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”

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”

A Reckless Match | Kate Bateman | Book Review

A Reckless Match is the first book in the new series Ruthless Rivals by Kate Bateman. I was immediately drawn to this new series once I read the tag line “The first in a new regency romance series about two feuding families and reunited childhood enemies whose hatred turns to love.” Regency romance? Check. FeudingContinue reading “A Reckless Match | Kate Bateman | Book Review”

The Charm Offensive | Alison Cochrun | Book Review

The Charm Offensive takes the reality show idea and makes it original and heartwarming. What starts out as a man trying to be a prince and find true love with a woman turns into so much more. I was completely hooked on the characters, the experiences they were going through, and their emotions. So manyContinue reading “The Charm Offensive | Alison Cochrun | Book Review”

Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review

Battle of the Bands is an anthology of sixteen stories all about a high school battle of the bands. Each of these stories is filled with the magic of music, the drama of high school, and the power of a wild, fun, good time. It was all so much fun and brought me back toContinue reading “Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review”

The Royal Correspondent | Alexandra Joel | Book Review

The Royal Correspondent is a historical fiction story set in the 1960s. It follows the main character Blaise Hill as she tries to find her way as a journalist in a male dominated world. Unfortunately before she can get a full start on her career path, she finds herself in the wrong place at theContinue reading “The Royal Correspondent | Alexandra Joel | Book Review”

Country Music Cowboy | Sasha Summer | Book Review

Country Music Cowboy is the third book from the Kings of Country series. It was actually the first book I read in this series when I got approved for an advanced reader copy on Netgalley. I didn’t realize it was part of a series! You can read this by itself but, if you’re like me,Continue reading “Country Music Cowboy | Sasha Summer | Book Review”

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