Review: A Little Light Mischief (Turner Series #3.5) by Cat Sebastian

This story can be read without the others in the Turner Series, though I highly recommend them. It also shows how women have both more and less freedom to choose their paths in life during this time period. Molly and Alice are both trapped by financial circumstances, but their ability to share a room isContinue reading “Review: A Little Light Mischief (Turner Series #3.5) by Cat Sebastian”

Review: The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter (Lilywhite Boys #0.5) by K.J. Charles

One of my favorite things about K.J. Charles’ writing is how she weaves together emotion, intrigue, and suspense. Another of my favorite things is how she inserts non-straight and nonbinary characters without unnecessary fanfare into historical fiction that too often lacks such representation as it it never existed before the twentieth century. In combination, sheContinue reading “Review: The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter (Lilywhite Boys #0.5) by K.J. Charles”

Review: Follow Him Home (Lovers Rush/Alternate Worlds #1) by P.W. Davies

This book started off slow, but quickly escalated to an interesting story line I found hard to put down. All three protagonists where well-developed and intriguing in their own way. Even the doctor Peter might seem bland on the surface, but his depths were revealed in the way he reacted to both Christian and Victor.Continue reading “Review: Follow Him Home (Lovers Rush/Alternate Worlds #1) by P.W. Davies”

Review: Spectred Isle (Green Men #1) by K.J. Charles

Though it’s not stated explicitly, I think this book is best read after the author’s The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal. Some secondary characters cross over, and it provides a good grounding on how the supernatural exists in this world. However, this book takes a deeper look at the nature of magic in this versionContinue reading “Review: Spectred Isle (Green Men #1) by K.J. Charles”

Review: Balefire (Whyborne & Griffin #10) by Jordan L. Hawk

Ten is a solid, round number, so I thought this would be the final book in the series. I was disappointed that the grand finale didn’t look like it would take place in the city of Widdershins, but I figured out early in the story that this was not the end of the series. That’sContinue reading “Review: Balefire (Whyborne & Griffin #10) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Broken News by Sara Dobie Bauer

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. It’s common to refer to the main characters in a romance story as the heroes, but there are no heroes in this book. Eric West is an unabashed crime lord, and Will fully admits to being a bitContinue reading “Review: Broken News by Sara Dobie Bauer”

Review: Draakenwood (Whyborne & Griffin #9) by Jordan L. Hawk

We’re back in Widdershins for Whyborne & Griffin’s latest adventure, but this time it’s the old families who are the targets. When Whyborne is accused of murder, he and his allies must not only clear his name, but also prevent the rise of a great evil. Plenty of familiar faces appear in this story, includingContinue reading “Review: Draakenwood (Whyborne & Griffin #9) by Jordan L. Hawk”

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: The Dragon Mistress: Book 3 (Eburosi Chronicles #10) by R.A. Steffan

I burned through all of the books in this series very quickly, then had to wait months for this latest installment. I read it all the evening of the day it was released. It was worth the wait. Like the previous books, Frella’s story contains nonstop action and adventure. Multiple relationships are in play. AndContinue reading “Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 3 (Eburosi Chronicles #10) by R.A. Steffan”

Review: The 5th Gender (Tinkered Stars Mystery) by G.L. Carriger

As someone who regularly speaks at writing and fandom conventions about the topic of “genre blending” or “genre blurring” in contemporary writing, I have some pretty strong opinions on the subject. Carriger’s science-fiction/romance/mystery is certainly one that I will now hold up as a great example of how to blend things right. This novel couldContinue reading “Review: The 5th Gender (Tinkered Stars Mystery) by G.L. Carriger”