Category: reviews

Review: The Good Ones by Jenn ..

Posted February 15, 2019 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay

The Good Ones Author: Jenn McKinlay Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: The Good Ones is cute, but it’s definitely “fantasy.” I lost count of the number of times I rolled my eyes over the things which I had to suspend my disbelief.  Maisy Kelly, accomplished professor of English literature in North Carolina, […]

Review: Driven by Suzanne Falt..

Posted February 11, 2019 by B. in contemporary romance, lesbian romance, LGBTQ, Rating C, reviews
Review: Driven by Suzanne Falter

Driven Author: Suzanne Falter Reviewer: B. Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: When I was initially asked about reviewing Driven, I was immediately drawn in by its premise: a well-established, “Woman-Owned, Woman-Powered” auto repair shop fighting for its survival against a vicious new competitor that will stop at nothing to destroy them. Add in some […]

Review: Stray Magic by Kelly M..

Posted February 6, 2019 by Jennifer in Rating A, reviews, urban fantasy
Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding

Stray Magic Author: Kelly Meding Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I’m a big fan of Kelly Meding’s writing and her as a person. I got to meet her at AAD a few years back and she was delightful.  She writes great urban fantasy stories with strong and likable heroines. I started my […]

Review: The Matchmaker’s..

Posted February 5, 2019 by Jen in Rating C, reviews, romance, woman's fiction
Review: The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

The Matchmaker’s List Author: Sonya Lalli Reviewer: Jen Rating: B-/C- (see below) What I’m Talking About: I’m just going to come out and say this – while I enjoyed parts of The Matchmaker’s List, I struggled with the review and how to rate the title. I went in expecting a romance and therefore a happily […]

Review: Flare Up by Shannon St..

Posted January 30, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Flare Up by Shannon Stacey

Flare Up Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Shannon Stacey is always one of my go-to authors for small-town, family-centric, feel-good romances. Her Boston Fire series, although set in a bigger city, has the neighborhood feel and continues to fit the bill with its tight-knit firefighting family. We have met […]

Review: Season of Sorcery Anth..

Posted January 21, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Review: Season of Sorcery Anthology

Season of Sorcery Anthology Authors: Jennifer Estep, Grace Draven, Amanda Bouchet, Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Winter’s Web: At a local Renaissance Faire, Gin sees danger. Only this time, she isn’t the target. But her fixation with Hugh and the Circle leads her to make mistakes. I like that we […]

Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Sh..

Posted January 16, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, lesbian romance, LGBTQ, Rating B, reviews
Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy Author: Alyssa Cole Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After thoroughly enjoying the first two titles in Ms. Cole’s Reluctant Royals series, I was pumped to see that Prince Thabiso’s awesome mega assistant extraordinaire, Likotsi, was going to get her own story! Although Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is definitely […]

Review: Shades of Wicked by Je..

Posted January 10, 2019 by Jennifer in Rating A, reviews, romance, urban fantasy
Review: Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost

Shades of Wicked Author: Jeaniene Frost Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Y’all Shades of Wicked, OMG this book is so good.  Ian fans have been begging for his book since he graced the pages of One Foot in the Grave, the second book in the Night Huntress series. I’ve been on the […]

Review: Cowboy Wolf Trouble by..

Posted January 8, 2019 by Jennifer in paranormal romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger

Cowboy Wolf Trouble Author: Kait Ballenger  Series: Seven Range Shifters #1 Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B-  What I’m Talking About: Paranormal romance was my first love when picking a romance novel, but the last couple of years I’ve been busy reading other subgenres. I found myself in the mood for a paranormal romance when I was […]

Review: The Arrows of the Hear..

Posted January 3, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy

The Arrows of the Heart Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: We return once again to the magical world of the Tala and the surrounding Twelve Kingdoms. The Arrows of the Heart picks up the story of Karyn af Hardie, the Dasnarian ex-wife of Kral who gave up her comfortable […]

Review: Operation: Endgame by ..

Posted December 26, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: Operation: Endgame by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Operation: Endgame Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B+ What I’m Talking About: Operation: Endgame is just that… the final adventure with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences for our beloved heroes, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books. I have loved Books and Braun since their first story and am sad to let them […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience by A. W. Exley

Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #2 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Day’s Patience is the fantastic sophomore story in the Silent Wings series. Ms. Exley has created a fascinating world set in historic England, filled with unique and fantastical creatures that live among the humans. […]