Written in the Stars was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020 and it didn't disappoint. It's funny and sweet, but there's enough conflict and tension to propel the plot forward. Written in the Stars begins with something of a Meet-Disaster, with a very messy--physically and emotionally--date arranged by Darcy's brother who happens to also be Elle's colleague. It's billed as a retelling, but Pride & Prejudice parallels are limited, however, and the plot is fresh even though the set-up is familiar.
I've been on a terrible reading streak lately, abandoning so many books for so many reasons. Here are a few of them for your reading displeasure. Mini-reviews of The Princess Will Save You, Don't Hex and Drive, Tangled Twosome and Smash It!.
At first glance, this book might give off Cinderella vibes, where a down on her luck heroine meets her Prince Charming, captivates him, runs from him, and then eventually reunites before they find their HEA. But it’s so much more than that. The second book in Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Cowboys of California series places the focus on the youngest of the Pleasant brothers, Sam. The book opens right on the heels of him winning an Academy Award for acting and celebrating his big win with a night of hot sex with Amanda McQueen, the stranger he meets at an Oscars after-party. And while she knows exactly who Sam is, he has no idea that she’s assistant to rising television star, Dru Anastasia.
This book was a reset for me after a string of awful or aggressively mediocre books. I enjoyed the first in this series, Sweet Talkin' Lover, but Like Lovers Do was even better.
Mini-reviews of The Orphan of Cemetery Hill, Fable, A Touch of Stone and Snow, Fable and Up On the Roof. That's an f/m gothic historical, an f/m fantasy romance, a YA fantasy and an f/f contemporary.
Editor's Note: This review is not in the same format as the rest/most of our reviews because there's no way I'm adding this to our searchable database and risking readers looking for say, Scottish romance, thinking we're recommending it.
Mini-reviews of Best Laid Plaids, Lovewrecked, The Switch, Charming as a Verb and Kiss My Cupcake. That's an m/m historical, a contemporary (women's?) novel, two f/m contemporaries and an f/m contemporary YA.
What happens when you combine a no-nonsense woman who knows what she wants, the man she’s been pining after for years, a meddling little sister, a birthday celebration,and a surprise cameo by Carole Baskin?
One of the things you have to know about me to understand my adoration for this novel is that I LOVE “trash” reality shows: The Chasing series, The Housewives Franchise, OG Real World and the messiest of all: MTV’s Catfish. So a book based off two people falling for one another while catching a catfish? Right up my alley.
Mini-reviews of More Than Maybe, Hairpin Curves, I Think I Might Love You and The Fell of Dark. That's an f/m contemporary YA, an f/f contemporary, an f/m contemporary and an m/m YA contemporary fantasy.