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Books On Sale

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Books on Sale: Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren & More

RECOMMENDEDDating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren is $2.99! Lauren’s books rarely go on sale, so grab this one while you can. I loved this book and gave it an A-:

If you want the book-form of a great, contemporary rom-com, Dating You/Hating You will scratch that itch. No, not just scratch it. Massage it. A full body, deep-tissue Swedish massage that will leave your bones feeling like jelly, where all you can do is close your eyes and let out a deep, satisfying sigh.

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September’s New Releases

Hide that wallet because we’re discussing new books coming out this month! Listed below are some picks from the SBTB crew, but we also know there are several others books that you may have preordered or put on hold at your library. What are you excited for this month? More Cormoran Strike books are out with Lethal White . Vengeful by V.E. Schwab has been highly anticipated by many of my friends. If you love contemporary YA books, … Continue reading September’s New Releases

Links: Horses, Movie News, & Buff Nannies

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Welcome to Wednesday Links! This is where we link pretty neat things we’ve seen around the internet recently. This is the last Wednesday I’ll be spending in my old apartment. Next week, I will officially be in my new place and all I’ll say is that we’re turning the dining room into a reading room. … Author Rebekah Weatherspoon has finally revealed her cover for Rafe, an upcoming romance with a “buff male nanny.” The heroine … Continue reading Links: Horses, Movie News, & Buff Nannies

Books On Sale

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Books on Sale: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn & More

RECOMMENDED: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn is $1.99! This is the first book in the Heroine Complex series and it’s one that Carrie loves. She reviewed this one and gave it a B+:

You usually can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but honestly you can totally judge this book by its cover, which features two Asian heroines with obviously different personalities, a demonic cupcake (can’t get enough of those) and bright colors. If that cover causes grabby hand syndrome, then yes, you will adore the book.

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Links: So Much Romance News, Fashion, & Mr. Pirate

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Hi there! It’s Wednesday Links time! Many of today’s links of something to do with romance news (how fitting), but I’ve thrown in some cute animals and pretty clothing for good measure. I’m in the midst of allergy season, so it’s hard for my brain to focus on anything else. … RT Reno kicks off next week! SBTB will be doing a live taping of the podcast on Thursday, 5/17 at 5:30pm local time. This … Continue reading Links: So Much Romance News, Fashion, & Mr. Pirate

Book Review

Roomies by Christina Lauren


Reading Roomies was a bizarre experience. I had two reactions simultaneously. One was great enjoyment in a lovely romance with great characters and dialogue and a comforting fairy tale atmosphere. The other was of pure, blinding rage brought on by the political and social issues that currently crowd my brain. The clearest way to describe these two reviews, which are at odds with one another, is to imagine viewing them through a zoom lens. For … Continue reading Roomies by Christina Lauren

Best of 2017 Reviews, Part One!

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NB: This week, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite and our most popular pieces of writing this year. We’ve got a week of best-of posts to share, with reviews, cover snark, sales, and more. We hope you enjoy this saunter through the archives, and most of all, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a happy new year – with all the very best of reading. … Looking at … Continue reading Best of 2017 Reviews, Part One!

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December’s New Releases

December is here and that means our last batch of new releases before 2018 starts! For me, personally, it’s a surprisingly subdued batch of books. However, the rest of the Bitches have more than made up for it. Here are a couple more books due to come out this month: After the Wedding by Courtney Milan is supposed to be released this month. Unfortunately, buy links aren’t up quite yet. Kristen Ashley begins a new series … Continue reading December’s New Releases

Books On Sale

Historical Romances, Ghosts, & More!

Books on Sale: A Certain Age by  Williams Beatriz & More

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams is $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. This is a historical fiction novel set in New York’s Jazz Age. This book was released earlier this summer and readers loved the sense of place Williams created. It’s also a retelling of an opera, which is pretty cool! However, others found the story a bit underwhelming compared to the jacket copy. It has a 3.6-star rating on Goodreads.

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Book Review

Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Dating You/Hating You

I’ve been struggling to write this Dating You/Hating You review for weeks, simply because I’m worried I won’t be able to convey how truly wonderful I thought it was. But I’m going to do my best, because this is a pretty worthy competitor for my favorite book of 2017. It’s funny, feminist, and a great example of a modern romance. I should also mention that this is a complete standalone and not tied to any … Continue reading Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Excerpt & Giveaway: Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Dating You Hating You cover by Christina Lauren

Oh, boy. I’m so excited for this book and for everyone to get their hands on it. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren comes out June 6, 2017 (tomorrow!) and it’s a standalone contemporary romance. No need to worry about catching up on previous books! It’s set in the world of Hollywood talent agencies and has a heroine that I absolutely love. Here’s the books description: All’s fair in love and work. The first standalone romance by … Continue reading Excerpt & Giveaway: Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

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June’s New Releases

It’s June and time to stock up on some good books for the summer! It’s a lighter month than usual. For me, a majority of my releases come out at the beginning of the month, which feels really overwhelming. And, I think this is the first time where three of us were excited about the same book. But, this is not an exhaustive list. Here are a few other books that are hitting shelves this … Continue reading June’s New Releases