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Review of “Someone Like Her” by Sandra Owens

I literally finished this book in a day.  I can’t tell you the last time that happened.  Someone Like Her is the second book in the K2 series, which I’d never heard of until browsing on Netgalley over the weekend.  At first, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it because I tend to …

Romance and Recipes–Mom’s Lasagna

Cooking tends to play a big role in romance novels.  Most of these scenes take place in contemporary romance novels, as we wouldn’t see the lady of the house cooking the meals and no matter how much the Cook/servants love their “masters” no romance would depict scenes of these people around the stove cooking with …

My Favorite Holiday Traditions

Whenever you read a Christmas themed book or watch ones of those ubiquitous specials, there are always happy families getting together for a big dinner, usually consisting of a roast turkey (or in an historical romance a goose or maybe pheasant) and to me that’s just not what Christmas is.  Yeah, there are a lot …

Review of “Kill the Competition” by Stephanie Bond

Back when I first joined Kindle Unlimited over the summer, I decided to try Stephanie Bond’s Kill the Competition, which based on the hundreds of reviews on amazon, I thought would be a really quick, light read and while it is that, it is not in any way a romance novel.  A quickie in a sauna …

Angry, So Very Very Angry

Trigger Warning: Depictions of Sexual Violence Below 237,868 That is the number of rapes committed each year in the United States.  237,868.  That’s sickening, disgusting, nauseating…nope, there’s no word quite right to describe just how wrong that number is.  According to Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), roughly 60% of those rapes go unreported. …

Review of “Once in a Lifetime” by Jill Shalvis

I wrote this back in July when I first read the book, but somehow, I never posted it on here.  I’ve made a few changes here and there, but otherwise it is exactly as I originally wrote it. The other day, I started reading Jill Shalvis’s most recent book (Once in a Lifetime) and I …

The Worst Books I Read This Year

Last week, I posted the best books I read this year.  Tonight, I’m going to continue the fun by listing my least favorite books of the year.  As before, these books weren’t necessarily published this year. 1. The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde I read and reviewed this book almost a full year ago, …

Review of “When He Was Wicked” by Julia Quinn

Recently, I have been on a Bridgerton kick.  It started when I decided to re-read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton last week and continued with When He Was Wicked.  Having issues with To Sir Philip, With Love, I decided to skip that one and go straight to WHWW, hoping that I would enjoy yet another friends to lovers story.  Unfortunately, I …