Monthly REVIEWS/RECOMMENDATIONS

By | February 8, 2019
  • Floored by Melanie Harlow <– recent release that I really enjoyed!! It was a lighthearted drama-free romantic comedy that was such a great de-stresser  (here’s my review)
  • Tight by Alessandra Torre <– a hot new release from the author dubbed as the queen of mindf*ckery! Sadly though, this one didn’t work for me for many reasons (here’s my review). Once again, it may just be me being picky again, so give it a try if you were interested before!
  • Shug by Jenny Han <– this was a re-read for me, and one of my favorite YA books!! I’m amazed that after seven years since I last read it, it still affects me and makes an impact. 5 stars and a book I’d recommend to everyone – you, your teenage kids, your friends, etc…(here’s my review)
  • Verum by Courtney Cole <– this book BLEW. MY. MIND!! And I can’t even talk about it that much or it’d be a spoiler for those that haven’t read it or haven’t started this series (here’s my review) But seriously…if you’re feeling adventurous and want a story that’ll keep you on your toes, pick up this NA psychologically thrilling romance, starting with the first book Nocte.
  • The Hooker & the Hermit by LH Cosway & Penny Reid <– This is my latest TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Such a fun, fresh, and quirky book – you won’t find a more wonderful, full-of-heart story to fall in love with (here’s my review)
  • The Vixen & the Vet by Katy Regnery <– what a sweet, heartfelt romance! It’s a modern ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling that truly warmed my heart (here’s my review)
  • Hero by Samantha Young <– new favorite and recommendation!! This enemies-to-lovers office romance was fun, sexy, and at-times emotional! It had the perfect amount of angst and swoon (here’s my review)
  • Second Debt by Pepper Winters <– recent release & recommendation! You don’t want to miss out on Nila & Jethro’s dark and twisted story (here’s my review)
  • Kyland by Mia Sheridan <– Hmmm…I am clearly in the minority, but this one didn’t work for me. It just had some personal plot devices I wasn’t fond of (here’s my review). It seems to be a hit for 99% of readers though, so give it a shot!
  • Trade Me by Courtney Milan <– favorite! I really loved this NA romance. It was unique (couple pairing), had such whip-smart writing, and both characters were so likeable. I’d recommend it! (here’s my review)
  • Cartel by Lili St. Germain <– the first book in her prequel series to the wickedly intense and twisted Gypsy Brothers series! I really enjoyed this one and if you’re in the mood for one wild, fast-paced biker read, this one’s a good choice! (here’s my review)
  • The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey Berrick ($.99) <– This book totally wrecked me! It was one emotional rollercoaster I couldn’t get off of (not sure if I even wanted to). I was so conflicted I didn’t know how to rate it…so I didn’t. (here’s my review)
  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler <– TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Just thinking about this book is making my eyes water. I took a chance on this one and I strongly encourage you all to do the same (here’s my review)
  • Raze by Tillie Cole <– recommendation for all dark romance fans!! The one and only word to describe this book would be INTENSE. I could not put it down and there’s this hidden layer to the romance that made my heart race! If you’re looking for a book that’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping, try this one  (here’s my review)
  • Sweet Fall by Tillie Cole <– a TOP recommendation!! This NA romance is one of the darkest and emotionally heavy stories I’ve read in a long while, but it was exactly what I was in the mood for. It also made me ugly cry and I’m just blown away by the amount of emotion it evoked….if you’re looking for a standalone romance guaranteed to make you FEEL, try this one! (here’s my review)
  • Dear Emily (#1) and Dear Tabitha (#2) by Trudy Stiles <– TOP recommendation! These books are a blend of realistic women’s fiction with romance and made my heart feel so full…I loved both and being able to read them back to back let me carry my emotions from the first book to the second without delay. BEST kind of reading experience!! Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2. Be sure to read these in order!
  • Extinguish (#1) and Reignite (#2) by JM Darhower <– TOP recommendation!! This 2-book paranormal forbidden romance was unputdownable from the get go and I didn’t want the story to end. I mean, the hero is Lucifer, the Devil! That alone made me pick these up  Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2.
  • Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie <– I really enjoyed this NA romance! This was so unique (setting is in the circus) and the character development was stunning! It truly embodies every aspect of NA and as always, the authors’ writing style is great. Totally recommend (here’s my review)
  • Last Will & Testament by Dahlia Adler <– another favorite! This was such a refreshingly witty NA romance standalone (a little taboo since he’s the heroine’s TA). Totally recommend it (here’s my review)
  • The King by Tiffany Reisz <– TOP recommendation!! For fans of this heavy erotica series, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this one! Kingsley is the best  If you’re new to this series, check out the series reading order at the bottom of my review –> (here’s my review).
  • Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn <– TOP recommendation!! This 5 star book rocked my world, 200% unputdownable (here’s my review)
  • Clockwork Angel (#1)Clockwork Prince (#2), and Clockwork Princess (#3) by Cassandra Clare are my ultimate TOP recommendations!! I seriously finished this sensational trilogy and had tears dripping down my face, a pile of tissues discarded on the floor, and food wrappers scattered around me. It was SO emotional, SO intense, SO passionate, and SO good. 6 star series for me!! (here’s my series review) These books must be