Posts Tagged: romance

TBR Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

TBR Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

June 18, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge posts on the third Wednesday each month. The challenge this month: Romance Classics (classic book, classic author, classic trope/theme etc.) I chose a Beauty and the Beast trope. When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James Series: Fairy Tales, Book 2 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Avon, 2011 E-book, Purchased 372 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored,… Read more »

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My summer reading list

My summer reading list

June 17, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 21

The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. The books I’m excited about reading this summer–a mix of books published this summer and books I already own and want to read–more than just ten! New Books Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (June 24) I read the first book (Sleigh Bells in the Snow) in this series around Christmas last year. Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine. Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander (July 1) I finished the last book (Deadshifted) in this series about a month ago and am looking forward to this book since the last book ended in a cliffhanger. The Escape by Mary Balogh… Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year…

My favorite books so far this year…

June 10, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for quite a while. Several weeks I’ve meant to, but things have always come up! Anyway, this topic–Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year–is one I’ve been thinking about because I’ve read a lot of good books already! The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. In no particular order… Caszandra by Andrea K. Host (science fiction/fantasy, Grade: A)–this was the first book I read this year and is the last book in the Touchstone series. I like this series very much. Pivot Point by Kasie West (young adult fantasy, Grade: B+)–this isn’t a perfect book (what is?!!),… Read more »

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June books on my radar…

June books on my radar…

June 2, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! June 3 I haven’t read any of the Elemental Masters series,… Read more »

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Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

May 14, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  In For a Penny by Rose Lerner Series: None Genre: Historical Romance Published by Leisure Books, 2010 E-book, Purchased 310 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A dashing and feckless lord enters a marriage of convenience with the lovely and practical daughter of a wealthy merchant to salvage his family fortune. But they find themselves unprepared for scandal, rioting tenants, and a menacing neighbor – and a love that is neither convenient nor practical but entirely heartfelt and enduring. “I always loved this tower,” Nev said. “I wonder how much bread for his tenants my grandfather could have bought with the money.” “I don’t care.” Penelope felt not at all her… Read more »

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Review: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Review: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

April 26, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Fatal Affair by Marie Force Series: Fatal series, Book 1 Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Carina Press, 2010 E-book, Purchased 294 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career–and her confidence–after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused… Read more »

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TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

April 16, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge is posted on the third Wednesday each month. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross Series: Letters to Nowhere, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Long Walk Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 288 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics… I’ve gotten used to the dead parents face. I’ve gotten used to living with my gymnastics coach. I’ve even adjusted to sharing a bathroom with his way-too-hot son. Dealing with boys is not something that’s made it onto my list of… Read more »

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April books on my radar…

April books on my radar…

April 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. And I almost always have books from the month before I missed the first time around! I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 The list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find… Read more »

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Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

February 15, 2014 2014, B-, book rating, reviews 7

Rachel Bach is an author I haven’t read before so this review is part of New Author Challenge I’m participating in. This challenge is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Please visit their blog for more information. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach Series: Paradox, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction Romance Published by Orbit, 2013 E-book, Purchased 330 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It’s a combination that’s going to get her killed one day – but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation… Read more »

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Review: Now You See Her by Linda Howard

Review: Now You See Her by Linda Howard

January 22, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, reviews 1

Now You See Her by Linda Howard Series: Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense Published by Pocket Books, 2003 (originally 1998) E-book, Purchased 362 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: A talented painter in her early thirties, Paris Sweeney has achieved enviable success: her work sells at an exclusive New York City gallery, and her popularity is at an all-time high. Life is good, and Sweeney, as she prefers to be called, is content. But lately, Sweeney’s dreams — lush, vivid, and drenched in vibrant hues — seem to echo a growing restlessness that has taken hold of her. Suddenly, impulsively, Sweeney falls into a night of intense passion with millionaire Richard Worth. Now,… Read more »

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