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...
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.
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.
Oh my. What a ride. Those Singh brothers are something else! I thoroughly enjoyed The Legal Affair, devouring it and The Takeover Effect (Singh Family #1) as fast as I could!
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but You Had Me at Hola's absolutely amazing cover conveys everything you need to know about Jasmine and Ashton's story: it's beautifully vibrant, heart-meltingly sweet, and panty-meltingly sensual.
Would I Lie to the Duke by Eva Leigh My rating: 5 of 5 stars You'll laugh! You'll cry! (Like, literally, I cried. Real tears. Running down my face. And I don't cry reading very often. Hit me right in the feels.) I absolutely adored Would I Lie to the Duke! (Even though it made [...]
This book was so funny and loving and GOOD. I usually prefer dual POV, but Alexis Hall did such a great job painting both Luc and Oliver through Luc's eyes that I didn't feel like I was missing too much. (Minus that one time when Luc was like "god knows what was going through his head" and I was like BOY SAME.)
Gahhhh, Olivia Waite just writes such beautiful stories! Agatha and Penelope were both absolutely fabulous in their own right and even better together. I adored all their friends and family as well, and really appreciated the evolution of Agatha and Penelope's relationships with them as well as with each other.
There were a couple of things working against Not Like the Movies for me from the start. First, it's a single POV. I'm not a big fan of single POV romances, especially if it's first-person. I really feel like we miss something by not getting all the MC's POV in romance. I need ALL the feels.
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.