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Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young


3 stars (release date 9-1-2020)

This is a good, easy YA Fantasy book about a young girl’s quest to reunite with her trader father and demand her rightful place beside him and his crew. This book has it all – ships, pirates, revenge, lost treasures, intrigue, secrets, and romance. Continue reading “Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young”

Tempting the Dragon King (Dragon Lords #1) by Kiersten Fay


tempting the dragon king3 stars

This was an interesting fantasy/romance book. I’m not quite sure what I just read, but I’m not mad at it. Continue reading “Tempting the Dragon King (Dragon Lords #1) by Kiersten Fay”

When You Read This by Mary Adkins

when you read this

4 stars

I really enjoyed this epistolary novel (Yeah, I had to look that one up too. The definition is “a novel told through the medium of letters written by one or more of the characters.” In this case, the story is told through a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives. Continue reading “When You Read This by Mary Adkins”

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

what you wish for

4 stars (release date July 14, 2020)

This is an entertaining contemporary romance about a young elementary school librarian that suddenly finds herself working for the man she had an unrequited crush on several years ago at a different school in a different state. Continue reading “What You Wish For by Katherine Center”

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

simon the fiddler

4.5 stars

Another gorgeous book from Paulette Jiles set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. The book is so beautifully written I was transported back in time and felt like I was in the room with the characters and experiencing the story with them. Continue reading “Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles”

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

the voting booth

3 stars (release date 7-7-2020)

This is a quick and easy read about two 18-year-olds trying to vote for the first time in the general election. Set during a 24 hour time period, the two teenagers discuss such weighty topics as voter suppression, voter apathy, being black in america, white privilege, grief, interracial couples and other tough issues. Continue reading “The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

one to watch

3.5 stars (release date July 7, 2020)

What happens when a plus-size fashion blogger takes on the lack of body diversity on tv by becoming the bachelorette on the reality tv show Main Squeeze? Will she succumb to the allure of instant fame and instant romance, or will she stick to her guns and not fall in love like she planned? Find out on the next installment of this often-used romance device that has become increasingly popular lately. Continue reading “One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London”

Betting on Sin by Maria Ann Green

Betting on Sin

1 star

I don’t give many one star ratings, but this contemporary romance set during the taping of a Bachelorette-type dating show is a hot mess. The premise of the book is not original and it’s poorly written. Continue reading “Betting on Sin by Maria Ann Green”

The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires #1) by Jeffe Kennedy

the orchid throne

3 stars

This was an ok first book in a promising fantasy book series. The book is marketed as a “Fantasy Romance”, which is a new one for me. Continue reading “The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires #1) by Jeffe Kennedy”

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