The Weekly Recap (34): My First Professional Conference

Sunday, March 31, 2019




Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT 

by Jenn Bennett
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: April 16th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I have yet to read a poorly written book from Jenn Bennett. I was pretty confident going into Serious Moonlight that it would be another hit from one of my favorite authors, and once again, Jenn did not prove me wrong. Serious Moonlight was a sweet, charming and thoughtful story that had me sighing in happiness by the end.

Can't Escape Love by Alyssa Cole

Monday, March 25, 2019

CAN'T ESCAPE LOVE

by Alyssa Cole
Series: Reluctant Royals #3.5
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: March 19th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Hello! I have died from the adorbs and I'm writing this review from the other side. It's no secret that I love the Reluctant Royals series to pieces, so much so, that I'm actually willing to read novellas from her. Can't Escape Love is one of the best novellas I have ever read. It was fun, sweet, and cheered me up from start to finish. If you've read this series then you already know the heroine, Reggie. I loved getting to know Reggie. I already knew she was going to be an awesome heroine, but she just completely blew me away. I'm sure you've already noticed from the cover, but Reggie is wheel-chair bound. She doesn't let that stop her from anything, however. She embraces her disability, runs an epic and successful business, and she's an all-around great woman. I loved getting to know her on a deeper level in Can't Escape Love. Reggie also suffers from insomnia and the one thing that helps her relax is Gus' relaxing voice. Circumstances lead Gus and Reggie to work together on his anime-based escape room. The two forge a friendship together that slowly develops into more. I really liked Gus' character too. He had me smiling at his geekiness and swooning at what a great guy he was. Reggie and Gus worked brilliantly as a pair. Alyssa Cole builds their connection so beautifully. I could see these two falling in love with each other right in front of my eyes. If you haven't read the Reluctant Royals series yet, you must change that ASAP. It truly is an exceptional romantic series! I'm so excited that Alyssa Cole is not done with this series and universe she's created. My body is totally ready for more!

Have you read either of these authors? What are some of your favorite novellas?
Let me know in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesdays (2) : Spring 2019 TBR

Tuesday, March 19, 2019



Hometown Troublemaker by Brighton Walsh

Monday, March 18, 2019

HOMETOWN TROUBLEMAKER

by Brighton Walsh
Series: Havenbrook #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: March 14th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Woo! I was so happy to dive into a new Brighton Walsh book. She is one of my all-time favorite authors and every book of hers has just been a complete delight. Hometown Troublemaker was no different and I pretty much inhaled this book!

The Weekly Recap (33): A Week of Procrastination & Free Food

Sunday, March 17, 2019




Top Ten Tuesdays (1) : Sequels I Need To Read

Tuesday, March 12, 2019



American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

Monday, March 11, 2019

AMERICAN DREAMER

by Adriana Herrera
Series: Dreamers #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: March 4th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

American Dreamer was not on my radar until I came across it on NetGalley. I'm so glad I requested it because I've found a new author whose writing I really enjoy. American Dreamer was such a satisfying romantic read in every sense of the word.

The Weekly Recap (32): What I've Been Up To

Sunday, March 10, 2019




Recent Mystery Reads

Thursday, March 7, 2019

WATCHER IN THE WOODS

by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Rockton #4
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: February 12th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Amazon - The Book Depository

My friend, Rashika, got me invested in the Rockton books last year. It didn't take much convincing from her as I had previously read and enjoyed a few of Armstrong's YA novels. This series, however, is my absolute favorite. I don't quite know what it says about me, but there's is something so morbidly intriguing about murders in a small town. Rockton is even more fascinating given that it's a secret town that homes a lot of unpleasant characters, as well as victims of crimes. Armstrong is at her finest with these books because every detail is carefully thought out. I was a little wary going into this 4th book of the series. How much longer can the author keep my interest in these books I wondered, but I had nothing to worry about. It's so interesting to me how diverse in personalities the characters in this book are. I continue to love and root for my power couple, Casey and Eric. They are very comfortable around each other now and you would think that it would make it boring for readers, but far from it. It's actually quite nice reading about a couple who are so open and trustworthy of each other. We also get to meet some newer characters here, including Casey's sister and Sebastian, who was quite possibly my newest favorite. Then, there was the actual mystery. For a small secretive town, Rockton sure was full of activity, which includes murder and more secrets than Casey can handle. Armstrong handled it all like a pro, of course, keeping me engaged all throughout. I especially love that she continues to maintain the eerie atmosphere of Rockton so brilliantly. As with the previous books, Watcher in the Woods ends with a bang, wrapping up the main storylines, while also leaving some open for exploration in future books. Watcher in the Woods was another excellent addition to this fantastic spooky series. I want more.

Bad Influence by Stefanie London

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

BAD INFLUENCE

by Stephanie London
Series: Bad Bachelors #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 26th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷


The Bad Bachelors series has been such a treat overall. I have to say though that this finale was easily one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I couldn't wait to find out more about the woman behind the Bad Bachelor app that was wreaking havoc in NYC and all about the man who broke her heart. Bad Influence delivered a strong romantic story that I am most definitely going to be revisiting in the future.

Second Chance With Her Billionaire by Therese Beharrie

Monday, March 4, 2019

SECOND CHANCE WITH HER BILLIONAIRE

by Therese Beharrie
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Publication Date: March 1st 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Therese Beharrie is one of my favorite author discoveries of 2018. I read and adored two books from her and I knew that at some point, I would go have to go back and read her backlist as well. When she offered me the chance to read her newest, Second Chance with Her Billionaire, I was more than a little excited, even more so, when she mentioned that it was an angsty second chance romance. This book was just what I was expecting. It was heartwarming and hit me right in the feels.