As you probably already know, it is the month of my birthday! As such, I’m leaning hard into the romance genre with my list of books to review because...well, I really like reading romance novels. I came across A Rake’s Redemption in one of the email lists I subscribe to and it seemed promising. Here’s a quick synopsis:
Dear Reader, Have you ever read a book and thought, “This is not what the blurb made me think it was?” Sometimes, that’s a good thing - even occasionally a great thing - because the plot takes you on an unexpected adventure. Sometimes, though, it makes you long for the plot-you-thought-could-be, and you are disappointed…
I was going to review a super smutty romance novel for my birthday, just to make Jeriann roll her eyes and my sister gag...
Today we are celebrating Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! In honor of her awesome achievement, I thought I'd review a book about another woman in science and engineering (although this one is fictional). Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner is inspired by the women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and their contributions to the space race - with romance thrown in for good measure.
I came across Never Say Spy by Diane Henders in the Kindle bookstore and I couldn’t resist buying it. You all know I’m a huge fan of romances and I love to sink myself into a good series where I can escape for days, but that’s not why I wanted to buy this book. Nope. I bought Never Say Spy because I wanted to lose myself in a different kind of fantasy: Good Girl Gone Spy 😉
Last time I browsed through potential reads in the Kindle store, I received notification of a new program called Amazon First Reads. Basically, they give you a discount on new release books in order to get people interested in them. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms was on the list and it sounded intriguing, so I bought it.
April Showers bring May Flowers and since it’s May, I thought I’d review a book that’s named after a flower! I first read The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy as a sophomore in high school. Recently, the manager at one of my part-time jobs and I were discussing our favorite authors. She mentioned that she has always been a big fan of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. I asked if she had ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel and she hadn’t even heard of the book.
If you’ve read my reviews of the Web of Lies series or Chosen for Power by Kathleen Brooks, you already know that she writes book series that I track obsessively. Well, she recently released the first book of a new series about the small North Carolina town of Shadow’s Landing - a series that intersects with the several series she has written about the town of Keeneston, Kentucky.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I know what you’re thinking: “It’s weird to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day by writing about a book that essentially breaks the cardinal rule of being an administrative professional - no workplace relationships!” But I find that office romance novels make it very clear how integral administrative professionals really are for the success of a business.
I learned about A Week to Be Wicked, by Tessa Dare, from a link that Jeriann sent me. Knowing my love of all things science and of all things fiction, she sent me a list of books about females in science and mathematics. Some of the books are fiction and some are non-fiction, but all are about a woman working in a STEM field. Anyway, this book caught my eye because I haven't read a lot of period romances recently...and also because the main character is a geologist, a subject which I was mildly obsessed with in high school.