Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

The Rajes #1 This summer I decided that I would read one summer pick from each of my coworkers at the bookstore that I formerly worked at. This one was one of Becky’s picks and I’m always down for a Jane Austen adaptation! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:It is a truth universally acknowledged that only… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Fiction, Historical, Romance

Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #3 And now we have the third in the series, and the first one I read because I’m obsessed with Scotland. I enjoyed this one, but it is ultimately probably my least favorite of the three, mostly for the last few chapters. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Going toe-to-toe with a brooding… Continue reading Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

Fiction, Historical, Romance

A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #2 This one wound up being the third one I read, but my favorite of the three so far. Lucie (and her cat Boudicca) are my favorites from the series thus far and I will certainly be naming my next cat Boudicca in her honor.  Synopsis From the publisher marketing:A lady… Continue reading A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

Fiction, Historical, Romance

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

League of Extraordinary Women #1 So I had been waiting to write reviews for the three books in this series until this fall to coincide with the release of the fourth book in the series but it’s now been pushed back. Again. To September of 2023. So before I forget everything that happened in these… Continue reading Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals #1 It’s not often that Laura tells me that I must read a book, typically we’re going the other way ‘round, I’m telling her what she must read! But when I had the opportunity to do a virtual event with Katharine at the old store, I figured best time to finally sit down… Continue reading American Royals by Katharine McGee

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Honestly, I don't know why I read this book. I didn't particularly like The Love Hypothesis, but I saw promise in Ali's writing, and it was a runaway bestseller, so when an ARC arrived and I had a free afternoon I figured, eh, why not? Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing… Continue reading Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Mure #1 (The Café by the Sea in the USA) It's not summer without a Jenny Colgan book! This year I'm making my way through the Mure series, set on a fictional Scottish island based on my favorite place in the world, the Orkney Islands (and the Shetlands, which I also want to visit!). Synopsis… Continue reading The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Tokyo Ever After #2 In continuing my efforts to only read new books that I'm fairly certain I'll enjoy, I'm turning once more to a sequel. I really enjoyed Tokyo Ever After last year and was doubly excited to get a physical advance copy from our publisher rep at the store back in December. Synopsis… Continue reading Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Crescent City #1 This book took me over two years to read - I received an ARC in December 2019 and it was partly intentional that I took so long, and partly the fault of the book. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life--working hard all day and partying all night--until a… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

Let's Play #1 Hi, my name is Sarah and I am completely and 100% obsessed with Let's Play. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:She’s young, single and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible video games. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse,… Continue reading Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic