Book Review: A Duchess by Midnight by Charis Michaels

A Duchess by Midnight Author: Charis MichaelsSeries: Awakened by a Kiss, book 3Publisher: Avon (July 26, 2022)Mass Market Paperback, 400 pagesRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Regency)Goodreads Summary A Former Ugly Duckling... Miss Drewsmina "Drew" Trelayne is a former awkward child and one-time wicked stepsister. Raised by a bitter, overbearing mother, Drew is all grown up and …

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Book Review: Set on You by Amy Lea

Set on You Author: Amy LeaPublisher: Berkley (May 10, 2022)Paperback, 384 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym - her place of power and …

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Book Review: Dukes Do It Better by Bethany Bennett

Dukes Do It Better Author: Bethany BennettSeries: Misfits of Mayfair, book 3Publisher: Forever (May 24, 2022)Mass Market Paperback, 328 pagesRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Regency)Goodreads Summary After a debut season plagued by scandal, Lady Emma Hardwick is ready to return to London, now with her young son in tow, and make a match. She's looking for …

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Book Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

A Mirror Mended Author: Alix E. HarrowSeries: Fractured Fables, book 2Publisher: Tordotcom (June 14, 2022)Hardcover, 144 pagesFantasy, fairy tale retellingsGoodreads Summary Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made …

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Book Review: The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes Author: Cat SebastianSeries: The Queer Principles of Kit Webb, book 2Publisher: June 7, 2022 (Avon Books)Paperback, 352 pagesRomance, Adult Historical RomanceGoodreads Summary Marian Hayes, the Duchess of Clare, just shot her husband. Of course, the evil, murderous man deserved what was coming to him, but now she must flee …

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Book Review: Love Out Loud by Author

Love Out Loud Author: Mariss ClarkeSeries: Animal Attraction, book 3Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck (June 6, 2022)ebook, 218 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Veterinarian Fiona Nichols does not do well in stressful social situations. A little babble here, saying the absolutely wrong thing there. But that doesn’t stop Fiona from checking out the delectably hot guy in …

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Book Review: A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

A Lady for a Duke Author: Alexis HallPublisher: Forever (May 24, 2022)Paperback, 480 pagesRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Regency), LGBTQIAGoodreads Summary When Viola Caroll was presumed dead at Waterloo she took the opportunity to live, at last, as herself. But freedom does not come without a price, and Viola paid for hers with the loss of …

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Book Review: Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

Nettle & Bone Author: T. KingfisherPublisher: Tor Books (April 26, 2022)Hardcover, 245 pagesFantasyGoodreads Summary After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself. Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, …

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Book Review: The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

The Wedding Crasher Author: Mia SosaPublisher: Avon (April 5, 2022)Paperback, 320 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig... until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the …

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Book Review: Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez

Chef's Kiss Author: Jarrett MelendezIllustrations: Danica BrownPublisher: Oni Press (April 12, 2022)Paperback, 160 pagesComics & Graphic NovelsGoodreads Summary Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this sweet, queer, new adult graphic novel!  Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something…anything…related to his passion for …

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