Friends to Lovers: Silent Hearts by Melissa West

Friends to Lovers: Silent Hearts by Melissa West

SILENT HEARTS by Melissa West 2.5 Stars One of my favorite tropes, hands down, is the “Friends to Lovers” trope. Probably because my husband and I were the best of friends before we fell in love (I highly recommend this, nothing better than falling in love with your best friend). Silent Hearts, by Melissa West, fits the bill for this particular trope, is an easy read, and well-written, but I was hard-pressed to get behind one of the main characters or the…

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Cover Reveal: Deep Redemption, A Hades Hangmen Novel by Tillie Cole

Cover Reveal: Deep Redemption, A Hades Hangmen Novel by Tillie Cole

RELEASE DATE Tuesday 12 July 2016   ABOUT TILLIE Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around…

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Beautiful Debut From Amanda Heger: A Review of Without Borders

Beautiful Debut From Amanda Heger: A Review of Without Borders

WITHOUT BORDERS By Amanda Heger 4 Stars What a lovely book. Without Borders takes the reader deep into the rain forest of Nicaragua, where old prejudices are challenged and eyes are opened. We meet Annie London, an American pre-med student, who signs up for a month on a medical team run by old friends. Felipe Gutierrez remembers his old crush as a typical American girl, resenting having to take her, or any privileged American, out into the jungle. From first…

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Are We All Hypocrites: Body Image VS Reality

Are We All Hypocrites: Body Image VS Reality

We’re all hypocrites. At least those of us that read or write (or both) romance books like they’re ice cream covered in chocolate covered in whipped cream. I’m talking about body image. For years women complained that heroines of our favorite romance novels were too perfect. They had the right hair, the right curves, flat tummies, etc. With the diversity of novels available to us today, we’ve seen an increase of “non-perfect” women gracing the pages of the books we…

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New Adult Done Perfectly: She Laughs in Pink by Jessica Calla

New Adult Done Perfectly: She Laughs in Pink by Jessica Calla

SHE LAUGHS IN PINK By  Jessica Calla 5 Stars This book. This book is everything I think the New Adult genre should be. Jessica Calla’s She Laughs in Pink is a perfect snapshot into the lives of 18- and 19-year olds and everything that a person is thinking and feeling at that point in their lives. It has it all: friendship, love, family-and because it’s fiction-suspense and drama. I loved it. I wish I’d had it to read when I…

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Kilts, Heather, and the Highlands: My Review of Scot of My Dreams by Janice Maynard

Kilts, Heather, and the Highlands: My Review of Scot of My Dreams by Janice Maynard

SCOT OF MY DREAMS by Janice Maynard 4 Stars I have to admit, I unexpectedly fell in love with Scot of My Dreams, ironic, because almost the same thing happened when I read Outlander, the book and TV show that inspired Janice Maynard’s latest novel. Bryce and Willow’s story starts a little slow, the beginning a set-up of Willow’s tale of how she and her two best friends take a trip of a lifetime to Scotland to find their own…

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