Category: Reviews

So I Read a Sci-Fi Book… Thoughts on Illuminae!

Posted February 8, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Reviews / 5 Comments
So I Read a Sci-Fi Book… Thoughts on Illuminae!

I read “Illuminae” as part of my self-imposed 2018 reading challenge.  At the beginning of the year, I identified 12 types of books I wanted to read more of, and resolved to check-one of the list each month.   January was all about trying something Sci-Fi!  Despite an undying love for all book’s Star Wars related when I was younger, I haven’t laid hands on a sci-fi book in over […]

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Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Posted February 7, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Roomies by Christina Lauren

Ahhhh…. Another favorite book by a favorite author.   After my somewhat lukewarm response to Lauren’s Dating You, Hating You I approached the dynamic duo’s latest read, Roomies, with some trepidation.  I mean, I loved the Beautiful series and I enjoyed the Wild Sessions books. But two “eh” stand alone romances back-to-back had me convinced that everything could be slipping downhill.  But have no fear!!  Christina Lauren did not disappoint – […]

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Review: The Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Posted January 25, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  The Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

  I feel like it’s sacrilegious to say this, but The Devil in Spring was a Lisa Kleypas novel that I just wasn’t blown away by. Don’t get me wrong – her writing is flawless as always – however, I just wasn’t wowed by the characters. The Devil in Spring fell flat for me in a couple places and I guess I just expected more. (Although, let’s be honest that […]

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Review: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

Posted January 24, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

She does it again!  Vi Keeland has created another sweet, sexy, and altogether unexpected romance in her latest novel Sex, Not Love.  Once again I laughed, I cried and swooned aplenty over Keeland’s latest read focusing on Nat, a New York behavioral therapist, and Hunter, her architect “friend” from California.   Have some chilled wine at the ready because the first three chapters of this book were HOT! Natalia Rossi […]

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Review: Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely

Posted January 17, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review:  Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely

Well, the streets of Minneapolis are slowly closing down for the Super Bowl, so that can only mean one thing.  Stay inside and read football books!  And, well, actually what I mean when I say football books is romance books that feature football players – like Lauren Blakely’s Most Likely to Score!  This “forbidden” friends/co-workers-to-lovers novel was fun and quick read, full of fun banter and pretty low on angst. […]

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Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal? by Tessa Dare

Posted January 11, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal? by Tessa Dare

Historical Romances are like Potato Chips for me: I can never have just one.  I’m insatiable when the mood strikes and Tessa Dare’s Do You Want to Start a Scandal?  was no exception.  I plowed through that book in one sitting and found myself laughing out loud more than once.  I’ll be honest that I’ve struggled with other Spindle Cove books, but I easily slid into the charm and silliness of […]

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Review: The Thing About Love by Kim Karr

Posted January 10, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  The Thing About Love by Kim Karr

I’ve read Kim Karr books that ranged from okay to good, but The Thing About Love is the showstopper by which I’ll compare all the others. I laughed, I cried, and I reflected.  Mark my words, this will be one of my Top 10 Books of 2018!   Here’s the rundown: Juliette Easton recently inherited her uncle’s wedding business and has been hired to plan he Georgian wedding of the […]

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Review: The Man in the Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard

Posted January 3, 2018 by Mallory in Reviews / 6 Comments
Review:  The Man in the Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard

I need to drop everything and read all of Sylvain Renard’s books pronto because The Man in the Black Suit was easily one of my favorite books of 2017.  The Man in the Black Suit had a little bit of everything:  an authentic romance mixed with a little danger and suspense.  And dare I mention the breathtaking setting – spanning multiple-continents – conveniently mixed in with a decent dose of […]

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Review: The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Posted December 14, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review:  The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

I don’t even know where to start with C.L. Wilson’s The Sea King!  Similar to the first book in the Weathermages of Mystral series, The Sea King had a ton of different fantasy elements that you can’t help but love – sirens, krakens, and a warrior clan with somewhat mermaid-like abilities. In all honesty, The Sea King is probably going to be one of my top books of the year; […]

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Review: The British Knight by Louise Bay

Posted December 13, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  The British Knight by Louise Bay

Louise Bay may by my favorite “new to me” author of 2017.  Her books are a little sweet, a little silly, and a whole lot of steamy.  Bay’s newest release, The British Knight was no exception, and served-up a great slice of London in this opposites attract, office-themed, romance. Violet King needs a fresh start.  After her college boyfriend left her – taking their technology startup with him – Violet’s […]

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