Out of Time by Monica McCarty

Thursday, November 29, 2018

OUT OF TIME

by Monica McCarty
Series: The Lost Platoon #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: December 31st 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

A short while ago I read the second book in The Last Platoon series and quickly grew obsessed with a certain couple. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my favorites were not the main characters in this final book. I went into it just a bit sad, but Monica McCarty did such a bang up job with this book that the sadness lasted for like 0.1 seconds. Bonus, I got TWO amazing romances in Out of Time. Second bonus, one of the couples was my favorite couple!

The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

THE FRAME-UP

by Meghan Scott Molin
Series: The Golden Arrow Mysteries #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: 47North
Publication Date: December 1st 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

The Frame-Up was a really fun book to read! I had been eager to pick it up ever since I found out the whole concept of the story and it certainly lived up to my expectations.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Monday, November 26, 2018

MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND

by Christina Lauren
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Gallery
Publication Date: December 4th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★
Kiss Factor: ✷

I did NOT like this book. Christina Lauren's past two books have been duds for me, but I keep hoping that they will release a book as good as Love and Other Words, which was poignant and so well-written. Lately though, their books are starting to feel forced to me, and My Favorite Half-Night Stand was very problematic, in my opinion.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018




Merrily Ever After by Jenny Holiday

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

MERRILY EVER AFTER

by Jenny Holiday
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2.5
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: December 4th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Absolutely scrumptious! Actually, I take that back. Scrumptious does not even begin to express how amazing this short holiday novella was. I devoured Elise and Jay's story, Once Upon a Bride, and was more than a little excited to find out that they would be getting another novella. I'm so so happy that Jenny Holiday decided to write these two characters' stories because they are my favorite from the series.

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Monday, November 19, 2018

THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON

by Julia Quinn
Series: Rokesbys #3
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: November 20th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

This series by Julia Quinn has been my favorite from her. The books have been absolutely stealing my heart. There wasn't any doubt in my mind that I would be picking up The Other Miss Bridgerton. Like with the previous books, this was a feel-good story with a lovely couple.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018




Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Thursday, November 15, 2018

DIAMOND FIRE

by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: November 6th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

How do they do it? How do Ilona Andrews make me, a novella-hater, love a novella? This writing duo is just exceptional. I can't believe how much I enjoyed Diamond Fire, but I should have known not to doubt these two. Every book from them has been a hit and they don't hold back with Diamond Fire.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DUCHESS BY DESIGN

by Maya Rodale
Series: The Gilded Age Girls Club #1
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: October 23rd 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I have read quite a few historical romance novels, but only one other that was set in the Gilded Age. When I found out about Duchess by Design being set in America as opposed to the usual setting of Britain, I was quite intrigued. Duchess by Design was a surprising read for me. I loved the focus on independence, feminism and chasing dreams.

Best of Luck by Kate Clayborn

Monday, November 12, 2018

BEST OF LUCK

by Kate Clayborn
Series: Chance of a Lifetime #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Publication Date: November 27th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

What a beautiful book this was! With every book in the Chance of a Lifetime series, Kate Clayborn's incomparable talent only seems to be growing. Best of Luck was a heartwrenching and beautiful tale of two lovely, but slightly broken, characters finding their way towards each other.

Sleepover by Serena Bell

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SLEEPOVER

by Serena Bell
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: November 13th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I have only read a few books by Serena Bell, but she is without a doubt an auto-read author for me now. She writes straightforward and wholesome romance novels that are just the perfect mood lifters. Sleepover was a sweet and charming story that I found myself inhaling.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018



Off the Grid by Monica McCarty

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

OFF THE GRID

by Monica McCarty
Series: The Lost Platoon #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: July 3rd 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I am a little behind in reading and reviewing this title, but better late than never! I'm so glad I decided to randomly pick up Off the Grid last week because it was just what I needed. I don't read a lot of romantic suspense stories, but The Lost Platoon series is definitely shaping up to be a favorite series of mine. These books are edgy, sexy and have a good dose of suspense to them!

Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne

Monday, November 5, 2018

UMBERTOUCHED

by Livia Blackburne
Series: Rosemarked #2
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: November 6th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷1/2

What a wonderful duology Rosemarked has been. It's always a nerve-wracking experience going into a series finale because your expectations are so high, but I didn't have to worry about anything here. Livia Blackburne delivered a bittersweet, yet powerful finale with Umbertouched.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018




The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Thursday, November 1, 2018

THE PROPOSAL

by Jasmine Guillory
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: October 30th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

Writing this review for The Proposal honestly hurts a little bit. The Wedding Date was such a charming debut novel that I couldn't help but have high expectations for Jasmine Guillory's sophomore novel. Unfortunately, my expectations for this book were not met. The Proposal lacked the addicting quality that I have come to expect from Jasmine Guillory and for the most part, fell flat.