When I get wind of a new sci-fi romance coming out, I’m always determined to give it a try. Sadly, the first person point of view hurt my experience more than it helped and I had to call it quits. What a shame! Temperance Reed was banished from the affluent Reed Family, and she’s now working on a scouting ship. When her captain runs off with the ship intern (the same captain she’s been having … Continue reading Calamity by Constance Fay
RECOMMENDED: Last Night with the Earl by Kelly Bowen is $1.99! This is the second book in the Devils of Dover series, but can be read out of order (I did). The other books are also on sale. I hope Bowen comes back to historical romance. I so loved this book and gave it an A-.
For readers who love slow burn historicals that have a focus on emotional healing, I can’t push this into your hands or onto your e-readers fast enough.
This HaBO comes from Liz, who wants to find this book: I would love to track down my very first romance read (20 years ago) that I discovered at age 19 in my (very waspy, educated, and serious) grandma’s house. She taught me that even serious educated women can love romance AND always order dessert ❤️ Here is what I recall: A historical with enemies to lovers… Innocent, virginal maiden is on a carriage ride … Continue reading HaBO: Robin Hood Sex Party
It’s the last Tuesday of November and we’re wrapping things up with some pretty exciting books. We’ve got honey badgers, historical romances with fake dating, and a couple series starters from well-reviewed authors. We’re quickly cruising toward the end of 2023, where we’ll continue these weekly posts and starting working on “Best of” content. How are you all liking the weekly release posts? And which books are you hoping to snag this week?
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The transcript for Podcast 590. Audiobooks and Romance Tropes with Mara Wilson has been posted!
RECOMMENDED: The Secret Lives of Country Gentleman by KJ Charles is $1.99! I’m hoping this isn’t a leftover KDD from the weekend. Carrie gave this one a B+:
The strengths of this book are in the balancing of conflict with humor and optimism, the rich characterizations, and the portrayal of life on the marsh, as well as a romance between two opposites. It’s entertaining, exciting, and immersive. While I wanted a little more from the ending, I enjoyed this book overall!
This is my first Vivienne Lorret historical romance. I picked it up because I feel like I’m forever chasing the Good Book Noise™ or rather Good Book Experience I had with Tessa Dare’s When a Scot Ties the Knot. I want a leading character who plays along with the lie of being betrothed, or dating, etc. It’s a slightly different flavor of fake dating with a little more oomph and tension. Rather than two people … Continue reading It Had to Be a Duke by Vivienne Lorret
Welcome back to Cover Snark! From Elizabeth S: Simultaneously, ’Why?!?” and ’Yes!?!” Sarah:HOLIDAY TAILS. Amanda: Krampus would have a rockabilly girlfriend. Sarah: On brand, yup. Tara: I want to know his grooming situation. Did he have to wax his ears, cheeks, forehead, nose, and eyelids to appeal to her? Amanda: I also read the author name too fast and thought it said Marinara Sauce. From Pam, about the same cover: No pecs today, just a … Continue reading Cover Snark: Happy Holidays from Krampus
Welcome back everyone! If you’re in the States and had a yummy dinner, I hope it went smoothly! I made my family’s stuffing and I forgot how much it rules, and why the hell do I make it only once a year?! We’re gearing up for the holiday season and this is my plug to shop local or buy from small businesses. For many, a bulk of their sales happen during this time of year! … Continue reading Get Rec’d with Amanda – Volume 55
Welcome back to Whatcha Reading? Here’s how we’re wrapping up November: Lara: I just started Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban and so far I’m charmed! Shana: I’ve been wanting to read that, Lara! I just finished Game On by Seressia Glass. It’s about a gamer and who streams her scathing critique of a game that lacks racial diversity…and the hot, nerdy CEO of the game company who responds to … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? November 2023, Part Two