No Gods No Monsters | Cadwell Turnwell | Book Review

No Gods No Monsters is the first book in the new convergence saga by Cadwell Turner. It is an urban fantasy that is focused on the modern day issues of police brutality, sexuality, and bigotry. It is a beautifully written adventure that made sure the reader is paying attention and kept on their toes. However,Continue reading “No Gods No Monsters | Cadwell Turnwell | Book Review”

Like Cats and Dogs | Kate McMurray | Book Review

Like Cats and Dogs is the first book in the new Whitman Street Cat Café series by Kate McMurray. It is a romantic comedy set in a small town that has a cat café. The cat café is located right next door to the local vet office. When the new vet Caleb comes to town,Continue reading “Like Cats and Dogs | Kate McMurray | Book Review”

The Siren | Katherine St. John | Audiobook Review

Why did I read The Siren? The Siren came to my attention via Twitter or Instagram and was described as a rollercoaster of a story. I was intrigued and decided to borrow the audiobook so that I could check it out for myself. I was looking for a book that would provide a change ofContinue reading “The Siren | Katherine St. John | Audiobook Review”

The Witch’s Heart | Genevieve Gornichec | Book Review

The Witch’s Heart is a beautiful debut filled with Norse Mythology and a testament to the strength and devotion of a mother’s love. I picked this up at my local library when the cover caught my eye and the tag line “Men die. Gods die. She lives.” caught my eye and I’m so glad IContinue reading “The Witch’s Heart | Genevieve Gornichec | Book Review”

When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting | Book Review

When Sparks Fly is the newest contemporary romance written by Helena Hunting. Believe it or not, it is actually the first book that I have read by her. I have heard her name often, and even have a couple of her previous books on my shelf but, for some reason have never picked them up.Continue reading “When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Settings

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is Favorite Book SettingsHere We Go! Small Towns ~ I love small town stories. Everyone knows everyone and everything is interconnected and interacts together. Small town romances are the best! Tropical Island ~ Being transported to a tropical island is always aContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Settings”

Alien Nation | Sofija Stefanovic | Book Review

Alien Nation: A Celebration of Immigration from the Stage to the Page is an anthology of 36 true stories of immigration. There is a wide variety of voices, backgrounds, and visions. The one common thread is the desire to belong within America and the sense that no matter how hard an immigrant tries, they mayContinue reading “Alien Nation | Sofija Stefanovic | Book Review”

My Best Friend’s Wedding | Tilly Tennant | Book Review

My Best Friend’s Wedding is set during the holiday season but I wouldn’t exactly call it a Christmas book. The main focus is a wedding that occurs on Christmas Eve and the events that happen before and afterwards. The story occurs over the span of three days and forever changes the lives of all theContinue reading “My Best Friend’s Wedding | Tilly Tennant | Book Review”

It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review

It All Comes Back To You is a messy tale of secrets and second chances. Kiran Noorani and Deen Malik had secretly dated three years ago and were just starting to trust and fall in love when Deen ghosted Kiran. There had been a sudden incident that he was unable to disclose and in orderContinue reading “It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review”

Not Your Average Hot Guy | Gwenda Bond | Book Review

Not Your Average Hot Guy is the first book in Gwenda Bond’s new series featuring a battle between heaven and hell. It is a paranormal romantic comedy filled with quirky characters and a touch of romance as the fate of the world is being determined. It took me a bit to get into this storyContinue reading “Not Your Average Hot Guy | Gwenda Bond | Book Review”

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