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Stuff We Like: Little Gifts for Ourselves!

For this month's Stuff We Like, we're sharing small (and some medium) things that give us a big boost. Come tell us about yours!

Books On Sale

Romances by Lexi Blake, Anna Campbell, & More

Books on Sale: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember & More

RECOMMENDED: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember is $2.99! This is a lesbian romance between a mermaid and a Viking shield maiden. Elyse read this one and gave it a B+:

It works really amazingly as a feminist retelling of a beloved fairytale, and it’s rich in detail about what mermaid life would be like, but purely as a romance, the heroines spend too much time apart to be satisfying.

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Elyse Watches The Bachelor–S24 E9: The Ultimatum

Elyse Watches The Bachelor with Kraken Rum and Coke

Last week Peter selected his final three: Victoria F, Hannah Ann and Madison. As they exited the weird fucking airplane hangar they were filming in, Madison asked to speak to Peter, presumably to tell him she’s saving herself for marriage. Remember, this is Fantasy Suite week where–I shit you not–Chris Harrison gives them a handwritten card at the end of their dates inviting them to share a hotel room for the night. We open up … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelor–S24 E9: The Ultimatum

Stuff We Like: Little Gifts for Ourselves!

Stuff We Like - Gifts for Ourselves!

It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! This month, we’re talking about little gifts we give ourselves that create a boost – from pens to tattoos to patterns and hand cream. Want to see?Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Historical Hero Uses a Wheelchair

This HaBO comes from Charlotte, who wants to give this historical romance a re-read: I read a book when I was way too young to be reading such books that featured a heroine I truly do not remember much about. It was a historical setting, maybe Regency? The heroine starts the story as a servant or maid and through circumstances ends up in the orbit of the male lead. I believe he was an aristocrat … Continue reading HaBO: Historical Hero Uses a Wheelchair

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HaBO: Secret Illegal Billionaire Council

This HaBO is from Rachel, who is looking for this contemporary sounding romance: I’ve been googling and searching SBTB trying to find a novel I remember reading last year or the year before. It was the first in a series. Though the others hadn’t come out yet at the time I read it. The protagonist had recently lost both her adopted parents in a car crash and, out of the blue, her birth mother– a … Continue reading HaBO: Secret Illegal Billionaire Council

Book Review

A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon

A Cowboy to Remember

I’ve been salivating over A Cowboy to Remember for months. The actual story was quieter than I expected, but it also had feminist cowboys in Southern California, so I can’t be mad. As a regular fan of Weatherspoon, the tone of A Cowboy to Remember felt flatter than the cheeky dialogue of her recent books (Rafe, Xeni). I wanted more angst and laughs, but the book left me with the warm glow of having just … Continue reading A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Cover Snark: Nip City

Listen, you’re a smart crowd. You can all figure out the prominent theme of this Cover Snark. From Emily: Goodreads suggested this title to me and my first thought was “SBTB would love this!” Sarah: I LOVE THIS. Shana: This cannot be real. What? Lara: The body part(s?) in the top right hand corner are… ? Maya: I can’t stop seeing a raw chicken or turkey in the background and Dolph Lundgren in the foreground. … Continue reading Cover Snark: Nip City

Books On Sale

KJ Charles, Nerdery, & More

Books on Sale: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen & More

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen is 99c at Amazon right now, though is $4.99 elsewhere. This is the fourth book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series and the first book in the spin-off Brooklyn series. Though this could be reads as a standalone, readers say there’s a lot of build up to this romance in the previous books. It has a 4.1-star rating on Goodreads.

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Upcoming Romance Reader Gatherings: March 2020

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Time for a quick collection of upcoming romance reader gatherings, from special events to monthly book clubs. I hope there’s one in your area! If you have a romance book club or upcoming romance event, please email me and let me know? There’s a form at the bottom of this post. I want to help romance fans connect with one another in as many places as possible!  These are in alphabetical order by state, and … Continue reading Upcoming Romance Reader Gatherings: March 2020

Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part Two

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We’re slowly approaching the end of February and it’s a Leap Year! That means one more day to enjoy some (hopefully) good books. Sneezy: The Likability Trap by Alice Menendez, and City Kitty and Country Mouse by Alyssa Linn Palmer! The Likability Trap has been “I see myself in this picture, and I don’t like it,” from literally the first sentence. City Kitty and Country Mouse is cute as FUCK, and already layering feels, and … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? February 2020 Edition, Part Two

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