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Review: As Good as the First T..

Posted November 6, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson

As Good as the First Time Author: K.M. Jackson Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: As Good as the First Time is the first book in the Sugar Lake Series.  Sugar Lake is one of those wonderful small, southern towns full of quirky characters that are sometimes more fun than the main characters.  […]

Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday..

Posted October 23, 2018 by Nima in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton

No Sleep Till Doomsday Author: Laurence MacNaughton Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: No Sleep Till Doomsday is supposedly the last* in the Dru Jasper trilogy.  The book begins with (finally) a real date between main characters Dru, crystal sorceress, and Greyson, super hot gearhead demonically connected to Hellbringer, one of the Four […]

Review: The Breakup by Erin Mc..

Posted August 28, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: The Breakup by Erin McCarthy

The Breakup Author: Erin McCarthy Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Breakup didn’t feel so much like a second book as it felt like, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story.”  The Hook Up, book one in the Jordan Brothers series followed Cain Jordan and Sophie Bigelow and there […]

Review: Bad Reputation by Stef..

Posted August 20, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Bad Reputation by Stefanie London

Bad Reputation Author: Stefanie London Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Remi Drysdale, and I won’t spoil what “Remi” is short for, comes from the world of ballet.  It is her first love.  When professional and personal scandal ruin her career, she flees her home in Australia for New York City.  She makes […]

Review: Highland Betrayal by A..

Posted August 7, 2018 by Nima in historical romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Highland Betrayal by Alyson McLayne

Highland Betrayal Author: Alyson McLayne Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I enjoyed Highland Betrayal every bit as much as McLayne’s last book in the series, Highland Conquest.  This is the third book of five in the Sons of Gregor MacLeod series following the five boys fostered by Gregor MacLeod and raised as […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted July 16, 2018 by Nima in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout by Peter Besson

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout Author: Peter Besson Narrator: Connor Goff Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Science Fiction Audiobook Source: author I’m probably one of the few people who liked the 1998 movie What Dreams May Come. After reading the description of The Last Checkout, it […]

Review: The One You Can’..

Posted May 30, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren

The One You Can’t Forget Author: Roni Loren Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren is the second book in The Ones Who Got Away series following a few of the survivors of a Columbine-type school shooting at the imaginary Lone Acre High School.  The One […]

Review: The Hookup By Erin McC..

Posted May 8, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating A, romance
Review: The Hookup By Erin McCarthy

The Hookup Author: Erin McCarthy Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Erin McCarthy is not an entirely new author to me.  I have read and enjoyed—some more than others, several of her contributions to anthologies.  So I’m not sure why I haven’t read a full length novel from her before given that she’s […]

Review: A Nantucket Wedding by..

Posted April 9, 2018 by Nima in contemporary, Rating B, reviews, woman's fiction
Review: A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

A Nantucket Wedding Author: Nancy Thayer Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: A Nantucket Wedding is a story about the family drama that always surrounds large family events like a wedding.  The wedding serves to focus a spotlight on the relationships of key characters.You’d think a book about a wedding would be a […]

Review: Play for Keeps by Magg..

Posted April 3, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Play for Keeps by Maggie Wells

Play for Keeps Author: Maggie Wells Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Play for Keeps, the second book in the Love Games series by Maggie Wells is good, but I did not like it as much as the first book, Love Game, because the relationship between public relations genius Millie Jenkins and basketball […]

Review: Bad Bachelor by Stefan..

Posted March 5, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

Bad Bachelor Author: Stefanie London Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: I liked Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London much more than I expected to.  Reformed bad boys are a popular, possibly overdone, trope in contemporary romance and it takes skill to do it well.  The difference for me was that I genuinely liked […]

Review: Maybe This Time by Nic..

Posted February 26, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Maybe This Time by Nicole McLaughlin

Maybe This Time Author: Nicole McLaughlin Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Teenagers, almost all of them, go to high school.  It’s unfortunate that Twilight has ruined high school as a setting for too many authors. I confess, when I was introduced to teenage Jen MacKenzie and TJ Laughlin and the two had […]

Review: Highland Conquest by A..

Posted February 19, 2018 by Nima in historical romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Highland Conquest by Alyson McLayne

Highland Conquest Author: Alyson McLayne Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I haven’t read a historical romance in a while so I didn’t go in over-saturated with the genre.  Highland Conquest (originally titled Highland Bride) was a fun read. In fact, it makes me sad I missed the first one in the Sons […]

Review: Love Game by Maggie We..

Posted January 31, 2018 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Love Game by Maggie Wells

Love Game Author: Maggie Wells Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I am so the target audience for the this book, I feel like I need to issue a disclaimer upfront.  Love Game, the first book in Maggie Well’s Love Games series takes on love, women’s sports, and broadcasting.  I was a journalism […]