• Romance

    Misconduct – Penelope Douglas

    5/5 Stars “Damaged people were survivors, and they survived because they always put themselves first. Self-preservation demanded it.” In this steamy romance, Easton Bradbury, a former tennis player, becomes a history teacher at a local private school in New Orleans. With a past that she wants to forget about, she focuses on becoming the best teacher she can be. After meeting Tyler Marek, the father of one of her students, it’s easy for Easton to realize why his son isn’t doing well in her class. Tyler, while a successful business man, has no clue how to raise a teenage boy. Easton and Tyler battle on her teaching methods, ultimately getting…

  • Romance

    Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas

    5/5 stars “It’s hard to find that one person who speaks your language.” Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas follows Jordan, a nineteen year old student working hard to support herself and her boyfriend, Cole. After a long night at work on her nineteenth birthday, Jordan finds herself at the movies and meets a man who doesn’t just intrigue her, but offers her life advice that makes her feel something she’s been missing for a long time. After being evicted from their apartment, Jordan and Cole move into Cole’s father’s house. After finding out that Jordan’s movie theater buddy, Pike, is her boyfriend’s father, feelings are stirred. With her long-lasting relationship…

  • 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…