Category: Reviews

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 […]

Review: Falling for Irish by K..

Posted February 25, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Falling for Irish by Katie Reus

Falling for Irish Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Falling for Irish is the first novella in the new MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus. It features a second chance romance between Kathryn Irish and Daniel MacArthur. They dated a few months and then a big misunderstanding broke them up and they’ve not seen […]

Review: The Knockout Rule by K..

Posted February 22, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

The Knockout Rule Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Isla Slade is the daughter of prize-winning heavyweight boxing champ Swinging Graham Slade. Other than knowing she doesn’t approve of boxing, her father has no clue that the sport has deeply scarred Isla, who suffers anxiety around boxing and boxers. Isla is […]

Review: Wicked All Night by Je..

Posted February 18, 2021 by Jennifer in Rating B, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Review: Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost

Wicked All Night Author: Jeaniene Frost Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: There may be spoilers for books 1 & 2. He snorted. “You’re saying I overreacted in order to protect you? If gods struck hypocrites with lightning bolts, your arse would be on fire right now.” That was the tone for much […]

Review: An Unexpected Earl by ..

Posted February 17, 2021 by Jen in Historical Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: An Unexpected Earl by Anna Harrington

An Unexpected Earl Author: Anna Harrington Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I’ve been a fan of Ms. Harrington’s historical romances for a few years now and have been looking forward to reading An Unexpected Earl since finishing the first book in the Lords of the Armory series a year ago. The story picks […]

Review: First Comes Like by Al..

Posted February 11, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

First Comes Like Author: Alisha Rai Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Jia Ahmed is a Southern CA based internet influencer sharing makeup and beauty tips. She’s been DM’ing with Dev Dixit, an Indian film star from an influential Bollywood family. He was kind and sweet when she was sick, and after a year […]

Review: Hearts Repaired by Car..

Posted February 10, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Hearts Repaired by Caraway Carter

Hearts Repaired Author: Caraway Carter Reviewer: B. Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Hearts Repaired, by another new-to-me author, Caraway Carter, is a sweet, sometimes bumpy May-December romance that aims to prove love doesn’t care about the particulars—even a thirty-year age gap—when two people are meant to be. An expansion of an earlier novella (The […]

Review: Wild Rain by Beverly J..

Posted February 8, 2021 by Jen in Historical Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins

Wild Rain Author: Beverly Jenkins Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Paradise, Wyoming, isn’t like the cities back East. The mostly White residents live in harmony with the few Blacks and other non-White residents, including rancher Spring Lee and her brother, Colton Lee, the town doctor. Spring is an independent woman, owning and […]