Hello New Year!

Hello New Year!

Hi friends! I hope everyone had a smashing holiday season! It’s a new year and I mainly wanted to welcome everyone back. I decided to take a break over the holidays and think about the goals for Woman Devours Books and some changes I want to make. First, I am going to be playing with …

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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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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

The Holiday season is upon us! Christmas music is playing, mall Santas are mall Santa-ing, and my urge to find all the Hallmark Christmas romance movies is upon me! You may have guessed, but I’ll be reviewing some holiday themed books for the month of December. I have them all picked out and they are …

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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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