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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Five Star Books I Forgot About

Posted January 23, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 17 Comments
Five Star Books I Forgot About

Love bookish lists?  Check out the Top 10 Tuesday feature hosted by Jana at The Artsy Reader Girl! Ever go through your list of books and can’t remember why in the world you gave it a 5-star rating on Goodreads? Oh wait – you’re telling me that’s what writing reviews are for?  Oh yea…. Well here’s my bookish confession #423:  I regularly examine my 5-star books on Goodreads and adjust the […]

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Sunday Synopsis #17: Minnesota Nice is a Real Thing

Posted January 20, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 20 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #17:  Minnesota Nice is a Real Thing

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   What a WONDERFUL week! The Vikings WON their American Football game last Sunday (January 14) in a holy-cow-what-in-the-world-just-happened-play with seconds left on the clock.  My husband and I didn’t get our voices back until Tuesday we were […]

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Discussion: The Case of the Disappearing Book Reviews!

Posted January 18, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Discussions / 13 Comments
Discussion:  The Case of the Disappearing Book Reviews!

Bookish Confession #572: I love writing reviews. Some bloggers may avoid them like the plague; however, I actually get enjoyment from organizing my notes into coherent sentences on a computer screen.  So imagine my puzzlement when I ran my year-end stats and realized I read 105 books but only reviewed 54 for the blog.  Say what!?!  That’s 51 books missing! I always try to review everything I read, but apparently, that […]

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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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12 Books I’m Reading More of in 2018

Posted January 16, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 11 Comments
12 Books I’m Reading More of in 2018

Love Bookish Lists?  Check out Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl! Okay, let’s face it:  I can be a really bit of a picky reader and occasionally feel like I read the same books over and over again.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that one of my 2018 Bookish Resolutions is to explore a new genre, romance trope, or theme each month to add some variety […]

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Sunday Synopsis #16: We’re Still Thinking Holidays

Posted January 14, 2018 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Sunday Synopsis / 14 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #16:  We’re Still Thinking Holidays

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   How do these weeks go by so quickly?  I’d think the bitter cold would make everything feel slower – but no!  It’s the second week in January and we’re already finalizing plans for next Christmas and […]

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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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