One Taste of You was the first contemporary romance to catch my eye in a while. The blurb claims that after one super-hot night together, homicide detective Zeke Chance made a stupid mistake and never expected to see Zoe Sullivan again. When a killer goes after Zoe, Zeke takes the opportunity to make up for his error. Cute, right? So, I picked it up.
Book: The Bewildered Bride by Vanessa Riley (2019) Reviewers: Bethany and Jeriann Age/Genre: Historical/Regency Romance Reading Accoutrements: Read this book somewhere peaceful and open, like in a garden next to a water fountain, to counter some of the claustrophobia. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Content Notes: Racism, Classism, Violence, Rape, Kidnapping, Human Trafficking, PTSD Jeriann: It…
Remember when I said that I’d love to see a book about the birthmothers from The Giver? From now on, when I make literary wishes, I should do a quick check to see if what I want already exists.
It. Is. Too. Hot. I have been dealing with this year’s ridiculous heat wave by watching Christmas Rom Coms - watching people shiver in too-cold air is a good way to find myself appreciating the 100-degree-plus weather. When I saw this book on my Book Bub list, I thought it was the perfect way to cool down and get some much-needed time away from my television.
If you like period pieces, you might enjoy Rebecca.
Is anyone else really really really sad that superhero movies have delayed their release dates until after this pandemic situation calms down more? Because I’m over here going absolutely crazy waiting for a new superhero movie to obsess over. So, when I received an email from Amazon Kindle Unlimited about Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultra Human Protection, I jumped on it.
Messenger acts in many ways as a conclusion to a series. It ties the first two books together by bringing back several characters from both and providing more details about the world where the books take place.
My love of paranormal mysteries started with a discussion with my mom. We were talking about books we enjoy and I mentioned that, while I love fluffy romance novels that stop my brooding over things going on in my life, I often need a challenge for my brain. I had previously been solving my need for challenge with thrillers by authors like Mary Higgins Clark, but they tended to make me more broody. That was when Mom handed me my first paranormal mystery romance - a book by Heather Graham, who I did an author spotlight on in 2018.
Every time I see an Isabel Allende book at a thrift store or used book store, I buy it (unless I already own it).
I picked up Of Moths and Butterflies for the low low price of Free on Amazon Kindle. From the description, I knew the book was set in Victorian England and it was about an entomologist/lepidopterist (Archer Hamilton) who falls in love with his uncle’s servant (Gina Shaw, aka Imogen Everard), a girl running from a scheming family, a scandalous past, and a fortune she sees as more of a curse than a blessing. Their marriage was arranged without her knowledge. The final paragraph of the blurb was: “Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?”