• Contemporary,  Romance

    Always Been You – Lily Miller

    5/5 Stars. This stunning debut novel by authors, Lily and Miller, follows Olivia and Parker as they find their way back together after years of separation. Breaking up at eighteen, Olivia and Parker followed opposite paths that led them anywhere but together for years. Olivia opened a flower shop with her best friend Ellie while Parker worked for his father and their company opening managing hotels along the east coast. When Parker’s mom walks into Bloom, Olivia and Ellie’s flower shop, wanting their help designing arrangements for her anniversary party, Olivia can’t say no. With the party approaching, Olivia’s fear of running into Parker after all these years grows stronger,…

  • Contemporary,  Romance

    Vicious – L.J. Shen

    4/5 Stars “Be wise. Let your heart lead the way. And when you find someone who’s worth it—never let them go.” In this dark romance novel by L.J. Shen, Vicious follows Emilia and Vicious, two people from entirely different worlds who are crash each others worlds to pieces. Emilia’s attracted to Vicious but knows he’s just that– Vicious. Vicious, with a hard exterior and a hunger for hurting those around him, bullies Emilia like it’s his job, and when he forces her out of the state after they graduate high school, they never speak again. That is, until they meet again in New York at 28 years old. Ten years…

  • Contemporary,  Romance

    Out of the Gate & Off to the Races – Elsie Silver

    5/5 Stars “Two broken people, damaged by the ones meant to love them the most, finding solace in each other’s arms.” Elsie Silver, Off to the Races. Starting with Out of the Gate by Elsie Silver, this novella follows Ada and Dermot as they struggle with their undeniable attraction to each other. Ada’s ten years younger than Dermot, who’s known her since she was a little girl. Their love is forbidden, terrifying, and completely wild. Will they work out their differences and find a way to make it work? I loved this novella. Elsie Silver has a way with words that is so elegant in its simplicity, this story bleeds…

  • Contemporary,  Romance

    Confess – Colleen Hoover

    4/5 Stars “It’s amazing how much distance one truth can create between two people.” OMG! In this contemporary romance novel by Colleen Hoover, Confess follows Auburn Reed in her attempt to take control of her life. At a young age, Auburn’s entire world collapsed around her, and her losses haven’t stopped since. Now, at 21, she’s on a mission to take back control and take back what’s most important to her. The start of her journey includes a job search and leads her into an art studio in Dallas, where she meets Owen Gentry, the mysterious artist, who might just have the power to complicate her situation further. With an…

  • Contemporary,  Romance

    Playing with Fire – L.J. Shen

    4/5 Stars “The worst day of your life gave me the best version of you.” In this New Adult Romance, A damaged boy on the path to destruction and a scarred girl with no path collide, walking into flames together. Grace Shaw is a college student working at a food truck with a past that she hides every day despite its unavoidable side affects. West St. Claire is a well-known bad boy who drives a motorcycle and fights in underground rings. West pushes his way into Grace’s every day life, causing her to second guess the feelings she’s acquiring for him. It’s hard for her to trust her feelings when…

  • Contemporary,  Thrillers

    VERITY – Colleen Hoover

    5/5 Stars “The world was her manuscript. No surface was safe.” Verity by best selling author, Colleen Hoover, follows Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer living in New York. Lowen is on the run from her past, and while in New York, she’s approached by the husband of the best selling novelist, Verity Crawford who was recently injured. Crawford’s husband, Jeremy, hires Lowen to finish writing the remaining novels in Verity’s successful book series. While working in Verity’s office in the Crawford’s home, Lowen discovers a hidden manuscript written based on Verity’s life with Jeremy and their children. In explicit detail, Lowen learns dark and tragic secrets that, if anyone found…

  • 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…

  • 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…