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, sequel to Tokyo Ever After 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… 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

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Mythology, Romance

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus #1 Admittedly, I had no idea what Lore Olympus was when our sales rep for the publisher sold it to me back in the spring. When he told me that the print run kept increasing and he suggested more copies, I said sure. Then we sold those 12 copies in one day when… Continue reading Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Palace Insiders #1 Bake Off + Royals + Romance? Yes please! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Ready... Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie's unicorn cake went spectacularly… Continue reading Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Another catch up read from my beach vacation - and what is better for the beach than a lighthearted contemporary romance? Synopsis From the publisher marketing:When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith… Continue reading The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Fantasy, Fiction, Romance

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Wilderwood #1 As I work through my backlog of books for reviews, I figure I'll start with what I read most recently and then work backwards. Through the whole year. Because I don't think I've really written a review for anything I've read since February... Plus, bonus, in starting with this one, I can share… Continue reading For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

It's hard to believe it was twenty years ago that I first read The Princess Diaries and my love of royalist fiction was born. I first read it after the movie came out and my friends and I became obsessed with the movie. And then I was a bit disappointed that both of my parents… Continue reading Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult, Romance

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy A Court of Silver Flames as much as the first three books in the series, but ultimately my trust in Sarah J. Maas’ ability to redeem flawed characters made me realize there was no way I wouldn’t enjoy it! For… Continue reading A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas