Tag: contemporary romance


Review: Free Me by Laurelin Paige [Audiobook]

Posted 31 March, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Free Me by Laurelin Paige [Audiobook]

My Review: God, I loved this book. I read it as soon as it came out but never got around to writing a review. So I jumped at the opportunity to review the audiobook. I was nervous about it at first: I haven’t gotten a chance to start this yet, but we know I’m a big fan of Laurelin Paige, and the series is definitely intriguing. Readers of The Fixed Trilogy can assume that this story? It doesn’t end well. As a lover of happily ever after, hopeless practical romantic, and general sap, it makes me nervous to read a […]

Review: After Dark by M. Pierce

Posted 24 March, 2015 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: After Dark by M. Pierce

My Review: My favorite thing about the Night Owl trilogy is that it really takes me out of my comfort zone. The sex scenes are very different from what I usually read in my romantic comedies and new adults. It’s intense and humiliating enough that I’m uncomfortable, but right at that edge where the discomfort actually makes the book more enjoyable. I was honestly getting so sick of Hannah and Matt’s relationship in Last Light. It was just so exhausting. For two people that are so introverted in the “outside” world, they sure are high maintenance with each other. And […]

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: 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: 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: 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: Floored by Melanie Harlow

Posted 10 February, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Floored by Melanie Harlow

My Review: Gah! This might be my favorite book in the Frenched series! I can’t decide. It’s sooooo close between this and Forked. But then, in my world, in case of a tie, the book with the dance tie-in always wins. 😛 I’m so jealous of Erin for owning a dance studio. Let’s just get that out there. Floored beats Forked because of ballet. So let’s talk about the opening scene. Erin is on her game when it comes to fantasies. Seriously, good choices, girl. Good choices. Except for the whole leaving that stuff out when the cops show up. And […]

Review: Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose

Posted 9 February, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose

My Review: This was definitely hot. The title doesn’t lie. Normally this kind of book title wouldn’t impress me, make me cautiously skeptical. So honestly, even though the book description and cover sounded great, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot going in. To say I was pleasantly surprise would be an understatement. I basically devoured this book. As in, silence my phone (I work in PR & marketing. It takes a lot for me to silence my phone.), completely ignore my boyfriend, roommate, and family, until this book is done, devoured. The chemistry between Jake and Nikki was insane, and Katie Rose […]

Review: Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

Posted 6 February, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

My Review: I read this book months ago and it’s SUCKED not being able to talk about it, but I wanted to wait to post my review until we were closer to it being published. Now, it’s coming out this month and I’m so excited for you all! WOW. Was not expecting such an intense conflict! Not that Alex was particularly light, what with the stuff about addiction, abuse, and neglect. But Garrett was so easygoing and fun in that book, that you I was expecting this book to not be so heavy. Welp, I assumed, and then I made an […]