A Dash of Romance to My TBR

I always say that I'm a SFF reader all the way, but there's nothing like a sweet spot of contemporary romance. Revealing in the feels, approaching tough topics in a way that will be resolved and manageable instead of bashing over the head overwhelming, and a guaranteed HEA with possible sexy times—what's not to love? … Continue reading A Dash of Romance to My TBR

Skulls on skulls on skulls

Imagine me cruising through Goodreads and seeing an interesting image pop up over and over again. I love looking at cover trends, because they are just so fascinating. It's like that black snake that was everywhere a couple years ago—who decides these things? Is it planned across publishing houses, or something they do to try … Continue reading Skulls on skulls on skulls

Four Mini Contemporary Romance Reviews: Heartbreak for Hire, If the Shoe Fits, The Royals Next Door, and A Lot Like Adios

I am slowly catching up on all of my NetGalley ARC reviews. Luckily, I'm kinda ahead of actually finishing stuff on time (yay me!), mainly because I've been reading and procrastinating on reviews. So there are four quick—hehe, not—reviews on four fun contemporary romances! Reviews stacked in order of publication date. Heartbreak for Hire by … Continue reading Four Mini Contemporary Romance Reviews: Heartbreak for Hire, If the Shoe Fits, The Royals Next Door, and A Lot Like Adios

Book Review: How to Find a Princess

How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Content Warning: alcoholic parent, reference to trauma (refugees fleeing by sea, descriptions of violence and murder, mentions of enslaved ancestors), PTSD, obsession/addiction, bullying Makeda Hicks just lost her job and her girlfriend all at once—all because she's too helpful, too selfless. Those aren't bad traits, right? … Continue reading Book Review: How to Find a Princess

Two Mini Romance Reviews

I have read a lot of romance books this year, and one of the things I've noticed is that there is a distinct difference between white protagonists and BIPOC protagonists. Where the white heroines tend to be twenty-to-young-thirty-somethings having a mid-life crisis and trying to find themselves in their mediocrity (and tend to spend the … Continue reading Two Mini Romance Reviews

Book Review: Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson 🌺🌺🌺/5 The Strong brothers rally to continue the family knitting shop after the sudden death of their beloved foster mother, Mama Joy, but run into complications. They've all got their own commitments, aside from Jesse, who's reputation is for running after women, not running a business. But the boys … Continue reading Book Review: Real Men Knit

Book Review: You Deserve Each Other

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle 🌺🌺🌺/5 Naomi and Nicholas are the perfect couple. Their social media is pristine. They never fight. They are getting married in three months in an all-out wedding. And Naomi wants out. She's sick of Nicholas, sick of his family, sick of pretending everything is perfect when it was … Continue reading Book Review: You Deserve Each Other