Genre: Romance

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 / 1 Comment
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 / 0 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 […]


Running Wild by K.A. Tucker (Wild #3)

Posted February 28, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
Running Wild by K.A. Tucker (Wild #3)

I cannot even begin to explain to you how much I love this series, this setting, this world. The Simple Wild duology (+novella) is one of my FAVORITE all time contemporary/romance series, and one that I had to buy physical copies of for my home library after digitally borrowing for my library (not something I do that often these days, as the past few years I’ve shifted more toward focusing on e-books). When I found out K.A. Tucker was returning to her fictional Alaskan world to focus on Marie of all characters (IYKYK) I couldn’t help but anticipate it was […]


Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne | ARC Review

Posted February 21, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne | ARC Review

I’ll admit, the cute cover of this novel was what drew me to it on NetGalley. Coupled with the Gossip Girl-esque setting (which is my forever reference point for books set in bougie New York society, sorry but that’s what being a teen in the early aughts will do to you) I decided to request on a whim and hope for the best. I was pleased to discover that Made in Manhattan is a super cute, fun romance that was honestly just what I needed after struggling with an urban fantasy book that I eventually DNF’d. Made in Manhattan follows […]


Ramon and Julieta by Alana Albertson | ARC Review

Posted January 31, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Ramon and Julieta by Alana Albertson | ARC Review

Every year I try and make it a priority to read several books by Latinx authors and/or books that feature Latinx characters, and I’m pleased that I got to kick off 2022 with Ramón and Julieta! Not only was I getting to dive into a diverse romance set in San Diego, but I was intrigued that it was a retelling as well! Add in a stunning cover and a focus on food and I was so excited to read this one! Beginning on Día de los Muertos, Ramón and Julieta follows romantic protagonists from two very different walks of life, […]