Tag: small town romance


Review: Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

Posted 14 June, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

Review: I started this book a little nervously, since while I like the Winston brothers series, they don’t hold a candle to the Knitting in the City series. It just goes back to needing to relate to books and not being too interested in small-town, low-tech mountain life. But Sienna made up for everything I “less than love” about the rest of the series. Girl is LIT. The chapters from her point of view – that shit I could read forever. It’s not just that she’s hilarious (which she is), it’s also my exact brand of humor. Five-year-old kid potty […]

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: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Posted 1 December, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Alex has consistently been my favorite character in the Mechanics of Love books, whether or not she’s a main character in that one. I think this is for a few reasons: With her coveralls, maybe a bandana, and red lipstick, I picture her day-to-day outfit as kind of a pinup version of Rosie the Riveter, or Beyonce’s Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume. And as someone who loves girly makeup as well as baggy, comfy onesies, that’s a look I can get on board with. She’s a tiny ball of spitfire, reminding me of some of my other favorite characters. Because they […]

Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Posted 20 October, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Review: I’m so sorry, Simon Wallbanger. I cheated on you. Well, I’ve done that before. Whoa boy, have I done that before, and I’m not even sorry. With the other men in your series. But I was keeping it in the family, you know? Which either makes it better or worse, I’m not sure… But now, no. And it’s not just a fling. It’s real and it’s deep (hehe). Lord do I worship Alice Clayton. And for good reason. I’ve still been a Will and Grace fan for too long and have to change the names of Jack and Grace […]

Review: Chasing Mr. Wrong by Joya Ryan

Posted 7 September, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Chasing Mr. Wrong by Joya Ryan

Review: Recommended for: Gilmore Girls fans and anyone else that gets pulled in by small town charm. I know I’ve said this in other reviews, hell – I even said it in Chasing Desire, but Brazen Entangled never disappoints for me. I first discovered them with Wrong Bed, Right Guy in summer 2012 when I first started reading contemporary romance. I have read them very regularly ever since. And I’ve never legit disliked one. The worst it’s ever gotten is straddling the line between ‘yay’ and ‘meh,’ never spending too much time in ‘meh’ territory. I again loved the small town […]

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: The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen

Posted 7 July, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Hierarchy of Needs Review: I loved, loved, loved The Duality Principle. I always devour some good nerd love, and I thought Rebecca Grace Allen wove Gabriella’s professional life (proving her thesis) into her romantic life (Connor proving her wrong) really well. This book’s characters and general plot, I liked just as much. I don’t think the title fit well enough, though. The connection of the story to the hierarchy at needs felt forced at time. It was a lot of tell, and not show. For example, a lot of the connection was drawn by Dean in his head. I […]

Review: Melt for Him by Lauren Blakely

Posted 15 September, 2014 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: Melt for Him by Lauren Blakely

Review: Recommended for: Literally anyone who has ever stared at a firefighters of the year calendar. I’m about to get really corny for a second, but I feel like real firefighters need to be on alert with these Fighting Fire books (or really, any Lauren Blakely book). Because they’re so. fucking. hot. I mean, read this excerpt. Seriously, my gurlfrand Lauren can write the dirty talk like no other. I don’t even know if it’s dirty talk, because it’s not always dirty. but it’s always hot. Damn. Like I said in the intro, Lauren can write dirty. It what makes it […]