Book Review: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation Author: Emily HenryPublisher: Berkley Books (May 11, 2021)Paperback, 364 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he …

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Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Six Crimson Cranes Author: Elizabeth LimSeries: Six Crimson Cranes, book 1Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (July 6, 2021)Hardcover, 464 pagesFantasy, YA Fantasy, Retellings Goodreads Summary Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal …

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Book Review: Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

Bombshell Author: Sarah MacLeanSeries: Hell's Belles, book 1Publisher: Avon (August 24, 2021)Mass Market Paperback, 394 pagesRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Victorian)Goodreads Summary After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the …

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Book Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

If the Shoe Fits Author: Julie MurphySeries: Meant to Be, book 1Publisher: Hyperion Avenue (August 3, 2021)Paperback, 304 pagesRomance, New Adult Romance, Retelling (Cinderella)Goodreads Summary If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own. Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a …

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Book Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Charis Michaels

When You Wish Upon a Duke Author: Charis MichaelsSeries: Awakened by a Kiss, book 2Publisher: Avon (August 24, 2021)Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesRomance, Adult Historical RomanceGoodreads Summary All it takes... After a childhood spent cavorting around Europe with a dangerous crowd, Miss Isobel Tinker has parlayed her experience and language skills into a safe, reliable …

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Readathon: #MagicalReadathon: Orilium – The Novice Path

I am very excited about this readathon! Hosted by @MagicalReadthn on Twitter, there's a whole big backstory and everything! Check out the announcement video on YouTube - the description also includes links to some downloadable as well as a text version of the story in the video for, uh, those of us who don't have …

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Book Review: The Wingman by A. Poland

The Wingman Author: A. PolandPublisher: Nine Star Press (July 26, 2021)Kindle editionRomance, New Adult Contemporary Romance, LGBQIAGoodreads Summary Always the wingman, never the one. Nathan, a college student with a thing for funky hats and a definite not-thing for the great outdoors, has been a wingman extraordinaire for his lifelong best friend Lorcan for as long …

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Book Review: Punderworld Vol. 1 by Linda Šejić

Punderworld Author: Linda ŠejićSeries: Punderworld, volume 1Publisher: Image Comics (August 31, 2021)Paperback, 176 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, Romance, FantasyGoodreads Summary Hades and Persephone's love-struck misadventures. The classic tale of Greek mythology, but 100% more awkwardly relatable. Hades is the officious, antisocial ruler of the Underworld; Persephone, daughter of Demeter, is an earth goddess of growth …

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Book Review: Hot Desk by Zara Stonely

Hot Desk Author: Zara StonelyPublisher: Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter (September 3, 2021)Kindle editionRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary T/W: contains references to life after the Covid pandemic Same desk, different days. A post-it note is just the beginning… Alice loves her job and wants to keep it – whatever the price. But then she’s …

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Book Review: Spinster Sister by Elise Marion

Spinster Sister Author: Elise MarionSeries: Lawless Ladies, book 1Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc (July 29, 2021)Kindle editionRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Regency)Goodreads Summary Welcome to book 1 in the new and exciting series from bestselling author Elise Marion. Helena Montgomery is left to care for her siblings after the deaths of her parents. Buried under a pile …

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