Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I started reading romance novels in 2016, in large part due to the emotional chaos wrought by the American presidential election. Luckily, judging by McQuiston’s author note at the end of this novel, she saw a need in the general readership and persevered in filling it. This book is exactly what I needed as theContinue reading “Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston”

Review: Three-Way Split (Comes in Threes #1) by Elia Winters

I binged this book in one evening with a glass of wine and some cat snuggles. Not a bad way to spend my time, and the book was an easy read that was fun to speed through and enjoy every moment. I was thoroughly invested in the individual and group dynamics of the three characters.Continue reading “Review: Three-Way Split (Comes in Threes #1) by Elia Winters”

Review: The Initiation (Filthy Rich Americans #1) by Nikki Sloane

I picked up this book on the recommendation from a writer that I enjoy, who mentioned that it was not her typical fare but that she’d really enjoyed it. The Initiation was definitely not like any romance book I’ve read so far, and I’d even argue that it’s not really a romance book. There’s plentyContinue reading “Review: The Initiation (Filthy Rich Americans #1) by Nikki Sloane”

Review: The Barista’s Beloved (River Hill #4) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with both authors; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. The latest installment in this small-town romance series pairs up a whiskey distiller with a barista, and the fact that the distiller is the lady and the barista is a guy is only one of the many things I lovedContinue reading “Review: The Barista’s Beloved (River Hill #4) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: Reverb (Twisted Wishes #3) by Anna Zabo

Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. The final book to follow the romantic escapes of the band Twisted Wishes focuses on bass player Mish Sullivan. She’s pretty much the literal definition of strong, independent woman who knows what she wants. But what she wants is differentContinue reading “Review: Reverb (Twisted Wishes #3) by Anna Zabo”

Review: The Baker’s Beauty (River Hill #3) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with the authors; however, I purcahsed this ebook for full price. Sometimes my interest in the romance between two characters takes a backseat to my interest in the development of the characters themselves. This book was sweet and enjoyable, with all the traditional romance novel tropes, but I found myself muchContinue reading “Review: The Baker’s Beauty (River Hill #3) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: The Distiller’s Darling (River Hill #2) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with the authors; however, I purcahsed this ebook for full price. I felt a bit guilty enjoying a glass of port while reading this book, but I have a feeling that I’d have loved it no matter the beverage. Iain and Naomi have almost nothing in common on the surface, butContinue reading “Review: The Distiller’s Darling (River Hill #2) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3) by Alyssa Cole

I enjoyed the third book in the series just as much as the others, even if it was yet another take on the premise. I especially found the intersection between traditional fairy tales and modern royalty compelling. The character development paths of Nya and Johan sucked me in on their own, which is important whenContinue reading “Review: A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3) by Alyssa Cole”

Review: The Vintner’s Vixen (River Hill #1) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with both authors; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. This is a fun new series that brings together two writers whom I greatly enjoy. I’m excited to read more in the town of River Hill, and the story of Angelica and Noah was the perfect way to start. SparksContinue reading “Review: The Vintner’s Vixen (River Hill #1) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: Not Quite Perfect (Rocky Cove #1) by Rebecca Norinne

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. On the surface, this plot reads like a wacky soap opera. Melodramatic and completely unrealistic. But Norinne makes it work, and every single character in this story is someone I can imagine meeting in real life. Beyond the primary plot,Continue reading “Review: Not Quite Perfect (Rocky Cove #1) by Rebecca Norinne”