Tag: romantic comedy


Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted 28 July, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

The Consequence of Loving Colton Review: When I first found Rachel Van Dyken’s books, I was all about the suspense. I devoured the Eagle Elite series, despite having drastically different feelings during rereads. Cut to today, and instead she’s one of my favorite romantic comedy authors. Between Grandma + company in The Dare and Max especially in this, she writes the most amazing caricatures. Most of the characters in this book straddled the line between outrageously hilarious and outrageously annoying pretty closely, but it worked. Like 85% of the time, they were hilarious instead of annoying. There were times where someone was […]

Review + Giveaway: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Posted 21 July, 2015 in Reviews / 19 Comments
Review + Giveaway: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Truth or Beard Review: Okay, so I think it’s pretty normal and expected to fall in love with the hero of a romance novel. I mean, that’s what I always do. Even if it’s not an endless, everlasting love, 99.9% of the time, my hero is the favorite guy in the book. Sorry, Duane. You’re the 0.1%. You’re not even a whole! Poor Duane. I do love you, I do. Just not as much as Cletus. I fell in love with Cletus more than Duane in #TruthOrBeard. Click To Tweet Cletus walks into a convenience store looking for something fairly normal and walks […]

Review: My So-Called Life by J.D. Hollyfield

Posted 26 May, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: My So-Called Life by J.D. Hollyfield

Review: Important spoiler alert: this book does not have anyone named Jordan Catalano. :/ I’ve yet to decide how I feel about that. I mean, I know how I feel about the Jordan Catalano, but yeah. You know, it’s funny. The first book of this series that I read was Life Next Door, book #2. Loved it. Went back and read book #1, but I’ve been putting off the review for months. Partly because I always procrastinate non-ARCs, and partly because I don’t want to write it. The writing, well, I wasn’t a huge fan of it. But what did make me […]

Review: The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

Posted 3 April, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

My Review: Oh. My. Fucking. Fuck. This book was HILARIOUS. I have a pretty high bar for comedy (I like to think it’s because I’m so damn hilarious myself), and this book exceeded it by leaps and bounds. It takes a lot for a book to make me laugh out loud. Not even laugh, but make any sort of sound showing amusement. But Meghan had me laughing so hard I was snorting and crying. I think Meghan may be the love child of all of my favorite funny authors combined. Just forget about the logistics that would actually involved in 11 female […]

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: The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Posted 17 February, 2015 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

My Review: If someone told me I would meet a character, even one that Penny Reid helped create, that I had a bigger girl crush on than I do for various members of “that infamous knitting group” from the Knitting in the City series, I would have called you cray cray. Even with all the other characters my favorite authors write, I love them in a different, less girl crushy way than I do with the knitting ladies. But that was before Annie Catrel. (B.A.C., for future reference. Not to be confused with blood-alcohol concentration.) I loved her so hard, and […]

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 Valentine’s by Kat & Stone Bastion

Posted 21 January, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: For Valentine’s by Kat & Stone Bastion

Review: This was a cute and short story. I saw a few other reviews refer to it as an extended epilogue, and I think that’s the best way to describe it. I thought it was really cute how they were going all out for Valentine’s Day, since Cade and Hannah both have such bad memories from the holiday. I’ve found that I always feel like these extended epilogue novellas fall a tad bit short with me, and that was the case here as well. It’s just always kind of awkward feeling to me. The story has been wrapped up, but […]

Review: Forked by Melanie Harlow

Posted 5 December, 2014 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: Forked by Melanie Harlow

My Review: Recommended for: anyone who knows what it’s like to not be able to keep your hands off someone who’s probably bad for you, anyone who likes sexy cooking scenes 😉 Love this book! It’s been out for like a minute, and I’ve already read it twice. My first thoughts while reading the beginning of Forked: Coco is probably the kind of adult who shouldn’t be left unsupervised. Kind of like myself. Once my boyfriend moved and I had the bedroom to myself, his side of the bed became my pantry and the floor is for clean laundry. So […]

Review: Scenes from the City by Penny Reid

Posted 1 December, 2014 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Scenes from the City by Penny Reid

Review: I’m deducting a star because DAMN YOU PENNY REID, YOU SCENE-TEASE, YOU. I. want. more. And I’m blaming you for these frustration and deprivation feels. The real review starts now. Merry festivus for the rest of us! Penny celebrates festivus, pole and all (okay, I’m not sure about the pole, and this sounds dirty if you’re not a Seinfeld fan). Instead of airing her grievances this year, she wrote us some presents. Scenes from the City gives us a little tease of life after the HEA for each of the knitting group girl’s we’ve already read about. Each one is […]