Tag: contemporary romance


Review: Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

Posted 2 February, 2015 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

My Review: Squeeeee! Let me tell you a story: on Friday, I worked all day. Literally all day. From about 7:45 am to about 7 pm, working straight through my lunch break. And then there was a car accident on the way home from work and it took over an hour. I was either at work or in the car to/from work for over twelve hours. I was miserable. I couldn’t wait to just crawl into bed. I’m climbing up the stairs to my apartment and see a package. I get slightly excited because I figure it’s the paper-sized post-its […]

Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton [Audiobook]

Posted 29 January, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton [Audiobook]

My Review: Squee! My first audiobook review! I kind of don’t like that it’s for Wallbanger, because the overall rating would absolutely be 5 stars if I wasn’t incorporating the audiobook into the rating (more on that later). Just for fun, I thought I’d include my original Goodreads review from way back in 2012: “I could not stop grinning and laughing out loud while reading this book. Caroline is a hilarious protagonist whose language and sense of humor reminded me of so many millennials in their 20s. The witty banter/flirting-but-not-flirting between Caroline and Simon was adorable and actual LOL-inducing. Great, […]

Review: For the Record by K.A. Linde

Posted 27 January, 2015 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: For the Record by K.A. Linde

My Review: Advanced warning: I read On the Record and For the Record back-to-back, and I’m now having trouble remembering what feelings I had during which book. So while plot-wise, this review sticks to For the Record, feels-wise, it’s kind of a pseudo-hybrid review. I’m assuming that’s a new term in the book blogging world. 😛 I feel like the theme of this book was tying up loose ends. Things kind of exploded at the end of the second book, to the point where I’m surprised my dropped jaw wasn’t blocking the view of my e-reader. It was a great […]

Review: Return to You by Samantha Chase

Posted 23 January, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Return to You by Samantha Chase

My Review: This was a really cute book. The premise, the family elders playing matchmaker to marry their kids and nieces and nephews off, that I just love. I also really liked the characters and how they interacted with each other. Chemistry was off the charts, both in terms of sexual chemistry and interacting with each other on an everyday basis. And not just Selena and James. The secondary characters were really great, too. However, the plot lacked originality. I love second chance romances, and the reason for the first separation doesn’t need to be anything spectacular. But if it’s […]

Review: A Second Chance at Paris by Cole McCade

Posted 21 January, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: A Second Chance at Paris by Cole McCade

My Review: This was a really fun read. As we all know, I love nerd romances! It was a lot shorter than I expected, because it ended at like 52% and included the second book in the series (it was a nice surprise to read that, but I wish the first book was longer!). I think it was a great story of maturity and second chances. Celeste was this strong, bold woman who was the complete opposite in high school, to the point that her reality of high school was crazy skewed. My favorite part of the book wasn’t even […]

Review: The Phoenix Candidate by Heidi Joy Tretheway

Posted 13 January, 2015 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: The Phoenix Candidate by Heidi Joy Tretheway

Review: Move over, Olitz, I have a new favorite political power couple. (And don’t give me grief for being Team Fitz, y’all. Mellie will be SO much better off without him and could have a kicks political career of her own as long as Portia’s character doesn’t mess things up too much.) Anyway… Loved, loved, loved this book. In general, I have no interest in politics. But I have found that I have a very deep interest in fictional politicians’ romantic lives. Does anyone else wonder if these books and shows are always so hot because it’s a politician’s job […]

Review: Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

Posted 3 January, 2015 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

Review: Ah. I just reread this book and forgot how amazing it was. It really has it all. First, let’s talk about sex, baby. (“Let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Let’s talk abouuuut it.”) Sometimes I feel like I’ve been desensitized to sex scenes. After all, I’ve probably read almost a thousand romance books with at least five sex scenes each. A lot of sex, some of it hot, some of it not. So when reading them, I don’t get hot and bothered and out of […]

Review: Cover Story by Rachel Bailey

Posted 26 December, 2014 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Cover Story by Rachel Bailey

Review: This book was a little too sugary sweet for me, but I can think of a few friends that would like it. I mean, I have a slight gnome obsession (I will disown my family if I don’t come home from Christmas with the gnome Chia pet I asked for), but even I was like, “enough.” It was quirky and cute at first, and I absolutely loved it. But then I was expecting it to lead in to a bigger plot line in terms of Tobi’s career. But then gnomes became one of the most important parts of the […]

Review: That Man 5 by Nelle L’Amour

Posted 22 December, 2014 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: That Man 5 by Nelle L’Amour

Review: Wow, this kind of feels like coming full-circle. That Man 1 was one of the first ARCs I ever read. I didn’t yet have a book blog, but connected with Nelle through an ARC discussion board in a Goodreads group. To now be reading an ARC of the final book in the series and reviewing it for a tour company, on my blog, is kind of cool. So this review is also kind of self-reflective. That being said, I feel like my reading tastes have changed a lot since then, so I didn’t enjoy this one as much as […]

Review: Ripped by Katy Evans

Posted 9 December, 2014 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Ripped by Katy Evans

Review: Everything I didn’t understand about Pandora finally makes sense…kind of. There were still parts of this book that didn’t make sense. But I liked it a lot. It was definitely the most…normal…of the Real series. One thing that kind of got on my nerves about Remy was that he and Brooke had an extremely dysfunctional relationship, to the point that it didn’t really seem healthy. I like caveman…to an extent. When you’re actually acting like an animal, not so much. Greyson was kind of the same way, with an added dangerous man vibe. Kenna, rock god-ness aside, is a […]