#BookReview Warming My Winter Heart by Michelle Cornish

Warming My Winter Heart by Michelle Cornish is a delightful and sweet romance read!

I’m the kind of girl who likes to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a warm cup of tea and a great contemporary book that will whisk me away into a story. Warming My Winter Heart did just that! This adorably fun romance novel will let you escape and have a little soap opera-esque drama in your life as well.

Lexi Blair is coming home from L.A. because she heard her ex-fiancé has died. Even if they didn’t get along, the poor girl is upset over this. Yet, surprises are bound for this girl because he’s not actually dead… and he wouldn’t mind getting back together. This nasty scheme implemented by people in her close circle is just one of many dramatic plot twists that will have you glued to the edge of you seat and enjoying the soap opera-ness this book has to offer! But it gets better guys! There might be another handsome man waiting in the wings that Lexi can chase after… John is just the guy for her, but he’s got his own problems to deal with.

I really liked this book! It’s a soft, sweet, contemporary book that is easy to read and moves at a fast pace. The romance doesn’t start until about halfway through the book so it’s also quite the slow burn. The world develops, we meet the characters and then we get into the real action.

Other positives in list form:

  1. A puppy named Prince William – because why not? He’s adorable, he’s got an awesome name and he’s quite the trouble maker.
  2. Oh Canada! This book is set in a fictional Canadian city but it’s a great Canadian read regardless! I love supporting Canadian authors and I love reading Canadian fiction. Have I said Canadian enough for you yet? No? How about one more “Canadian” to make a statement?
  3. Accounting and Marketing are mentioned in this book as careers. For some reason, I rarely come across romance novels that have those careers. It’s kind of random, but to me it was a bonus!
  4. The world and characters are not perfect. Don’t you hate those characters that are Mary Sue’s and seem to have it all going for them? These characters have real problems and act real. I felt like I would actually now some of these characters if they magically popped out of the book and came alive. I like stories where the people are realistic and relatable. Not everyone has a perfect, little life!
  5. The best friend’s name is Briar. I am Briar. This is mega cool! Other than Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose), I rarely see the name Briar pop up anywhere. It’s goofy, but again – you gotta find the small things in life that make you happy.
  6. The book is about 200 pages long, which for me is the perfect length for a dramatic romance. The book doesn’t feel like it’s too short and it doesn’t feel like it drags on. The length is literally perfect in my mind. It’s also not so big and daunting that you don’t want to read it. The book is manageable – which sounds awful in writing but is a huge bonus for readers like me.
  7. You can easily put this book down and jump back into it later. Because the book is not overly complicated, it’s one of those books that if you don’t want to binge read it (why wouldn’t you though? It’s amazing), then you can set it down for a couple days and come back to it. I also like that as a reader who tends to have a lot going on (and I read this over the holidays, so as you can imagine things can get a little crazy).
  8. The cover is adorable! And did I mention there’s a tree farm in the book? Yeah. This book has so many Canadian winter vibes. I love it!

Overall, this book is spectacular, fantastic and marvellous!

I, of course, am a little biased because a character is named after me (yay best friend Briar!) and I was mentioned in the author’s notes (literally one of my life goals!) but I still think it’s an amazing read. I highly recommend it to romance lovers seeking an easy read with lots of drama. Michelle Cornish is a writer to watch out for! Seriously, her books need more attention. I’ll be grabbing more of Michelle’s book as soon as possible. Join me in this adventure! Grab this book and chat (or gossip) with me about it!

Five out of five stars!

I received a free copy of this book from the author, Michelle Cornish, in exchange of an honest review.

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#BookReview Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Let’s get into the Christmas spirit with an adorable Christmas book by the always lovely Debbie Macomber!

 

Call Me Mrs. Miracle is an absolutely delightful Christmas romance book!

Emily Merkle is mistakenly called Emily Miracle, and takes on the name Mrs. Miracle. She’s an older woman who does wondrous work at the toy store she got hired at. Jake is her boss, and he’s ordered what seems like WAY too many toy robots that his father, the owner, is not too pleased about. He meets Holly Larson, a woman taking care of her nephew since his Mother has passed and his Father (her brother) is in Afghanistan. Gabe, her adorable nephew, really wants one of those robots. She might be in luck, since her and Jake meet and he’s more than happy to set one aside for her. Will there be a Christmas miracle?

This book is so utterly cute! It’s the perfect book to curl up with a blanket and some tea and just sink into. It’s full of Christmas spirit and packed tight full of ooey gooey romance. It is predictable, especially since this turned into a Hallmark movie, but it’s everything I wanted and more in a Christmas romance book. It’s sugary sweet and just fun.

Four out of five stars.

 

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#BookReview Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues (the first book in this miraculous series) was one of my top books for 2019. Ever since I was in high school, Richelle Mead was one of my faves. Vampire Academy, Gameboard of the Gods and the Storm Born series ranked high on my list! It seemed only natural to finally pick this seires up.

Georgina Kincaid is a succubus with a mortal, author boyfriend named Seth (she is his ultimate fangirl, by the way). After the contents of the last novel, she learns that they cannot touch or get it on without killing him (that’s a good way to kill the vibe in a relationship). Meanwhile, one of her co-workers has been acting pretty strange, and to top it all off her old incubus buddy Bastien is back in town. Can’t a girl catch a break?

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one, if I’m being brutally honest. The first book felt like a fairy tail and put really high expectations in my head! Unfortunately, Succubus on Top just didn’t meet those expectations. That being said, it was still a fun ride and worth the read. Everyone I talk to says the series only gets better, and I’m up for the challenge.

Georgina is a relatable character (despite the fact she basically has to sell her body to stay alive). She has flaws, her relationship isn’t perfect and she has temptations. I think we can all relate to that in some way. There are moments where I’m yelling in my head that this is a bad idea, but I know full well I’ve probably made one similar. Then, to top it all off, Seth is the dream man that every girl dreams of and more! That’s probably why this is making out to be an excellent love story. He cares and understands her in ways most people just don’t get, and it’s super romantic. Yet, this isn’t the typical romance novel. It’s not ooey, gooey or mushy gushy – it’s an adult relationship with depth and character (that might sound boring, but I promise you, there’s lots of sex and sexy scenes in this book).

I found the plot to be predictable in this book, while I didn’t really see everything coming in the first book. It’s not the end of the world, but for a sequel I was surprised it didn’t hit me as well as the first book did. Also… there was some quick forgiveness in this book and I feel like it’s not entirely… accurate? Maybe it’s just me.

Another plus for me is all of the side characters – the vampires, demons, angels, etc. Seriously, Carter seems like a fun guy, just saying.

Overall, Richelle Mead is a great writer with lots of grand ideas. I’d recommend picking up this series if you want a romance novel that is so much more (but still packs a good punch!). If you’re tired of the tired billionaire or jerky bad boy, meet Seth the nerdy, sweet and understanding author. He’ll give you chills and be the ultimate book boyfriend.

Three out of five stars.

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#BookReview Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild and Mia Michelle

Geez Louise. If you’re looking for a super hot romance with lots of erotica and sex scenes littered throughout, with just a pinch of thriller in it, GRAB THIS BOOK.

I have a fond place for Meredith Wild. She is one of the authors that “introduced” me to erotica in romance. I wasn’t totally into erotica after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, but Meredith and a few other writers introduced me to how romantic and sexy erotica could be. It was only natural for me to want to pick up some more books by her and give them a chance.

Misadventures of the First Daughter is an excellent romp for you to thrust into (haha, puns!) and I’d highly recommend it if you like romance and erotica.

So, plot time:

Charlotte is the First Daughter and her parents are rather strict. She starts rebelling and seeking all the fun in the world, meanwhile Zane Parker, her bodyguard, watches on. She has always kind of liked him, and suddenly those sparks are flying. They get entangled in a romantic web that they might not be able to save… Especially since their love is forbidden.

This book can be touchy for some people. There’s hints of sexual assault in it, so be wary. Otherwise, it’s a great erotica that kept me stringing along the entire time. There’s just so much tension in it that it is impressive! I absolutely want to pick up more of this series, especially since it dabbles with other authors as well. This Misadventures series seems like it’ll be a great romantic series for anyone to pick up. Surely there will be an author you enjoy in this collection!

Overall, it’s a great read! I highly recommend my fellow romance and erotica lovers to give this book a go! Good job Meredith and Mia!

Four out of five stars.

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#BookReview Something Borrowed by Louisa George

Oh-Emm-Gee.

Something Borrowed by Louisa George was seriously cute and is totally hyping me up for Valentine’s Day! You know, months early.

Chloe Cassidy just had the worst thing that could possibly happen to a wedding planner happen – her husband left her at the altar. Jump forward, and suddenly she’s getting flirty with the Best Man, otherwise known as the sexy Vaughn Brooks. Will this chef and wedding planner fall in love? Will her ex come running back to her? No matter what happens, romantic chaos ensues!

This book was seriously fun and absolutely delightful. I couldn’t put it down and I honestly didn’t want to. I love a good dramatic romance when I want to take a break from schoolwork. This book perfectly fit the bill! It is a wee bit stereotypical, but that’s exactly what I signed up for!

The big bonus of this book is that the characters are definitely flawed. They aren’t perfect and they’ve all had some rough times. Chloe’s ex does seem like quite the psychopath, but having one strange character out of the bunch is fine with me. I enjoyed watching these characters grow and change, it was refreshing. I don’t always see character in romance-y chick lit books so I’m impressed.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the side plot that I think will be carried on into another book. It was very sweet! I was confused at first as to why it was happening, but then I just enjoyed the ride. No spoilers, of course, because that would give away half the fun!

Are there negatives for this book? Yep, there sure are. Chloe’s Mother’s depression made me feel uncomfortable. There’s also a lot of blame in this book for certain situations that realistically wouldn’t happen (only through assumptions). None of this tore me away from the book, but I can see some readers not enjoying these aspects.

Overall, this book was a great read and I totally loved it. I want more books by Louisa George ASAP! I accidentally stumbled upon this book from Bookbub and the free iTunes bookstore, and I’m so glad I did. Hopefully more Louisa books find their way onto my shelves.

Four out of five stars.

 

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#BookReview How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

So, it’s Halloween time around the blog. You might not like all the horror featured here, so I figured I might add some other genres in too! Werewolves are related to Halloween, so a little romance featuring a werewolf couldn’t hurt, right? Not everyone wants horror books to fill up their TBR shelves. Lucky for you, I have other awesome books to stock up your TBR. Molly Harper’s sexy series is definitely one of my faves! Check out my review below:

 

I accidentally stumbled across this book as a local discount store and the cover instantly caught my eye. I kept eying this book down, knowing full well I needed to pick it up, and I finally caved. To no one’s surprise, I have been eying this cutesy romance on my book shelf for AGES and I finally knew it was time to pick it up. Nothing is better than my guilty pleasure – romances with a pinch of fantasy!

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf follows our lead Mo when she moves to a distant, small town in Alaska. She wants to get away from her parents overly obsessive nature of basically controlling her life. It’s like this move was meant to be, because suddenly she has friends and a job, and a hot man chasing after her. One day, sexy Cooper wakes up naked on her door step, and guess what? He’s the naked werewolf! But is he the werewolf/creature killing the people showing up dead in their town? Mo and Cooper will have to investigate. Will their relationship survive? You’ll need to read to find out…

This book was super funny and an absolute delight. I felt myself sinking into this book and disappeared until I have binged the whole thing. It really is a lovely, HEA type romance with just enough fantasy and paranormal in it to make it interesting. I really enjoyed watching Mo develop relationships and finally fit in somewhere. It’s what every reader seems to want – just to fit in – so it was easy to relate to her. I really liked Mo’s arc and that quite a few characters developed over time and became more likable. Also, Mo is thirty years old! Do you know how great it is to see a romance book where the character is an actual ADULT who doesn’t have her life figured out yet? RELATABLE. SUPER RELATABLE. THANK YOU!

Cooper is a more rough character and maybe not the most romantic of men, but I didn’t care. I was more focused on the fun Mo was having and the amazing sex scenes those two were romping in. This book is also a wee bit predictable, but that’s what I like in my guilty pleasure reads. Anywho, it seems like every plot has been done to death anyways.

There was a few “rougher” parts of this book – brutal death of a character who deserved some bad things to him, and a really sad loss – but other than that it’s a great contemporary, paranormal romance. I honestly don’t see anything bad with it because any “issues” that were there were so minor it didn’t matter. Sooner or later, I will need to find the remaining books in this series and binge it. Molly Harper is gearing up to be one of my new fave authors.

Overall, I loved this book! It’s sweet, light, full of romance, funny, mushy, sexy and just a great all around read!

Four out of five stars.

 

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#BookReview My Hallowe’en Heartbreak by Melanie Ting

Okay, so if I have to pick one sentence to describe this book it would be: double finger guns of awesomeness!

My Hallowe’en Heartbreak is a fabulous romance novel packed with Canadian culture and kooky comedy!

Sophia goes to a Halloween costume party with her boyfriend Elliott, and of course he turns out to be jerk bag #1. He gets it on with some chick in a bathroom, and thus the relationship is over. Nothing sucks more than breaking up with your boyfriend dressed up as Pikachu. Well, there probably is worse things but that sounds kinda brutal, eh?

But, don’t worry! Sophia runs into her old high school crush Henry MacDonald, a super hot musician who ends up offering her a ride. They get kinda cozy, and things begin to blossom. Of course, along the way Sophia’s lawyer job has some bumps on the road, Henry’s superstar ex makes a play and Elliott is well… Elliott. Not a good dude. But it’s all good, because this romantic comedy will leave your heart swimming and head singing!

I really liked this book! Romantic comedies are totally my thing and having a Halloween themed one made it every better (it’s my fave holiday, what can I say?). Diving into this book was a nice way to escape and have a few giggles, plus… SO MUCH CANADA! Canadian indie band touring the maritimes? CHECK! Shout out to Justin Trudeau (and making fun of him, because us Canadians like to make fun of ourselves), CHECK! It just keeps piling up and makes me feel like this book is totally what I expect, and can respect, as a little Canadian book reviewer.

Add in the whole ‘seeing your crush again and having a second chance at love’ trope, and I’m totally game. It’s adorable, what can I say?

So, if you want a single line to pimp out this book, it’d be this:
This book has snarky comedy that gives romantic comedy movies a run for their money!

Five out of five stars!

Extra bonus points: Each chapter is the title of a Canadian indie song! Holy moly I’m so proud and impressed and this book deserves all the love! My goodness. Go Melanie!

I received this book for free from the author, Melanie Ting, in exchange of an honest review.

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#BookReview The Baby Maker by Lili Valente

The Baby Maker by Lili Valente is a lovely tale about a woman who wants a baby and finds love with a man from a famously fertile family.

I found this book on Bookbub and I decided to get it while it was the low, low price of free because it sounded charming! I love a good romance novel with lots of drama and angst. This book seemed like it fit the bill and I’ve enjoyed some of Lili Valente’s other work, so it seemed like the natural fit.

This book was good but it wasn’t a home run for me. Some of the comments in this book sat really funny and made me feel kind of weird. Emma wants a baby so bad that she’s almost tricking Dylan into it. But at the same time, they fall in love at the end… It’s not like this book is encouraging women to have manipulation relationships with men, but I also just felt… odd.

While this book may sit funny with me, I must applaud Lili’s writing. She did a good job connecting me to these characters and writing in some character flaws as well. All the while, Dylan is lovable and loves kids and Emma seems like a woman who’s clock is really ticking. I’m glad this novel works as a standalone and didn’t have a cliffhanger, because MAN OH MAN I would not have been a happy camper if that happened.

There’s lots of playful comedy throughout this book and even more sexy scenes. It’s an R rated novel but it’s definitely fun! I’ve read too many erotic novels that are so dark and lusty, so it was a nice change to read a more fun, light-hearted book. Emma and Dylan have some marvelous one liners towards each other! And, in my humble opinion, that’s what makes this book work so well. It’s fun and sexy! Perfect for any romance lovers shelf!

I probably would have liked this book more of I would have read it in a better format. I read it on my phone which makes the font big and harder to read. There were barely enough words on the page to make sense of it. Because of this, it took me quite a while to finish and I wasn’t as interested in the book. That’s on me, but it still affected my overall opinion.

Overall, this book is worth the read if you love romance and comedy. The sexy librarian scene and the fact that the woman is older than the man (just barely, but it counts!) is a nice touch too. This book stands out! I definitely want to read more by Lili. She has a great writing style, her books move as a fast pace and she makes me invested in these characters.

Three out of five stars.

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#BookReview The One by Kiera Cass

This series is my guilty pleasure. Honestly, when I pick a book up in this series I literally cannot put it down! They are cute, fast-paced, PG-13, and absolutely adorable!

The One is a continuation of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. This book feels like an episode rather than a sequel. Especially I’ve always considered The Selection to be a sort of YA Bachelor with a lot more dystopia and a few less roses! So, in this third episode America is one of the final contestants (ahem… I mean Elites?…. Potential Princesses?) in The Selection for Maxon’s heart. Mer and Max seem like they are End Game, but they are constantly fighting over little things. Mer wants Max to say he loves her first, but he’s also still getting handsy with some of the other girls. Max wants Mer to admit her love for him, but he still doesn’t know she used to have feelings for Aspen.

Mer and Max decide that they will split the numbered system up during Max’s reign, so they align with the Northern rebels who aren’t attacking them. Along the way, a major character’s death occurs, the Selection is finally determined (you know, cause the title is “The One”, it’s a spoiler but the book’s title ruined it…) and the series has a somewhat good “finale” despite the series not being over. Honestly, it felt like a good stopping place but THERE IS MORE TO COME!

Anywho, this book is super cheesey and romantic but at the same time utterly frustrating. I get these are teenage characters in YA universe, but sometimes I just wanted to smack these girls. Max is getting handsy with all of the girls and they are all in love with him. This is brought up in the book (America, our smart heroine, asks Max how he can love one of them when his heart is in pieces – one with each girl), but MAN these girls are dense in that regards. That was my biggest irk – I understand this book is a dystopia but come on girls! It was hard for me to grasp that this is “normal” in their world, so that’s all on me.

Another side note: Aspen’s story line just suddenly changes. SO QUICKLY. Again, Kiera! Give me just a few more chapters to follow through with that story line! This book felt just a little rushed. The book could have been 100 more pages and felt just as amazing!

But other than my big irk, I LOVE this series. The romance that does happen is honestly cute, adorable and sweet! The pair escaping to hide in the castle, the epic adventure they go on, and one of Max’s final scenes in the book stand out! Additionally, this book has comedy laced throughout it’s contents and it quite amusing.

Regarding the plot – it moves REALLY fast, which is great because the romance, action and comedy are all evenly balanced. The worst part about the plot is how fast the ending happens. The ending could have happened in a few chapters and felt perfect. But, it was put into one chapter! A lot of major plot points happen (including death) in such a short amount of time! I get that we only really watch America’s point of view, but with Kiera’s amazing writing I would have loved to see her write out exactly what happened in the final moments of the book.

There is a final epilogue. I feel like Kiera didn’t intend for this series to go on but then suddenly had an epic idea or realized the profitability of this series. Either way, the epilogue is super cute and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This trilogy following America and Maxon felt like it ended wonderfully… which is good, because I’m pretty sure this series follows a different character in the next book!

Overall, this book was a wonderful addition to the Selection series and I will definitely be continuing this series when I can find the next books in this series!

Note: This book would have been a 5 because I honestly loved how I just disappeared into this book! Buuuuuut… this book felt way too rushed. The story was so good for the type of book it is, but Kiera could have added a couple of chapters and drawn a few plot points out. She’s a good writer, so none of us readers would have complained! It’s still a marvelous book though!

Four out of five!

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#BookReview The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

Back in my youth, I devoured Gena Showalter books like no tomorrow. Quite literally, during the summer months I would binge books by her and a few other authors. I couldn’t put their books down! Then, one day I strayed away.

I bought this book when it came out, but it hung around on my shelf until now. The time was right – I was craving some romance in my life and that book was right there!

Personally, I would rather stick to Gena’s paranormal romances, but that’s just me! I did not enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, but that’s because I found a few little flaws that are my romance novel deal breakers.

This book follows Jase, a man recently released from prison, and Brook Lynn, a woman working her butt off to support herself and her flaky sister. Jase isn’t looking for a relationship, and is quite happy just living his best life with his two buddies Beck and West. After a tough youth, Brook Lynn is helping take care of her and her younger adult sister so they can have a good life. Oh, and did I mention Jase slept with Jessie Kay, Brook Lynn’s sister? Yep, it’s a little messy! After some partying, the two of them are acquainted and don’t get along at first. Jase throws Brook Lynn in the pool and kills her hearing aids (yes, visibility in a book! OMG I’m so proud!). Chemistry begins to grow, and they look like a very interesting pair…

I found the beginning of this book to be very hit and miss. Brook Lynn was innocent and then not and the innocent, rinse and repeat. Jase was a jerk, then not, then a jerk, rinse and repeat. Jessie Kay seemed like the worst sister in the universe and I couldn’t understand by Brook Lynn would stick around. I couldn’t quite find the consistency and it annoyed me. At the same time, I can see why Gena chose that method but it bored me in ways I hoped it wouldn’t. I think their sort of relationship is just not the type I want my my romance reads – which is totally cool.

I also really did not enjoy the strange plot with Jase and his ex. It felt very… stalker-y. It’s not intended to be in any way, but it sat with me the wrong way. He was hung up on his ex and then he wasn’t, and then he wanted to be a family man and then didn’t. It just felt… cold and weird.

Plus, the back stories were just depressing. It felt like no one had anything good happen in their life until the happy ending.

The book was written very well, and for how long it was it went by fairly fast. The level of sweetness, sexiness and overall fun was absolutely delightful! Brook Lynn being Jase’s assistant was amusing and led to many funny to dos. The boys Jase lives with are quite the duo and the our leads were quite real and relatable. I would have marked this more of a New Adult novel and not an Adult due to the kinda gossip-y, YA-like nature of it (minus the sexier scenes of course).

Overall, for me this book was not a winner but it will definitely be loved by other book lovers. There are certain tropes I truly enjoy and certain tropes I stay clear of. This book had a few that I just didn’t like. I’d highly recommend this if you love dramatic romances, if you love Gena or if you just want to spice up your life!

One out of five stars.

 

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