Tag: standalone

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 […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted February 24, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn

Audiobook review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn Sixteen years ago, on the day his life was forever changed, Will Sterling saw the girl of his dreams, sitting on a balcony chasing away squirrels. Now a twist of fate brings him back to that same run-down building where he meets that girl, now grown woman. But […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted February 3, 2021 by Nima in Listen Up!, Rating B, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Forest 404 Podcast written by Timothy X Atack

Audiobook review: Forest 404 by Timothy X Atack Have you ever thought, “What happens if ‘The Cloud’ gets filled up?” What happens to your digital data after you’re gone? The generations which are now on the back half of their life did not grow up with smartphones where every photo and every whim of thought gets […]

Review: Uncharted by Alli Temp..

Review: Uncharted by Alli Temple

Uncharted Author: Alli Temple Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Having been fascinated by tales of women pirates for years (after reading an article about Cheng I Sao), I was very excited to read Uncharted by new-to-me author Alli Temple. Told through the experiences of Lady Georgina (aka “George”), the story begins with a […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted December 17, 2020 by B. in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Boyfriend Project by Alexis Hall

Audiobook review: Boyfriend Project by Alexis Hall I first read Boyfriend Material earlier in the year, amid widespread anger and only moderately successful lockdowns in all the fear and uncertainty of summer. With its irresistible mix of cynicism, humor, awkwardness, and romance, it was a delightfully welcome reprieve when it was most needed—a bright spot in […]

Review: A Princess for Christm..

Posted October 29, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

A Princess for Christmas Author: Jenny Holiday Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After giving an impassioned speech to the UN, Royal Highness Marie Joséphine Annagret Elena Princess of Eldovia is running late for a very important meeting and can’t seem to catch a break. Luckily young Gabby sees her and insists that […]

Review: Return Billionaire to ..

Posted October 21, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Return Billionaire to Sender by Annika Martin

Return Billionaire to Sender Author: Annika Martin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Noelle’s home is slated to come down as part of billionaire Malcolm Blackberg’s block improvement project. Although several of the residents have tried to talk to Malcolm, he won’t see anyone. So Noelle devises a plan to get into his office, […]

Review: Simmer Down by Sarah S..

Posted October 12, 2020 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Simmer Down by Sarah Smith

Simmer Down Author: Sarah Smith Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Simmer Down is  Sarah Smith’s second stand-alone novel about two food truck “enemies” to lovers romance. Nikki and Callum both are helping family members with their dream of running food trucks. Nikki works with her mother to help make her late father’s dream […]

Review: Spoiler Alert by Olivi..

Posted October 5, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Spoiler Alert Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Marcus Caster-Rupp is a heartthrob and a lead actor in Gods of the Gates, a Game of Thrones fan-base type show. They’ve just concluded filming the final season and Marcus is highly disappointed because of the subpar scripts. So he gives himself […]

Review: The Mother Code by Car..

Posted August 17, 2020 by Nima in Rating B, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: The Mother Code by Carole Stivers

The Mother Code Author: Carole Stivers Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: What if—we fight terrorists holed up in a network of caves, where troops are at a disadvantage, with a bioweapon that will wipe them out instead? What if—that virus is man-made? What if—we discover we can’t control it? This is the setting […]

Review: You Had Me at Hola by ..

Posted August 3, 2020 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

You Had Me at Hola Author: Alexis Daria Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: You Had Me at Hola is one of my favorite reads of the summer. Filled with strong Latinx characters, laugh-out-loud humor, and a touching romance, this book should be on your must read list. Jasmine is fairly well-known from […]

Review: The Year of the Witchi..

Posted July 23, 2020 by B. in Rating B, Reviews, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Year of the Witching Author: Alexis Henderson Reviewer: B. Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Born an orphan and an outcast, seventeen-year-old Immanuelle Moore has never known anything outside of Bethel. As the child of a Bethelan mother accused of witchcraft and an Outskirter father who was burned at the stake, she wears the […]