Genre: Adult Fiction

The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Review

Posted November 19, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Review

“Après moi, le déluge.” -Attributed to Louis XV, later quoted by Mrs. Westaway. Well alright alright alright. This was a fun one, rabid readers. As a big fan of Agatha Christie, my eyebrows pricked up when in the preview blurb for this book Ruth Ware was honored as “The Agatha Christie of our time.” ‘Oh yeah? … We shall see…’ I thought, and downloaded one of her other books, The Woman in Cabin 10. I thought that one was great… ‘till the very end where there was a pretty substantial shark jump. But hey not even Agatha Christie churned out […]


The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory | ARC Review

Posted October 29, 2018 in Reviews / 8 Comments
The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory | ARC Review

*Huge thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an review copy free of charge!* If you know my reading tastes at all, you know that word “royals” in a contemporary novel hooks me every.single.time. That’s why I’ve had my eye on The Royal Runaway for a while now, and it’s comp titles are The Princess Diaries and The Royal We (two of my favorite contemporary reads EVER) so I screamed when I was approved for it on NetGalley and immediately dove in once I knew I had some good, solid uninterrupted reading time. The Royal Runaway features a […]


Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton | Review

Posted September 24, 2018 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton | Review

I don’t remember where I first heard about Next Year in Havana, but I do remember being struck by the gorgeous cover and feeling a deep compulsion to read it immediately. After a few frustrating weeks waiting for my library hold to come in, I decided to take the plunge and just buy the book, something I’m always a bit wary to do when I’m not familiar with the author. I shouldn’t have worried though, because Next Year in Havana was not only the book I wanted, but it was very much the book I needed as well. Next Year […]


Crazy Rich Asians Series Review

Posted July 9, 2018 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Crazy Rich Asians Series Review

*Warning: While the reviews are not inherently spoiler filled themselves, each successive review will talk about what happened in the previous book(s). I’d seen Crazy Rich Asians at bookstores for years, and always pondered what it was about, with it’s stark salmon cover and rather brash and forward title. When I caught wind that it was going to become a movie, I decided it was time to finally pick it up and see what it was all about, so I joined the 30+ Overdrive waitlist back in October and patiently waited for my hold to come in. When it did, […]


The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory | Review

Posted April 30, 2018 in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory | Review

There’s been so much buzz around The Wedding Date for months now that I was certain it’d be a perfect read for me: diverse, set in California, adult fiction (which I’ve been craving more and more of these days). etc. I’m also 100% obsessed with all things wedding related since I’m in the midst of planning my own wedding, so I was thrilled to see the protagonists meet and bond over a ritzy San Francisco wedding. Unfortunately, The Wedding Date completely missed the mark for me, and has fallen to the bottom of my list of 2018 reads so far. […]


Results May Vary by Bethany Chase | Review

Posted March 19, 2018 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Results May Vary by Bethany Chase | Review

Perhaps I’m biased because I began my 2018 Hawaiian vacation with Results May Vary, but I immensely enjoyed my first Bethany Chase novel! Lauren had encouraged me to read it, stating that her books are like Taylor Jenkins Reid “light” (whom I love), and I’m finding myself more and more in the mood for adult fiction lately, so I figured, why not? I quickly devoured most of the book on the plane ride to Honolulu and promptly finished the rest on the beach, because I could not put down the story of Caroline and Adam. First and foremost, I found […]


Mini Reviews | Hello, Sunshine and Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Posted February 26, 2018 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Mini Reviews | Hello, Sunshine and Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Every so often I get in the mood to binge some adult fiction to break up all of the YA fiction I read. Hello, Sunshine kept popping up this summer around the blogosphere and as a huge Food Network junkie I was really intrigued by the premise. I finished the book pretty quickly and then decided to dive into another book by the author since I needed another Kindle book to accompany me during my time spent on the elliptical at the gym, lol. Do you ever go through phases where you just want to read adult fiction? Hello, Sunshine […]


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin | Review

Posted January 3, 2018 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin | Review

“I refused to be shamed.”- Kindle Edition, Location 3718 Young Jane Young was my first read of 2017, and I couldn’t have asked for a better book to kick off the year with. Funny, feminist, and surprisingly poignant, Young Jane Young is a story about defining oneself, reinventing oneself, and embracing oneself at different points in a woman’s life. Borrowing heavily from the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the 1990s, Young Jane Young focuses on a political scandal with a young 20 year old Jewish intern, Aviva Grossman, who is caught having an affair with the Congressman she interns for (who […]


Black Dog Bay Series Review | My Obsession with Idyllic New England Coastal Towns Continues

Posted November 13, 2017 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Black Dog Bay Series Review | My Obsession with Idyllic New England Coastal Towns Continues

I 100% blame Lauren for this binge read, as she recommended this series to me knowing my obsession with small, adorable New England Coastal towns (having lived my entire life on the West Coast, East Coast beach towns fascinate me). I found these books through my library’s Overdrive (hallelujah) and they proved to be the perfect books to binge toward the end of the summer, as a ridiculous heat wave (I am talking 113 degrees F) rolled through California and made the Labor Day weekend definitely feel like an extension of summer. The first book in the series started out […]


After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Posted March 27, 2017 in Giveaways, Reviews / 8 Comments
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

“Ryan and I are two people who used to be in love. What a beautiful thing to have been. What a sad thing to be.” – After I Do, Page 60 After I Do is the third TJR novel I’ve read, and she’s firmly been added as an auto-buy author for me. Sure, she writes what some people may consider “chick-lit,” but her novels contain an honesty and profundity that I have honestly NEVER come across with any other author. I’d heard consistently from my fellow bloggers that After I Do is TJR’s best work, and it did not disappoint, […]