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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: 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: 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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Review: If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

Posted December 7, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

Gotta’ hand it to Melanie Harlow – she does a brilliant job with wounded, bad boy heroes and her books give me unexpected feels EVERY. DANG. TIME.  Harlow’s If You Were Mine was no exception – I swoon, sighed and screamed (often at the same time). Highly enjoyable, this standalone semi-angsty contemporary romance was a perfect winter themed read. Elementary school art teacher Claire French unlucky with love.  It’s not […]

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Review: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

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

The Winter King – the first book of the Weathermages of Mystral series – was an unbelievable mash-up of romance and fantasy.  At 600 pages, this polar bear of a winter-themed book has a bit of everything – magic, snow monsters, a few good battle scenes and of course, a great romance.  I had been ‘eh’ on reading this because of the somewhat cheesy cover. However, the Fantasy comes through just […]

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Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Posted November 30, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

I love a good Helena Hunting book and had been looking forward to seeing Amalie kick Armstrong to the curb since they appeared in Shacking Up.  Hooking Up was a terrific piece of romantic comedy with a little bit of self-discovery and girl power thrown in for fun.  Oh – and it takes place in Bora Bora and New York – talk about a great setting! Prim and proper Amalie […]

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