Tag: LBGT

Review: Under the Table by Layla Reyne

Review: Under the Table by Layla Reyne

Under the Table by Layla Reyne My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Age Category: Adult Type of romance: nb/f Blurb: Chef February Winters hates Valentine’s Day. So much so she refuses to open her restaurant for it. Except now the critics say that she can’t—not, that she won’t—so of course she must. But planning the perfect V-day menu eludes her until her sexy new bartender mixes up a sublime concept. Jax Dillon is a hacker, but for the past three months they’ve been undercover at Under the Table, tending bar while on the lookout for a rogue spy. Truth […]

Posted May 24, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance, Suspense / 2 Comments

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: Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban

Review: Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban

Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend (Mischief & Matchmaking #1) by Emma R. Alban My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Historical Romance Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: f/f Blurb: A swoon-worthy debut queer Victorian romance in which two debutantes distract themselves from having to seek husbands by setting up their widowed parents, and instead find their perfect match in each other—the lesbian Bridgerton/Parent Trap you never knew you needed! Gwen has a brilliant beyond brilliant idea. It’s 1857, and anxious debutante Beth has just one season to snag a wealthy husband, or she and her mother will be […]

Posted May 6, 2024 by Lola in Historical, Review, Romance / 2 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: Violet Moon by Mel E. Lemon

Review: Violet Moon by Mel E. Lemon

Violet Moon (Pitch Mountain Pack #1) by Mel E. Lemon My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Paranormal Romance/ Cozy Fantasy Age Category: Adult Type of romance: f/f Blurb: A slice of life sapphic friends to lovers slow burn with werewolves and a bakery Seraphine’s days are filled with fresh coffee, fruit tarts, and doing her best to be the Beta her pack needs. But when Sera discovers she has feelings for Parisa, her best friend and pack Alpha, she decides to bury those feelings for the sake of the pack. (After all, what’s a little secret pining between friends?) Strong […]

Posted April 22, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 2 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