Book Review: Up to Snow Good by Charlie Novak

This book is a follow-up and features some of the same characters as an earlier winter story by Novak, but it easily works as a stand-alone novel. The brief backstory did make me curious about the previous romance, but I was quickly swept up in the events of this one. Max and Luca don’t haveContinue reading “Book Review: Up to Snow Good by Charlie Novak”

Book Review: Like I Wished (Heather Bay #2) by Charlie Novak

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Heather Bay series. There are a lot of characters in the delightful found family created by Novak for this series, but each is so distinct that they are easy to keep track of. Just a hint of the relationship for this book is teased in theContinue reading “Book Review: Like I Wished (Heather Bay #2) by Charlie Novak”

Book Review: Attraction (Mobsters + Billionaires #3) by Kelly Fox

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Mobsters + Billionaires series: This book made me realize why I don’t usually go in for mafia romances – because often, the characters in those don’t realize that they are clichés. Here, Fox makes all of her mobsters (and her billionaires) extremely self-aware of the rolesContinue reading “Book Review: Attraction (Mobsters + Billionaires #3) by Kelly Fox”

Book Review: Soft Hands (Sin Bin: West Coast #2) by E.M. Lindsey

Lindsey treats us to a few of my favorite tropes in the latest installment of their hockey romance series. Poly romance arcs are a particular favorite because it’s like getting multiple story arcs for the price of one, and as usual, Lindsey upends every expectation by creating a unique dynamic between three well-developed characters. Plus,Continue reading “Book Review: Soft Hands (Sin Bin: West Coast #2) by E.M. Lindsey”

Book Review: Secret Service by Tal Bauer

Bauer is one of those authors whose stunning use of language elevates the work from general storytelling to a genuine art form. I’d probably have loved this book all on its own based on the excellent characterization and intricate plotline, but luckily, I got to read this amazing bit of literature instead. The action startsContinue reading “Book Review: Secret Service by Tal Bauer”

Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody

This post includes reviews of the books in the Diviner’s Game series: Bishop to Knight One (Diviner’s Game #1) When I tried to read an earlier edition of this book, I didn’t get very far. A few months later, I read other books by this author and fell in love with her creativity and writingContinue reading “Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: Play by Nikki Markham

This book is not officially part of the series, per the author, and it works very well as a stand-alone. But, both main characters here are featured in Impact, and the overall friendship connections involved in the larger cast of characters are more interesting and carry a bit more weight if you have read theContinue reading “Book Review: Play by Nikki Markham”

Book Review: Rebound by Kate Hawthorne

A bit of a long-running joke in this author’s social media groups is that she can’t write a stand-alone novel. This book, however, definitely stands alone, and whether she wrote it that way on purpose or not is irrelevant, because it still includes everything I love about her writing and storytelling. Ben and Thomas areContinue reading “Book Review: Rebound by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: Vortex Conundrum (Ghostly Guardians #2) by Louisa Masters

Read my review of the first book in the Ghostly Guardians series, Spirited Situation Haunted houses tend to fall under the purview of New England when such stories are set in the United States, so I’m having fun with this slightly random but exceedingly haunted Midwest attraction. This time, one of our heroes is theContinue reading “Book Review: Vortex Conundrum (Ghostly Guardians #2) by Louisa Masters”

Book Review: The Sceptic (Arcana Books #1) by Lily Morton

The paranormal Black & Blue series by this same author was a departure from her contemporary/romantic comedy books, but I am more than pleased that she continues to dabble in the realm of crossing romance with dark fantasy and horror. I hesitate to call this particular book a paranormal romance because while Will and JemContinue reading “Book Review: The Sceptic (Arcana Books #1) by Lily Morton”