One For The Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review

One for the Rogue is the final book in the Studies in Scandal series by Manda Collins. This final book does a great job of wrapping everything up with the four scholarly women of Lady Celeste’s estate. The focus is primarily on the journey of Gemma, a geologist, and her hate-love relationship with Lord CameronContinue reading “One For The Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review”

Wallflower Most Wanted | Manda Collins | Book Review

Wallflower Most Wanted is the third book in the Studies in Scandal series by Manda Collins. This one features young artistic scholar Sophia Hastings, who is one of the heiresses that inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate. She overhears a conversation which makes her believe that another artist is in danger and she makes it herContinue reading “Wallflower Most Wanted | Manda Collins | Book Review”

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev | Dawnie Watson | Book Review

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev was one of my extra BOTM picks. I was drawn to the idea of an oral history account of an Afro-punk rock n’roll duo from the 1970s. I found myself wondering if it would be anything like Daisy Jones and the Six which I loved. While there areContinue reading “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev | Dawnie Watson | Book Review”

The Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys | Book Review

I love books that take me to a time in history that I do not know very much about. Ruta Sepetys has been the champion of that for me with her beautiful writing and compelling stories. She does this again in The Fountains of Silence by taking me on a journey through post-war Spain andContinue reading “The Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys | Book Review”

Bombshell | Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Bombshell is the first book in Sarah MacLean’s new Hell’s Belles series and it is dynamite! If this one was any indication, I’m going to love this whole series. It was so much fun and filled with dynamic characters, hot chemistry, delicious longing, and just a touch of scandal. It is one hell of aContinue reading “Bombshell | Sarah MacLean | 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”

Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | Book Review

Sisters In Arms was another one of my Book of the Month picks. I was immediately drawn to the idea of learning more about the Six Triple Eight. I honestly had never heard of them before or if I had the information was very brief. So I began this book with an open mind andContinue reading “Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | Book Review”

Duke With Benefits | Manda Collins | Book Review

Duke With Benefits is the second book in the Studies in Scandal series by Manda Collins. This one feature a classic strangers/friends to lovers troupe within the historical romance genre. You do not need to read the first book in the series to understand what is going on here. Daphne Forsyth is a mathematical geniusContinue reading “Duke With Benefits | Manda Collins | Book Review”

Ready Set Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review

Ready Set Rogue is the first book in Manda Collins series Studies in Scandal. It features young scholar Miss Ivy Wareham who has inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate. She is one of four other bluestocking scholars who have randomly inherited this estate. Lady Celeste’s nephew Quill Beauchamp is skeptical of the bluestockings and their inheritanceContinue reading “Ready Set Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review”

The Ice Swan | J’nell Ciesielski | Book Review

The Ice Swan was a pleasant surprise for me. Fleeing from Russia following the revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky, her mother, and her sister attempt to seek refuge in Paris. They are not welcomed with open arms and are forced to go into hiding in the basement of a church. Svetlana is determined to help herContinue reading “The Ice Swan | J’nell Ciesielski | Book Review”

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