Work Song by Danielle Allen

Friday, July 31, 2020

by Danielle Allen
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: September 27th 2015
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Ari has been harassing me to pick up Work Song because she knows how much I enjoy workplace romances. Well, 10000 years later, I finally got around to reading the book and what do you know: Ari was right and I loved every minute of this super fun romance. 

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

Thursday, July 30, 2020

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY

by Sandhya Menon
Series: Dimple and Rishi #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Simon Teen
Publication Date: July 21st 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

If you've been reading this blog for a while you know that Sandhya Menon easily became one of my favorite authors of all-time with her debut release. She writes these love stories about desi people who look just like me. I have yet to be disappointed by any book by her and I was so eager to read 10 Things I Hate About Pinky. This opposites-attract/fake-dating romance was just the sweetest and most heart-felt book.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020


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Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Monday, July 27, 2020

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL

by Alexis Hall
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 7th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷

This book! THIS BOOK! I didn't know just how much I needed Boyfriend Material in my life until I read it. Now, I foresee myself reading this every year. It's the sort of witty love story that leaves you with a stupid grin on your face throughout the entire thing and leaves you bathing in a pool of all the swoony and cozy feelings. I freaking loved every moment of it!

Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

UNRAVEL THE DUSK

by Elizabeth Lim
Series: The Blood of Stars #2
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: July 7th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I read Spin the Dawn, a creative tale of Mulan meets Project Runway, last year and I loved every moment of it. Obviously, I was very keen on reading the sequel to get back with Maia, Edan, and Maia's magical scissors. While for me Unravel the Dusk did not hold a torch to the first book, this is still a series that I will solidly include in my all-time favorites list.

Daring And The Duke by Sarah MacLean

Monday, July 20, 2020

DARING AND THE DUKE

by Sarah MacLean
Series: The Bareknucle Bastards #3
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 30th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Oh, man! Daring and the Duke was so so good! Most fans of this series have been highly anticipating this book in particular because Ewan and Grace have such a tumultuous history together. For me, this book was everything I was hoping for them and I'm so pleased with how Sarah MacLean handled Ewan's redemption!

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Friday, July 17, 2020

WICKED FOX

by Kat Cho
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: June 25th 2019
Source: Library
Star Quotient: ★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

I've been wanting to pick up Wicked Fox for a while now but haven't been in the right mood for it. I finally read it a few weeks ago. While it was an overall pleasant reading experience, I have to admit to not finding the book to be the most memorable. That's okay though because not everything I read has to be memorable.

One Kiss From The King of Rock & One Wicked Lick From The Drummer by Ainslie Paton

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

ONE KISS FROM THE KING OF ROCK

by Ainslie Paton
Series: The One #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: April 16th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

I'm terribly behind on reviewing these books, but better late than never. I think pretty much everyone knows that I'm not a fan of musicians/celebrities/famous people in books. I do love Ainslie Paton though, so I had to read this series. Phew, these books were so hot! One Kiss From The King of Rock was all about the kissing and let me tell you, it was hot. The way Ainslie Paton wrote these scenes were a work of art. Low-key, I was feeling very hot and flustered!

Top Ten Tuesday (21): 2020 Books That Made Me Smile

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


A Song of Wraiths & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Monday, July 13, 2020

A SONG OF WRAITHS & RUIN

by Roseanne A. Brown
Series: A Song of Wraiths & Ruin #1
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: June 2nd 2020
Source: Bought
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Aww, man! A Song of Wraiths & Ruin was so enjoyable, I did not want it to end. I've had my eyes on this book mostly because that cover is impossible to look away from. When I found out that the two main characters were trying to kill each other, I just knew I had to pick it up ASAP. I mean, it was total romance-ship worthy material, so I had to! The book was everything that I could ask of a solid YA fantasy!

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Thursday, July 9, 2020

THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST

by Chanel Cleeton
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: June 16th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2

These historical fiction books by Chanel Cleeton have been a highlight of my reading experience in the past few years. They are evocative and vivid in their characters and settings. There was no doubt that I would be reading The Last Train to Key West after loving both Next Year In Havana and When We Left Cuba.

Waiting on Wednesday (19): Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


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Tuesday, July 7, 2020


A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Monday, July 6, 2020

A COWBOY TO REMEMBER

by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Series: Cowboys of California #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Publication Date: February 25th 2020
Source: Library
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

What a delight this book was! I don't usually read books about cowboys, but Jenica at Fire Whiskey Reader convinced me to check A Cowboy to Remember out from the library with all her praise and I'm so glad I listened to her. While the romance was charming, it was the family dynamics, the characters, and the friendships that made this book a memorable experience for me.

June 2020 Recap & July TBR

Friday, July 3, 2020


Just A Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

JUST A HEARTBEAT AWAY

by Cara Bastone
Series: Forever Yours #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Publication Date: June 30th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Just a Heartbeat Away is one of my favorite romantic debuts of 2020. While I initially picked up the book because of the most adorable puppy on the cover, it quietly managed to sneak up on my heart and ran away with it. I don't know what it is with me and painfully slow-burn romances, but I find myself constantly devouring this trope. In Just a Heartbeat Away, not only is the slow-burn trope penned with a lot of heart, but we are gifted with two additional tropes: single-dad and age-gap. As those are all favorite tropes of mine, you could say that I was in romance heaven while reading this book!