The Weekly Recap (18): The Classes Dilemma & Restaurant Week

Saturday, September 29, 2018




Lady Sherlock Series (#1-3) by Sherry Thomas

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN

by Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #1
Genres: Historical, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: October 18th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷
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Can anyone tell me why it took me so long to read A Study in Scarlet Women? I want to bang my head against a wall because this was just amazing for me. Most of you may not know this about me, but before I was a romance reader I got through high school by reading Agatha Christie novels. A Study in Scarlet Women gave me those historical and mystery feels that I devoured in Christie's novels. I'm so excited that this is a series as it means more time for me to spend time with these characters!

Waiting on Wednesday (3) : Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Wednesday, September 26, 2018



For the Duke's Eyes Only by Lenora Bell

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FOR THE DUKE'S EYES ONLY

by Lenora Bell
Series: School for Dukes #2
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 18th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷
Amazon - The Book Depository


Lenora Bell will not stop impressing me with her releases. With every new book of hers, I seem to be falling harder and harder in love with her books. For the Duke's Eyes Only is my favorite book from her so far. Fans of historical romance will gobble this up!

Don't Touch My Petunia by Tara Sheets

Monday, September 24, 2018

DON'T TOUCH MY PETUNIA

by Tara Sheets
Series: The Holloway Girls #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Zebra Shout
Publication Date: September 25th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷
Amazon - The Book Depository


It's another hit from Tara Sheets! I am absolutely loving The Holloway Girls series. It has everything that I ask for in a good romance series with delightful characters and a swoony romance, and more with the touch of magic. As with Don't Call Me Cupcake, Don't Touch My Petunia charmed me from the first page. I just want to shout out my love for these books from the top of a rooftop!

The Weekly Recap (17): Leaving Home, Settling In & Heading Back To School

Saturday, September 22, 2018




Followers Appreciation Giveaway & A Short Hiatus

Saturday, September 15, 2018



Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

Thursday, September 13, 2018

REBEL HARD

by Nalini Singh
Series: Play Hard #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Publication Date: September 18th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2
Amazon - The Book Depository

My first Nalini Singh book and oh my goodness! Why have I not been reading her books? Something is obviously very wrong with me. Rebel Hard came to my attention when a romance blogger tweeted about it having a Kiwi-Indian cast. As a brown/desi reader, I get so excited about romance books that feature characters that share my skin tone. I was quick to read Rebel Hard, and ahhh! It was just so so so good! Could I leave my review at that? No?

Fall TV Plans

Wednesday, September 12, 2018



Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PHOENIX UNBOUND

by Grace Draven
Series: Fallen Empire #1
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: September 25th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷


Phoenix Unbound would not have been on my radar had it not been for my good blogging friend, Jess. I'm very grateful that she urged me to pick up this breathtaking read because what a ride! Adult fantasy novels with a strong focus on romance are rare but books like Phoenix Unbound demonstrate just how much potential the subgenre has. I hope this book opens the door to more fantasy romance being published.

All The Little Bones by Ellie Marney

Monday, September 10, 2018

ALL THE LITTLE BONES

by Ellie Marney
Series: Circus Hearts #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Bearded Lady Press
Publication Date: September 1st 2018
Source: Bought
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷
Amazon - The Book Depository

Reading a new Ellie Marney is always a treat. She is one of my favorite authors and I have vowed to read anything and everything that she releases. All the Little Bones, with its circus setting and its swoony romance, stole my heart from the get-go. It's lovely and passionate and so romantic!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018




Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Thursday, September 6, 2018

INTERCEPTED

by Alexa Martin
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: September 11th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷
Amazon - The Book Depository


I've been dying to read Intercepted ever since I heard about it from a good friend. With its biracial heroine and its enticing plot surrounding the NFL, I knew that it would be just the perfect read for me. When a copy that I begged for (thank you, Berkley!!) showed up on my doorstep (and fought UPS for!), I immediately abandoned real life and started reading. What a ride it was! There's so much I want to discuss in my review for Intercepted, but I don't want to ruin the experience for potential new readers, so I'm going to give you four reasons why you should consider giving the book a try!

Monthly Memories: August 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018



Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


SUMMER BIRD BLUE

by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: September 11th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: NA
Amazon - The Book Depository

Akemi Dawn Bowman's debut, Starfish, is one of the best books I have ever read. It captured anxiety and teen emotions so brilliantly so I couldn't wait to read everything and anything by her. Summer Bird Blue, her sophomore novel, was just as gorgeous. Be prepared to be emotionally eviscerated with this one.

Hard Sell by Lauren Layne

Monday, September 3, 2018

HARD SELL

by Lauren Layne 
Series: 21 Wall Street #2 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Source: ARC received for review 
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷
Amazon - The Book Depository 


If you have been following me for a long time, this review is going to seem redundant. I adore Lauren Layne's books and she rarely ever disappoints. My review for Hard Sell is going to be all rainbows and cupcakes because I loved it! I mean what's not to love though? It had some of my favorite tropes including fake-relationship and enemies-to-lovers!

The Weekly Recap (15): Dental Appointments, Friend Dates & Books

Saturday, September 1, 2018