4.5 stars Bailey “Mink” Rydell and “Alex” have been chatting on a movie message board for months and both absolutely love classic movies. They have hit it off to the point where “Alex” invites “Mink” to his hometown to come see North by Northwest at an outdoor screening on the beach at the annual film festival being arranged in Coronado Cove. Bailey’s parents got divorced a few years back, and now that Bailey’s mother seems to be divorcing her new husband as well, Bailey has chosen to go stay with her father, who coincidentally lives in the same little surfer town […]
This is book two in the Society of Gentlemen series. The series changes POV with each book and covers basically the same events from another angle. I loved that and really was angry that I had both books on my kindle because I would have liked to have them both out in front of me so I could flip through and compare the events a little easier. This story follows another member of the super secret society of gentlemen that prefer gentlemen, this time it is government official and staunch Tory Dominic Frey. Dominic has a lover of sorts. He […]
So I am officially at the point where I will read anything by KJ Charles. This is the first book in the Society of Gentlemen series that follows a group of gay men in Regency England. They use their power and money to protect each other and create a safe little world where they can live and love the way they want, but it makes for close quarters and limited dating options. This first book follows Harry Vane as he is admitted into the little group after finding out he is the long lost heir of a very rude and […]
I decided to finally read the only Rainbow Rowell book that I haven’t read yet. It was pretty great, but Rainbow Rowell always is. You can read my full review here.
Y’all know this one by now, right? Well, I read it. And I liked it! You can read my full review here.
This friends, is why you review books right away. Because I don’t really remember a darn thing about this audio book I finished it last Monday. You see, I’ve been packing, and moving, and generally trying to survive work. While not the best time to try to read and review, let’s see if I can’t give this book a fair shake. Overall impressions: it was good. I cranked up the audio speed though because the narrator was a bit laconic in her delivery, but her vocal differentiation worked well. The heroine, Jessica Trent, is the draw here. She has everyone’s […]
This book is part of the Magpie Lord universe. It is the least connected of the series and really could be read on its own. It features two fun cameos and the justiciary including Stephen Day, but sadly no Lord Crane. Crispin is a warlock by accident, having been trained in blood magic by a man that wanted to wear his skin. He is struggling with using magic in the approved ways and feels like a failure. The only joy in his life comes from his lover Ned. Ned is not a magician. He is a street paper collector and […]
Faking It is a rather carefully contrived series of coincidences, but then, most romances are. I like Jennifer Crusie’s novels because the heroines are rarely 20 year old waifs. Matilda Goodnight is definitely not a 20 year old waif. Neither is she cosmetic-ad gorgeous. She’s struggling to hold together a family and a failed art gallery when a problem from her past announces itself, propelling her from mural painting to art theft in a single evening. And Davy Dempsey, the brother of Sophie Dempsey (Welcome to Temptation, a previous novel) is not your typical romantic hero. For one thing, he’s […]