Genre: Romance

In the Weeds by B.K. Borison (Lovelight #2) | Review

Posted March 13, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
In the Weeds by B.K. Borison (Lovelight #2) | Review

I swear I was the biggest hype woman for this series after I read the first book, so I’m not quite sure what happened here! Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it and found it to be well-written, but I found it to lack some of that ~small town magic~ that the first book gave in spades. After chatting with some of my bookstagram friends about this one, I think my main issues with this book come down to two things: Evie is not a small town local The story hinges on the lack of communication trope So problem […]


The Serpent and the Wings of Night (Crowns of Nyaxia #1) by Carissa Broadbent | Review

Posted February 27, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The Serpent and the Wings of Night (Crowns of Nyaxia #1) by Carissa Broadbent | Review

Have you ever gotten that feeling when you finish a book that you just know it’s going to make it into your top ten (or even five) of the year? That’s exactly how I felt upon finishing The Serpent and the Wings of Night, and I now have a raging book hangover thanks to it! First off, I want to address that the comp titles for this novel are ACOTAR and FB&A, and I’d also argue a dash of hunger games. And while there are similarities, I think this book does an amazing job at holding its own and creating […]


Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison | Lovelight #1

Posted January 30, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison | Lovelight #1

I decided to treat myself to a Kindle Unlimited subscription for my birthday this year, and I’m so so happy that my first read using KU was Lovelight Farms, because WOW it was amazing! I was seeing it hyped up a lot on Booktube and adored the look of the cover, so decided to give it a shot despite not usually being a fan of the friends-to-lovers romance trope. B.K Borison has converted me! Not only did I love the romance, but the Christmas Tree farm setting, the small town, the quirky cast of characters…I wish I could crawl inside […]


The STEMinist Novellas by Ali Hazelwood| Review

Posted October 24, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The STEMinist Novellas by Ali Hazelwood| Review

I’m always a bit concerned going into a novella if I’m going to really feel connected with the characters due to the limited length. I’m happy to report that in all 3 of Ali Hazelwood’s STEMinist novellas I not only enjoyed the characters and romances, I adored them. Following a trio of best friends, the first novella kicks off with Mara, an environmental engineer who’s forced by circumstance into being roommates with Liam, a lawyer for a big-oil company, pretty much making them instant enemies. Ali Hazelwood is known for her hate-to-love romances and these novellas are no exception. However, […]


Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood | ARC Review

Posted October 17, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood | ARC Review

Ali Hazelwood is the queen of writing hate to love romances, and Love on the Brain is no exception. Following protagonist Bee who is distinguished scientist as she teams up with her grad school arch-nemesis fellow doctor Levi Ward, Love on the Brain combines two of my favorite things when reading: a delicious romance and teaching me something new! Hazelwood’s books always focus on protagonists working in the STEM field, and this novel is no exception. Though I don’t work on the STEM field myself, I love that her works showcase not only females making strides in the STEM world […]


The Bodyguard by Katherine Center | ARC Review

Posted July 11, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center | ARC Review

The Bodyguard is a rom-com that subverts a common trope- body guard and client fall in love, except the bodyguard is a woman and the client is a very attractive and somewhat stubborn man. I’ll admit, I was surprised at this change of pace (I clearly didn’t remember the synopsis by the time I sat down to read it!) but it made for a very unique, funny, and quirky read in what feels like a sea of rom-coms these days. Protagonist Hannah Brooks is an Executive Protection Agent who’s personal life is crumbling around her and she dives herself into […]


Mini Reviews: The Matzah Ball and God Spare the Girls

Posted July 7, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews: The Matzah Ball and God Spare the Girls

This was fun! I don’t think I’ve ever read a Jewish holiday romance before, and it’s a bit Meta because the protagonist is tasked with writing one (even though she’s built a secret career on writing Christmas romance novels and is obsessed with all things Christmas despite being Jewish). I’m always intrigued by books that focus on religion or religious elements (former Religious Studies major here) and it was fascinating reading about Rachel’s struggle with her Jewish identity- from being a dutiful rabbi’s daughter in some elements of her life, but having this closet fascination with Christmas in others. This […]


Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein | ARC Review

Posted May 30, 2022 in Books / 0 Comments
Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein | ARC Review

In a market that’s super saturated with romance novels, Meant to Be Mine had a premise that instantly caught my eye. How does one navigate life, dating, romance, and feelings when you know you won’t meet your predestined match until a certain date? This is a classic fate vs. choice premise, and it made for a thoroughly fascinating story. As stated in the premise, Edie’s beloved grandmother has an (arguably) supernatural knack for matchmaking, and has successfully predicted dozens (if not more) matches via the date they will meet. Edie, who has always greatly admired her grandmother and seeks to […]


Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare | ARC Review

Posted April 18, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare | ARC Review

I’m a huge fan of paranormal witch stories, and the fact that witchy rom-coms are popular right now is making my little book blogger heart burst with joy! Therefore, when I had the opportunity to read Go Hex Yourself, I couldn’t say no! Following down on her luck but still optimistic Reggie and seemingly dark and dangerous warlock Ben, this grumpy-sunshine romance checked all the boxes of what I was looking for in a cute, quick romance with some intriguing lore around magic and curses. Romance wise, Go Hex Yourself is serviceable, but Reggie and Ben’s love story isn’t one […]


The No-Show by Beth O’Leary | ARC Review

Posted April 10, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary | ARC Review

I can never resist a romance novel that combines an interesting synopsis with an adorably illustrated cover, so I knew I had to read The No-Show by Beth O’Leary, even adding it to my Most Anticipated Reads of the First Half of 2022 list. I was thrilled to be approved on NetGalley to read what I thought was going to be an anti-romance, John Tucker Must Die type of story…and let’s just say while the story was compelling, I was way off base in my predictions! The story follows three female protagonists who all have the same love interest but […]