You know, when I signed up for Cannonball Read last December I had every plan of finally reading some of the reputably excellent books that are sitting in my library just waiting for me to finally read them. I also was planning to read some academic book that I should have read like five years ago (yes , I am looking at you Marshall McLuhan) and some really wonderful comics book I’ve bought over the years and have yet to read. Instead I am mostly just reading gay romance novels on my phone I am ok with this development (sorry […]
You wouldn’t think a story about an adult man creeping on two women’s private email conversation would be cute and charming, but this is a Rainbow Rowell book, so of course it is. “I know that people change. I thought … I thought we’re going to change together. I thought that’s what it meant to be in love.” Lincoln is lost in life. He’s been reeling ever since his girlfriend broke up with him first year in college. He now has several degrees and a job he took to pay his bills while he figured it all out. His job […]
I finished this on a bit of a book high, but in the three weeks since I finished it, it’s soured a bit in my memory. I think I will probably finish out both of the series she’s got currently running, and then reevaluate from there if I’ll read more of her books. Now that I’ve had some distance from A Duke By Default, it’s clear that yet again, Cole has written a book where I unabashedly love the lady and think the dude is a mess (a mess in terms of story, not in terms of personality). The only […]
It’s been a minute since I’ve written a review, and I feel like I’ve forgotten how to do it. Let’s pretend I was never gone and this is actually going to be competent, shall we? So I said right in the title of this review that this is Courtney Milan approved erotica, which is a kind of flippant way of saying she gave it a 5/5 star rating with about a billion caveats. Specifically, I’m referring to this review of The Siren, the first book in the series. Being an author herself and better with words than I’ll ever be, […]
Project: Catch Up On Review Backlog, review #9 out of 16 So basically, my thoughts on this book are that it made some entry level mistakes, but I enjoyed myself anyway, because it also did some things I really liked. I’ve been having trouble buckling down to actually write this review, so I’ll do what I always do when that happens. Wait 5,000 years to review it and then do a pro/con list. Let’s start with the stuff I didn’t like about it first, so we can end on a positive note! Didn’t like: How the central conflict between them […]
Our lovers, Portia and Tavish, get off to a bad start when a) Tavish forgets to pick Portia up from the train station, and b) Portia mistakes him for an attacker and maces him. This is one of my favorite ways to start a romance.
KATIE: Y’all. Kristen Ashley has finally managed to surprise me. In WILD LIKE THE WIND, she has created a book that begins with a bit of history relevant to the Chaos Motorcycle Club, LOTS of sex, and an attempt at redeeming a previously unlikable character so he can be the hero of this story. PATTY: YAY! SHE’S BACK! We have missed her so. KATIE: You could say this one starts off with a BANG. NOT THAT KIND OF A BANG. Duh. This kind. And many more just like it. Y’all, this book ain’t nothing but sex interspersed with the care […]
I really like this series, centered on a group of friends who are immersed (to varying degrees) in geek/gamer/STEM culture. They’re relatively short reads; Goodreads says this one clocks in at 158 pages. But the characters don’t get short-changed and the plot flows fairly easily. Our heroine, Ani is a immunology graduate student weeks away from presenting her dissertation proposal for approval. She’s had to switch advisors late in the game, and her new advisor is a mustache-twirling sexist who hopes to make her life miserable enough to push her out of the program. Ani is determined not to give […]