Category: Contemporary

Review: Chef’s Kiss by T.J. Alexander

Review: Chef’s Kiss by T.J. Alexander

Chef’s Kiss (Chef’s Kiss #1) by T.J. Alexander narrated by Em Grosland My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: nb/f Blurb: A high-strung pastry chef’s professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive nonbinary kitchen manager in this deliciously fresh and witty queer rom-com. Simone Larkspur is a perfectionist pastry expert with a dream job at The Discerning Chef, a venerable cookbook publisher in New York City. All she wants to do is create the perfect loaf of sourdough and develop recipes, but when The Discerning […]

Posted May 17, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 0 Comments

Review: Honey Moon Murder by Dahlia Donovan

Review: Honey Moon Murder by Dahlia Donovan

Honey Moon Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #3) by Dahlia Donovan My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: m/m Blurb: Honey, Romance, and Danger… As August winds down, George Sheth and Murphy Baird are ready to put months of murder mysteries behind them. They hope for calmer days as they move in together. But it’s all for nought when his pug, Bumble, stumbles on the body of a new bride in the middle of the lane. It’s clear Bumble didn’t kill anyone, but someone did—and they may have set their sights on George. With […]

Posted May 10, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Mystery, Review, Romance / 1 Comment

Review: Love Sugar Magic A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

Review: Love Sugar Magic A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble (Love Sugar Magic #1) by Anna Meriano narrated by Kyla Garcia My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Age Category: Middle Grade Blurb: “A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart—Love Sugar Magic has it all.” —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series. Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Leo hopes that this might […]

Posted May 3, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Review / 4 Comments

DNF Reviews March and April 2024

DNF Reviews March and April 2024

Bogs, Brews and Banshees Bogs, Brews, and Banshees (A Skye O’Shea Paranormal Cozy Mystery #1) by Rowan Dillon Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: m/f Blurb: She’s looking for a fresh start. But with eerie noises in the night and murder most foul, can she keep from going down for a crime she didn’t commit? Miami, Florida. Skye Brigid O’Shea is desperate for an escape. Losing big in a nasty divorce and taking the fall for a patient’s death, the stressed-out thirty-two-year-old jumps at the chance to move to Ireland after inheriting her grandmother’s B&B. But […]

Posted April 29, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Fantasy, Mystery, Review, Romance / 5 Comments

Review: Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

Review: Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: nb/f Blurb: The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favourite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut! Every recipe needs a little chemistry . . . Recently divorced Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself and she’s found the perfect opportunity: the hit cooking competition show Chef’s Special. Falling flat on her face on the first day is admittedly not the best start, but Dahlia isn’t going to let it mess up her focus. […]

Posted March 29, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 2 Comments

DNF Reviews January and February 2024

DNF Reviews January and February 2024

Blogger Lisa Loves Literature inspired me to do DNF reviews again and group them in one post. I decided to do posts until I have 4 or so DNF reviews, so maybe one every few months. We’ll see. Junker Seven Junker Seven (Twin Suns #1) by Olive J. Kelley Genre: Science Fiction Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: nb/f Blurb: A romantic, queer sci-fi epic about changing the galaxy, one girl at a time. Castor Quasar is a junker- a bounty hunter making a living off of collecting and selling valuable scrap. They live a quiet life, bouncing from […]

Posted February 28, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, Review, Romance, Sci-Fi / 8 Comments

Review: The Talent Thief by Mike Thayer

Review: The Talent Thief by Mike Thayer

The Talent Thief by Mike Thayer narrated by Kate Coventry My Rating: 5 stars Genre: Contemporary Fiction with a bit of magic Age Category: Middle Grade Blurb: A girl with the ability to borrow other people’s talents must use her powers to find her own spotlight in The Talent Thief, a wish-fulfilling middle-grade novel from Mike Thayer, the author of The Double Life of Danny Day. Tiffany Tudwell is cursed. She once tripped over a backpack and fell face-first into a trashcan. She had pink eye on picture day. One time she tried to hold back a sneeze and farted […]

Posted February 12, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Review / 4 Comments