I guess I’m a bit lucky coming to this book as a reader who doesn’t have a lot of experience with “Regency” romances. To me, this is merely an unexpected romance set in an historical era, so I was a lot more forgiving of aspects of the plot that seemed to bother other readers basedContinue reading “Review: A Gentleman Never Keeps Score (Seducing the Sedgwicks #2) by Cat Sebastian”
I started this book in the afternoon and finished it before I went to bed that evening. In fact, I devoured it so quickly that I didn’t even take a few notes in my phone while reading, like I usually do to make writing reviews easier. I couldn’t bear to tear myself away from theContinue reading “Review: Bluewater Blues (Bluewater Bay #15) by G.B. Gordon”
Despite the primary premise of this book being a romance between two asexual characters, all of the really intriguing elements of this relationship revolved around what made the characters unique aside from their asexuality. Which I suppose proves the point. Both men were a study in contrasts. Brennan is a skater dude to reads scienceContinue reading “Review: All the Wrong Places (Bluewater Bay #14) by Ann Gallagher”
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the two Bluewater Bay books that have made me cry so far are by the same author. I devoured this book in less than 24 hours, even pushing back work on my own book to both finish it and type up the review while everything is fresh inContinue reading “Review: Selfie (Bluewater Bay #13) by Amy Lane”
I got incredibly spoiled by how good all the books in the Bluewater Bay series have been so far. This installment certainly wasn’t a terrible book by any means, writing-wise, but it didn’t hold up to the story-telling quality of the other novels.
One of the things I love most about this series is the diversity of characters. This doesn’t refer to just skin color, or occupation, or whether the character is famous or “normal,” but also in terms of personal history. In this case, Scott is a guy who hasn’t had a serious relationship in decades, andContinue reading “Review: Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt”
I was thrilled to see that the next book in this series was by the same author (and featured the same characters) as my favorite story in the Valentine’s Day anthology, “Nascha.” In fact, that story takes place over the same time period as this novel, and it was fun to see what was goingContinue reading “Review: The Deep of the Sound (Bluewater Bay #8) by Amy Lane”
This is an excellent introduction to the Bluewater Bay shared-universe romance series, giving us just enough information about the town of Bluewater Bay and the television show Wolf’s Landing to provide a taste for more. This book also does a great job of showing how major Hollywood stars are human just like anybody else, with veryContinue reading “Review: Starstruck (Bluewater Bay #1) by L.A. Witt”
This was a fantastic look at how two people who might otherwise have nothing in common develop a natural and loving relationship. At times, Ben came across as a little too perfect. Luckily, Phillip balanced this out by becoming a sympathetic character without losing any of the thorny character traits that intrigued me.
Disclaimer: I am friends with the author of this novel; however, I purchased the ebook for full price. My metric for how I view a good romance novel has turned into whether the interpersonal relationships are occurring between mature adults. I don’t have time for whiny teenage angst produced by characters in their twenties, thirties,Continue reading “Review: Outside the Lines (Bluewater Bay #22) by Anna Zabo”