Well Played

I went back and forth on my rating for Well Played and ended up at a solid 3 stars. I really enjoyed Stacy and loved getting to go back to the Willow Creek Ren Faire. In addition, we get to attend Emily and Simon's wedding and see more of Mitch and April (book 3!), which I definitely have no complaints about...

The Roommate

I'm still in awe that The Roommate is Rosie Danan's debut because wow! She packed so much punch in this story, from Clara coming into her own as she faces the world outside of academia and her influential family's bubble to she and Josh working together to create something for the female gaze, focused solely on female pleasure.

Like Lovers Do

Holy hammock-sex Batman! Like Lovers Do was an absolutely fabulous friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance with some sexy sexy times. (Re: Hammock. Sex!) It's not very often you come across a friends-to-lovers romance that feel as genuine as Nic and Ben's relationship does. You just feel it in your bones.

Daring and the Duke

WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Have I mentioned WOW? I'm not going to lie, I had doubts about Ewan doing enough groveling to truly make this redemption arc work, but I NEVER SHOULD HAVE DOUBTED THE QUEEN. Sarah Maclean delivered the MOST satisfying grovel novel and childhood friends to enemies to lovers romance for Ewan and Grace.