Review: A Real Good Lie by Kate Hawthorne

I’m a sucker for the fake relationship trope, so I was excited that one of my favorite romance writers came out with a new book featuring just that thing. Though this novel is less kinky than some of Hawthorne’s other works, it still features the excellent writing, characterization, and storytelling I’ve come to expect fromContinue reading “Review: A Real Good Lie by Kate Hawthorne”

Review: Bold Brew Series (multiple authors)

This post contains reviews of the currently available books in the Bold Brew series: Cup of Joe (#1) by Annabeth Albert Puppuccino (#2) by Allison Temple Perfect Matcha (#3) by Erin McLellan Vanilla Steamer (#4) by Crystal Lacy Order Up (#5) by Wendy Qualls Silky Smooth (#6) by A. M. Arthur Fair Trade (#7) byContinue reading “Review: Bold Brew Series (multiple authors)”

Review: A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

I’m not sure what I expected of this book, but it was about a million times better than I anticipated. The characters, story, and situation were more exciting than I could have imagined, and it all packed an amazing emotional punch at the end. It’s one of those harder to categorize books: not quite aContinue reading “Review: A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer”

Review: No Surrender (No Regrets #1) by Nora Phoenix

This book is the first spinoff to the No Shame series by the same author. I’m pretty sure it can be read as a stand-alone, but I both highly recommend it and think that readers who enjoy this book will likely also enjoy going back to read those books as well. Go ahead. I’ll wait.Continue reading “Review: No Surrender (No Regrets #1) by Nora Phoenix”

Review: Us Series by A. M. Arthur

This post reviews each of the available books in the Us series: Here For Us (#1) Sound of Us (#2) Uniquely Us (#3) Heart of Us (#4) Here For Us (Book 1) This novel is a slow-burn romance between three very different men, and I don’t just refer to their disparate ages. It also includesContinue reading “Review: Us Series by A. M. Arthur”

Review: Lust & Longing by E.M. Denning

It takes strong characterization to create two characters in a single scene and have me believe they’re meant to be together forever—and then split them up for 20 years. It takes even stronger characterization for me to stick with the point-of-view character over those 20 years when he’s kind of a jerk for many ofContinue reading “Review: Lust & Longing by E.M. Denning”

Review: The Four Series by Sloane Kennedy

This review includes the books currently available in The Four series: Forgotten: Luca (#1) Foreseen: Lex (#2) Forgiven: Con (#3) Forgotten: Luca (Book 1) This book can be read as a stand-alone story, but it works best in the context of two previous novels by Kennedy: Atonement (Protectors #6) and Unbroken (Protectors #12). Thematically, thisContinue reading “Review: The Four Series by Sloane Kennedy”

Review: Inevitable by Briar Prescott

For touching on so many stressful subjects, this was a remarkably low-angst book. I was immediately intrigued by Drew and Bas’ dynamic, even before the first time they appear on page together. The sparks between Drew and Ezra were also blatant, and I knew I had to find out how these three characters finally cameContinue reading “Review: Inevitable by Briar Prescott”

Review: Licking Thicket Series by Lucy Lennox & May Archer

This post contains reviews of the currently available books in the Licking Thicket series: Flakes (#0.5) Fakers (#1) Liars (#2) Fools (#3) Flakes (Book 0.5) This novella blends onscreen sparks and sexiness with a narrative that provides the necessary context for the current relationship (or lack thereof) status of the two main characters. Ryder andContinue reading “Review: Licking Thicket Series by Lucy Lennox & May Archer”

Review: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Sara Dobie Bauer

Disclaimer: I am friends with this author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. Another Christmas in July treat, except this novella is less sweet and more vaguely terrifying. Bauer manipulates the Santa Claus trope to create an otherworldly being who fulfills the role of Santa Claus but with significantly less cheer. Kris latchesContinue reading “Review: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Sara Dobie Bauer”