Posts Tagged: Chick-lit

Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

February 23, 2018 Reviews 1

When I picked up The Wedding Date by , I was expecting a sweet, contemporary romance set over the course of a whirlwind weekend. I based that assumption off the title, having skimmed the blurb. Imagine my disappointment when the wedding date was only the first 20% of the book. Despite this disappointment, there were other factors that detracted from my ability to like the story. But before I get into those, here are the things I really liked about the book: Interracial couple: Alexa is black and Drew is white (hence the cover 😉) Meet during a power outage on an… Read more »

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Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

February 12, 2018 Reviews 0

I don’t know about you, but I love, LOVE modern adaptations of Jane Austen classics. Is it just me? Seriously, I’m obsessed with them. I can’t get enough! It always astounds me how Austen’s thoughts on women, relationships, romance, and politics can be transferred to today. This is a woman who lived in the 18th century and yet her work lives on today, over two hundred years later AND it is still relevant. By the Book by is a testament to that! Following the story of a college professor, By the Book is a loose, modern retelling of Austen’s classic Persuasion. Anne Corey thinks she… Read more »

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Review: Stone Silence by Taylor Dean

Review: Stone Silence by Taylor Dean

January 11, 2018 Reviews 1

Stone Silence by is an achingly, sweet romance about a young woman who thought she would never find love and a man wracked by guilt. Abandoned on the side of an empty stretch of highway, Spencer walks herself to the point of exhaustion before collapsing in front of a man who at first refused to help her. Stony regrets immediately his hasty no and finds himself caring for an unknown woman for several days while she heals. It begins as a necessary relationship and grows to something much more. Spencer is a likable and relatable character. I could easily picture myself… Read more »

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Entangled’s Under the Mistletoe Blog Tour: The Christmas Promise by Sean D. Young

Entangled’s Under the Mistletoe Blog Tour: The Christmas Promise by Sean D. Young

December 15, 2017 Reviews 1

The Christmas Promise by is the second in her series which revolves around the McClendon sisters. Each book can be read as a standalone with characters crossing over to the other books. This particular book is about Jennifer McClendon and a vacation that gives her more than she bargained for. I like Jennifer. She’s a strong heroine who despite circumstances (like finding her boyfriend cheating on her) keeps going. She doesn’t allow the lemons that life throws at her to get in the way of her hopes and dreams. Simeon is just as likable. In fact I found myself falling for… Read more »

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Weekend Reads #104 – The Winston Brothers by Penny Reid

Weekend Reads #104 – The Winston Brothers by Penny Reid

December 9, 2017 Reviews 0

Happy Saturday y’all! The closer the holidays get the less it seems I have time to read. Do any of you feel that way? As a result I move from my typical fantasies and sci-fis to short, contemporary romances. My pick to share with you this weekend is a fun series that I’ve seen floating around the blogosphere for a few years now, by . I finally broke down and picked up the first book in this series Truth or Beard back in September. I devoured it and before I knew it had read the rest of the series. Now I’m… Read more »

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Entangled’s Under the Mistletoe Blog Tour: Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James

Entangled’s Under the Mistletoe Blog Tour: Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James

December 8, 2017 Reviews 2

Christmas with the Sheriff by broke my heart over and over again. Seriously I had to sit it down at one point and have a good cry before I could continue. It’s heart-breaking, romantic, and one of those books you cheer for at the end. Julia Bailey is a character that I truly found myself in. While I’ve never experienced the loss she has in this book, I empathized with her and put myself in her shoes…which explains why the book affected me the way it did. Julia is a strong woman, a young widow who in one night lost everything she… Read more »

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Review: The Faithful One by Cami Checketts

Review: The Faithful One by Cami Checketts

December 7, 2017 Reviews 2

I’m a sucker for overly sweet, cliché holiday romance and The Faithful One by is just that. This is the first book I’ve read in the popular series and it won’t be the last. The series follows a group of woman who as girls made a pact to marry billionaires. It was a silly promise that Trin rarely thinks about and when she does, she’s embarrassed to admit it. I like Trin. She works hard for everything she has in life, including keeping her grandparents’ legacy alive, running their Bed and Breakfast, even if she no longer owns it. When the son… Read more »

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Review: A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese

Review: A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese

December 4, 2017 Reviews 0

A Cliché Christmas by is a sweet, heart-warming read set during the middle of the holiday season in a small town in Oregon. I fell in love with this story. I decided to listen to it while doing chores one day and finished it in one sitting. It is that good! Georgia Cole is known as the “Holiday Goddess,” writing screenplays for Hallmark Christmas movies. Seriously I’d love her job 😉 She writes (as the title of the story suggests) screenplays about cliché Christmas themes, making them up as she didn’t experience those growing up. Georgia is a complicated character who… Read more »

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Review: The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

Review: The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

November 6, 2017 Reviews 2

I am admittedly a huge Jane Austen fan which in turn makes me a big fan of . So far I have enjoyed all of her books! The Austen Escape is no exception. This is a fun, sweet read filled with some of my favorite Austen characters. Mary Davies is a character that is in the midst of a life crisis. Her job is falling apart. Her love life is nonexistent. She’s in a rut, aimless so to say. At her father’s urging, she goes with her childhood friend on an all-expenses paid vacation to a manor house in Bath to live… Read more »

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Review: Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair

Review: Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair

September 14, 2017 Reviews 0

Feels Like the First Time by is the second in the about a small town and second chances. I personally really enjoyed this sweet story about best friends and a pretend relationship. We all know how those end 😉 Ali was my favorite side character in Last Kiss of Summer. She’s an independent woman, tomboyish, and the complete opposite of her former cheerleader- sister. And then there’s the small fact she’s always been in love with her best friend who also happens to be her sister’s ex.  Bradley Hawk *swoon* Hawk is a former NHL player turned bar owner. He… Read more »

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