MISS FLIBBERTIGIBBET AND THE BARBARIAN is the twelfth book in Stephanie Laurens’ Cynsters Next Generation series. At first glance, this title sounds like the type of flowery romance written by authors like Barbara Cartland, but that is not the case. The Read more...
HOW TO PROTECT A PRINCESS is the first book in Cynthia Eden’s “Wilde Ways: Gone Rogue” series. This story is told from alternating perspectives, and part takes place in the U.S., and the last half takes place in a foreign country. Recently, Juliet Laurent Read more...
WOLF TAKES THE LEAD is the fourth book in Terry Spear’s Billionaire Wolf series. I enjoyed this story, and the book take away for me was how mature the two main characters are, and they didn’t Read more...
THE REUNION is a standalone contemporary second-chance romance by Kayla Olson. This story is perfect for readers who enjoy second-chance romances. About a million years ago, Liv Latimer and Ransom Joel were on Read more...
ROUND UP THE USUAL PEACOCKS is the thirty-first book in the “Meg Langslow” cozy mystery series by Donna Andrews. This book has some of my favorite things. I adore this series and some of the situations and supporting characters Read more...
MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a standalone contemporary romance by Jenny Bayliss. This story definitely gives off The Big Chill and Four Weddings and a Funeral vibe. Elinor “Nory” Noel is preparing to leave her beloved London bookshop to spend a few Read more...
AN EX TO REMEMBER is the sixth book in the “Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals” contemporary romance series. Rancher Vic Grandin and schoolteacher Aubrey Collins have a complicated past – full of equal measure joy and angst. At Read more...
I work in a library and that helps my
book addiction. My favorite genres are
(just about any kind) and cozy
I also enjoy true crime books -
especially time periods 1950 &
like anti-heroes, personal journey
stories, character-driven stories, and
ones with strong, smart female
characters. I also enjoy graphic
manga. I am in several online book
My fav Almodovar film is Flower of My Secret. I liked the adaptation from a billion years ago of the Anne of Green Gables series. I loved the book version of The Shining more than the film. I love just about any of the Jane Eyre adaptations but the Fassbender version with it's switched around format gets the mood exactly right.
Yes! This is what I live for - witty and intelligent characters. Love Stephanie Laurens' heroines because they are intelligent and look at the big picture. Love witty dialogue like in a Celeste Bradley novel or Claudia Dain's Courtesan Chronicles series.
I never really understood the whole "step-brother" romance phenomenon. I mean I guess there's no biological connection so one level of ick is removed but....I don't know. I read a story once by Red Garnier about a man and woman who were not biologically related & didn't have a "step-" connection, but the guy's family always looked at the woman and her sister as family and tried to treat them that way and force the future H/h to fit that mold. They became friends in their youth and suppressed their natural attraction that developed over time organically. But to me, that's different.
I love beta heroes as well as alpha types. One of my favorite beta heroes is Reggie from "The Pursuit of Marriage" by Victoria Alexander. He's a sweetie, good to his family, a loyal friend, and very easy going. After wearing his heart on his sleeve too many times, he invents an alpha alter-ego to try and win him love. His friends help spread stories of his supposed exploits to help him out because they want to help him since he's such a good friend and a good guy. Very funny story. My favorite beta hero.