Oh, the banter! Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James [ARC Review + Giveaway]

Oh, the banter! Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James [ARC Review + Giveaway]

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   Well, well, well! This was a surprise! Say No to the Duke really made me grin and of course, the feels! This is the first book that I read in The Wildes of Lidow Castle series because I had a hard time getting into the first book, Wilde in Love. Anyway, I just jumped into the middle of the series and I WILL finally be reading the first three books! As I’ve said, I am a […]

• Posted July 5, 2019 • 4 Comments

Enemies to Lovers + Food! The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson [Book Review]

Enemies to Lovers + Food! The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson [Book Review]

  I got The Opposite of You for free when it was on sale and I read it on a whim. WOW! I was delightfully surprised! The Opposite of You has a heroine who is starting her own food truck parked across a 5-star restaurant featuring a Michelin starred chef! So, YES there is food, LOTS OF FOOD! I live in Los Angeles and food trucks are very popular here and I have tried a bunch of them, so reading about them is the cherry on top! When I started reading The Opposite of You, I really didn’t know what to expect. But I just […]

• Posted July 4, 2019 • 2 Comments

This was an extremely exhausting month! June 2019 Monthly Wraps

This was an extremely exhausting month! June 2019 Monthly Wraps

Last month on I Heart Romance & YA Happy new month, Wormies! I am currently blogging in Vegas right now and man, did I need this short weekend getaway! Although, I have been really traveling a lot for work this month. In fact, I landed in Burbank on Friday and left Burbank again for Vegas on Saturday. Yeah, I’m such a jet setter right now. Note the sarcasm. A lot of things happened IRL to me in the month of June. While I won’t discuss the particulars, I just want to say that life is extremely unpredictable. I didn’t read […]

• Posted July 1, 2019 • 3 Comments

This book brought me to tears! Another Sky by Jayne Frost [ARC Review]

This book brought me to tears! Another Sky by Jayne Frost [ARC Review]

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   Another Sky by Jayne Frost surprised me in a lot of ways. I was not expecting this book at all. It’s an amazingly written book about struggle, depression, and dealing with loss. I was reading part of this book on the plane and I was brought to tears! You should definitely have tissues ready for this book! In Another Sky, both the hero and heroine are damaged – but both are also at a […]

• Posted June 28, 2019 • 2 Comments

Books on My Summer 2019 TBR

Books on My Summer 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish It’s almost summer and I can’t wait to get rid of this June gloom that SoCal is currently in! I need some heartwarming and sunshiney reads!   Light-hearted Reads Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | Meet Cute by Helena Hunting | Boracay Vows by Maida Malby | Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn | A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham   Thrilling Reads Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton | When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton […]

• Posted June 25, 2019 • 14 Comments

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   It’s not surprising when your reading tastes have changed. In fact, I am one of those whose reading tastes have changed significantly over the years. I wrote a post listing a genre that I don’t read anymore. I also wrote a post explaining why my genre preferences have changed. But I haven’t really explained the whys. Which brings me to today’s topic – a map of my reading tastes through the years. It’s hard to explain the change that each individual goes through throughout their life. I don’t want to be profound or anything, […]

• Posted June 24, 2019 • 12 Comments

I am addicted to this world! Fated by Rebecca Zanetti [Book Review]

I am addicted to this world! Fated by Rebecca Zanetti [Book Review]

  WOW, I can’t believe the awesomeness of Fated by Rebecca Zanetti! Thank you so much to Teresa @reads_romance and Romance Reader for recommending this series! I easily get overwhelmed by really long series, but I just had to dive in! I will try to read the books in order! I’m not really into paranormal and to be honest, it’s a hard genre for me to get into. Well, I got hooked by this series and I just can’t wait to continue reading the series! Fated really captured my attention from page 1. That opening scene alone was a little bit scary […]

• Posted June 20, 2019 • 4 Comments

Most Anticipated Romance Releases Pubbing on the Second Half of 2019

Most Anticipated Romance Releases Pubbing on the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish   I am so excited for the next half of 2019! Also, there are a bunch of books that are going to be pubbed in the next 6 months that I am highly anticipating and I’m sure my wallet won’t thank me for this list!   Historical Romance   Contemporary/Paranormal Romance   What books are you most excited for pubbing in the next 6 months? Are any of the books listed on your list?   shared on

• Posted June 18, 2019 • 4 Comments