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 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”

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”

Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review

April found Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them on Netgalley and immediately recommended it to me based on my love of Titanic and strong adventurous women. It took me a while to get into it. I’m not sure if it was the set up of my e-arcContinue reading “Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review”

Serena Singh Flips The Script | Sonya Lalli | Book Review

Serena Singh Flips The Script was such a fun book of self discovery and self happiness. It is a diverse read which allowed me to hear different voices and experiences. This book focuses specifically on Indian culture and the varying complexities of family and personal values. I found it to be engrossing and was investedContinue reading “Serena Singh Flips The Script | Sonya Lalli | Book Review”

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