There are certain things you can count on in a Kate Clayborn book: her lovers will start off at cross purposes, the rapport and banter will be engaging, the pining and self reflection will plug right into your feelings, and the characters will (mostly) act like adults. Love at First has all of this. It’s a comfortable, enjoyable read. There is no shame in enjoying this book. It lacks the emotional urgency and tension of the Chance of a Lifetime series. I still think about those books. […]
Hello, I am procrastinating on something unpleasant. That’s why you are getting my 5th review in three days, and there is a 6th I could still churn out. I decided I needed a breather before diving into Harrow the Ninth, so I looked at was very different and available on Audible. I chose JP Brammer’s Authentically Mexican: A Family History in Six Dishes. This is a food book, but not a food book. It is a family history and a cultural identity with food as […]
I am so glad that Beverly Jenkins is finally getting more of the popular attention that she deserves. Her name has come up a lot as people have talked about what Netflix or Shondaland should adapt next for a series. Jenkins has been writing sine 1994, and calls her writing “edutainment.” While white writers, publishers and readers were debating whether it was possible to give Black characters a happy ending in romance, Beverly Jenkins was writing those stories and showing her work with bibliographies for […]
I have been trying to read this book for four months. That may not sound like much, but this book is 100% my jam and I still could not focus on it enough to get it read. Finally, I re-upped my Audible account and got it as an audiobook read by Moira Quirk.
Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love was one of my favorite reads last year. Zylar of Kith Balek looked like the Predator from Alien vs Predator, but really he was a cinnamon roll of sweetness. He accidentally kidnapped the human, Beryl Bowman and her dog, Snaps, after being misled by his ship’s AI, Helix. Love Code is Helix’s story. Helix was kind of an ass in Strange Love, but I was interested to see how an AI was going to become a romantic main character. When Love Code opens, Helix […]