Category: Review

Review: Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell

Review: Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell

Book: Lighting The Flames Author: Sarah Wendell The Lovers: Genevieve & Jeremy Tropes: Holiday Romance, Hanukkah Romance, Friends to Lovers, Childhood best friends, Hanukkah Traditions, Winter camp, Warm Fuzzies, Pranks Hotness: Safe for Mom Rating: 4 warm pairs of mittens Sarah Wendell is the main brain behind Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Her blog and podcast provide …

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Review: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

Review: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

Book: Chasing Christmas Eve Author: Jill Shalvis The Lovers: Colbie Albright & Spencer Baldwin Tropes: Christmas Romance, Commitment Issues, Fling, Romance, Running away from responsibilities, Hotness: Mildly Safe for Mom Rating: 4 packages of post-it notes The Book What is it about Christmas that is so magical? More than any other season, I feel like …

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Review: A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh

Review: A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh

Book: A Christmas Promise Author: Mary Balogh The Lovers: Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden & Eleanor Transome Tropes: Arranged marriage, class difference, loathing to loving, Christmas romance, family shenanigans. Slow burn Hotness: Mostly Safe For Mom Rating: 3 boughs of mistletoe Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden has recently inherited his title, as well as a …

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The Lovable Douchebag

The Lovable Douchebag

This review will be a bit different. Rather than focusing on one specific book, I want to look at one specific trope. This trope typically is a hero-centric* trope found in new adult, sports romances. It runs along the same lines of an alpha-male hero. This trope defines the hero, how he acts, and his …

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Review: Spotless by Camilla Monk

Review: Spotless by Camilla Monk

Book: Spotless (Spotless series, book 1) Author: Camilla Monk The Lovers: Island Chaptal & March (last name redacted) Tropes: Nerd in love, Hitman, kidnapping, espionage, uncovering family secrets, crazy adventure, socially awkward heroine, OCD hero Hotness: Mostly Safe For Mom Rating: 4.5 Ostriches If a handsome, gentleman professional killer with OCD broke into your home …

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Review: Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

Review: Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

Book: Kissing Tolstoy Author: Penny Reid The Lovers: Anna I. Harris & Luca Kroft Tropes: Student/Professor, Age difference, pining, Contemporary Hotness: Mildly Safe For Mom Rating: 4 bottles of vodka If you’re at all familiar with Penny Reid and her newsletters, you’d have been privy to the knowledge that each month, she’s been publishing a …

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Review: Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott

Review: Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott

Book: Captive Rebel (The Allegiance Book 1) Author: Erin McDermott The Lovers: Marylyn O’Conner & Prince Ariston Tropes: Young Adult, Dystopian Society, Warring nations, Insta-attraction, Broody McBoody has broody eyes, Spies, Royalty, Greek Mythology, lovers on different sides Hotness: Safe For Mom Rating: 3 Lady Liberty Necklaces I was contacted by the author to write …

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Review: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

Review: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

Book: Moonshadow: Moonshadow book 1 Author: Thea Harrison The Lovers: Sophie Ross & Nikolas Sevigny Tropes: Paranormal, Magic Powers, witches, Fae creatures, enemies to lovers, just get it out of his system, Hotness: Not Safe For Mom Rating: 5 Rune Stones Thoughts You guys! I was not ready for this book! It was like my own …

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Review: Enchanted by Daisy Prescott

Review: Enchanted by Daisy Prescott

Book: Enchanted: Book 3, Bewitched series Author: Daisy Prescott The Lovers: Madison Bradbury & Andrew Wildes Tropes: New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Witches, Magic, Curses Hotness: Safe For Mom Rating: 5 Chocolate Chip Cookies Thoughts It’s winter break, and we’re back with our motley crew of characters. Tests have been taken, finals are over, and …

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Review: Spellbound by Daisy Prescott

Review: Spellbound by Daisy Prescott

Book: Spellbound: Book 2, Bewitched series Author: Daisy Prescott The Lovers: Madison Bradbury & Andrew Wildes Tropes: New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Witches, Magic, Curses Hotness: Safe For Mom Rating: 5 Cups of hot cocoa STOP! Have you read Bewitched yet? No? Go do so now! Thoughts Spellbound is the second novella in the Bewitched …

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