Category: Reviews

Review: Arsenic and Adobo by M..

Posted May 10, 2021 by Nima in Mystery-Cozy Fiction, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Arsenic and Adobo Author: Mia P. Manansala Reviewer: Nima Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: There is a darling classic comedy called Arsenic and Old Lace. The 1939 play, which ran on Broadway, was written by Joseph Kesselring. The play is about two elderly women, aunties, who poison their lonely boarders so they can die happy. […]

Review: The Solstice Countdown..

Posted May 6, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: The Solstice Countdown by Lisa Shearin

The Solstice Countdown Author: Lisa Shearin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: It’s Christmas time and Mak is taking boyfriend Rake home for the holidays. It’s been over a year since she last visited her hometown of Weird Sisters, in the remote mountains of North Carolina, and it’s the first time she’s ever brought […]

Review: The Girl with Stars in..

Posted May 3, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes Author: Xio Axelrod Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Although she’s a talented musician, Antonia “Toni” Bennett doesn’t crave notoriety or the spotlight. Toni’s dream is become part owner in a local recording studio, but she doesn’t have the funds to buy her way in. When […]

Review: Highland Warrior by He..

Posted April 22, 2021 by Jen in Historical Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Highland Warrior by Heather McCollum

Highland Warrior Author: Heather McCollum Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Joshua Sinclair is the Horseman of War. As a mercenary for hire, he’s been on Orkney Island working for Lord Robert Stuart, training his men. But now it’s time to leave, and it’s none too soon for Joshua, who despises Lord Robert […]

Review: Saving Sienna by Katie..

Posted April 14, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Saving Sienna by Katie Reus

Saving Sienna Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Saving Sienna is the last novella in the MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus and it focuses on the sister Sienna, and Carson, who is the brother to her new sister-in-law from the first novella, Falling for Irish. Sienna is a PI and is […]

Review: Deceptive Dime Store D..

Posted April 14, 2021 by Jen in Rating A, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: Deceptive Dime Store Demons by Shawntelle Madison

Deceptive Dime Store Demons Author: Shawntelle Madison Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Opening shortly after the conclusion of Thrift Store Trolls, we discover that Aggie is moving into her own apartment and find Nat preparing to work the night shift at a new-to-town demon-run store (as a payment of debt from her actions […]

Review: What A Guy Wants by Ju..

Posted March 31, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: What A Guy Wants by Judi Fennell

What A Guy Wants Author: Judi Fennell Reviewer: Jen Rating: B-/C+ What I’m Talking About: Beckett, aka Beck, loses the gang’s monthly poker game, so it’s his turn to work for his friend Mac’s Manley Maid Service for a month. Beck grew up in the foster system, no plans, no ambition, but that’s all behind […]

Review: Unintended Target by K..

Posted March 25, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Unintended Target by Katie Reus

Unintended Target Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Reus deliveries another enjoyable novella with the second story in the MacArthur Family series. Unintended Target features Brodie the brother to Daniel, the hero in the first novella, Falling for Irish. Brodie is head of security to Trevor (not really sure what Trevor does […]

Review: The Home They Built by..

Posted March 22, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Home They Built by Shannon Stacey

The Home They Built Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Finn’s grandmother, Tess, is known for her outrageous schemes, but this one takes the cake. She’s entered (and won) a contest to have her home renovated as part of the TV show called Relic Rehab. The problem: she told the […]

Review: Last Strand by Jennife..

Posted March 17, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: Last Strand by Jennifer Estep

Last Strand Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Note: this is the 19th book in an urban fantasy series; my review will contain spoilers from previous titles.  Last Strand opens shortly after the conclusion of the previous book. Gin is searching for the money Fletcher stole from the Circle so […]

Review: Sandcastle Beach by Je..

Posted March 10, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday

Sandcastle Beach Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Sandcastle Beach is the third standalone romance story in Ms. Holiday’s Matchmaker Bay series. This time around, the story focuses on lifelong residents, Maya, the owner of the local theatre, and Benjamin Lawson (Law), owner of the local tavern. The pair has […]

Review: Seduced by Darkness by..

Posted March 9, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Seduced by Darkness by Bec McMaster

Seduced by Darkness Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Seduced by Darkness is a sexy novella from the amazing Dark Court Rising fantasy romance series. Even though the story is set thirteen years before the start of the first book (chronologically making it a prequel), it really should be read after […]

Review: A Lady’s Formula..

Posted March 5, 2021 by Ang in Historical Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: A Lady’s Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett

A Lady’s Formula for Love Author: Elizabeth Everett Reviewer: Ang Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: A Lady’s Formula for Love is overall fiercely modern, engaging, and wonderfully witty. Not unlike Bridgerton in the romance and self discovery areas of the story, it was fun to read about women skirting the ton, busying themselves with things they […]

Review: Accidentally Engaged b..

Posted March 3, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

Accidentally Engaged Author: Farah Heron Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Reena Manji, the middle child in a successful real estate development Muslim family, hates her job and gets annoyed with her parents’ unending parade of eligible Muslim men for her to marry. She’s mad at her younger sister who ruined her popular food […]