Book Review: Ornamental (Irons & Works #8) by E.M. Lindsey

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Irons & Works series: Books 1 through 6 + 2 bonus novellas Scratcher (#7) We return to the Irons & Works tattoo shop for another visit to this excellent universe. You’d think we’d be running out of characters, but Lindsey effortlessly weaves together the “next generation”Continue reading “Book Review: Ornamental (Irons & Works #8) by E.M. Lindsey”

Book Review: Bellamy (Sons of the Fallen #5) by Jaclyn Osborn

Read my reviews of the first 4 books in the Sons of the Fallen series. The fated mate connection between Bellamy (avatar of Lust) and Phoenix (demon and all-around snarky dude) has been teased for a few books. Though we have only seen their interactions from other perspectives until now, their eventual clash was lessContinue reading “Book Review: Bellamy (Sons of the Fallen #5) by Jaclyn Osborn”

Book Review: Spirited Situation (Ghostly Guardians #1) by Louisa Masters

This book popped close to the top of the list when I began to intentionally search out urban fantasy stories emphasizing queer characters instead of queer paranormal romances. A difference between the two exists, even when one of the central characters in this book has a paranormal ability. The romance between Josh and Ewan isContinue reading “Book Review: Spirited Situation (Ghostly Guardians #1) by Louisa Masters”

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: Magi Accounts Series by Michele Notaro

This post includes reviews of the currently available books in the Magi Accounts series: Our Hearts That Tie Us (#0.5) The Scars That Bind Us (#1) A Kiss to Revive Me (#1.5) Our Hearts That Tie Us (Magi Accounts #0.5) This novella is available as a free download via Prolific Works as part of the Your BookContinue reading “Book Review: Magi Accounts Series by Michele Notaro”

Book Review: Oh So Oscar (Forever Love #3) by Charlie Novak

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Forever Love series: Always Eli (#1) Finding Finn (#2) This book gives the final son of the sprawling combined family that has threaded its way into every corner of Novak’s shared book universe his happily ever after. So far, Oscar’s travel-writer lifestyle (and London home base) means thatContinue reading “Book Review: Oh So Oscar (Forever Love #3) by Charlie Novak”

Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Though this novel involves the “east meets west” theme I’ve come to adore from the co-written books by Payne and Tortuga, it is also a departure from the formula in that Mason is not some posh city guy. Instead, the major difference has more to do with their relative life experience. Levi is only 5Continue reading “Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Pretty Toxic (Pretty Broken #2) by J.R. Gray

Read my review of the first book in the Pretty Broken series, Pretty Toxic. The second book in the series set around the rock band Pretty Broken features keyboardist and writer Lowe and the romance arc he shares with his best friend Saint, a solo pop artist. This book does stand alone, but it continuesContinue reading “Book Review: Pretty Toxic (Pretty Broken #2) by J.R. Gray”

Review: Any Given Lifetime by Leta Blake

I love that the back cover description of this book says it includes “some angst.” Have some tissues handy for at least the first two-thirds of the book. This science-fantasy romance (not sure how else to describe it) doesn’t pull its punches for any of the characters, regardless of their ages. Neil and Joshua don’tContinue reading “Review: Any Given Lifetime by Leta Blake”

Book Review: When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

This novel was long, but it never dragged or felt padded with unnecessary content. The authors crafted an intense story in which I was quickly invested in the characters, their situation, and their developing relationship. This narrative isn’t quite an “enemies to lovers” arc, but Bel must overcome significant ingrained beliefs about Daniel despite pressureContinue reading “Book Review: When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock”