Tag: standalone

Review: The House on Biscayne ..

Posted April 11, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Historical Fiction, Rating A, Reviews
Review: The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton

The House on Biscayne Bay Author: Chanel Cleeton Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Foreboding and tragic, a fabulous house by the sea has a history from its first moments. Many claim Marbrisa is cursed when deaths and accidents plague those who come to this ominous place of seeming paradise.  Chanel Cleeton […]

Review: Meadow Falls by Caroly..

Posted March 28, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Meadow Falls by Carolyn Brown

Meadow Falls Author: Carolyn Brown Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: After the death of her last living relative, a woman in her mid-thirties realizes for the first time that she is free of her father’s stifling expectations and is free to be herself.  What will she do with her life now? […]

Review: A More Agreeable Man b..

Posted March 14, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Reviews
Review: A More Agreeable Man by Jan Ashton

A More Agreeable Man Author: Jan Ashton Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice gets an interesting twist when, instead of innocent girl Georgiana Darcy getting tangled with the rakish Wickham in Ramsgate while on holiday, sweet, trusting Jane Bennet comes home engaged to the smooth talking charmer. […]

Review: Lady Charlotte Always ..

Posted February 26, 2024 by Jen in Historical Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Lady Charlotte Always Gets Her Man by Violet Marsh

Lady Charlotte Always Gets Her Man Author: Violet Marsh Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Lady Charlotte’s parents want her to marry for prestige, so it doesn’t matter to them that the previous two wives of the Viscount Hawley died under suspicious circumstances. Determined to get out the betrothal, Lady Charlotte starts a […]

Review: Longbourn Library by T..

Posted February 19, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Longbourn Library by Trudy Wallis

Longhorn Library Author: Trudy Wallis Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: What if Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice story took a leap forward in time to small town Idaho and the characters were all associated the local library?  Book people mashed with a classic story made for a romp of a RomCom. […]

Review: Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Posted February 7, 2024 by Jen in Paranormal Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Bride Author: Ali Hazelwood Reviewer: Jen Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Although Misery Lark is the daughter of a high-powered, prestigious Vampyre leader, she prefers to live secretly among Humans with her foster sister Serena. However when she’s told she’s to marry the Alpha Werewolf, Lowe Moreland, in order to maintain a fragile peace, […]

Review: Canadian Boyfriend by ..

Posted January 22, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Canadian Boyfriend by Jenny Holiday

Canadian Boyfriend Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B+ What I’m Talking About: When she was sixteen and working at the Mall of America, Aurora met Mike, a cute hockey player who was in town for a tournament. She decided he would be her fake Canadian Boyfriend: the reason she didn’t go to the dances […]

Review: The Grumpy Billionaire..

Posted January 4, 2024 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Grumpy Billionaire by Annika Martin

The Grumpy Billionaire Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Hugh is Stella’s older brother’s childhood best friend, and he spent a lot of time at her family’s home because of stability issues in his family. Both Stella and Hugh harbored a secret crush on the other, but Hugh couldn’t cross the […]

Review: Game On by Seressia Gl..

Posted December 4, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Game On by Seressia Glass

Game On Author: Seressia Glass Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Game On is another emotionally satisfying celebration of Black nerd women from Glass. Getting into Sam’s head is a treasure. She’s an amazing character, full of love and goodness. She is passionate and driven. I appreciated the extent to which the author […]

Review: City of Bones by Marth..

Posted November 2, 2023 by Jen in Rating A, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: City of Bones by Martha Wells

City of Bones Author: Martha Wells Reviewer: Sophia Rose Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Earlier this year, I ventured to pick up my first fantasy read by the author after being introduced to her work through her sci-fi, Murderbot Diaries series.  Next, I spotted City of Bones and was well-primed to enjoy another fantasy […]

Review: The Ex-Mas Holidays by..

Posted October 30, 2023 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Ex-Mas Holidays by Zoe Allison

The Ex-Mas Holidays Author: Zoe Allison Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: NOTE: This review contains information that *may* be considered spoilerish; however, I feel it needs to be addressed. Maya and Sam grew up together; Sam’s twin Liv is Maya’s best friend. The year before Maya was ready to head off to […]