Book Review: One for the Road by Kate Hawthorne

One of my favorite things about Hawthorne’s writing is the way she plays with tropes in a manner that takes the story beyond the obvious. This is very much a second-chance romance, as a family tragedy forces one character home for the first time since leaving his high school boyfriend behind. However, that’s where theContinue reading “Book Review: One for the Road by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: Heart2Heart Vol. 6 (multiple authors)

I was honored to be asked to review an advanced digital copy of the 2022 Heart2Heart collection, featuring many of my favorite authors. Since I’m reading this charity anthology for free, I’ve made a separate donation to a local LGBTQ+ organization. This book is only available for a limited time, so don’t wait to grabContinue reading “Book Review: Heart2Heart Vol. 6 (multiple authors)”

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: Until Now (Not Ready for Love #3) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Not Ready for Love series: Not Allowed (#1) To Love You (#2) This book is really the second part of the love story between Wyatt and Grant that starts in Not Allowed. Unfortunately for us, Hawthorne traumatizes her readers with a significant time gap between the twoContinue reading “Book Review: Until Now (Not Ready for Love #3) by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: To Love You (Not Ready for Love #2) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my review of the first book in the Not Ready for Love series, Not Allowed. This book’s first scene takes place right after Wyatt leaves for college in the previous novel, but luckily, Hawthorne doesn’t make us relive THAT EPILOGUE. Probably because she is too busy cackling with sadistic glee over a different timeContinue reading “Book Review: To Love You (Not Ready for Love #2) by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: Not Allowed (Not Ready for Love #1) by Kate Hawthorne

Hawthorne is one of those authors who can take typical genre tropes and always put her unique spin on them. In this case, she upends the dad’s best friend/age-gap romance premise by featuring two characters who are both too self-aware and incredibly dumb about everything they’re getting themselves into. As a mature adult in hisContinue reading “Book Review: Not Allowed (Not Ready for Love #1) by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: A Matter of Fact (Two Truths and a Lie #3) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Two Truths and a Lie series: A Real Good Lie (#1) A Cold Hard Truth (#2) Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of this novel from the author. Though I enjoy both plot- and character-driven fiction, one of my favorite elements of storytelling, no matter the genre, isContinue reading “Book Review: A Matter of Fact (Two Truths and a Lie #3) by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: A Thousand Lifetimes by Kate Hawthorne

Vampires are my jam, and Hawthorne is one of my favorite authors. The only reason I hadn’t read this book before now is that I’m rationing her titles since I’m almost out of “new” things to read by her. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t get enough sleep lastContinue reading “Book Review: A Thousand Lifetimes by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: Destination Daddies Series (multiple authors)

This post includes reviews of books in the Destination Daddies series: Reel Love by Kate Hawthorne All Tied Up by Reese Morrison Living in Zin by G.R. Lyons Sink or Swim by Chloe Gray Jam Packed by R.J. Moray Greeking Out by Colette Davison Tourist Attraction by Luna David & Honey London All the Queen’sContinue reading “Book Review: Destination Daddies Series (multiple authors)”

Review: Dual Defiance (Duality #3) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Duality series: Dual Destruction (#1) Dual Surrender (#2) Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of this novel from the author. This book concludes a fascinating trilogy that showcases much of what makes Hawthorne stand out as a writer. What I particularly enjoy is how she delvesContinue reading “Review: Dual Defiance (Duality #3) by Kate Hawthorne”