Recent Reads Mini Reviews

More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.

A Very Merry Bromance by Lissa May Adams

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: November 1, 2022

Fun holiday romance, obviously perfect for this time of year. I like like Colton and Gretchen’s dynamic – the country superstar struggling with his music, and the dedicated immigration lawyer struggling with her silver spoon past. Their relationship worked and I like each character’s journey to accepance and happiness.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Mile High by Liz Tomforde

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: June 7, 2022

I will always love a sports romance. They’re just so fun and it’s hard to do them wrong in my opinion. Even though Zanders puts on a playboy front, his caring and sensitive center is a standout. He never comes across like a one dimensional player, he’s a complex character who’s dealing with stuff outside of his romantic pursuits. Stevie is also a great character with her own set of struggles and triumphs. I loved her involvement with the senior dog shelter and her twin brother, which makes me all the more excited for book 2.

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: October 31, 2006

I think I liked the idea of this story more than what I actually got. I wanted a urban fantasy story with magic and creatures and all the cliché tropes and plots I love in a UF/Paranormal story. But the story was just kinda blah for me. Mac is a little too one-dimensional woah-is-me pretty party girl slacker, the worldbuilding is non-existent in the first book and the lore and backstory is flat. I feel like this is definitely a set up book for the series as a whole, but I just don’t know if I care to continue.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth O’Roark

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5 Stars)
Release Date: January 20, 2022

This was disappointing on a bunch of different levels. The story felt all over the place, but nothing was given page time to develop – all struggles were glossed over to get to the next challenge. It felt like nothing was faced head-on, problems were dealt with by players for the next book off page to get to romance setup stuff. But the chemistry between Drew and Josh was weak from the beginning, and while I agree that Six was a bad partner for Drew, I saw nothing between Drew and Josh to see anything different for them, besides maybe one or two scenes throughout the book .

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.



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