Book Review

Marry Me By Midnight by Felicia Grossman

Marry Me By Midnight

I adored this book. What was supposed to be a quick 30 minutes of reading before my day carried on turned into an absolutely lost day. I could not put this book down. Isabelle Lira is a very rich Jewish woman living in Victorian London. She has inherited her father’s portion of a surety business, but her business partners are putting pressure on her to marry, preferably one of them. Isabelle is young, still grieving, … Continue reading Marry Me By Midnight by Felicia Grossman

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My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine

My Roommate is a Vampire

Usually when I DNF a book, it is quickly forgotten and I move on to the next book. I am rarely moved to write a review about a DNF. This case is an exception because it was so nearly good, but ultimately missed the mark. I managed to soldier through 55% of this book before it just got too frustrating. Cassie needs a place to stay. Frederick is renting out his spare room for a … Continue reading My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine

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Codename Charming by Lucy Parker

Codename Charming

I didn’t read book one in this series and perhaps I should have, but I am jolly glad I read book two. It’s a treat. Petunia De Vere (who everyone calls ‘Pet’ which takes some getting used to) is the personal assistant to a newly minted royal – Johnny Marchmont. He’s well-meaning, but endlessly clumsy and prone to putting his foot in his mouth. Pet often finds herself being flung aside by Johnny’s flailing limbs. … Continue reading Codename Charming by Lucy Parker

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Charm City Rocks by Matthew Norman

Charm City Rocks

Crystal Anne with An E comes to us from a sunny clime, but prefers to remain a pale indoor cat. She enjoys reading, cross-stitching something nerdy, going to see live music, and playing video games. She works as an autism consultant by day, got a degree in information science for fun, and currently serves on her local library advisory board. … Sometimes, you find the right book at the exact right time. It’s not the … Continue reading Charm City Rocks by Matthew Norman

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The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe

The Blighted Stars

The Blighted Stars  is the first book in a science fiction series that has a strong romantic subplot. There is a creepiness factor that might be unsettling for some readers, and while it didn’t bother me, I would caution anyone with an aversion to zombie movies to stay away. In this sci-fi world, humans have achieved a longer lifespan by “printing” their neural map into a new body when the old one dies. Think of … Continue reading The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe

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How to Tame a Wild Rogue by Julie Anne Long

How to Tame a Wild Rogue

This book made me swoon IRL. Reading it was a fever dream and not just because of the sex scenes. I was so immersed in it that the real world and its troubles didn’t even occur to me for the duration of the book. (I am anxious by nature, so this is a feat.) Lorcan St Leger had a rough start in life in St Giles, but through illegal (and now legal) means, he has … Continue reading How to Tame a Wild Rogue by Julie Anne Long

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Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Business or Pleasure

Business or Pleasure is a sex-positive, low-conflict celebrity rom com that worked out great for me. I think a lot of readers will enjoy this book (especially the sex positivity!), but it won’t work for anyone looking for angst. Chandler Cohen wanted to be a writer since she was child, but she chose to focus on journalism rather than creative writing in college because it seemed like a safer bet. Now that there are fewer … Continue reading Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

Camp Damascus

Camp Damascus is a full-length novel by Chuck Tingle. Chuck Tingle is famous for writing many, many erotic and humorous short stories and novellas, and he is beloved for including rather pointed social commentary in these stories and for a social media presence in which he celebrates all kinds of love. For an idea of his short work, check out my review of Oppressed in the Butt by my Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups or listen … Continue reading Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

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Just as You Are by Camille Kellogg

Just as You Are

As the daughter of an Austenite, I feel compelled to read all queer Pride and Prejudice retellings. The heroine of Just as You Are was one of the most annoying versions of Elizabeth Bennet that I’ve read–anxious, judgmental, and self-absorbed at times. But I enjoyed Just as You Are once I let go of expecting this to align in any real way with the emotional world of Pride and Prejudice, and rode the wave of … Continue reading Just as You Are by Camille Kellogg

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Never Cross A Highlander by Lisa Rayne

Never Cross a Highlander

Never Cross A Highlander has a one-click cover. Black Highlander stories are rare, and I’m glad this one offered some of the adventure and steam that dreamy cover promised. The book is slow in the middle, but there are swordfights, forced proximity while camping, sex by a waterfall, a hellion heroine, and a hard-headed hero who needed his family to tell him that he was in love. Here’s the book’s description: Ailsa Connery has waited … Continue reading Never Cross A Highlander by Lisa Rayne

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Death in Soho by Emily Organ

Death in Soho

This was an excellent airplane book. I found it on Kindle Unlimited in the airport, and read it on a two hour flight. It held my attention, but was light enough that I could read quickly and not feel like I was taxing my tired brain. There is a lot of dialogue and in just about any other circumstance that would make me very happy. I love dialogue. But the characters do a lot of … Continue reading Death in Soho by Emily Organ

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