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Review of “Because of Miss Bridgerton” by Julia Quinn

I first picked up a Julia Quinn novel at the Howard Beach branch of the Queens Borough Public library at the tail end of 2013 and I became immediately addicted.  I glommed the four Smythe-Smith novels (at that point, I believe 3 were out), but was somewhat afraid to pick up a Bridgeton novel because …

Review of “Nobody But You” by Jill Shalvis

Anytime I get approved for a Jill Shalvis book by her publisher, I do a little happy dance because I know I’m in for a good time.  Her characters are well developed, the dialogue sharp, and the sex scenes steamy.  This was no exception. Sophie Marren is trying to pull her life back together after …

Review of “Level Up: A Geek Romance Rom Com, Book 1” by Cathy Yardley

Wow.  I literally just finished this book and I have all the thoughts.  Many many thoughts.  Thoughts about how good this was and how it could have been improved.  Thoughts about how I loved the female protagonist and only sorta liked the male protagonist for most of the book.  Mostly I have thoughts about the …

Review of “Brotherhood in Death” by J.D. Robb

Trigger Warning: BID had graphic depictions of rape/gang rape and this review will include an analysis of Rape Culture.  If this is one of your triggers, please click away now. I actually forgot this book was coming out this month, probably because I absolutely hated the last book and felt the need to completely erase anything that …

Review of “Alone in the Dark” by Karen Rose

Karen Rose novels should come with trigger warnings.  I don’t remember reading any of them that didn’t involve something that would cause a PTSD episode and Alone in the Dark is no different.  To start my review, I am going to offer my own warning, just in case someone stumbles upon this not expecting to encounter harmful …

Review of “The Other Daughter” by Lauren Willig

Last week, I started a free trial of Audible.com and decided to use the opportunity to “read” Willig’s standalone novel.  I love her Pink Carnation novels and since this took place in the 1920’s I was ecstatic.  I don’t know if I built it up in my head since I’d waited so long for it, …

Review of “Reckless” by Kimberly Kincaid

Reckless is the first book Ms. Kincaid’s new series (Rescue Squad) and I believe it is a spinoff of her Pine Mountain series as it features characters introduced in the last book.  I’m really glad that I took a chance on this author because I’m quickly becoming addicted to her books (thankfully, Netgalley helps me with …

Review of “Supernatural Serial Killers” by Samantha Lyon and Dr. Daphne Tan

I’ve mentioned several times that I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, but I don’t think I’ve ever specifically written about my love of true crime.  I live on Investigation Discovery and have read more than my fair share of true crime novels.  When I saw Supernatural Serial Killers on Netgalley, I literally let out …

Review of “I’ll Be There” by Samantha Chase

I did it again.  I read another Samantha Chase and hoped for a different outcome.  I know.  I know.  A lot of people say doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity (just fyi, insanity is a legal term, which is determined based off of …

Review of “Head Over Heels” by Jill Shalvis

After finishing Christmas in Lucky Harbor I had to go back and reread Head Over Heels because it felt unfinished if I stopped with The Sweetest Thing.  I have to say that this was not my favorite book in the series, but after going back I have a new found appreciation for it.  Actually, I think I read …