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Review of “The Other Miss Bridgerton” by Julia Quinn

Title: The Other Miss BridgertonAuthor: Julia QuinnSeries: Rokesby #3Publisher: AvonPrice: $6.99 (e-book) $5.77 (mass market paperback) $21.55 (Audible)Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 I love Julia Quinn.  A few years ago, I stumbled upon Just Like Heaven in the Howard Beach library; I’d heard of Ms. Quinn before, but hadn’t actually read one of her books.  Immediately after finishing the book, …

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 “The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy” by Julia Quinn

I love Julia Quinn.  Her books are funny (especially anything with the Pleinsworth sisters) and the central romances tend to be sigh-worthy. This book was not.  It was actually so bad that it has taken me a whole week to be able to write this review.  (I will admit that part of my disappointment in …

Review of “Temptation Has Green Eyes” by Lynne Connolly

I really wanted to like this book.  Lynne Connolly has been on my radar for a long time, but for some reason I never tried one of her books before.  When I got an ARC of Temptation Has Green Eyes from Netgalley, I was excited.  This book has everything I want in a romance novel, so …

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 …

Review of “The Sum of All Kisses” by Julia Quinn

I don’t know what you spent the first day of 2014 doing, but I spent today finishing The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn.  As I commented in yesterday’s post, I was a little leery about this book because of everything that has been said about it, and I have to say that not everything …

2013 in Books and What I Most Look Forward to Reading in 2014

As the sun sets on 2013, I am looking back at everything I have read in the past year.  There are a lot of books, both good and bad, but mostly somewhere in between–those 3 star books that were neither awesome or awful.  They’re average, and that isn’t a bad thing.  Being average means that …

My Current Reads

Since finding out that I need to have 4 teeth out a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t been in the mood to do much other than binge on Netflix.  However, I have recently started two books, What Happens in London by Julia Quinn, which I am sad to say isn’t as engaging as the other …

My Favorite and Least Favorite Novel Tropes

During this last reading slump, I did a lot of thinking about the things that I like and the things that I don’t like when it comes to romance novels, and recently I posted about my hatred of all things vampire and were-related.  What I realized is that I am very picky when it comes …