14 09, 2021

The Heiress Gets A Duke (The Gilded Age Heiresses #1)

2022-04-08T01:56:49-06:00September 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 4 ♥'s | I was instantly hooked from the beginning of this book. I love that August sneaks into a boxing match and that she kisses the main contender (aka The Duke!).

12 04, 2021

Stolen Daughters (Detective Amanda Steele #2)

2022-04-08T01:59:17-06:00April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 4 ♥'s | The book takes off not too long after the first book. Amanda is still dealing with what is going to happen with her mom's murder trial. We don't see much of that because right away Amanda is put onto a case of another serial killer.

2 03, 2021

An Unexpected Peril (Veronica Speedwell #6)

2022-04-08T01:59:26-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 4 ♥'s | This book picks up right after Veronica and Stoker's most adventure and it doesn't take them long to be pulled into another one...well for Veronica to pull them into another one.

25 01, 2021

The Ever After (The Omte Origins #3)

2022-04-08T01:59:48-06:00January 25th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: January 5, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 496 Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lies the secret kingdom of the Omte--a realm filled with wonder...and as many secrets. The Ever After closes the last trilogy of the long-running Trylle series. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to continue my journey with the Omte Trilogy and see how the series came to a close. I did enjoy the book, however it did not live up to my expectations of what I thought it was going to be. I felt that beginning drug on a bit and it could have been shortened and it would have given the reader just as much information. Some of it was actually kind of confusing trying to figure out what was happening and who all the different places and tribes were. Once I got past that part though it got better and I got more engaged in it. I especially liked the final battle scene where you get all these different monster described and I just was imagining them in my [...]

17 12, 2020

Among the Beasts & Briars

2021-01-01T18:22:37-07:00December 17th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bood Description: Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. [...]

19 09, 2020

A Rogue of One’s Own (A League of Extraordinary Women #2)

2020-09-19T17:38:02-06:00September 19th, 2020|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Published: September 1, 2020Genre: Historical RomancePages: 320 Book Description: A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart.Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed. Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smouldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare. As Lucie tries to out-manoeuvre Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there’s truth in what the poets say: all is [...]

21 07, 2020

The Bromance Book Club

2020-07-21T19:37:31-06:00July 21st, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: November 5th, 2019Genre: RomancePages: 352 Book Description: The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club.Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife. I was intrigued when I read the description of this book. A story about a guys romance book club that they use in order to help with their marriages, who knew I needed [...]

14 07, 2020

The Morning Flower (The Omte Origins #2)

2020-07-14T19:45:00-06:00July 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Published:August 4, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 352 Book Description: Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omte—a realm filled with wonder... and as many secrets. When Ulla Tulin took her internship at the Mimirin, the only mystery she thought she'd have to solve was that of her birth parents. After a girl named Eliana gets kidnapped while in her care, Ulla knows she has to find out the truth of who Eliana really is—and the only way to do that means traveling to the Omte capital, the place she suspects her mother is from. Ulla didn’t expect that when she arrived she would discover the identity of a Skojare man who crossed paths with her mother—a man who could very well be her father. When the head of the Mimirin learns Ulla's father is connected to the Älvolk, a secret society who believes they were tasked with protecting the First City and the only ones who know its location, he sends Ulla and Pan to Sweden where they find him living among the Älvolk. But all is not what it seems with the Älvolk and their [...]

7 07, 2020

The Lost City (The Omte Origins #1)

2020-07-07T19:10:53-06:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Published: July 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 384 Book Description: Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omte—a realm filled with wonder...and as many secrets.Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby, taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family. When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan Soriano at the Mimirin, a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the Omte royal family. With little progress made, Ulla and Pan soon find themselves wrapped up in helping Eliana, an amnestic girl with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before—a girl who seems to be running from something. To figure out who she is they must leave the city, and possibly, along the way, they [...]

4 06, 2020

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire #2)

2020-06-04T18:40:20-06:00June 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: February 25, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 400 Book Description:Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers. She spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be? I received this book as an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to read the next book in this series because we were left on such a cliff hanger from the first [...]

27 05, 2020

Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1)

2020-05-27T10:22:58-06:00May 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for. Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he?Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will [...]

5 05, 2020

The Redwood Con

2020-05-05T18:37:39-06:00May 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: May 5, 2020Genre: Mystery/ThrillerPages: 350 Book Description: After a divorced Chicago father is charged with killing his girlfriend and unexplainable secrets about her come to light, he’ll have to figure out how much he’s willing to risk to find out the truth . . . and how much of it he wants to know. Liam Parker finds his girlfriend, Elise, dead in the bathtub, wrists cut. Suicide, he figures. But the truth turns out to be more complex than anyone might expect. While trying to clear his name, Liam uncovers clues that suggest Elise was not who he thought she was: she was living under an alias, has a record, and lied about where she worked and where she grew up. Making matters worse, his relationship with her has tied his fate to those of a conman and a stock broker, neither of whom he has ever met. And as these three men’s lives hurl unexpectedly toward each other, Liam learns he’ll have to do more than just prove he’s innocent—he’ll have to unravel a mystery that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.The Redwood Con is the kind of [...]

24 04, 2020

Staging Love (Paranormal Historical #3)

2020-04-24T19:24:18-06:00April 24th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: 3/2/3013Genre: Romance/Historical FictionPages: 313 Book Description:England 1862 – When Gabriel St. Lawrence met Lady Serena Lloyd, she treated him with disdain and the usually charming Gabriel responded in kind with hurtful insults. And then, the Lady disappeared. But Gabriel could not stop thinking of the captivating beauty, hoping to one day find her. Now three years later, he has purchased a theatre purported to be haunted. But the ‘haunting spirit’ is a very real woman searching for a murderer…the very woman with whom he had reluctantly fallen in love...Serena. But is she the only haunting spirit afoot? I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my third book in the series and I once again really enjoyed reading it. It had a little different tone in the sense that the ghost in this story was not an astral projection of someone, but a true ghost! I like that the book started out with you trying to figure out who would be trying to kill Serena and see that she is saved from the ghost. So right away you are thrown into this mystery [...]

14 04, 2020

A Murderous Relation (Veronica Speedwell #5)

2020-04-14T17:58:28-06:00April 14th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Published: 3/10/2020Genre: Historical FictionPages: 320 Book Description: Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest [...]

25 02, 2020

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark & Holy #2)

2020-02-25T20:01:10-07:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: April 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 432 Book Description: Darkness never works alone...Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was super excited to receive this ARC because I had been anxiously waiting to find out what happens next! I thought this was a good sequel to the first book and it had me hooked from the beginning. It started off right where the first book left off so you are just thrown right back into the story. The characters were basically all the same from the [...]

27 01, 2020

The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2)

2020-01-27T20:50:26-07:00January 27th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Published: January 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 352 Book Description:In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang. With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors―and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and―if he can find it―a way back home... I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was really exited to get to read the second book in this series because I wanted to know what was going to happen! We were left wondering what was going to happen to Ellery when he saved Alice from The Hazel Wood, because [...]

7 09, 2019


2019-09-07T20:29:00-06:00September 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Genre: Fantasy/Historical FictionPages: 337Published: May 7, 2019 Book Description: The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them, and he’s hunted Romanov before. Nastya’s only chances of saving herself and her family are to either release the spell and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya has only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction to Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her. That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other. I received this book as an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I have always liked the story of Anastasia and when I read the description of this book I was intrigued to see what kind of retelling [...]

27 08, 2019

Oceans Away (The Atlas Series #2)

2019-08-27T19:52:15-06:00August 27th, 2019|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Genre: RomancePages: 336Published: July 2019 Description: When the girl next door returns home as a millionaire to face the farmer who never lost hope, she's caught between the man of her past and the man meant for her future.Adopted as an infant, Ireland Leighton grew up in the heart of the Midwest. After inheriting millions from her biological parents, she is determined to help others any way she can. The only string is a business engagement with another millionaire. Ireland returns to Iowa years later to plan her brother’s tropical wedding. The festivities would be easier if her sexy ex-boyfriend stayed out of reach and her future wasn’t already planned. Time suppressed his feelings for the girl next door, but Gideon Taggart isn’t about to let Ireland escape again. Farmer by day, veterinarian by choice, his second chance with his first love is far from easy. He soon discovers that no matter how much he loves Ireland, she’ll always choose her family over a future with him. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my second chance of reading one of Skye McNeil [...]

25 08, 2019

The Library of Lost and Found

2019-08-25T23:06:29-06:00August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Genre: MysteryPages: 336Published: March 26, 2019 Book Description: Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible.All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend--her grandmother Zelda--who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda's past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.Filled with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I thought this book sounded intriguing, and it also worked for one of my challenges to read a [...]

7 07, 2019

The Hummingbird Dagger

2019-07-07T21:08:08-06:00July 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Genre: Historical Fiction/MysteryPages: 352Published: April 16, 2019 Book Description: 1833. After young Lord James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts of his estate, he doesn't think twice about bringing the young woman injured in the wreck to his family's manor to recuperate. But then she finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who she is or where she belongs.Beth, as she takes to calling herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird dripping blood from its steel beak.With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I read the description of this book I thought oh how [...]

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