Cemetery boys – Introduction to the book that now owns my soul

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Publication date : September 1st, 2020

Publisher : Swoon Reads | Macmillan

Genre : Young Adult |Fantasy, romance

Page Count: 352

Synopsis: Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.  (from Goodreads)

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Something to Talk About & The Roommate – Similarly frustrating for completely different reasons

I was considering doing individual reviews for both these books but the more I sat with my feelings the more I realized both these books incited similar reactions in me while reading them and that although I could rant about them for days, maybe making “mini” reviews will force me to keep my thoughts concise and the ranting to a necessary minimum, so here we go.

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Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Oh hello there, meet my new wife and favorite book

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Series: The Brown Sisters #2

Publication date : June 20th, 2020

Publisher : Avon| Harpercollins

Genre : Adult | Romance

Page Count: 320

Synopsis : Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.

When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse? Continue reading

Girl Gone Viral & Beach Read – Two romance reviews for the price of one

I am back on my consistent romance reading habit and I could not be more happy about that. Today’s mini-reviews for two romance reads that had both some and bad to them, so when you even it out, I ended up not feeling any strong way about them. Besides for one element in Beach Read that got me annoyed, but we’ll talk about that in a bit.

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The Worst Best Man & The Boyfriend Project – two romances, a hit and a miss

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This past month, I have been on a huge romance reading kick, so much so that I spent a little over a week reading almost one romance book a day, it was…a lot, all consuming. So today, I’m here to review two ARCs I read during that period, one of which I loved, the other…not so much. Continue reading

Neighborly & Xeni – Black authors are the gift that keeps on giving

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Today I’m bringing you two speedy reviews of one erotica and one romance book written by Black authors that were an absolute treat to read and couldn’t recommend enough if you read either genre and are looking for quick fun reads. I don’t think I have whole ton to say about either besides GOOD! FUN! So let’s get on with these reviews.

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Work for It – Steamy romance with brilliant mental health representation

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Publication date :  September 3rd, 2019

Publisher : Nixon House

Genre : Adult | Romance

Page Count: 237

Synopsis : For men like us, trust doesn’t come easy.
In this village, I’m an outcast: Griffin Everett, the scowling giant who prefers plants to people. Then I meet Keynes, a stranger from the city who’s everything I’m not: sharp-tongued, sophisticated, beautiful. Free. For a few precious moments in a dark alleyway, he’s also mine, hot and sweet under the stars… until he crushes me like dirt beneath his designer boot.

When the prettiest man I’ve ever hated shows up at my job the next day, I’m not sure if I want to strangle him or drag him into bed. Actually—I think I want both. But Keynes isn’t here for the likes of me: he makes that painfully clear. With everyone else at work, he’s all gorgeous, glittering charm—but when I get too close, he turns vicious.
And yet, I can’t stay away. Because there’s something about this ice king that sets me on fire, a secret vulnerability that makes my chest ache. I’ll do whatever it takes to sneak past his walls and see the real man again.
The last thing I expect is for that man to ruin me.
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Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune & Ayesha at Last – Two ~romances~ that were slightly disappointing

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Okay let’s do this! It’s been…quite a few months since I last read both these books! August? I think? So I have a hard time recalling the details of each one of them but what I do recall are the positives and negatives of each and the way they made me feel, which, wasn’t all that good. But not completely bad either. A mixed bag if you will. Continue reading

Orpheus Girl & Well Met – Two very different books that flopped for me

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Well, well, well! What do we have here? Two books that have nothing in common besides the fact that I strongly disliked them. So even though they’re two different age groups and genres I decided to group them together because I have a backlog of reviews to get through and neither one warrants a full review. Continue reading

The Right Swipe – Two fools in denial give each other another chance

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Series: Modern Love #1

Publication date :  August 6th 2019

Publisher : Avon Books| Harpercollins

Genre : Adult |Cotemporary Romance

Page Count: 400

Synopsis : Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career—and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules: 
– Nude pics are by invitation only 
– If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice 
– Protect your heart
Only there aren’t any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night… and disappears.  Continue reading