• 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Waylaid (True North #8) by Sarina Bowen

    This is such an awesome read. 4.5 stars! And it intrigued me from the very start. Synopsis: This is the story of Daphne Shipley and Rickie – Dylan Shipley’s roommate/landlord. And there’s so much happening here. Rickie has suffered a mysterious injury leaving him with partial amnesia. Daphne has a psycho ex that’s threatening her and has forced her to relocate to another university. So, naturally, Daphne’s hesitant to trust again and Rickie has issues for miles because of his amnesia. Their growing affection and Rickie’s persistence is just super sweet reading. I must admit, I was really impatient for them to solve their respective “problems” (a.k.a. getting revenge and recovering memories),…

  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance

    The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary

    Release Date: April 23rd This is an extremely well-written and contemplative story. And, exactly as was the case with Canterbary’s previous book, the somewhat whimsical title doesn’t actually reflect the heaviness of the read. Because this is heavy reading even if it is a romance too. I’ve always admired Canterbary’s ability to precisely describe, with just a sentence or two, my own familiar yet unarticulated feelings. I guess that’s what many talented authors are about, but with her books it never fails, here and there I’d always had to pause at a few particularly insightful sentences just to take it all in. And I’m equally impressed each time. However, The…

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  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Bombshells (Brooklyn Bruisers #8) by Sarina Bowen

    Release date: April 13 As usual, I enjoyed the heck out of Sarina Bowen’s writing. And this was such an easy read. The story just pulled me in and I didn’t mind being swept away at all. I really, really liked the fact that Sylvie was a professional athlete. She was so strong and capable and trying to make a name for herself in a sport which is mostly viewed as a male one. That was beyond awesome. Synopsis: This is the story of Sylvie – a hockey goalie who’s earned a spot in a newly founded female hockey team in Brooklyn, and Anton – reformed player and also a…

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  • F/M,  Romance

    Cowboy (Busy Bean #2) by L.B. Dunbar

    Release date: March 1 Cowboy is a super-cute, well-written romance that will have sooo many people go all swoon-y. It’s also a book that just didn’t click with me. Objectively, this book has just about every ingredient I crave in a good story; a spunky heroine, a hot hero and some seriously steamy sexytimes. And then there’s the little surprise. Yet, for some reason, I had trouble connecting with the characters. Synopsis: Cowboy is the story of Scarlett and Bull. Scarlett gets fired from her job the same day she discovers her husband’s been cheating on her. When going off to Vermont to get away from it all, she meets…

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  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Sweetheart (Busy Bean #1) by Sarah Mayberry

    Release Date: March 1 This is a wonderful little story and a cute, low-angst romance. However, there’s a trigger that I was unaware of before starting, namely mental illness in a family member. And I can’t honestly say I would have read this book had I known that in advance. The romance-part in itself is low-angst and super sweet. But I can say with certainty that this story will not be perceived as such by those who have personal experience of a loved one with a mental disorder. Synopsis: This is the story of Haley, newly hired barista at the Busy Bean, and Beck, the hot lumberjack who roasts the…

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  • 5-star reads,  F/M,  Paranormal,  Shifter

    Meet Cute: The Hedgehog Incident (The Parasol Protectorate 0.75) by Gail Carriger

    I loooved this little novella! It’s the story of the first meeting between Alexia Tarabotti – preternatural – and Lord Conall Maccon – werewolf Alpha of the London pack. It’s delicious and hilarious, and even covered some of the overlap with the Finishing School series. The hedgehog incident has been mentioned previously in the PP-series and I was delighted to read the details now. Apart from hedgehogs, there’s also a grumpy and accidentally naked werewolf, and of course our heroine Alexia who gets an eyeful of well-muscled werewolf buttocks. So, this is a read for Parasol Protectorate lovers. Sure, I guess you could start with this story before diving into…

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  • Cover Reveals Promos,  F/M,  Romance

    Cover Reveals of the Busy Bean series book 1-3

    A spin-off from Sarina Bowen’s amazing True North series. Don’t miss out! SWEETHEART by Sarah Mayberry Release Date: March 1, 2021 On Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2JhMAAe   Blurb: I just wanted to get my hands on his beans Four years ago, I had a ridiculous crush on my sister’s boyfriend. But when they moved away together, I put Beck out of my mind and my heart. But now he’s back, and roasting the best coffee in Vermont. I need to convince him to supply the Busy Bean. And I need more of those kisses we accidentally shared outside the coffee shop. He still makes my heart race faster than a triple shot…

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  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    The Knight Before Christmas by Sierra Hill

    Release date: December 8th The Knight Before Christmas is a super sweet novella for everyone who loves Christmas. Or maybe for those who just needs a little help getting into the holiday mood. This short story is all about the feel-goods and the magic of Christmas and has a very pronounced fairy-tale vibe. It’s the story about Ivy, recently divorced and disillusioned, and Anders who has let grief rule his life for years. When Ivy’s car breaks down on Christmas eve, on a snowy mountain, Anders is the one that helps her out. But in the end, they help each other. So, yes. This is sappy. And excessively sugary. Which…

  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance,  Suspense,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Loverboy (The Company #2) by Sarina Bowen

    Release date: December 1st   Loverboy is a fun, easy-going romance that gave me the worst cravings for pies. The story is set, in part, in a pie-shop and there are way too many savory descriptions of pies in there. I mean, what the hell, Bowen! Like 2020 hasn’t been bad enough for peoples waistlines already! 😉 No, but seriously. There’s something so very appealing about books with lots of pastries in them, it just makes the whole story all the more homey and welcoming somehow. Anyway. So to the actual story; There’s Posy, pie-shop owner extraordinaire, recently divorced (from a complete tool) and struggling to find some good, reliable…

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  • Absolute crap,  F/M,  Romance

    Manfax (Winter Brothers #2) by Jacob Chance

    I’ve got to stop reading Jacob Chance. I’m lured in like a sucker by delicious cover pictures of abs. Every single time. Granted, I also found the premise for Manfax quite promising. Unfortunately though, none of my hopes for this read were realized. Synopsis: Roxanne runs a company named Manfax that specializes in investigating the romantic history of prospective dates/partners/lovers. After having four women requesting a Manfax for the same man – Adam Winter – during a short period of time, Roxanne gets curious. And when she discovers that Mr. Manfax is actually the brother of her best friend’s fiancé, she doesn’t know how to act. Adam is obviously a…

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