Love Over Logic by Diana A. Hicks

Adored Love Over Logic. A solid offering from Diana A. Hicks. (It also fell right in line with all the mafia romances I’ve been reading.) Emilia has been in hiding since the cartel murdered her father. But now, she has bigger plans. All that time has compelled her to seek out justice.  But this is…

The Delicious Viciousness of Jessica Knoll

“The thinking that women of all shapes and sizes can be beautiful is still hugely problematic, because it is predicated on the idea that the most important thing a woman has to offer the world is her appearance. Men are raised to worry about their legacies, not their upper arm and thigh fat, stretch marks,…

INCENTIVE by Pam Godwin

After reading Deliver and Vanquish in one sitting, I became a bonafide Pam Godwin fan. Dark romance is the perfect blend of romance with a shocking, edgy twist. (Deliver, for example, is not for the faint of heart!) Incentive was no different. What a premise and what a page turner! Godwin always pushes the boundaries and gives the…

A Romance Review of Above All by Rebecca Brooks

After reading the synopsis of Above All, I knew I had to check it out. I love the idea of escaping a painful past in dramatic fashion. And Casey does just this. The vast majority of this story takes place at a campground in the Adirondacks. The reason for Casey’s need for solitude is because of…

SUMMER ROMANCE REVIEW: Between the Waves by Ellie Malouff

Since I don’t have a vacation on the horizon, I’d been looking for a summer romance novel to sink my teeth into and escape. If you’re looking for a beachy read like I was, I recommend Between the Waves by Ellie Malouff. This story pulls you in from page one with the introduction of Audrey….

The Marriage Pact: A Review

My two favorite genres are romance and crime. And you wouldn’t believe how often these two intersect. I’ve written about how some of my favorite love stories are buried within crime novels, but this tale takes this concept to a whole new level. The Marriage Pact starts off strong with Jake’s narration. And even though it’s a…

We Could Be Beautiful: A Review

It took me a long time to understand that what I had wanted was not a picture of something perfect. I already had that. What I had wanted was the feeling inside the pictures, the thing I had been trying to buy and drink and eat and not eat and fake my way to all…

Zipping My Way Through the Edgar Award Nominees – David Joy

Summary The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and…

Self-Publishing Phenomenon

“Physically, he was my dream and in every other way, my nightmare.” ― Stepbrother Dearest, Penelope Ward I love a successful self-publishing story! And Penelope Ward is a phenom. As she should be, because Ward is an excellent writer. In this scenario, Ward had good timing as well. There was a stepbrother romance trend happening…