telling the story. You’re seeing things through their eyes, so it’s hard to keep the rest of the book detached from them. And boy, did I hate seeing things through Margaret’s eyes. For most of the book, she hated everything. And if she didn’t have something readily available to hate, she actively […]

Review: Tell Me You Crave Me by Joya Ryan

Posted 6 April, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Tell Me You Crave Me by Joya Ryan

Review: I liked this plot and these characters and this book soooo much. I’m giving it 3 stars for a weird reason: I didn’t get to enjoy it enough. Shit was pretty rushed. If I normally did half-stars, it’d be 3.5 though. Joya created such a great universe here, but the book felt so fast-paced a lot of the time. I would have loved to have been able to really sit back and get sucked into it. But as easy as it would have been to get absorbed into the book, it felt rushed enough that instead, I was strugglin’ […]

Review: Her Forever Hero by Melody Anne

Posted 28 March, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Her Forever Hero by Melody Anne

Review: This book started off ‘meh’ for me but ended with a bang. I think it was just all the jumping around at the beginning to get us caught up to speed on Cam and Grace’s relationship since she moved back to town. (PS – it’s def more of a second-chance romance than it seems from the blurb, which I loved. You know I’m a sucker for those.) Once Cam and Grace started spending more time together and the stakes everywhere got a little higher, I got really sucked in. Stayed up til 5 am last night finishing it, actually. […]

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 […]