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Books on Sale: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang & More

RECOMMENDED: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang is $1.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. I loved this book so much and gave it an A-:

The Bride Test is so beautiful and Hoang was right when she said it was impossible not to love Esme. She’s tenacious and battles against her fear of failure, of judgement, and of her own self-doubt, to become this confident and self-assured woman. This Bride Test has only solidified my love for Hoang’s romances; they are truly a gift to the genre.

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Books on Sale: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory & More

RECOMMENDED: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory is $1.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. Maya loved this one and gave it an A:

In the end, this story is overwhelmingly about saying yes to good things put directly in your path. If all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a Christmas love story with two adults just admirably adulting all the way through the book, I say grab a Christmas sweater and a hot chocolate, and get ready to have a stranger ask you why you look so happy reading the book you have in your hand!

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June’s New Releases, Part Two

If you’re new to Hide Your Wallet, this is where we list new releases we’re pretty excited for in the coming month. Each reviewer has a book maximum (five per person), but we’ve separated HYW into two parts. The first HYW of the month will cover books that release from the 1st to the 14th. The second HYW will cover books released from the 15th to the end of the month. We also think this … Continue reading June’s New Releases, Part Two

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Books on Sale: Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie & More

RECOMMENDED: Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie is $2.99! Ellen read this one and gave it a B+:

I think it has elements to satisfy a wide reading audience: a sizzling slow-burn romance between people with actual significant obstacles to their relationship, a sweeping and epic plot about the rise and fall of empires, gut-wrenching internal character conflict, and wacky space hijinks.

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October’s New Releases

There are fifty books on this dang new release list. Fifty! But there are so many more books being released this October. Here are a few more that have some buzz behind them: Garth Nix returns with Angel Mage . Penny Reid’s Smartypants Romance imprint is releasing Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen . Hidden Cove by Meg Tilly is the third book in her Solace Island series.

Book Review

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Royal Holiday

The Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory had me smiling from page one and kept me delighted all the way through. My joy was so palpable that I had coworkers asking me during my lunch break what I was reading because I don’t usually spend my lunch so lovingly enraptured by my cell phone. An extremely charming romance centered around two Black adults in their 50s who are thrown together during Christmas, The Royal Holiday is … Continue reading Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Best of 2018 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 revisiting our 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. … By looking at the … Continue reading Best of 2018 Reviews, Part One!

Links: True Crime, Ugly Crying, & More

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Hey there, everyone! It’s Wednesday and I’m gearing up for the holidays. I fly out on Sunday for about a week of family shenanigans. Sarah and I have been setting up the site with some neat stuff next week, so we hope you’re all excited! … Want the scoop on Jasmine Guillory’s next book? Bustle has all the details, including the cover. What do you think? … If you’re a true crime fan like I am, check … Continue reading Links: True Crime, Ugly Crying, & More

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Books on Sale: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory & More

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory is $1.99! When I first saw this on sale, I thought it was a glitch in the matrix, so get it while you can. Elyse read this one and gave it a B:

The Wedding Date is charming and delightful, and it saved me from getting overly hysterical on a flight to Costa Rica. It’s not a perfect book, and I found myself giving the hero my “WTF” face a few times, but the awesomeness of the heroine thrilled me.

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