#BookReview Dark Bliss by Shay Mills

Dark Bliss: Love Knows No Bounds by Shay Mills is a historical, fantasy read full of vampires.

This is a relatively short read packed with lots of content! Vampires, fantasy, history and romance are packed tight all within this book. I was honestly shocked how short it was for how much drama and content there is (which isn’t a bad thing! Sometimes a girl wants a short book with lots going on).

I did find that this book wasn’t aimed at me for it’s audience, but I can appreciate the novel for what it is. Fans of historical romance with a splash of fantasy and horror will enjoy this book.

You might be asking, “So, Briar… Why wasn’t this book for you?” Well, let me explain.

This book started with a strong opening paragraph that had me feeling some incredible horror vibes. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but it didn’t seem like it was going to be a romance or purely fantasy novel. That horror element quickly dissipates and unfolds into a period drama. I really wanted that horror element to stick – I thought it was going to be a really cool vibe mixed in with the fantasy and romance. There is the odd splash of horror later on, but it’s not as big of an element as I thought it would be (since it was in that initial opening).

So we keep going – we’ve got lots of characters coming out of the woodworks fast, and some of them only in flashbacks. I wanted a little more description out of these moments. I found this book was heavy in dialogue and not in description. Don’t get me wrong (again), I love some incredible dialogue but I also need a writer to spell out how the setting looks and feels, how the characters are, and so on. Just a pinch more description would have made me a happy reader, but this trend continues throughout the book. That being said, the style is interesting. This book makes it feel like someone is re-telling the story to a friend. It’s how I imagine my buddies telling me about their works of fiction that they write.

The characters were an interesting collection of people. Some you can relate to, some you want to throw off a cliff, and others you wonder if they might have a bigger meaning to the story than they actually do. Alma was a character I loved to hate. I did wonder if she was going to be more of a “big baddie” than she was… But she was pretty insane.

My biggest gripe with this book is the romance. The sex happens ridiculous amounts of times, the orgasms seem unrealistic for how many and how often, and the descriptions of sex felt like a man was writing it. Now, don’t get me wrong again – men can write romance and sex scenes – but sometimes you can tell it’s a man trying to write for a woman. Vibrating junk, orgasms that happen excessive times in a row that would probably kill the woman and just unrealistic sex scenes make me grimace. I like disappearing into a book, but really odd sex scenes tear me out of it.

Add in a few trigger warnings for this book: Abuse towards women, abuse towards pregnant women, miscarriage. All those fun things some readers don’t like – be warned.

Overall, this book is an interesting read. It’s nice to take a trip down a different path in my reading journey. It’s a historical book that takes place in the dark time of slaves with lots of twists and turns.

Three out of five stars.

This book was sent to me in exchange of an honest review.

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#BookReview Wedding Peach by Nao Yazawa

Wedding Peach by Nao Yazawa is a unique, little manga that gave me major Sailor Moon vibes!

Growing up, I loved Sailor Moon, Winx Club, Magical Melodies and all of those other girl power stories. So, it was only natural I’d move towards this book.

If you cross bred Sailor Moon with weddings, I’m convinced you’d get this book! In this little, lovely manga, you’ll find a story packed full of girl power, pretty dresses and love!

For me, this isn’t the best manga I’ve ever read. It’s pretty beat for beat what I’ve read in other girl power manga stories – girls with powers, romantic love interests, friendship, bad guy fighting, etc. Peach learns about her powers, suddenly is a super awesome fighter and starts taking care of the world of love! The boy she likes is a jerk, but man is he handsome! This is definitely a YA manga!

Despite these little tropes, I still think it’s very fun and a nice read to get your mind away from the world. As long as you understand this is almost like a B-rated version of Sailor Moon, you’ll enjoy it.

If you love manga and girl power, I’d highly recommend this book. I think it’s just too cute to pass up. I love a great manga that is fun, fluffy and easy to enjoy. I could have easily binged it, but I decided to take my time. it’s pretty rare for me to pick up a manga so I wanted to make it count!

Three out of five stars!

 

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#BookReview A Reluctant Attraction by Rosanna Leo

Rosanna Leo sits high upon the Canadian romance writer throne for me. I dare you to bring me a better Canadian romance author! Jokes on you though… You’re providing me more Canadian authors to binge!

I LOVE the Handymen series. I can’t get enough of it and they just make me all around happy. If you want a sweet, romance with a splash of comedy then you’ve found the right series.

Finally, Nick Zorn gets his own book! He meets the wonderful Claire, and as you can imagine they are quite smitten with each other. He had a rough go with his ex releasing some not so nice comments over social media, but he’s still lovable! Claire also had a rough go of things, if we want to put it lightly. Her husband died years ago and she hasn’t exactly gotten back on the saddle yet. Did I mention that she runs a cat sanctuary? It’s almost like Rosanna Leo wondered what exact plot line would make me swoon and have my heart grow five sizes too big!

The book starts off with intrigue – there’s a meeting coming for the boys and it’s causing them anxiety. We find out what’s happening shortly, but the initial draw in was fantastic! It really made me want to desperately cling to the book and find out what was going to happen next.

Then we get into the meat of the story. This book is sugar, spice and everything nice all wrapped up into one. We get amazing, romantic lines such as ‘In her, he found his home.” If that doesn’t just make you want to scream like a young school girl going to her favourite boy bands’ concert in delight, are you even reading the same book as me? It’s so sugary sweet and undeniably adorable!

Side note:

  1. “Decks with Nick” sounds like the goofiest show, but I wouldn’t be surprised if HGTV had something like that. It’s just a boring Marketing name that made me smirk slightly. It sounds like a contractor came up with it. The name they actually use is way better!
  2. Nick + Cats = Uh oh. But don’t worry, they won’t hate him forever. He has a fairly interesting story about why him and cats don’t get along.
  3. Lazy contractors exist and they suck. Everyone has dealt with them.
  4. “There was something sacrilegious about dismantling a shrine.” This line…. This line hit home. I lost my Father years ago and my family coming in and moving/ruining his stuff felt like torture. I understood the feelings and emotions behind this line too much. That’s why this book is so good though – it’s relatable in all the right ways.
  5. Following your dreams! Ah, it’s romantic to think about the things we could do and the dreams we could follow.
  6. Cats. Lots of cats. More cats. All about cats. I like it.

Overall, Nick and Claire are perfect for each other. I’m glad this book introduced me to them because they brought me lots of joy during some hard times. The awkward and funny comments between them felt so real and reminded me of the best romances around. They remind me why I love romance.

Five out of five stars.

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

Wanna read this book? Maybe buy it? Here are some helpful links to help you get ahold of this gem:
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If you wanna pick up more books by this fantastic romance author, follow the links below:
A Good Man by Rosanna Leo
An Irresistible Force by Rosanna Leo

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Twitter: @LeoRosanna

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#BookReview An Irresistible Force by Rosanna Leo

An Irresistible Force by Rosanna Leo is an absolute delight and continues to be one of my fave, new series!

Rosanna Leo is one of my recent favourite romance authors. Her books feel real, honest but also completely adorable. I get whisked away from the craziness of our world and into a fictional universe that could easily be my own (I am Canadian, so the location isn’t too far off).

An Irresistible Force is the second book in the Handymen series. It’s a truly marvellous series that follows some Canadian handymen (shocker, I know) who have a home building/renovation show (think Property Brothers). I am a sucker for romances that remind me of Property Brothers, so this book series is perfect for me! Also, who doesn’t want to imagine sexy men building stuff and being all romantic? It’s great.

Anywho, time for the review:

This book brings Eli Zorn, one of the fantastic brothers who is a landscaper, into the lead. He mets Bernadette “Bernie” Nolan, who’s a bit eccentric (and becomes a monkey wrench in Eli’s plans) but is trying to protect the house and land the boys are working on. Peter Nolan, Bernie’s uncle and Eli’s mentor, is a giant in the landscaping business but it starting a wee bit of trouble for the both of them. These two tussle and tango up in Muskoka, Ontario in a fantastic romance that will remind you good things come to those who wait and life isn’t always what we expect it.

There’s so much emotion and feeling in this book but there’s also so much romance and comedy. It feels like the perfect mix for someone who wants to disappear into a book. We have sad moments, awkward confrontations, moments of fury, and some of the best romantic comedy I’ve seen in a long time all tied up in this book. There’s also some of the best quotes I’ve ever seen, such as “Saved by the chicken dance!”.

The ending will make your heart swell, especially if you like HEA romances. This series is all around great and I highly recommend it to romantic comedy fans.

Five out of five stars.

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

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#BookReview After the Blitz by Savannah Adams

After the Blitz by Savannah Adams is a delightful start to a truly addicting romance series!

I have been slowly but surely working my way through The Inman Brothers series. This awesome sports romance series is a must read for those seeking something light hearted and filled with happily ever afters. There’s drama, there’s comedy and there’s lots of sweet and engaging romance!

This book introduces us to Chip. He’s an amazing football player who suffers a traumatic brain injury and is having memory loss. In walks Greta, an old friend/tutor from years ago who he may have had a crush on. She’s a dog groomer who wants to train service dogs, which is just a super cool job idea. They are a unique pair but are oh so adorable!

There is a bit of trouble in paradise for Greta’s work life balance when she finds herself having feelings for Chip. Little does she know, it’s mutual. This is a sweet romance with lots of fluffy and a healthy hint of drama. It’s the feel good kind of book us romance readers need right now. It’s also not overly long so if you want a good book for binging, this book is it! I love Savannah Adams for this reason – sweet, happily ever after romances that are long enough to appreciate but short enough to binge.

Other fun notes? Goat yoga, mistletoe and ugly christmas sweaters! Also, Roxanne. You’ll probably hate her as much as I do by the end.

Overall, this is a heart warming book for a frosty time!

Five out of five stars!

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#BookReview Love Comes for the Bodyguard by Savannah Adams
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#BookReview Love Comes for the Rock Star by Savannah Adams
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#BookReview A Good Man by Rosanna Leo

A Good Man by Rosanna Leo is one hot romance, my goodness!

I came into this book expecting a nice romance with a contractor and some drama. Then I got reading it and it was WAY better than I expected. Like, WAY BETTER. Can we bold an italicize and every other formatting thing we can do for those two words? 

So, I better get to explaining why so it all makes sense:

First of all, this book is based in Canada. It gives me Property Brothers vibes with a group of brothers making a television show out of renovating houses. 

Side note: If you have watched Property Brothers, you 100% have a crush on one of them. This book makes so much sense. This book was the Johnathan story and OMG did it make me feel like I could just throw Johnathan in there as a fan fiction and OMG this book was meant for me.

Back to the review and away from Briar’s fingerling: So we meet Michael who’s one of the brothers on this show. He’s the contractor, is super hot, and has a dark past (which we learn about later). His crew are all helping Emily renovate a house to make it suitable for her organic soup business. If that doesn’t sound like half of the people that go on these property shows then I don’t know what is. But, she’s engaged to Trent. Trent is the biggest jerk on the face of the planet: he’s manipulative, mean, and to throw in more alliterations, all around awful. I don’t think anyone likes Trent except himself. 

Michael and Emily hit it off and we can tell they are totally made for each other. They are supportive of each other and have heart eyes. Buuuut, their exes are both hanging around and making this story packed full of drama. As we go along, the book gets hot and heavy for Michael and Emily (honestly, if you want some really sexy scenes, grab this book). The romance doesn’t really start until about halfway through the book, which I can also respect. I like romances where they aren’t suddenly in love and ta da, finished! This book took it’s time to establish a relationship and make it feel real. 

It’s a fantastic romance, in short. I really loved Michael and Emily’s dynamic. Buuuut, there’s more. There’s always more, isn’t there?

This book does a great job of having mental health awareness apart of it. PTSD is featured and it’s taken seriously. It’s not a joke in anyway. I can respect this book for making a romance with realistic aspects of life in it, not make it a joke but also not make the book feel depressing for addressing it. Rosanna Leo did an incredible job.

Overall, this book is what I wanted in a romance. It was a great escape during these crazy times. The book feels real yet also is a magical wonderland to escape from the insanity of reality.

Best quote of the book: “Seize the day. Seize the man!” I am totally gonna use that one now!

Five out of five stars!

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

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#BookReview Worth the Whisk by Melissa Williams

Worth the Whisk by Melissa Williams is a must read romantic comedy with lots of baking puns.

Honestly, this series just keeps getting better! Who doesn’t want a couple that breaks the stereotypical mold for their jobs and are also just completely awesome together? To top it off, the comedy is awesome, the romance is hot and the writing is phenomenal. I love this series.

This book introduces us to August, she goes by Gus, who is a plumber and her soon to be beau Harrison who is a baker. If you read the first book (which you don’t need to do – this series is a standalone series where everything is connected but you don’t need to read one book to understand the others), you’ll know him because he’s Cassidy’s brother. The two of them own Bake, Rattle and Roll which is the cutest bakery in Toronto (well, I think it’s the cutest. It might not be officially). The two have realistic back stories that make them feel so much real and authentic. Honestly, I’m digging the unique, diverse but totally believable back stories. You get tired of the “cute, blonde girl from New York” after a while. Anywho, Gus is Croatian and lost her Mom to cancer, and Harrison was adopted.

These two are just sweet! They meet in a bar and their relationship slowly (and then really quickly) develops. It’s hot, it’s heavy and it’s absolutely delightful! Harrison is basically a dream dude – he is willing to wait hours for her. He’s almost too good to be true! But he’s not – he’s a delight.

This book has hot and sexy scenes making it a much more adult romance book and nowhere near the PG contemporary you might expect it to be. I absolutely love it! I need more sexy romantic comedies in my life and this was it!

Overall, this book is absolutely delightful and a must read! I will be continuing to grab every Melissa Williams book I can get my hands on because I love them. Also, she’s Canadian so I enjoy supporting my fellow friends up here in the North.

Five out of five stars.

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

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#BookReview Waltz With Me, Matilda by Tamsen Parker

Short story time!!!

Ah, another lovely tale that whisked me away to a land of dance and thrills.

Waltz With Me, Matilda is a great short story by the always lovely Tamsen Parker. Matilda and Sebastian make quite the pair of neighbours, who might just be interested in a little bit more…

He is a writer, and Tilda inspires him. But, she doesn’t know that. She has always lusted over him – that neighbour down the hall that helps her out when she has to peace out for days at a time. He’s a great friend and is always there to help. Yet, she wants more. When she propositions him, he comes to her dance class and opens up a world of opportunity to her… And there may be a bit of dominance in the bedroom, if ya know what I mean. Which, you better – I made it kind of obvious with that sentence, just saying.

This book is so hot and is the sweetest little gem I’ve found in a while. It makes me feel all ooey gooey and was just the right amount of Tamsen Parker to remind me how much I love her writing, while I wait for her next book. It’s like Christmas in July for me over here!

Five out of five stars.

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#BookReview If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker
#BookReview For Her Own Good by Tamsen Parker
#BookReview Hot for the Holidays by Marie Force, Tamsen Parker et. al

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#BookReview The Never Have I Ever Club by Mary Jayne Baker

Ahh, romance is in the air! This February I’ve loaded the bloggity with lots of romances, and here’s another lovely one! Mary Jayne Baker is definitely up there for my fave romance authors. Give this rom-com a look-see!

 

Mary Jayne Baker is proving to be a Queen of romantic comedy, let me tell ya!

I’ve been enjoying books by Miss Mary Jayne and couldn’t resist when I saw this book floating around on NetGalley. Because it’s so good, I even bought myself a copy too! I can’t get enough of these super sugary sweet romantic comedies because they are just so feel good! And full of laughs! Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to consistently find romantic comedies that have me giggling!

So, we have this group of friends who named their little get together group. The Marry, Shag, Kill Group became so many other titles, but finally settled on The Never Have I Ever Club! So a new group is formed and is gonna try to do something new that they always wanted to try! A fair amount of these folks are elderly, and we all know they will have time left in life to learn. This all came about though because Robyn’s ex broke up with her, and now she appears to be falling for his twin brother, Will. Did I mention Will’s a hot doctor? That totally helps.

This adorable pair slowly begins to fall for each other, and they lean on each other in tough times. They are quite the pair! I liked watching this slow burn romance develop over time, to be brutally honest. It was a great change from the sudden love at first sight books I’ve been picking up recently.

There’s so many fun pop culture references in this book that it has me grinning. Honestly, I think these books are just a barrel full of fun (or monkeys, whatever quote you want, really).

My only potential negative is that this book could be a little bit shorter and the story wouldn’t have changed. But, that’s just my opinion! I still think the book is an absolute delight and it doesn’t affect my enjoyment at all.

If you like romantic comedies, this is a fun book to pick up! It’s a laugh out loud funny kind of book with a wonderful friendship growing into romance trope that will melt your heart away. I couldn’t get enough of this book and I know I’ll be following Mary Jayne Baker in the future because I think her books are just fantastic. I am definitely in her reader base! What a talent!

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Aria for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

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#BookReview A Bicycle Made for Two by Mary Jayne Baker

 

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#BookReview Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

Intricate Deceptions was an exceptional start to an exciting series.

This novel was far better than I expected it to be. At the beginning, I was a little put off by the start (loss of memory/amnesia as an intro hasn’t boded well for me in my readings) but it turned out to blow my mind! I’m really impressed with Jennifer Rayes’s story telling and I am desperate to get the next novel in this book now!

Anywho, my opinions:

1. The start felt like an adult novel 100%, but as the story went on it felt closer to a New Adult novel. It is definitely R rated for some of the content (human trafficking), but some of the conversations felt more YA like (the romance).

2. Without spoiling, some of the plot points seem to happen “just in time” or to fit the narrative, rather than the story unfolding in a timely manner to get to those sections. I would have loved this book to be a little bit longer and come to the conclusions on their own, but the plot still worked.

3. CLIFFHANGER. Jennifer, why did you do this to me? Now I NEED the second book!

4. Difficult content – Human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping… Some of this content may be difficult to read for some people. Keep that in mind when you want to read this book! I did think Jennifer did a great job in this book with how she addressed the tough/harsh issues of the world. It’d be very difficult to have a book be light-hearted at some moments, but harsh at others yet Jennifer managed to keep the tones perfect and at the right timing.

5. Time period – I’m kind of confused on what the time period is. At the beginning, it felt like early times monarchy but as I moved forward it felt like a modern story without cellular devices. That confused me the most with this book, but once I got past that and just let myself enjoy the book it was no problem at all. I probably missed the cues somewhere (gotta love exam time). In the next book, I’d love to see this expanded on more. Maybe I could learn more about the history of this magical world we’ve dove into in this novel?

6. Characters seem to disappear for a while at the beginning of the book, but they do come back! I was worried that characters were being introduced for no reason, but Jennifer did tie them back into the story. I hope more of them make appearances in further novels!

Overall, I really liked this book! When you look past the small continuity errors, this book is an exciting ride that I want to continue! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on a copy of the second book!

Four out of five stars!

Jennifer Rayes requested a review for this book and sent me a free copy. This had no impact on my review, this is my honest opinion.

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