Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Review: Mourning Wood by Heather M. Ogreron

Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron
Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron
Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron
Mourning Wood by Heather M. Orgeron

Title: Mourning Wood
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The clever name appeals. The book is pretty great, too, though.

Whitney and Wyatt have a past. It included a steamy tryst by a dumpster in an alley a couple of years ago. After a renovation at their funeral home goes sideways, and much to Whit’s unamusement, Wyatt is the solution her best friend has to her problems. Whit would rather die in a dumpster than see the sexy man again, but she can’t get rid of him when her dad signs a contract with him to do the work.

Did I mention how much the clever name appeals to me? It is perfect. Kudos, Heather M. Orgeron, you rock at this title thing.

I adored this story. While Whitney and Wyatt are plenty entertaining alone, Prissy, Whit’s daughter, steals the show. I consider this a Rom-Com solely due to Priss. The love story itself is sweet, sexy, steamy, and satisfying, but all the hilarity is because of the six-year-old goth-girl-in-the-making with a collection of glass eyeballs.

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Adult Fiction, Book It, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, New Release

New Release: The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

Title: The Boy on the Bridge
Author: Sam Mariano
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: 04 March 2021

Summary:

The day I met Hunter Maxwell he wasn’t the rich kid who lived in the giant house, he wasn’t the most popular guy in school, he certainly wasn’t the bully who had chased his own best friend out of town after a falling out—he was just a boy with a black eye and a dark secret.

My life would have been much easier if I had stayed out of it, but I couldn’t. I saw someone hurting and wanted to help. I saw someone possibly in danger and wanted to make sure he was safe.

There’s nothing safe about Hunter Maxwell, though. I thought there might be. I fell under his spell. Whatever the world saw when they looked at him, it wasn’t what he showed me.

The bond we formed was real. I know it was real. But with Hunter, when the tides turn, you’d better hope you’re safely on the shore and out of his reach.

I thought I was a strong enough swimmer to keep my head above water. I thought if it came down to it, I could resist his pull.

I didn’t know, but now I do.

Once Hunter sets his sights on you, there’s no such thing as out of his reach. Whether it’s today, tomorrow, or five years from now, he’s coming for me—and when he does, he won’t stop until he’s destroyed me.

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem, Shifter Romance

Book Review: Alpha Hell by G. Bailey and Scarlett Snow

Alpha Hell by G Bailey & Scarlett Snow
Alpha Hell by G Bailey & Scarlett Snow
Alpha Hell by G Bailey & Scarlett Snow
Alpha Hell by G Bailey & Scarlett Snow

Title: Alpha Hell (The Rejected Mate #1)
Author: G. Bailey & Scarlett Snow
Genre: Reverse Harem, Paranormal Romance
My rating:
5 of 5 series

Alpha Hell is really damn good, so I didn’t do badly shopping by the cover. 

When Lilith Thornblood’s life becomes quite the pickle, she escapes to the one place the man searching for her won’t look. His domain. The Stormfire Alpha’s territory is in Hell, and Lilith’s decision to hide in plain sight requires assistance. 

Cue Caspian Hardling, part shifter, part fae–all babe with an attitude and a loathing for fools. His answer to her problem is the Demon Hunter Trials. And the rest is… well, the story; it’s the cash and prize if you will, so I won’t spoil you.

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Book It, Dark Romance, NA Romance, New Adult Fiction, New Release

New Release: Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O’Neill

Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O’Neill

Title: Dirty Wicked Prince (Court Legacy #1)
Author: Eden O’Neill
Genre: NA Dark High School Romance
Release Date: 28 February 2021

Summary:

He’s the elite’s dark prince.

I had the audacity of breathing his air.

Dirty.
Rotten.
Savages.

The Legacy boys are Windsor Preparatory Academy’s most privileged. No one crosses the devil spawn of this town’s upper echelon, but I managed. I call one of them out my first day, and no one hears it louder than their blond prince.

Evil.
Wicked.
Twisted.

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Romantic Comedy

Book Review: Interception by Eva Haining

Interception by Eva Haining
Interception by Eva Haining
Interception by Eva Haining
Interception by Eva Haining

Title: Interception (Hall of Fame #2)
Author: Eva Haining
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s always sad when book two is less than book one. I looked forward to this one because Zee was such a significant character in Faith’s book that I figured Zee’s book would be monumental. But it fell short. Sadness.

Zoey Porter and Cooper Danford are flint and kindling; together, they make fire. The two are so steamy they mate like bunnies, and it’s not going against the odds that they find themselves in the family way.

Family way? What am I in the fifties? She’s up the duff. Zee’s knocked up, and Coop’s swimmers are champions.

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Book Blitz, Book It, Urban Fantasy, YA Fiction

Book Blitz: The Awakening by Kaylee Johnston

The Awakening by Kaylee Johnston
The Awakening by Kaylee Johnston
The Awakening by Kaylee Johnston
The Awakening by Kaylee Johnston

Title: The Awakening (A Guardian of Spirits Novel)
Author: Kaylee Johnston
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date:
19 February 2021

Summary:

Not everyone wants magic.

In a world where humans hate witches, there’s no one who hates them more than Jameson Tyler – they are the reason his mother and little sister are dead. Then one morning, he wakes to find those he’s hated for his entire life are now his only hope to understanding his new identity, his new life…as a witch.

Jameson has to get to the witch’s side of town – a place he’s never been and has loathed his entire life – and give up everything he’s ever known before the Witch Special Forces (WSF) captures him. On top of avoiding the WSF, when his new Headmistress attacks him, things get even more complicated.

He must accept his new fate and life before being killed, letting the Magical Community fall into the wrong hands. Can Jameson put his hatred aside or will he let his prejudice destroy them all?

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Review: Shifter Claimed by Alexis Calder

Shifter Claimed by Alexis Calder
Shifter Claimed by Alexis Calder
Shifter Claimed by Alexis Calder
Shifter Claimed by Alexis Calder

Title: Shifter Claimed (Royal Mates #1)
Author: Alexis Calder
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Perfunctory. 

That is the word that kept coming to mind while reading Shifter Claimed. There wasn’t an abundance of profundity in the story to fall into it, which is just a shame. I felt like there was a single note I was following, but there was so much left to see of the story that was kept from me. Shifter Claimed didn’t feel to me like it was ready to be published yet.

Skylar is a hunter with the guild. She is a mercenary that brings in lawbreakers that the enforcers don’t have time to look for and seize. She’s Buffy-esque but without the oneliners, part wolf, part human–all badass. She’s trying to do her job when she runs into Elias. A being that, clearly, is more than who he says he is and unwilling to admit to anything. 

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