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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Contemporary Romance BW/WM
Pages: 320
Published: Jan. 30, 2018
Rating: 4 out of 5

Girl meets boy when they're stuck in an elevator in a San Francisco hotel with only wine, cheese, and conversation about how they got there. Alexa's meeting her sister who's staying in the hotel and Drew's in town for the dreaded wedding of a former lover and one of his good friends. Before you know it (and definitely too soon!) the power's back on and they're headed their separate ways... BUT, she's somehow agreed to stand in as The Wedding Date that he needs for the upcoming nuptials! If this sounds like a cute start to good book then you're absolutely right! In fact, it isn't just a cute beginning, it's also a very cute story that's enjoyable and easy to read.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Upcoming Book ALERT!!: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Available: September 25, 2018

Hello book lovers!
Take a look at that cover will you! It is absolutely gorgeous and it caught my attention immediately. I'm a stickler when it comes to covers. If you've read some of my past posts, you know that I strongly believe a good book can get lost when it's represented by a terrible cover. Regardless of how this book ultimately turns out, this author has hooked me so let's hope it delivers!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Champion's Heart: Born to Win Men by Piper Huguley

Released: Dec. 2016
Rating: 5-star

Piper Huguley is one of my favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint with this her latest historical romance. A Champion's Heart tells the story of Delie and Champion. Fans of Ms. Huguley and her Migrations of the Heart series (A Virtuous Ruby, A Most Precious Pearl, and A Treasure of Gold) will recognize Delie as one of the younger Bledsoe sisters from the fictional town of Winslow, Georgia. At this stage of the family saga, Cordelia "Delie" Bledsoe is all grown up. Unlike her older sisters, Delie has never left Winslow. Instead, she remains at her family home, brokenhearted and caring for a group of mostly abandoned children alongside her sister Emerald (Em). Seven years ago, an engaged Delie was left behind without a word by Champion, the man she intended to marry. Champion has since become a boxer and he's preparing to fight the most important fights of his life. One of which is to regain the forgiveness, trust, and affection of the love of his life. Unfortunately, both Champion and Delie harbor secrets that could prevent them from having their happily ever after.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

His to Own by Theodora Taylor

Released: Dec. 2016
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

His to Own is the story of Mason and June. If you've read “Them Fairgood Boys” or the standalone “His Forbidden Bride” you'll recognize Mason as the cousin of “D” and Colin Fairgood. You'll also recall that Mason is a homegrown white nationalist. Yup, this is the love story of a racist white man who falls in love with an African-American woman and the little boy that she cares for. Intrigued? Disgusted? Confused? Believe me, I felt all of these things too. The funny thing is I actually liked the story.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review Quickie: Them Fairgood Boys by Theodora Taylor

Rating: 4-star 

This is a two-book set featuring His for Keeps and His Forbidden Bride. Them Fairgood Boys is classic Theodora Taylor featuring drama, hot love scenes, surprises, and then a lot more drama! In both books, fans of Taylor will appreciate the ups and downs the characters take during their journey toward true love and HEA.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Galaxy of Scars by Jorja Tabu

Published: August 2016
Rating: 3 out of 5

The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is the first Jorja Tabu book that I've had the opportunity to read, so as always when it comes to new writers I was excited to give it a try. A Galaxy of Scars was well written, and the storytelling had a visual quality that I appreciated. It is obvious that Jorja Tabu is a writer with talent, yet there was something that held me back from truly enjoying A Galaxy of Scars as much as I wanted to.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lies You Tell by LaQuette

Publisher: LooseId
Published: 9/2016
4 out of 5 stars
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Lies You Tell is a contemporary romance published by LooseId and written by the new-to-me author LaQuette. One of the first things that I noticed about this book was the cover. Covers can make or break a book in my opinion, and they have the power to turn me off before I read a single sentence. I really liked this particular cover for a number of reasons. First, I loved that the heroine was a darker woman with natural hair. Covers with women like this stand out to me because they are relatively rare. I also liked the image of the couple embracing. Actually, it's the expression and posture of the hero that I like. The gun in one hand, the other hand protectively at her back, and the "Don't fuck with my woman" look in his eyes pretty are a pretty accurate depiction of the hero Dante and his feelings for the heroine. Very fitting.
And the book wasn't too bad either...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pussycat in Peril by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Kenyan/Arab W & Arab M
Pages 95
Published: May 2015
5 out of 5 stars

Roslyn Hardy Holcomb, you've done it. You have successfully pulled me out of my book funk with Pussycat in Peril. You did your thing, and I was both captivated and thrilled from page one. To say that I simply recommend this book is an understatement. I give it 5 stars!