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Slow Burn is Not for Me | Truth or Beard by Penny Reid [Audiobook Review]

Slow Burn is Not for Me | Truth or Beard by Penny Reid [Audiobook Review]

Penny Reid’s books have been highly recommended to me from romance readers that I trust. Unfortunately, this may be one of those authors that I just can’t get into. I don’t know what to think of this book? Maybe Penny Reid’s writing is just not for me. I mean, it’s written well, but I don’t exactly love the romance in Truth or Beard. And as much as I love punny titles, this could not make up my underwhelming reaction to this book. This may be an unpopular opinion to all the fans of this series. This is my fourth Penny Reid book and […]

• Posted October 10, 2019 • 6 Comments

Seriously Addictive & Binge Worthy! Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh [Audiobook Review]

Seriously Addictive & Binge Worthy! Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh [Audiobook Review]

This book deserves all the stars!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this world! Also, QUEEN NALINI SINGH is definitely appropriate! I have been dragging my feet on starting this series – because HELLO, there are already 18 books in the series! And this does not include the novellas! Ack! I’ve read Angel’s Blood and also gave it 5 stars, but it seriously can’t hold a candle on how amazing Slave to Sensation is! But I am seriously kicking myself because I didn’t start reading this book when it first came out! I mean, I know the reason why – I was mostly […]

• Posted August 15, 2019 • 0 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

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

Emotionally Heart Wrenching and Current | Grip Series by Kennedy Ryan [Series Review]

Emotionally Heart Wrenching and Current | Grip Series by Kennedy Ryan [Series Review]

I’ve had Flow and Grip on my Kindle since September of last year and I can’t believe I waited till now to read it! I binged this trilogy last month and I still can’t get over it! In fact, I went ahead and read the Soul series and I still can’t get enough! First, let me just say that Kennedy Ryan’s writing is so riveting! The way she chooses the words captured me from page 1! And as I’ve said it before, I am not a fan of slow burn romances or novellas, but Kennedy Ryan has changed me in […]

• Posted April 25, 2019 • 2 Comments

Emotional, Shocking, Emotional & the HEA is Satisfying! Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan [Audiobook Review]

Emotional, Shocking, Emotional & the HEA is Satisfying! Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan [Audiobook Review]

  I don’t exactly know how to start this review because Long Shot is a hard book to review. I actually read book 2 Block Shot first and was very hesitant to read Long Shot because of the subject. Yes, this book has trigger warnings for anyone who has experienced abuse because this book deals with it point blank. I think that is what makes this book a riveting read and ultimately what made the HEA very, very satisfying. I won a signed copy of this book from Malia (@romanceschmomance) and it took me a while to get into. Heck, […]

• Posted March 22, 2019 • 2 Comments

A Classic Emotional Romance! Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [Audiobook Review]

A Classic Emotional Romance! Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [Audiobook Review]

  When I said I had never read SEP before, people gasp. Then they go ahead and recommend the Chicago Stars series or they tell me I HAVE to read Kiss an Angel. Naturally, I avoided the book like the plague! In fact, I received a copy of this book in mass market paperback in my last Avon Addicts box a few years ago. Now I know why this book is HIGHLY recommended. I mean, PEOPLE, if you HAVEN’T read Kiss an Angel, the time to read it is NOW. Kiss an Angel is probably one of the most memorable books I’ve ever read […]

• Posted March 21, 2019 • 4 Comments

Sexy & Fun! Stripped by Zoey Castile [Audiobook Review]

Sexy & Fun! Stripped by Zoey Castile [Audiobook Review]

  As someone who hasn’t seen Magic Mike at all, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy reading Stripped. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Of course, this book features an opposites attract romance! Stripped was enjoyable on audio, by the way! And I love that it was written in dual POV! Also, did I mention that I absolutely love the heroine, Robyn?! I think she was the best part of this book, by the way, because I could totally relate to her. Not that Fallon wasn’t good, but his insecurities touched my cynical heart as well. One of the best scenes will probably be […]

• Posted February 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

Steamy, Sporty, & LOL! Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey [Audiobook Review]

Steamy, Sporty, & LOL! Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey [Audiobook Review]

I’ve been looking for soccer themed romance books to read and a lot of romance readers recommended Scoring Wilder. This book was a fun and sexy sports romance read with a touch of the forbidden! If you don’t know already, Pierre watches Premier League Mornings (this is a top-level English football league system), he’s also watching the Philippine Team Azkals compete in the Asian Cup (our first year to qualify), so this theme is so on point! Anyway, what I do love about Scoring Wilder is Kinsley and Becca’s friendship! Man, these two were snarky and fun and basically, I […]

• Posted January 17, 2019 • 4 Comments