Category: Contemporary

Review: Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly

Review: Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly

Something Wild & Wonderful Anita Kelly My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: Alexei Lebedev’s journey on the Pacific Crest Trail begins with saving a hot stranger from a snake. Alexei was prepared for rattlesnakes, blisters, and months of solitude. What he wasn’t prepared for is outgoing and charistmatic Ben Caravalho, and yet they keep running into each other. It might be coincidence. Then again, maybe there’s a reason the trail keeps bringing them together . . . Ben has made his fair share of bad decisions, and almost all of them […]

Posted August 9, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 0 Comments

Review: Storm Forged by Lindsay Buroker

Review: Storm Forged by Lindsay Buroker

Storm Forged (Death Before Dragons #6) by Lindsay Buroker narrated by Vivienne Leheny My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Urban Fantasy Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Moving into a rundown Victorian house with a vampire living in the basement isn’t as bad as I thought, but things go from weird to weirder when a badly injured gnome collapses in my back yard. The surprising part? It’s my friend Nin’s long-lost grandfather. Since he’s unconscious, we can’t figure out who’s chasing him, or where he’s been all these years, but if we can’t help him, he’ll die. To make […]

Posted August 7, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Fantasy, Review / 6 Comments

Review: What If…I Love You by Yvonne Marie

Review: What If…I Love You by Yvonne Marie

What If…I Love You Yvonne Marie My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: There’s no room for error in Renee Johnson’s life. No one tolerates mistakes from an autistic Black woman, even in the tech world. But overnight Renee goes from a rising star in the Austin tech scene to the target of a social media firestorm. At the heart of the controversy threatening to destroy everything she’s built, is her former best friend turn rival, Knox Lyons. The two friends and business partners, who were once inseparable, find themselves thrust back […]

Posted July 24, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 4 Comments

Review: Alexia Loves Troy by Jordan Ford

Review: Alexia Loves Troy by Jordan Ford

Alexia Loves Troy (Misfits Remix #3) Jordan Ford My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: He’s rich, she’s poor. He plays rugby, she’s a sassy hip hop dancer. Can two people from different worlds seriously fall in love? Alexia trusts very few people in this world. Having spent her childhood in survival mode, she’s learned to wear a coat of armor and not be afraid of a fight. But what happens when the guy she wants to fight the most is the one who can get under her defenses with just […]

Posted July 18, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 2 Comments

Review: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Review: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Women’s Fiction/ Magical Realism Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: An uplifting and magical debut about food, coming together and finding family in the most unexpected places. For fans of Jenny Colgan! At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home to San Francisco’s vibrant Chinatown. She’s shocked to discover that the neighbourhood is fading, and even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. Tasked by the community’s seer with cooking up three recipes from her grandmother’s old […]

Posted June 8, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Dragon Lantern by Arizona Tape

Review: The Dragon Lantern by Arizona Tape

The Dragon Lantern (The Griffin Sanctuary #4) Arizona Tape My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Age Category: New Adult Type of romance: FF Blurb: Drama stirs when Charlotte goes to Myths & Monster for an exchange program and she has to play nice with the other apprentices. Meanwhile, a mysterious illness plagues one of the elusive lantern dragons and time is ticking for apprentice veterinarian Charlotte to figure out what’s wrong before her light goes out. – The Dragon Lantern is book four in the modern fantasy Griffin Sanctuary series. It is packed full of adventure, mythical creatures, and […]

Posted June 6, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Fantasy, Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Space Beyond by Melissa Pearl

Review: The Space Beyond by Melissa Pearl

The Space Beyond (The Space Between #1.5) Melissa Pearl My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: “There’s more than one way to say, I love you.” Have you ever been so in love with someone, but not had the courage to tell them? Nicole Tepper is that girl. She loves her boyfriend Dale, but fearing rejection, keeps her feelings buried deep. She can’t even let on how heartbroken she is when Dale begins applying for colleges thousands of miles away from her; never even whispering a word about how much she […]

Posted May 23, 2023 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 4 Comments