Tag: contemporary romance

Nov 04
{Review} Game Changer by @ReneFolsom

{Review} Game Changer by @ReneFolsom

Game Changer is the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, called Playing Games. I thought that Game Changer has crossover appeal to fans of new adult as well as adult. The characters are in their 20s and they, or at least one of them, has a career that is pretty college adjacent. I really liked reading Game Changer. Don’t let the title fool you, it isn’t so much about playing games with each other, well maybe a little bit, but not as much as I expected. I found Maci and Liam to be very genuine with one another and that was refreshing. Sure, there were secrets but they didn’t feel like they were playing games. I found most of their games to be centered around actual games (of the video variety). There were many things I liked about Game Changer. I liked how smitten Liam seemed with Maci. he was just so adorable in his pursuit. It didn’t seem contrived or cocky in any way. In fact, Liam… Read more »

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Oct 13
{ARC Review} Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall @SwoonReads @iamsandyhall

{ARC Review} Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall @SwoonReads @iamsandyhall

Signs Point to Yes is an adorable, or adorkable as the summary calls it, young adult contemporary romance. If it is starting to get cooler where you are, Signs Point to Yes is the perfect book to have you feeling like you are back in summer. Or, if you are like me, it is a great book for any time of the year. Jane is a high school girl just trying to figure out what she wants to do next with her life. Instead of going to work at a college, like her mom wants, Jane signs up to be a nanny for a neighbor and their little girls. I loved that Jane didn’t know what would come after high school for her. I think a lot of times in books we see characters that knew exactly what they wanted out of life and were laser focused on it. Which is great! I was like that. My mom said I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in middle school,… Read more »

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Sep 24
{Review+Giveaway} Taking the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

{Review+Giveaway} Taking the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

Taking the Ice is the third and final book in the New Adult Ice Series. The Ice series is a contemporary romance series centering around ice skating pairs. You should read the first book, Crossing the Ice, and the second Losing the Ice, before reading Taking the Ice as they all feature the same couple. Courtney and Josh. Crossing the Ice was one of my favorite books of 2014 so I feel confidant recommending it to fans of contemporary romance and ice skating everywhere. I love Jennifer Comeaux’s writing. In Losing the Ice Courtney and Josh were finally paired up together and I was super excited to see them skating together, and I was even more excited to read Taking the Ice, because not only were they still skating together but this time they were going for Nationals and maybe the Olympics. Talk about high pressure. Losing the Ice was much more somber than Crossing the Ice. So I was ready for happier times with my favorite couple. And while… Read more »

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Sep 01
{Review+Giveaway} A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles @Tallie_Charles

{Review+Giveaway} A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles @Tallie_Charles

A Sweet Possibility is the second book in the new adult/adult contemporary romance Archer Cove by Natalie Charles. I had no idea that this was the second book in the series at all, and it read a like a complete standalone. This line from the summary totally sold me on the book, “All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop.” I have no idea why but I love the modest thigh gap and chocolate addict conundrum. It is totally adorable and cute, just like Jessica. I also loved Nate. Pretty hard. So I think it is safe to say that A Sweet Possibility was a really sweet book. Definitely. Jessica is quirky and funny. Kind of like a smidgen of Bridget Jones mixed in with spunk and something that is uniquely her own. And Nate is just pure adorable-ness. I could not get enough of him. I loved how infatuated he was with Jessica. Those kind of sweet crushes get me every time…. Read more »

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Aug 26
{Review+Giveaway} In the Dark by Monica Murphy @MsMonicaMurphy

{Review+Giveaway} In the Dark by Monica Murphy @MsMonicaMurphy

In the Dark is the second book in a new, new adult contemporary romance series from Monica Murphy. It’s called the Rules Series and these books just keep getting better and better. The Rules Series is follows Shep, his friend Gabe and his cousin Tristan. I enjoyed Shep’s story, Fair Game, but I knew right away that I wouldn’t be able to wait for Gabe’s story. Gabe was a breath of fresh air in In the Dark. The story is told in alternating points of view between Lucy and Gabe. Lucy is house sitting for the summer in a super fancy home, and Gabe and his family are renting the house next door. Gabe was totally taken with Lucy the moment that he saw her, and I loved that about him. I loved that he was not afraid to be completely smitten by her. And I could see why he was. Lucy is great. Sweet, but with some spunk in her. Gabe and Lucy come from two different worlds, and… Read more »

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Aug 07
{Review+Giveaway} Midnight Run by Charity Hillis

{Review+Giveaway} Midnight Run by Charity Hillis

Midnight Run is the first book in the new adult series, called Once Upon A Desire. Midnight Run is a clean new adult book, and it is a quick, light and cute read. Perfect for when you want to zone out for a couple of hours and read a one sitting book that will make you smile. Especially if you like your romance a little on the cheesy side, this is a great one for you. And the second book in the Once Upon a Desire series just came out this week, so you can get your next fix asap. Midnight Run is the story of Kingston and Nora. They each join a midnight running club, and because it is dark out Kingston doesn’t realize that Nora is the barista that he has a crush on. A little crazy when you think about it, but it was totally cute for the story. Midnight Run was a little short for my liking, but it was full of great characters. I really… Read more »

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Jul 30
{Review} If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon @lemmony @entangledpub

{Review} If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon @lemmony @entangledpub

If You Dare is a really fun, really cute feel good romance. Lily and Marcus have the most hilarious competitive relationship going on. I loved that the book was told in their dual narrative, so we could really get inside both of their heads. And I loved that once the main “dare” was over, they kept the dare theme going all the way to the very end of the story. Some of the things they dared the other to do were too funny. This book made me laugh, which was just what I wanted. Lily is a competitive one, that is for sure. Because I can tell you one thing, if I were dared to spend the night is a super creepy abandoned mansion, no way would I do it. But I admired he way Lily hunkered down, and when I saw everything that she brought with her, I knew I would like her. That girl did not pack light. Haha! If I were Marcus I would have tried to… Read more »

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Jul 28
{Review+Giveaway} Make me Believe by Karen Ferry

{Review+Giveaway} Make me Believe by Karen Ferry

Make Me Believe is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called the Believe series. This is Karen Ferry’s first book and it is inspired by true events. I love that she shares a note with readers about this at the start of the story. It made me wonder the whole time I was reading which parts were true and which were fictionalized. I thought her sharing that with us made this book a little more special in my eyes. That being said, I liked Make Me Believe, but I didn’t over the moon love it. It was a decent enough read for me, but left me feeling kind of blah for the whole book. I liked Daniel and I liked Emma, so it wasn’t really a character issue. I thought they were each charming and had great chemistry together. I’m not really sure what it was. I think the book just felt kind of choppy to me. But enough about that, lets talk about what I liked… Read more »

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Jun 24
{Review} The Abbie Diaries by Amelie Stephens

{Review} The Abbie Diaries by Amelie Stephens

  The Abbie Diaries is a bind up of the complete three part romantic comedy serial. It comes in at about 200 pages total. I really like the cover of the series, and I really liked Parker. I was rooting for him and Abbie to get together the whole time. And the book was funny enough, but… (and I know you could feel the but coming.) But, the whole storyline felt really immature to me. The Abbie Diaries is a New Adult romantic comedy about a blogger who has a dating misadventures blog. She prides herself on just telling her dates how they are, but here’s the thing. She lies in her blog. She says that she doesn’t but it seemed like all of her posts were lies. She made up some pretty awful things about Toby. (as in he he would have a decent case if he decided to sue her for defamation if he wanted to, awful.) And then she lied a whole bunch more as the revenge… Read more »

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Jun 19
{Review} Rules of Payne by Elizabeth Lynx

{Review} Rules of Payne by Elizabeth Lynx

Rules of Payne is a new adult or adult (I think it could go either way) romantic comedy. I didn’t really love the cover of the book, but I loved the summary of the book. I am a big fan of rules to follow type books, and office romances, especially in the comedy arena because it normally will lead to some very funny scenes. And I can see where some people would enjoy that aspect of Rules of Payne, but this book really did not work for me. I am sad to say it, but if based on the summary you think it will be a hit for you- I have linked a couple of reviews from people that really Enjoyed Rules of Payne. Rules of Payne is the first book in the Cake Love series. And yes, the main character really liked cake. I really, really wanted to like Morgana. I so did. And Payne- Morgana’s boss. I liked him ok, but my real issue came with Morgana. And… Read more »

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