Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.
I’m one of those people who gets goosebumps from listening to music that affects me. Reading about the music in this novel, the way it’s described and the way it connects the two heroes, literally made the hair on my scalp raise. Continue reading
I’m pleased to host a stop on the blog tour for a new YA romance anthology, Love at the Edge of Seventeen, from Stars and Stone Books! It features stories by authors M.T. DeSantis, A.E. Hayes, Serena Jayne, Cara McKinnon, Mary Rogers, and Kylie Weisenborn.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s never easy to go through the fraught transition into adulthood, but the teens in this anthology have more to deal with than most: super powers, magic, illness, prejudice against sexual orientation and gender identity, and even death. Fortunately, they all find love at the edge of seventeen.
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For our blog tour, we asked our authors to interview their characters! This is part one of three. Continue reading
I had a great time reconnecting with my favorite trio, but this book threw me for a bit of a loop. Not in a bad way, whatsoever. But it was a distinctly different sort of story than its predecessor.
Part of what I loved about Beck & Call was that the three characters grow into a relationship together. During the immersive role-playing drama of the sequel, we’re returning to tried and true narratives, where the lord of the manor wants to share his new wife with his long-time friend. Continue reading
I think it’s a testament to how engrossing I found this book that I didn’t realize the title was a play on two of the main characters’ names until over halfway through reading the story.
I read this book on the recommendation of a blogger that I enjoy who talks about her romance pet peeves. In this particular case, Beck & Call was held up as an example of how to do a romantic threesome the right way. This isn’t even the case of a couple opening their relationship and falling for the third together. Instead, each character tracks a steady arc of developing feelings for the other two, which was a journey I enjoyed thoroughly. Continue reading
So much for taking a break from the romance and erotica books! This read (and probably the subsequent reads in the series) was inspired by a blog post by author Cara McKinnon, where she discussed how one of her romance pet peeves is three-way relationships where there’s only a real relationship between two of the people. She mentioned this series, and I had to find out how this book measured up.
Per the idea that a proper three-way relationship should include three real and distinct relationships, this book mostly works. In each relationship, the friends (or acquaintances) to lovers is incredibly quick. This could be a point against it, but Holly writes each character so well that the connection between each of them is immediately obvious, and you can’t help but cheer once the kissing starts. Continue reading
As amazing as it was to see so many recurring characters appear in one place in this book, I figured out pretty quickly that it’s because the series was coming to a close. I’d be more devastated, but this was definitely a long series and I loved every bit of the ride. (That being said, I definitely wrote “If the show is cancelled, I will riot” on my phone where I jot down notes while I read.) Continue reading
The conceit of this book made for an interesting read in light of the immigration issues currently plaguing the United States. As a note, I fall solidly on the side of how the hoops for immigrating to this country are ridiculous, which is how the plot of Operation Green Card becomes even remotely plausible. So, we’re just going to go with it and look at the story as it stands on its own. Mostly, what I learned is that even fake weddings are incredibly stressful. Continue reading