Review: Vino & Veritas Series (multiple authors)

This post includes reviews of books in the Vino & Veritas series: Featherbed (#1) by Annabeth Albert Heartscape (#2) by Garrett Leigh Headstrong (#3) by Eden Finley Aftermath (#5) by L. A. Witt Turnabout (#9) by Laurel Greer Daybreak (#12) by Kate Hawthorne Heartsong (#13) by A. E. Wasp Stronghold (#14) by Ana Ashley LimelightContinue reading “Review: Vino & Veritas Series (multiple authors)”

Review: Blood in the Water by Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning

Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of this book from the authors. This reaction didn’t happen when I read the previous co-written books by these authors, but it turns out when you combine Hawthorne’s steamy angst with Denning’s sweet feels and add a healthy dose of supernatural…you get tears. Like, all the tears. They’re goodContinue reading “Review: Blood in the Water by Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning”

Review: Dual Surrender (Duality #2) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my review of the first book in the Duality series, Dual Destruction. Hawthorne mentioned on social media that this was a difficult book to write, and part of me worried that this book would not mesh, thematically, with the previous installment of this trilogy. It features an established couple, and their lifestyle as white-collarContinue reading “Review: Dual Surrender (Duality #2) by Kate Hawthorne”

Review: A Cold Hard Truth (Real Good Lie #2) by Kate Hawthorne

Read my review of the previous book, A Real Good Lie. Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this ebook, though I had fully intended to buy myself a copy if I had not had this opportunity for an early review. Based on the initial interactions between Remington and Sebastian toward the end of the previousContinue reading “Review: A Cold Hard Truth (Real Good Lie #2) by Kate Hawthorne”

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: Lonely Hearts Series by Kate Hawthorne

This post includes reviews of the currently available books in the Lonely Hearts series: His Kind of Love (#1) The Colors Between Us (#2) Love Comes After (#3) Until You Say Otherwise (#4) His Kind of Love (Book 1) This dark romance is deceptive, in that even as I was low-key horrified at the depthsContinue reading “Review: Lonely Hearts Series by Kate Hawthorne”

Review: Dual Destruction (Duality #1) by Kate Hawthorne

This book verges on dark romance territory only because of the love-hate dynamic between the two heroes, including the levels and limits (or lack thereof) to their sexual relationship. I highly recommend reading the free prequel available on the author’s website, “Dual Hostilities,” to see whether these characters may be up your alley. It isContinue reading “Review: Dual Destruction (Duality #1) by Kate Hawthorne”

Review: May the Best Man Win by J.R. Gray & Kate Hawthorne

I’m already a solid fan of Hawthorne, but a friend encouraged me to also check out works by Gray, so this seemed like the perfect option. This book is a fun enemies-to-lovers romance with a dash of kink and plenty of wedding shenanigans, so basically lots of my favorite things. Jasper and Lincoln grew onContinue reading “Review: May the Best Man Win by J.R. Gray & Kate Hawthorne”

Review: Mallory Vineyard Series by Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning

Future Fake Husband (Book 1) This book is chock-full of fun romance tropes, including fake relationship, a relationship for external reasons, and of course, “there’s only one bed!” Despite these multiple familiar scenarios, the book managed to include plenty of unique elements that I enjoyed. Both Cole and Rhett are solid characters dedicated to theirContinue reading “Review: Mallory Vineyard Series by Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning”

Review: Giving Consent Series by Kate Hawthorne

This post contains reviews of all the books in the Giving Consent series: “Worth the Switch” (Book 0.5) Worth the Risk (Book 1) Worth the Wait (Book 2) Worth the Fight (Book 3) Worth the Chance (Book 4) Desperately Seeking (supplemental novellas)