Review: How the Cookie Crumbles (Bluewater Bay #12) by Jaime Samms

I got incredibly spoiled by how good all the books in the Bluewater Bay series have been so far. This installment certainly wasn’t a terrible book by any means, writing-wise, but it didn’t hold up to the story-telling quality of the other novels. 

Review: Stuck Landing (Bluewater Bay #11) by Lauren Gallagher

Though at first it seems odd to have an F/F romance in the midst of a series that has been primarily M/M to this point, Anna Maxwell has been a recurring character through the Bluewater Bay tales, and it was lovely to finally see her find some happiness of her own after the drama ofContinue reading “Review: Stuck Landing (Bluewater Bay #11) by Lauren Gallagher”

Review: Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay #7) by Anne Tenino

Though I wasn’t a huge fan of the short story that featured these characters in the Bluewater Bay Valentine’s Day collection, I’m very glad I went back to read Lucas and Gabe’s novel when I realized I’d missed it. I didn’t have the patience for either character when they were teenagers. As adults, I stillContinue reading “Review: Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay #7) by Anne Tenino”

Review: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt

One of the things I love most about this series is the diversity of characters. This doesn’t refer to just skin color, or occupation, or whether the character is famous or “normal,” but also in terms of personal history. In this case, Scott is a guy who hasn’t had a serious relationship in decades, andContinue reading “Review: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt”

Review: When to Hold Them (Bluewater Bay #9) by G.B. Gordon

One of the things that I love about this series is that the creators of the world recognize that the entire town of Bluewater Bay does not revolve around the television show being filmed there, however much the characters mention the “Hollywood Invasion.” So much of the Pacific Northwest is protected national park (for now),Continue reading “Review: When to Hold Them (Bluewater Bay #9) by G.B. Gordon”

Review: The Deep of the Sound (Bluewater Bay #8) by Amy Lane

I was thrilled to see that the next book in this series was by the same author (and featured the same characters) as my favorite story in the Valentine’s Day anthology, “Nascha.” In fact, that story takes place over the same time period as this novel, and it was fun to see what was goingContinue reading “Review: The Deep of the Sound (Bluewater Bay #8) by Amy Lane”

Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! (Bluewater Bay #6)

“Just Another Day” by L.A. Witt: I loved this quick check-in with our first Bluewater Bay couple, actors Carter and Levi. Levi is his usual cantankerous and loveable self, Carter is still too perfect for words, and I’d be jealous of those cats if I didn’t own three ridiculous Siamese of my own. Also, thoseContinue reading “Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! (Bluewater Bay #6)”

Review: The Burnt Toast B&B (Bluewater Bay #5) by Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz

First, the elephant in the room. One of the heroes of this tale is a transgender (female-to-male) character. I’m actually glad that this is not hinted at in the back-cover blurb, and that I found it out naturally (very early on in the book). It put a different slant on the relationship, but only byContinue reading “Review: The Burnt Toast B&B (Bluewater Bay #5) by Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz”

Review: Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay #4) by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

As a professional author and former fanfic writer, this novel was an odd sort of wish-fullfillment romance that I never knew I wanted. Reading it was both fascinating and oddly bizarre, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Reading about other authors and their process is always an interesting experience, because I believe there’s no “one, trueContinue reading “Review: Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay #4) by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt”

Review: Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3) by Z.A. Maxfield

Characters can make or break any book, but especially romances, and the characters in this book shined. Though both of them come from worlds far from my experience, Nash and Spencer were guys I could relate to, guys I could cheer for. And even better, neither of them existed in a vacuum. Their decisions regardingContinue reading “Review: Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3) by Z.A. Maxfield”