Tag: adult fiction

Love, Me by Jessica Saunders | ARC Review

Posted January 15, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Love, Me by Jessica Saunders | ARC Review

*Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for providing an ARC for review!* While admittedly (in my opinion) more “women’s fiction” than romance, I was fully captivated by this debut novel by Jessica Saunders that explores the forbidden “what if” you ran into your high school ex fantasy. However, the twist here is what if your high school ex was now a highly popular celebrity? I live for this kind of drama in my stories so this one was RIGHT up my alley. The story follows Rachel, a successful lawyer, mother of two, seemingly happily married woman who is leading […]


Happy Place by Emily Henry | Review

Posted October 2, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Happy Place by Emily Henry | Review

This was an interesting one for me. I thought I’d really enjoy it (second chance romance is a sub-genre I’m interested in exploring more) and I remember enjoying The People We Meet On Vacation quite a bit. However, this story was sort of…a downer? Protagonist Harriet arrives at her annual summer trip at her wealthy friend Sabrina’s family’s summer house in Maine (because of course) and immediately has a secret to hide- her fiance, Wyn, broke up with her months ago but she hasn’t told her friends since she doesn’t want to rock the boat and dissolve their mutual friend […]


Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score | Review

Posted September 25, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score | Review

Do you ever read a series and find yourself constantly drawn to the secondary characters instead of the protagonists? This has been me with Sloane and Lucian in the Knockemout series by Lucy Score. I kid you not, when I went back to look at all of my highlighted sections from the first two books on my Kindle, they were literally ALL passages with interactions between Sloane and Lucian! Their tension leapt off the page through two entire books, so I was ELATED to finally have my greedy little hands on their story the day it was released on Kindle […]


The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren | ARC Review

Posted May 29, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren | ARC Review

I love a good Christina Lauren novel, and The True Love Experiment is one of the best they’ve put out in a long time (in my humble opinion!) I didn’t realize until I started it that it’s a companion novel to another CLo book I thoroughly enjoyed (The Soulmate Equation) but there’s something so special about The True Love Experiment that had me falling in love with Connor right alongside Fizzy. I’m admittedly a reality tv junkie (yes, I’m still watching the dumpster fire that is the Bachelor franchise at this point along with many, many other shows) so the […]


Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score | Knockmeout #1

Posted April 17, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score | Knockmeout #1

Where have Kindle Unlimited romances been all of my life? Because let me tell you, I am having the best time reading them! It seems like some are also increasingly getting more mainstream attention, including Things We Never Got Over, which was a Goodreads Awards Nominee for Best Romance in 2022. I had seen this title kicking around on social media so decided to download it when I went on my initial KU downloading spree at the beginning of 2023. I was not disappointed, as the book nearly perfectly satisfied my craving for a small town romance! Things We Never […]


The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton | ARC Review

Posted April 10, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton | ARC Review

I’ve had the privilege of receving ARCs for several Chanel Cleeton’s Cuba inspired historical fiction books, and they have never let me down. I’m pleased that The Cuban Heiress continues this tradition, as I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced historical mystery! Set aboard the real-life cruise ship the SS Morro Castle, the novel follows two women, Elena and Catherine, who are both on the ship at the same time for its week long journey from New York to Havana and back again. Told in alternating POVs, both women’s true motives slowly unravel- and eventually intertwine- over the course of the […]


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Review

Posted March 6, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Review

I ADORE a good historical fiction novel, and Lessons in Chemistry did not disappoint! I honestly didn’t know much about the book other than always seeing it featured on blogs and book lists last year, and seeing even my non bookish friends reading and posting about it. I decided to request it on a whim from my library and was like 128th in the hold line (lol) when I was selected for a “lucky day” copy (basically a copy with a shorter check out date that you can’t renew). I immediately jumped on downloading it to my Kindle and went […]


Thriller Mini Reviews: More Than You’ll Ever Know & I’m the Girl

Posted January 23, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Thriller Mini Reviews: More Than You’ll Ever Know & I’m the Girl

I honestly can’t remember how More Than You’ll Ever Know ended up on my radar- probably a Goodreads email or round up post. However, I do remember the striking cover and vaguely knowing that it was a thriller/mystery. When my library hold came in, I didn’t rush to read it, and almost let it slip through the cracks. I’m so glad I didn’t, because it ended up being one of my favorite reads of 2022! Told in a dual POV with alternating timelines, More Than You’ll Ever Know centers around Cassie, an aspiring true crime writer, and Lore, an infamous […]


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 […]