The Weekly Recap (46): Heat Waves & Milestones

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Superfan by Sarina Bowen

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 25th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I'll never shy away from reading a Sarina Bowen book. I've loved quite a few books from her and this hockey series of hers is one of my favorites. Superfan did not work as well as Bowen's books. I didn't dislike the book, but I wouldn't say I loved it either.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Monday, June 24, 2019


by Tessa Bailey
Series: Hot & Hammered #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 11th 2019
Source: Bought
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I used to be a big fan of Tessa Bailey's earlier works, but her past few releases have not worked for me. I had vowed not to pick up Fix Her Up, but all the rave reviews had me re-thinking my decision. I'm glad I took another chance on her because Fix Her Up worked its charm on me. It was sweet, funny, and steamy, just like the old Tessa Bailey books I've loved!

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

A Book I Really Wanted To Love: We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Thursday, June 20, 2019


by Hafsah Faizal
Series: Sands of Arawiya #1
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: May 14th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★
Kiss Factor:

We Hunt the Flame has been everywhere ever since the book deal was announced. Even though I do not read a lot of YA fantasy books anymore, my interest was piqued by this book. It sounded like it would be an epic story with an even more sweeping setting. I went in ready to love We Hunt the Flame, and it felt like I would in the first few chapters, but it ended up disappointing me. I read this book with my friend, Wendy, and both of us dragged through the book, but we just kept waiting for it to end.

How To Lose a Fiance by Stefanie London

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


by Stefanie London
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: June 17th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I've been a big fan of Stefanie London ever since I read her Bad Bachelors series. She writes fun contemporary romances that are super swoony to boot. I loved the concept of How to Lose a Fiance, so I knew I had to try it. I mean, what's not to like with a story of a woman trying to get her fiance to dump her?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


by Tif Marcelo
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Women's Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: May 14h 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

The Key to Happily Ever After was a heartwarming tale of three sisters who own a wedding planning business. It's a story of family, love, and the inexplicable ties that bind siblings together. With Tif Marcelo's signature writing style, the book absolutely shines.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston & Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash

Monday, June 10, 2019


by Casey McQuinston
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, NA
Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin 
Publication Date: May 14th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Red, White & Royal Blue is probably one of the most hyped books of 2019. I haven't stopped hearing a million rave things about this book since even before it released and rightfully so. I knew I had to listen to everyone because it sounded like they were on to something. Red, White & Royal Blue was certainly the book I was hoping it would be. It was precious, swoony, and delightful in every way. I loved the characters in this book something fierce. Alex is the son of the first female president of the US. He was a complete riot with his smart-ass, sassy lines. He completely won me over with all the charm he laid on everyone around him. The only person who seems to be immune to his charm is Henry, a member of the royalty in England. This irks Alex to no end which leads him to actively disliking Henry. Circumstances lead to them being forced to get close to each other for the sake of a fake friendship in front of the media and all of us romance fans know exactly what that means. :) Henry was the quieter one among the two, but he was definitely as lovely as Alex. He was adorable, funny, and very kind. I loved getting to know him as much as I liked getting to know Alex. The slow-burn friendship that forms between them that eventually turns into more was just my favorite. I completely ate it up and Casey McQuinston was very much heavy-handed with the swoons which you know I was a complete sucker for. The side characters in Red, White & Royal Blue were also phenomenal. They added even more dimension to this already incredible book. I was especially happy to see a fellow stats nerd in Nora, Alex's best friend! Seriously, there is no one remotely unlikable in this cast and they all brought so much joy to me as I was reading this book. Besides the swoony romance and the amazing cast, I also enjoyed all the political aspects of the story. It was done very tastefully. I'm sure you've already heard it from a million other people now, but if you haven't picked up Red, White & Royal Blue, then you mustn't wait anymore. You deserve this swoony goodness in your life too!

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


by Beth O'Leary
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: May 28th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Ahh! This was a really adorable story, the kind that made me smile all throughout. The Flatshare caught my eye because of my pal, Becky's review. She loved it so I knew that I had to try it myself. Having read it now, I can definitely see why she unloaded with all the praise for this one.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

From Heiress To Mom by Therese Beharrie

Monday, June 3, 2019


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

Can Therese Beharrie please stop writing these stories that emotionally wreck me? Who am I kidding! I love the brand of torture that she delivers and I am obsessed with her words. I'm not one to enjoy books with the surprise baby trope, especially not if the baby is with another random hookup, but this author can publish a boring-ass story about plant fertilization and I would read the heck out of it. Yes, that's how much I love her writing!

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Sunday, June 2, 2019