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This May End Badly


THIS MAY END BADLY, despite the title, is a fun book with the all-out prank war. It's a tradition for the Weston girls and the Winfield boys (whose boarding schools are just across the road from each other) to one-up each other on pranks. All those hormones......

Uncharted


3.5 stars UNCHARTED was the book I was chomping at the bits to read ever since I finished Whiteout--a brilliant run-for-your-life-and survive (in the extreme cold) type of story. Much like its predecessor, UNCHARTED is written in the same vein where...

Heartless


There is a reason why Kaysar is called the "Unhinged One". He truly is unhinged. There is a growing popularity of creating anti-heroes as the main love interest. I like this because I am older and more jaded, I tend to like the more complex male who isn't...

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This


WE CAN'T KEEP MEETING LIKE THIS seems to fit more into the coming-of-age sort of book, as Quinn Berkowitz stars off by finding herself at a crossroads between doing what her family has always expected her to do (be in the wedding-planning business) or...

The Final Dawn


3.5 stars rounding up... As much as I've been following Jess Anastasi's Atrophy series, THE FINAL DAWN is far from a standalone and having read the previous Atrophy books a long time ago, catching up without having a re-read of the previous instalments...

Northern Escape


3.5 stars If the Alaskan wilderness and the legendary Iditarod race and the idea of sledding across the miles of untouched land are long-standing points of fascination, then Tonya Burrows's NORTHERN RESCUE--built around the reluctant reunion of three...

The Fixer


Book Two in the Chicago Bratva series picks up where the first book ends by focusing on Maxim and his "unwilling" bride. This technically can be read as a standalone but it is recommended to read the first book for a better understanding of this world....

The Long Night


Hiding in plain sight is the best way to go in this modern age. Lailah slips into her neighbour's Halloween bash as herself...a vampire. When she plays up her vampy costume, she catches the eye of not one, not two, but THREE men. Luckily they are all...

The Engagement Arrangement


THE ENGAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT is a feel-good, heartwarming romance that lit a bright spot in an otherwise dismal few months. Brenna took some getting used to--she was a bit prickly, in my opinion, especially toward Finn sometimes--but over the course...

The Love Hypothesis


THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS is a really delightful one. And I'd thought that this would be a 5-star read throughout from the start when the fake-dating trope takes off under somewhat unusual circumstances. Done in the sole context of academia (surly, hot professor...

A Royal Disaster


A ROYAL DISASTER is a fun, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Elena hadn't the best luck, with Murphy's Law in full working order. Her business was failing, her ex was suing her, and goodness, she just poured paint over a much-loved and celebrated royal....

When a Wolf Howls


Saoirse McColl is a research biologist who has been fired again. She sees herself as having bad luck but the number of things that fall into her lap tells a different story. This is an intriguing story about Pack life and what happens when you get...

Fighting the Fire


3.5 stars FIGHTING THE FIRE is the book that I've been waiting for for ages, though I'd probably call it the crowning glory of Laura Kaye's achievement these past few years after reading the author's post-story notes. Sean Riddick and Dani England...

Love Scenes


LOVE SCENES is a compelling page-turner. Wanting to know what happens next kept me turning the pages, and I couldn't believe when I reached the final page. This is a story that needs an epilogue! I wanted to know more about what happens to Sloane and...

The Accidental Alphas


THE ACCIDENTAL ALPHAS is the first book in the Omega Sanctuary Graduates series, and the reader is introduced to a world hit by a pandemic, where omegas go to Sanctuaries for the sake of their very lives. Some use the opportunity to meet their mates,...

Last Guard


The designation 'A'--Nalini Singh's most overlooked Psy--finally get their chance in the spotlight with LAST GUARD, as Ms. Singh turns the focus onto what the Anchors do and what afflicts them, starting off with Payal Rao and Canto Mercant's story. Both...

Very Sincerely Yours


This story drew me right from the start, where the blurb promised us some form of epistolary correspondence between the hero and heroine. I wasn't disappointed. I love their emails and how they grew to know each other through them, even before they met...

King of Blades


King of Blades is the fourth book in the Two Thrones series and we return to Matthias and DanaŽ. She is well into her pregnancy with twins and has her own concerns which she hides from Matthias. He brings friends along with him on his 'Royal Visit' but...

Shipped


I'm not so sure that Angie Hockman's SHIPPED is really a love child of Sally Thorne's "The Hating Game" and Christina Lauren's "The Unhoneymooners" as it's touted to be, but the blurb is an appealing one. An adventure in the Galapagos with a rival colleague?...

Undercover Wolf


3.5 Stars UNDERCOVER WOLF starts off with a bang and takes off from the start, plunging you straight into the action as multiple agencies and their people start crossing wires over the bad guys. There's the race to uncover more before the insidious...

Shadow of the Swan


SHADOW OF THE SWAN is a standalone novel set in Victorian England. I say standalone but I am seriously hoping it turns into more! Louisa is a strong and resilient female lead and Henry is superb, a rightful male balance to this pairing. This story...

Roommate


3.5 stars Sarina Bowen's Shipley family and their extended kin take centre stage once again as they do in all her True North books, growing larger and larger (and more nuanced) with each iteration of her offerings. But I think perseverance is key to...

Revenge of the Brobot


Where are the rest of these Steam Room Stories Universe? I want to read them. This blurb looked too funny to pass up with guys calling their friends "bros" and a sex robot Rob. What kind of crazy shenanigans will happen? Quite a bit. Chase is a guy...

Life's a Witch


LIFE'S A WITCH is the third book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and it is Crimson's story this time. She is the witch with malfunctioning powers we met in book two. Due to that story, she is brought before the coven and told her powers will be bound....

Love & Omens


LOVE & OMENS is the second book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series and features Sydney, who has visions of the future, and Blake, who can read the past from objects. These two were together eight years ago but Sydney had a vision and broke it off...

The Things We Leave Unfinished


3.5 stars rounding up... Of late, my experience with Rebecca Yarros had simply been one of brilliance. It's been pretty much this: engrossing storytelling that goes deep into the complexity of emotions; compelling circumstances in which Ms. Yarros's...

Cold Cruel kiss


3.5 stars rounding up Intricately and expertly-crafted, COLD, CRUEL KISS is pretty much a masterful storytelling attempt by Toni Anderson, who dips into the spooks-world of conspiracies, underhanded, traitorous dealings and politics that all come to...

Magnificent Manlove


Looking for sweet condensed bursts of erotic covering several different genres? Check out this collection of mm romance from Ms. Felthouse. Full disclosure, I didn't read the blurb which is probably what caused me to be confused after reading the first...

Prophecy of the Mayan Undead


PROPHECY OF THE MAYAN UNDEAD is most definitely a book of two halves. I won't go over the blurb again as it explains the story quite well. In the first half, Keisha and Yuri, along with their friends, Casimiro and Apolinar, are trying to stop a centuries-old...

Yes & I Love You


It takes a while getting used to Roni Loren's style of writing - effusive, word, sometimes overly dramatic - as YES & I LOVE YOU starts off with some deliberate (if imagined) flair of the painfully introverted Hollyn and the easy misunderstandings she...

Stealing the Heiress


STEALING THE HEIRESS is the second book in The Kidnap Club series and this time we deal with Marcus. He was the one that had worked for his money and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He still had a few rough edges and was well aware he wasn't as suave...

Tears of the Wolf


Returning back to the Hotel LaBelle world, shifters and ghosts abound. This time, it is to help solve not only a current crime but a cold case. Jacob Graywolf is now the Chief of Tribal Police. He is pulled into an alarming homicide as it becomes apparent...

To Sir With Love


3.5 stars... TO SIR, WITH LOVE is a nostalgic dose of an all-time favourite rom-com of mine - Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail - done with the storytelling bones of the movie, set in a somewhat similar context and written with the same light-hearted sprinkling...

The Water of Life


Obscure, surreal and ahead of its time, WATER OF LIFE is definitely something different. From a uniqueness standpoint, this book receives a 4 star from me. From an overall writing and editing standpoint, it does drop down which averages to a 3 star. Katheryn...

Worth the Wait


WORTH THE WAIT is the second book in the Northwest Maine Academy series and we continue with the teachers and students plus the additional ones who help make the story interesting! Diego and Saoirse have a gap in their pack after John leaves to follow...

Shift Happens


SHIFT HAPPENS is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and features Jane's best friend, Sophie, and Trace, a werewolf. Following on in the same lighthearted rom-com theme, we find out that Trace is a red wolf shifter and is searching...

A Dragon for Sale


A DRAGON FOR SALE is a magical realism standalone (as far as I can tell) set in Wales. Dylan is in the Dragon Guard, a once proud and strong regiment that is slowly being forgotten. The romance/steam side of things plays second fiddle to the mystery...

Only One Man Will Do


ONLY ONE MAN WILL DO is the second book in the Minnesota Romances series and this time we follow Dmitri and Alexandra. Alexandra is the red-haired biker queen who was after Raul in book one. Dmitri is Ivan's cousin who went to tell her it was a bad...

Flight


As a former CSI, Miranda Rhoads's move to the coast in the hopes of having a peaceful time doesn't last long when she stumbles on a seemingly staged (and macabre) murder of two people. It's a discovery that brings her back too closely to her old life...

The Gritty Truth (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Book 7)


If you are in the mood for a tearjerker love story, look no further than Melissa Foster. This book ran the gamut with my emotions. There were moments where I was teary-eyed and moments of me laughing out loud. Quinn was absolutely a fantastic male...

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