• Thrillers

    Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris

    5/5 stars “I cry even harder, thinking of how it could have been, of how I thought it would be.” In Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, we follow the disturbingly haunting story of Jack and Grace, the seemingly perfect couple. As they are, Jack, the wealthy lawyer who has never lost a case, and Grace, the stay-at-home wife who cooks and gardens, their friends are jealous of the way their lives fit seamlessly, beautifully together. Their love story is beautiful, and Jack’s determination to fit Grace’s disabled younger sister, Milly, into their home, their lives, is endearing. Despite them being newlyweds, their lives seem perfect to anyone and everyone…

  • YA Fiction

    Together We Caught Fire – Eva V. Gibson

    4/5 stars In Eva V. Gibson’s debut 2020 novel, Together We Caught Fire, we follow the storyline of Lane Jamison and the utter catastrophe that is her life. “We fell into the stars. They funneled out of the darkness and seeped into my senses, overlapping and infinite, distant and impossibly close.” Not only has her crush, Grey, moved into her house the week of her senior year, but her father MARRIED his mother, making them step siblings. Their forbidden mutual attraction grows with their impending friendship, but ultimately is deterred by Grey’s long-term girlfriend, Sadie Hall. Sadie, however, is a great friend and introduces Lane to her brother Connor, the…

  • Contemporary

    You Were There Too – Colleen Oakley

    4/5 Stars “Maybe all that matters is that love is a circle. Infinite. Eternal. Present, even when the person you want to be there most is absent.”  Mia Graydon life seems picture perfect. She has the house of her dreams and the husband of her dreams, but there’s other dreams in her life that don’t quite fit. Artist Mia and her husband, Harrison, relocated to a small town in Pennsylvania to start fresh. While Harrison’s always working, Mia’s having trouble landing a solid job. She’s having a hard time finding anything solid in her life to grasp onto, and her dreams of the handsome stranger she’s befriended in her sleep…

  • Romance

    Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

    5/5 Stars “Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it. Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.”  When Tate Collins moves into her brother’s apartment building, she meets Miles Archer, the airplane pilot across the hall. They aren’t friends, and they definitely aren’t in love, but there’s a mutual attraction between them that leads to a…

  • Contemporary,  Romance

    Beneath the Surface – Emily McIntire

    5/5 Stars “Give me all your secrets. I promise to keep them safe,” Lily has spent her entire life running. Mason has spent his whole life trying to disappear. With their individual pasts haunting them, Lily and Mason don’t have time to let their guards down. Being vulnerable is dangerous for Lily, but when Mason unexpectedly shows up in her life, she can’t help but to hope for light at the end of her dark tunnel. With secrets of his own, Mason struggles to let Lily in fully. Knowing him is dangerous, and he feels responsible for keeping her safe. Lily, traumatized by her own past, wants to let Mason…