Authors With Books I Loved Who I Haven't Heard From In A Long Time

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind

Monday, April 29, 2019


by Kelly Siskind
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Ever After Romance
Publication Date: April 23nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

New Orleans Rush was a different read for me. I was drawn to it as it sounded like it was something new from Kelly Siskind. Plus, who can resist a New Orleans setting? I had a good time reading this book overall. There were moments that I thought were a bit slow, but it was an enjoyable read overall.

The Weekly Recap (38): A Sad Week

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Girl He Used To Know by Tracy Garvis Graves

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


by Tracy Garvis Graves
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 2nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

This review contains spoilers.

Umm. This book was quite something. I haven't read anything from this author before but I had heard such good things from other reviewers. I was excited to try The Girl He Used to Know since it features a second chance romance and an autistic heroine. It started off on a decent note.

Top Ten Tuesdays (4): Taking A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

Monday, April 22, 2019


by Lucy Parker
Series: London Celebrities #4
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: April 22nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷

The Austen Playbook was my most anticipated spring read. I love Lucy Parker and her books - I re-read them ALL the time. The Austen Playbook also happens to feature her perky heroine and a grumpy hero, so I knew this one was going to be spectacular. Lucy Parker never disappoints and The Austen Playbook was just as brilliant as I expected it to be.

The Weekly Recap (37): The Flowers Are Blooming

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The One I Love to Hate by Amanda Weaver

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

by Amanda Weaver
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: March 18th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Not going to lie, this book was totally a book I picked up because of the cover. It's so pretty and eye-catching. Often times my cover whorish ways can lead me astray, but luckily for me, The One I Love To Hate was a book that was right up my alley. It hit all the right notes for me and it's definitely made me want to pick up more books from Amanda Weaver.

Top Ten Tuesdays (3): Comfort Reads

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fumbled by Alexa Martin

Monday, April 15, 2019


by Alexa Martin
Series: Playbook #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: April 23rd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

What a fun read! Alexa Martin's debut romance, Intercepted, was a great read and I had high hopes for Fumbled. I'm happy to say that Fumbled was even better than Intercepted for me. I can't say I'm surprised, however. After all, it does have one of my favorite tropes of second chance romance. :)

The Weekly Recap (36): A Short But Productive Work Trip

Sunday, April 14, 2019

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


by Chanel Cleeton
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: April 9th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷

I would be a liar if I told you that I didn't know going into When We Left Cuba that it would be a book that I would love with all my heart. Last year, Chanel Cleeton completely won me over with her historical debut, Next Year in Havana. It was poignant, romantic and so interesting. When We Left Cuba was just as enthralling of a read. I loved it so much - it is easily one of my favorite books of 2019.

Top Ten Tuesdays (3): Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Monday, April 8, 2019


by Suzanne Young
Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, YA
Publisher: Simon Teen
Publication Date: March 19th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

Suzanne Young's The Program series is one of my favorite YA series of all time. I was excited to read something new from her. Girls with Sharp Sticks was another imaginative story from her. This story was rage-inducing but in a really good way!

The Weekly Recap (35): A Romantic Reading Week

Sunday, April 7, 2019

What Has Nick Been Watching (1)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Girl Like Her & Untouchable by Talia Hibbert + A Gorgeous Cover Reveal

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


by Talia Hibbert
Series: Ravenswood #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: March 14th 2018
Source: Bought
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

A Girl Like Her was my first read from Talia Hibbert, which is surprising since I've heard nothing but praise for her books in the romance community. Better late than never though, right?

The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma

Monday, April 1, 2019


by Nisha Sharma
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: April 2nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I've been stalking The Takeover Effect pretty much since it was announced. A romance novel about brown/desi people falling in love? Heck yeah, I was all over that. It's safe to say that I was hyped for The Takeover Effect and oh my goodness, did it deliver or what! It was fierce, sexy, and just one of the most romantic books I have ever read.