Tag: standalone

Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks ..

Posted June 6, 2019 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Waiting for Tom Hanks Author: Kerry Winfrey Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Before he was castaway on a deserted island, landed a plane on the Hudson River, or came back safely from a failed trip to the moon, Tom Hanks was the king of the romantic comedy. Anyone who loves the rom-coms […]

Review: Ayesha at Last by Uzma..

Posted May 28, 2019 by B. in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Ayesha at Last Author: Uzma Jalaluddin Reviewer: B. Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Beginning with the highly apt question, “When do you get to be happy?” Ayesha at Last introduces readers to Ayesha Shamsi, a twenty-seven year old Canadian Muslim with the soul of a poet, who has just begun her new life as […]

Review: The Yankee Widow by Li..

Posted May 16, 2019 by Ang in historical romance, Rating C, reviews
Review: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

The Yankee Widow Author: Linda Lael Miller Reviewer: Ang Rating: C What I’m Talking About: In my experience most historical fiction is a lot of fiction and a little history thrown in for background, color or general information; such is not the case in The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller. Ms. Miller is a […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted May 13, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook review: The Birthday Suit Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Dion Graham, Savannah Peachwood, Jason Clarke, Robin Miles (Full Cast Style) Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source:  Purchased I listened to a couple of short stories about secondary characters in Birthday […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted March 6, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary, Listen Up!, Rating A, YA Literature
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

Audiobook review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee Author: Jeff Zentner Narrators: Sophie Amoss, Phoebe Strole Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Source: library I’m not a big young adult reader (hello I’m 40 something), but while finishing my BA in English, I took YA Literature as an elective. The class was geared more to […]

Review: Breaking the Billionai..

Posted February 26, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules by Annika Martin

Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: I can always count on Annika Martin to entertain me with likable, crazy characters and an outrageous story. Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules is another wonderful addition to her non-named, “Billionaire” series; standalone romances centered on a loosely connected set of […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted February 13, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating C
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Break-Up Album by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook Review: The Break-Up Album Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Andi Arndt, Shane East Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Brilliance Audio The Break-Up Album is about Jane Black, a rockstar who was left by her husband because he finally comes to grip with being gay. This devastates Jane because she is totally in love with […]

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 […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted January 9, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Audiobook review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand Author:  Christina Lauren Narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux & Deacon Lee Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com Source:  Simon & Schuster Audio My Favorite Half-Night Stand is another wonderful story from the writing team of Christina Lauren. The characters are silly and fun, yet have realistic problems that ground them and make […]

Review: Earl to the Rescue by ..

Posted December 17, 2018 by Ang in historical romance, Rating C, reviews
Review: Earl to the Rescue by Jane Ashford

Earl to the Rescue Author: Jane Ashford Reviewer: Ang Rating: C What I’m Talking About: I wanted to like Earl to the Rescue. The storyline had a ton of potential, but it just never lived up to it. The characters, when they weren’t bland and predictable, were annoying; for example the heroine, Gwendeline constantly refers […]