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”

Review: Secrets in Edgewood Series by Kate Hawthorne

This post includes reviews of the books in the Secrets in Edgewood series: A Taste of Sin (#1) The Cost of Desire (#2) A Love Made Whole (#3) A Taste of Sin (Book 1) I admit that I first tried to read this book a few months ago and only made it about a quarterContinue reading “Review: Secrets in Edgewood Series by Kate Hawthorne”

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”