Waiting on Wednesday (15): Simmer Down by Sarah Smith

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Ghosting by Tash Skilton

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

GHOSTING

by Tash Skilton
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2

Who doesn't love a romance that blossoms over exchanged texts? Not moi! I was very eager to pick up Ghosting because of the premise. I'm also a pretty big sucker for books set in NYC. Along with the fact that Sarvenaz Tash, who has written some of my favorite YA books, is attached to this, I knew this was a book I would devour. And devour I did! I had a great time reading this book and will definitely not shy away from recommending it to romance nerds.

Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo

Monday, May 25, 2020

ONCE UPON A SUNSET

by Tif Marcelo
Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: March 3rd 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

Once Upon a Sunset was a touching story of a mother, her daughter, and a family secret that changes the entire course of their lives. Tif Marcelo's fifth book takes us on a journey to the Philippines when Margo and Diana discover that their father and grandfather respectively didn't die in WWII as they were led to believe.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Thursday, May 21, 2020

THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT

by Farrah Rochon
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: June 9th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2

I knew I wanted to read The Boyfriend Project when I found out that it featured three women who bond over a loser that catfished them all at the same time. I didn't even care if it had a romance or not because I'm that much of a sucker for books with strong female friendships!

Waiting on Wednesday (14): Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon & The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Top Ten Tuesday (17): 10 Reasons Why Romance Novels Are Special To Me

Tuesday, May 19, 2020



A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

Monday, May 18, 2020

A MADNESS OF SUNSHINE

by Nalini Singh
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: December 3rd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

Want to hear what a giant failure I've been at blogging lately? I read A Madness of Sunshine in September 2019 and I am only now, in May 2020, writing a review for it. 🤦‍♀️Anyways, better late than never, right? Prior to reading A Madness of Sunshine, I had only read Nalini Singh's contemporary romances (which, by the way, are excellent). I was keen on trying her latest mystery thriller particularly I'm a sucker for a well-written mystery, but also I was curious to see how she would handle the genre switch. There's a reason why Nalini Singh is renowned throughout the book community - she is incredibly talented and truly, this novel is proof that she is one of the most versatile authors of this generation.

Waiting on Wednesday (13): Recommended For You by Laura Silverman

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Top Ten Tuesday (16): A Random List Of Books I've DNFed Over The Years

Tuesday, May 12, 2020



Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Monday, May 11, 2020

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

by Meryl Wilsner
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: May 26th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

There's quite a bit of excitement for Something to Talk About as it's Berkley Romance's first F/F romance. Though I don't care for books about famous people I knew I wanted to give this a try when it showed up at my doorstep. You guys know I'm such a sucker for a good slow-burn romance and Something to Talk About 100% delivered for me with all its tropey goodness.

The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham

Thursday, May 7, 2020

THE RAKESS

by Scarlett Peckham
Series: Society of Sirens #1
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: April 28th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I discovered Scarlett Peckham's debut novel thanks to Sarah MacLean on Twitter. I basically devoured the book and couldn't wait to read more. I love historical romance, but I have struggled with some authors' writing styles. Not Peckham though. In fact, I'd say she is at the top of my favorite romance writers. I was so excited to learn that she was being published by Avon and even more excited when I received a copy of the book. The Rakess takes the concept of the historical romance rake and gender-bends it. Let me tell you, it's brilliant and now I want to read about more rakesses!

April 2020 Recap & May TBR

Wednesday, May 6, 2020



Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

Monday, May 4, 2020

GIRL GONE VIRAL

by Alisha Rai
Series: Modern Love #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: April 21st 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Alisha Rai has written some of my favorite romance novels. Seriously, if you haven't read her Forbidden Hearts series, you are missing out on so much romantic goodness. While the Modern Love series is a touch different in terms of tone and writing style, it's still one heck of a great series. You've got the signature Alisha Rai romantic elements peppered with the author exploring serious relevant topics affecting all of us. Girl Gone Viral was even better than The Right Swipe for me because there was SO MUCH MUTUAL PINING and I was here for it!