Tag: Contemporary

Review: Ignite by Karen Erickson

Posted June 2, 2016 in Review / 6 Comments
Review: Ignite by Karen Erickson

Oh us silly women. We forgive waaaaay too easily. I love just about everything Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy) writes. I eat up her books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – yummy 🙂 So I can honestly say that my ONLY complaint about Ignite is that our heroine needed a backbone. Let me explain with my completely biased but glowing review…

Review: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

Posted May 31, 2016 in Review / 7 Comments
Review: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

What happens when the most uptight, over-achieving, driven student in the senior class ends up getting drunk as a skunk and wakes up next to the school’s most notorious playboy? A whole lot of character growth, sprinked with sweet, tender family moments that make this contemporary romance an easy winner for a summer time quick read.

Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Posted May 25, 2016 in Review / 15 Comments
Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I’m not one to read girly, friendship-type books. I actually run away in the opposite direction from them. But when I picked up the review copy of The Unexpected Everything, I had no clue that ‘friendship’ was a pretty big part of the story’s plot. Turned out, it wasn’t that painful for me to endure.

Review: Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

Posted May 5, 2016 in Review / 7 Comments
Review: Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye has ended her Hard Ink series but it is living on, in part, in her new Raven Riders series. And even if you haven’t read any of the Hard Ink books, you will have no problem “fitting in” with this bike club.

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Posted April 20, 2016 in Review / 8 Comments
Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Why the heck don’t I read more books by Kylie Scott. Seriously? I mean, she’s absolutely brilliant in the snark and witty banter department. I thought it was a fluke of the first book I read by her, Play. Turns out, not a fluke…

Review: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Posted April 12, 2016 in Review / 6 Comments
Review: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Kristen Proby is back with a new series surrounding five best friends who open a trendy restaurant in Portland, Oregon. It’s actually a brilliant idea, especially if you love “girlfriend” stories. Enter at your own “grammar” risk…

Review: The Do-Over by L.E. Bross

Posted March 25, 2016 in Review / 5 Comments
Review: The Do-Over by L.E. Bross

Are you looking for a well written “classic” small town romance? In the mood for classic romance tropes like opposites attract, secrets from the past coming to light, or just plain ‘ole starting over? Well, this story has them all and believe it or not, Ms. Bross made them all work together wonderfully.

Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

Posted March 23, 2016 in Reading Challenge, Review / 3 Comments
Review: The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott

I grabbed The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott because I’m always up for a “new to me” author and I saw the good reviews for this book. The story of a gym-rat boxer turned up-and-coming amateur boxer who falls for a reserved, shy girl running from a horrific past absolutely melted my heart. This is a story that is not easy to put down for too long.

Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

Posted March 18, 2016 in Review / 3 Comments
Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

It’s easy for me to sit here and write book reviews. I read a book, I take notes, I write what I think and feel. It’s not rocket science. When I have to write a negative review, though, I cringe… and hope no one starts stalking me.

Review: Forgetting August by J.L. Berg

Posted March 2, 2016 in Review / 15 Comments
Review: Forgetting August by J.L. Berg

I just couldn’t ignore this story. Oh, I tried. I saw the beautiful cover, read the synopsis, and thought, “Score!” But then I skimmed reviews and saw the dreaded cliffhanger and ‘story continued in book two’ dribble. I hung my head and walked away.

Review: Stone Cold Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Posted February 18, 2016 in Review / 3 Comments
Review: Stone Cold Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Brutal beginning, Ms. Ryan! I remember sitting in some session, some where, and the speaker noted that an author needs to hook a reader in the first chapter or the book has the potential to fail. On that point alone, Ms. Ryan ran away with the Stanley Cup, the Heisman, and the Super Bowl trophy in one fell swoop!