November Wrap-Up & December Goals

I swung into November, literally, by attending an amazing sword technique workshop hosted by the Highlander himself, Adrian Paul, on Halloween. If the Sword Experience comes to your area, I can’t recommend it enough. I learned a lot, and what I was already familiar with was a lovely refresher. I look forward to incorporating thoseContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

Review: Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale & Roan Parrish

This story is not quite an “enemies to lovers” story because the characters would never have been on opposing sides had Vaughn exercised a modicum of common sense. However, Vaughn does what Vaughn does best (bend the rest of the world to his whims) and ends up with a perturbed FBI agent rather than anContinue reading “Review: Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale & Roan Parrish”

Review: He’s Come Undone

“Appassionata” by Emma Barry As a person who also experiences anxiety (though of a different type than depicted here), Kristy’s journey spoke to me on multiple levels. I appreciated how she related to her life’s various elements, from her artistry to her agent to her old “friend” Brennan. I enjoyed even more how Brennan didContinue reading “Review: He’s Come Undone”

Review: Abstract Love by Sara Dobie Bauer

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook at full price. I’m generally not a fan of the “enemies to lovers” or “gay for you” tropes in romance novels, so this book did not initially appeal to my taste. Except Bauer has repeatedly proven what an excellent author she is, soContinue reading “Review: Abstract Love by Sara Dobie Bauer”

Review: The Game Series by Cara Dee

Top Priority (Book 1) When I read the description, I immediately loved this book’s concept—talk about the endless possibility of conflict. Since it was short and I had some time to kill before an appointment, I figured it’d made a fun afternoon read. Instead, I fell head over heels in love with both Lucas andContinue reading “Review: The Game Series by Cara Dee”

Review: Bad Habits (Wages of Sin #1) by Onley James & Neve Wilder

This book is another recent binge-read that I enjoyed every moment of. Everything about it should have been ridiculous, but all the characters wormed their way under my skin until I had to see what happens next. The plot is delightfully twisty, requiring both an assassin and hacker’s skills to solve, and even when thingsContinue reading “Review: Bad Habits (Wages of Sin #1) by Onley James & Neve Wilder”

Review: Three Player Co-op Series by Allyson Lindt

Looking For It (Book 1) I’m a firm believer that romance novels are for everyone, not just (straight) women. That said, sometimes it’s obvious who the intended audience of a book is supposed to be, which is the case for this title. It is blatant wish-fulfillment, utterly indulgent, and honestly: There’s nothing wrong with thatContinue reading “Review: Three Player Co-op Series by Allyson Lindt”

Review: Enemies Like You by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers

I have so many books on my to-be-read pile at this point that when I’m tempted to buy another, I’ve started glancing at the top few reviews. And because I’m contrary, reviewers with complaints tend to make me even more interested in this book, which was definitely the case here. The first few chapters clarifyContinue reading “Review: Enemies Like You by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers”

Review: Conventionally Yours (True Colors #1) by Annabeth Albert

2020 has been a bit of a year, and one of the things I miss most is going to conventions to spend time with fellow readers and writers and gamers. Even though my gaming is mostly on the computer, the social aspect mixed with the competition is familiar enough to me that this book suckedContinue reading “Review: Conventionally Yours (True Colors #1) by Annabeth Albert”

Review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Snarkiness, terrible jokes, and a dose of anxiety are how I fit myself into this crazy world, so it should come as no surprise that I fell in love with the character of Luc at once. Even better, so much of Oliver’s personality is shown through the text, even in a story from Luc’s pointContinue reading “Review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall”