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Review of “The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior” by JenniferMcQuiston

After finishing The Diary of an Accidental Wallflower, I felt the need to dive into its sequel, The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior, which is about 10x better than its predecessor.  Gone were all of the problems I had with the first book, but unfortunately, they were replaced by a new set of them. Lucy Westmore was …

Review of “The Diary of an Accidental Wallflower” by Jennifer McQuiston

I bought this book a while back when it was on sale for about $2, but never got around to reading it.  I finally decided it was time after giving up on “In the Waning Light,” which I was supposed to review for the Smart Bitches RITA Reader Challenge 2016.  While I’m glad I read …

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 “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts

To say I’m a Nora Roberts fangirl would be an understatement. She’s been an auto-buy for me for about 14 years, but to be honest, I’d completely forgotten buying this book.  Her last few haven’t been great and I was actually considering skipping this one when I realized I’d already bought it.  After reading it, …

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 …

Throwback Review: “Sea Swept” by Nora Roberts

I finished re-reading Sea Swept late last week and for some reason I have been putting off writing the review.  I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fact that I’ve read this book so many times over the years that all those previous readings color the way I perceived it this time, making …

Review of “A Gentleman’s Game” by Theresa Romain

A Gentleman’s Game is a very different kind of romance novel.  While it takes place firmly within the Regency Period, it is worlds away from any other Regency novel.  First off, the hero is the younger son of a minor aristocrat whose title only goes a few years back (rather than all those Dukes that …

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 “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 …