Tag: contemporary romance


Review: To Have and To Hold by Lauren Layne

Posted 28 October, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: To Have and To Hold by Lauren Layne

Review: First of all, YORKVILLE! OMFG YORKVILLE! I live there. This book takes place there. And can we talk about how much I love that it takes place there? This is a tiny, quiet, beautiful neighborhood on the Upper East side that’s like a bubble from the rest of the upper class Upper East Side. It’s gorgeous. Everyone’s youngish, professionalish, and friendly. Have I mentioned it’s gorgeous? And best of all, it’s kind of a secret. Guys, I love my neighborhood sooooooo much. And no one ever talks about it or has even heard of it – even people that […]

Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Posted 22 October, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Review: Hot damn, this book checked all my boxes! Authors I love? ✔️ Beautiful scenery? ✔️ The sense of humor I’d find at brunch with my own girlfriends? ✔️ Second chance romance? ✔️ A strong, badass female? ✔️ Dude who’s as hot in looks as he is in personality? ✔️ So let’s get started on the deets! I added this book to my TBR the second I heard of it and just knewww it would be amazing. Between the authors and the name, it was enough to make up my mind. 🙂 It was pretty Eat, Pray, Love-ish in concept (I think, it’s been awhile since […]

Review: Well Hung by Lauren Blakely

Posted 14 September, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Well Hung by Lauren Blakely

My Review: First of all, since I haven’t posted my review of Mister O, I haven’t talked about this series since it became a…series lol. Can we PUHLEAAAASE talk about these book titles? So. fucking. amazing. Back when there was just Big Rock, I chuckled. I called it Big Cock in my head (because remember that book cover? You could just tell…) because I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy. But I never imagined I’d get even more dirty, funny, punny book titles to play with! Wheeee! Moving on. Oh, Hammer, you poor sucker. You […]

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: Fool Me Once by Katee Robert

Posted 13 August, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Fool Me Once by Katee Robert

Review: “Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety…” Hi, this book is basically about me. I love Aubrey so, so much because she did things I can’t even imagine! I will never go to Comic Con because omg the crowds, so I totally got how she felt about the gaming conference. And the idea of a human shield? Totally accurate. Love having someone to stand behind. It helps that I’m short, so it doesn’t take much to block my line of sight. 😛 Now on to Quinn. Wow, I’ve inadvertently been on […]

Review + Giveaway: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Posted 31 July, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review + Giveaway: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Subscribe to Book Bumblings by 6/8 for a chance to win a free paperback copy of Cream of the Crop! Cream of the Crop Review: Ugh, I was so excited to read this on vacation and post it release day. But then I got sick on vacation and couldn’t read, and then I was in the hospital and wanted this book soooo damn bad but of course the tote bag it was sitting in wasn’t the one I had with me when I ended up there unexpectedly. #booknerdproblems But I finally got out and got it read when spending time […]

Review: One Week to Score by Kate Meader

Posted 14 July, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: One Week to Score by Kate Meader

Review: I’m not usually a fan of the Texas stereotypes, but Flynn? Him I will take. Please and thank you, Kate Meader. 🙋🏻 This book was amazing for me – formulaically and in every other way. Second chance romances – even if it was just attraction. Friends with benefits. Beaches and warm weathers and cute (sounding) vacation outfits. I’ll take that too. First of all, this goddamn family and their nuptial luck. It’s hilarious. I was starting to get annoyed at how unrealistic and dramatic it was, but then the characters joke about it themselves and get all deprecating. And another thing […]

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: Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst

Posted 3 June, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst

Review: Eek, this book, these characters, were highly cute. We know I love workplace romances, and I don’t hate a good enemies to lovers story. Two tightly wound type A people working together can be hilarious (when it’s not actually happening to you). Between Morgan and her Olivia Pope wardrobe (HOW DO THESE WOMEN NEVER SPILL?) and Caleb’s micromanaging his brothers, they both really needed to get laid. Good thing they did. But they still fought a lot, which is always good. Hot romances always have non-serious fighting / bickering – Tangled, Beautiful Bastard, etc. The one thing I wasn’t totally […]

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’ […]