Satisfaction Guaranteed | Karelia Stetz-Waters | Book Review

Satisfaction Guaranteed is such a delightful LGBTQ romantic comedy. The last thing Cade Elgin expects to inherit a house and a failing sex shop from her deceased Aunt but suddenly she is called from her life in NYC to Portland, Oregon for exactly that. She is not the only one who has inherited though. HerContinue reading “Satisfaction Guaranteed | Karelia Stetz-Waters | Book Review”

This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

This Poison Heart was a book that I had anxiously been waiting for since I first heard about it. I got the sense that it was going to be like a retelling of The Secret Garden with perhaps a more sinister calling ala Little Shop of Horrors. And I happen to love both of thoseContinue reading “This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love | Kim Fielding | Book Review

Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love is a LGBTQ enemies to lovers romance. I picked it up at my local library because I was intrigued by both the cover and the premise. I love a good enemies to lovers trope and this one seemed like it would fit that perfectly! The premise of Teddy SpenserContinue reading “Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love | Kim Fielding | Book Review”

Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl | Hettie Bell | Book Review

Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl is the debut novel of Hettie Bell. The main character is a girl named Poppy who finds herself in sort of a personal dilemma. She slept with her ex-boyfriend and now she’s pregnant. She decides to visit Planned Parenthood to discuss her options and while there she meetsContinue reading “Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl | Hettie Bell | Book Review”

Stay Gold | Tobly McSmith | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith? I was looking for a new audiobook to listen to and Stay Gold caught my attention. I am always looking to be diverse with my reading choices and had thought that this would a sweet LGBTQ contemporary romance. Honestly, I really was expecting a sweet,Continue reading “Stay Gold | Tobly McSmith | Audiobook Review”

Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a refreshing retelling of a fairy tale that most little girls know by heart. This time however the main character is a young Black queer girl who wants to overthrow the government that has been put into place ever since Cinderella died. This government forces all the youngContinue reading “Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta was the first book I borrowed from my local library on the Libby app. When I listened to the sample, I was intrigued by the main character Michael and was also excited that this story was in verseContinue reading “The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review”

Written In The Stars | Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review

I picked up Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleau at my local library because the cover caught my attention. Isn’t is pretty? And then I read the premise and had a feeling that I would quickly be hooked. It had two of my favorite things: opposites attract and psuedo-dating, and of course the factContinue reading “Written In The Stars | Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review”

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