• Romance

    Shooting Stars – Lissanne Jones

    4.5/5 Stars In this captivating novel by Lissanne Jones, we follow Em and Jase, two best friends who met in foster case as children. Years later, both of the friends are highly successful. Years later, they’re still only friends with nothing else happening between the two of them until one day, something changed that changes the course of their relationship forever. In this stunning work of art, heart strings are pulled and emotions are higher than ever before. Instantly while reading this novel, I was captivated by Jase and Em. Each individual backstory, alone with their story together was beautifully written. Their friendship was one that is enviable, and the…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…