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Blogtour Review: Prince of the Playhouse – Tara Lain

Blogtour Review: Prince of the Playhouse – Tara Lain

Prince of the Playhouse exceeded all my expectations, even if they were extremely high! I loved Ru from the first time I met him, and seeing him unfold his wings and soar was beautiful! One of the things I love about Tara Lain’s novels is that even if there are homophobes in the world, there is always one or two people close to the main characters who love them no matter what! Prince of the Playhouse was a wonderful tale, and I enjoyed myself immensly while reading it. Ru is the perfect fashion designer with an amazing vision, and when his long-time crush – Gray Anson, action movie star – is scheduled to play Hamlet at the local Playhouse in […]

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Review: Falling for His Duchess – Donna Cummings

Review: Falling for His Duchess – Donna Cummings

Falling for His Duchess is a very tender and humorous story, I loved getting to know Julian and Rosalinde, their love-story was so sweet! Cummings always brings a smile to my face with her stories, and Falling for His Duchess is no different! Rosalinde was left alone at the country inn when she was there for her elopement, and Julian completely caught her off balance. The fact that Aphrodite and Ares were close-by, playing their little games did not make things easy for the protagonists, especially Julian. The Duke had left London behind to get away from all the match-making mothers and daughters who were all after him for his title alone. He wanted someone to love him for him […]

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Review: The Year We Turned Forty – Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Review: The Year We Turned Forty – Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

The Year We Turned Forty is a captivating story of friendship, love, choices and living with the consequences of those choices. From the very start, The Year We Turned Forty appealed to me – I’m in my forties, too – because the three main characters, Jessie, Gabriela and Claire were my kind of women. Their close friendship was well done, and I loved that they were all flawed and kept some secrets, even from each other. Apart from the element of them going back in time from their 50th birthday to the day after their 40th birthday, the story is very realistic, and I think the struggles they each had in their lives made a lot of sense. One had […]

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Review: One Second – Dannika Dark

Review: One Second – Dannika Dark

One Second was a beautiful, tense and very fast-paced and dangerous ending to the Seven Series. A lot of smaller plot-points from the prior books in the Seven series came together in One Second, and for most of the time, the action was tense and made me feel an undercurrent of danger for my favorite shifters. Lexi was very unsure of herself at the beginning, and it all had to do with her wanting a baby, but being afraid of having to live through another miscarriage. When Austin showed her that he was all in, however, she was ready to give it her all. Things started out nicely enough with Austin and Lexi renting a cabin in Colorado, Reno and […]

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Review: Right – Jana Aston

Review: Right – Jana Aston

Right was so much fun to read, and it did give me other feels as well – I have to admit to some tears at one point, even. I loved getting to know Everly better, she’s even more amazing up close and personal than she was as Sophie’s friend in Wrong! I can’t believe how much I laughed while reading Right! Everly is a hoot, and I’d love to be friends with her – especially if I didn’t need her meddling… Because she was very good at meddling in her friends’ lives – it all came from a good place, but the results weren’t always what she anticipated when she started out with her plans. I was already pretty curious […]

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Review: What We Find – Robyn Carr

Review: What We Find – Robyn Carr

What We Find is a beautifully written tender and slightly nostalgic story about finding love, finding oneself, and moving forward after dealing with loss. What We Find is the kind of contemporary romance that makes you think. About life in general, the choices we make, how to live with those choices, and how to continue moving forward after loss and disappointment. I enjoyed both Maggie and Cal, they were strong characters, but they both were a bit lost when they met, and their meeting gave them hope once more. The camping ground where they met is a crossroads in more than one sense, in the literal sense for many hikers, it is a meeting point, a place to change directions, […]

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Blogtour Review: In Her Eyes – Wesley Banks

Blogtour Review: In Her Eyes – Wesley Banks

Beautifully written, In Her Eyes is a different kind of NA story, with quite mature characters, a tender romance, and a lot of tender sadness. It was so refreshing to read In Her Eyes because of the mature and very likeable characters! There was no unnecessary drama, and the story felt very realistic to me from start to finish. Ben was so focused, both when it came to his classes and his running, and when he noticed Casey for the first time, he became focused on her as well. His doubts weren’t crippling, rather they were ordinary doubts that people have from time to time, but Ben had to deal with his past and what he wanted other people to […]

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Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

Waylaid proves that size doesn’t matter as long as it’s done correctly. Harrison managed to truly make her characters shine in this short-story. I wouldn’t be against more crossovers between The Hollows and The Drafter series, because Waylaid gave me the best of both worlds – namely Rachel, Jenks and Peri! It was a fun, short rump, and it was great seeing Rachel and Peri trying to figure each other out. For those who have not completely finished The Hollows series, there may be some small spoilers, but nothing major. The way Rachel was deposited into Peri’s world made me laugh, because Peri really doesn’t believe in supernatural happenings, even if she herself can go back in time to change things. […]

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Review: Love From A to Z – PG Forte

Review: Love From A to Z – PG Forte

Love from A to Z is playful and light, with some darker undertones as well. P. G. Forte’s Love from A to Z is a book about new beginnings and operates on insomnia. When April wakes up on Saturday morning, next to Zach, she has no idea who he or she is. The game here is sex. The reader is immediately immersed in Zach’s playfulness. There are some very visual scenes between April and Zack as they embark on their sexual journey, which set the pages on fire. And somehow the fact that they just met, even how they met, doesn’t lessen the intensity between them. It feels right – at least this reader thinks so. The story also manages […]

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Review: To Lure a Proper Lady – Ashlyn Macnamara

Review: To Lure a Proper Lady – Ashlyn Macnamara

To Lure a Proper Lady is a quick, humorous and sexy read – I loved Lizzie, she was definitely a proper lady in many ways, but quite forward in others… To Lure a Proper Lady is an amazing mix of family obligations, mystery and forbidden romance, with a main character who is much stronger than she thinks. When Lizzie thinks someone is trying to poison her father, the Duke, she goes on her own to Bow Street to hire a runner, and ends up with Dysart coming to the ducal seat for a fortnight to investigate during a house-party. They are both smart, but there are too many possibilities to follow, plus the attraction they feel for each other is […]

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