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...
Category: Contemporary Romance
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.
The Legal Affair
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!
You Had Me at Hola
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.
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.)
Not Like the Movies
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.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
I'd like to petition for an increase in potential star ratings because Take a Hint, Dani Brown deserves at LEAST 20 stars. It's a friends-to-lovers, fake relationship, grumpy one and grumpy one (but both secretly soft) dish of deliciousness.
There was so much to love about 40-Love! I enjoy everything I read from Olivia Dade, but 40-Love just hit me on such a personal level, made me laugh, and completely melted my heart!
A Good Man
What a fun sexy read! A Good Man is the first in a series about three brothers and their home renovation show set in Toronto. This book focuses on Michael and Emily "Em" Daniels who, along with her terrible fiance, is their latest participant on the show. Neither Em or Michael are in any kind of position to act on their initial attraction and they certainly weren't looking for each other, but find each other they did.