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”

Christmas in Eternity Springs | Emily March | Audiobook Review

WHY DID I LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS IN ETERNITY SPRINGS BY EMILY MARCH? Christmas in Eternity Springs has been on my holiday TBR for several years. I had originally received an ARC to read back in 2016 but, never actually read it. Honestly, I’ve had a mixed relationship with the Eternity Springs series by Emily March.Continue reading “Christmas in Eternity Springs | Emily March | Audiobook Review”

In A Holidaze | Christina Lauren | Book Review

In A Holidaze is a book that was on my holiday TBR list last year but, I never actually read it. So, I knew when I was doing a Christmas in July feature here on the blog that this was one book I had to read. From page one, I was brought into a funContinue reading “In A Holidaze | Christina Lauren | Book Review”

The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review

When I first heard about The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa I have to admit that it didn’t seem like my cup of tea. Although it had two of my favorite troupes at the center of it – hate to love relationship and pseudo-dating – I was struck by the fact that the perceivedContinue reading “The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review”

All I Ask | Corinne Michaels | Book Review

All I Ask by Corinne Michaels is a second chance contemporary romance. It follows Teagan and Derek, former best friends who are now both single parents. Unbeknownst to each other, they both had feelings beyond friendship but, were afraid to move forward with these feelings and ruining their friendship. Shortly after Derek’s wedding, their friendshipContinue reading “All I Ask | Corinne Michaels | Book Review”

One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston | Book Review

One Last Stop is the sophomore novel of author Casey McQuiston. I think after the success of their debut Red, White, and Royal Blue readers were wondering if they would be able to follow up. Personally, I enjoyed Red, White, and Royal Blue more as a reader but, this is not to discredit One LastContinue reading “One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston | Book Review”

Pug Actually | Matt Dunn | Book Review

Pug Actually by Matt Dunn is a romantic comedy told in the perspective of the main characters pug named Doug. I decided to read this one because it sounded it was going to be a fun easy read. Ultimately, there were some parts that were hilarious but, there were some parts that really just didn’tContinue reading “Pug Actually | Matt Dunn | Book Review”

Hang The Moon | Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review

Written in the Stars was one of my favorite reads of 2021 so I was very excited to dive back into that world with Hang The Moon. This time the focus is on Brandon and Annie – the brother and the best friend – and it is so swoon worthy! It has everything you couldContinue reading “Hang The Moon | Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review”

Home At Last | Lily Everett | Book Review

Lily Everett’s Sanctuary Island series is one of my favorite contemporary romance series to date. The setting is a small town with fields of wild horses. It all seems to be very calm and peaceful and a place that I would love to actually live. Previously, I have read and reviewed Sanctuary Island, Shoreline Drive,Continue reading “Home At Last | Lily Everett | Book Review”

The Crown Prince’s Bride | Donna Alward | Book Review

The Crown Prince’s Bride is the second book in the Royal Duology series by Donna Alward. Similar to the first book in the series (The Playboy Prince and the Nanny), I would call this an “escape novel”. It has a fairy tale feel with sweet moments of romance. The Crown Prince’s Bride follows the crownedContinue reading “The Crown Prince’s Bride | Donna Alward | Book Review”

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