December 31, 2019

review: fast lane, by kristen ashley

It’s been a while since a book has stayed with me long after I put it down. Fast Lane was that book. Which is ironic, because the author, Kristen Ashley, was inspired to write this book after reading Daisy Jones & the Six, a book that stayed with her. She said it was the first time she had prolonged reading a book because she was enjoying it so much. I haven’t read Daisy Jones & the Six, but you better believe it’s on my TBR list for 2020. (Ashley also cites truly listening to the lyrics of the The Eagles song, Life in the Fast Lane, as added inspiration.) Fast Lane is written in an interview format. The narrator, whose identity is…

the angel’s share, by j. r. ward

ingredients: Drama, suspense, and a little humor. servings: If you read The Bourbon Kings and loved Dynasty, Dallas, and the likes this will be up your alley. preparation: I read The Bourbon Kings in 2 days. I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did, though I don’t know why. I was a huge Dynasty fan and loved Dallas by proxy of my mother. So, considering how The Bourbon Kings...

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the vma's–what???

Reader Note: This is not my usual post. But as I sit here, poised to go to bed before 8pm because I stayed up late Sunday night watching the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s), I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something. So I shall…  ingredients: Nonsense and ridiculousness. servings: Anyone who wants to waste several hours of their life that they will never get back. rating: 0 (I won’t waste a bookmark icon.) preparation:...

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asking for it/begging for it, by lilah pace

ingredients: Drama and suspense. servings: This series deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised. preparation: This was a bit of a dark read. Not as dark as some other books I’ve read, but still, dark. As if the disclaimer didn’t already give that away… Vivienne is looking to have certain fantasies fulfilled and her boyfriend isn’t exactly on board. So when at party her...

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moonlight on nightingale way, by samantha young

ingredients: Drama and humor servings: If you like a heart-warming story with some lightly veiled humor, plus angst–this one is for you. preparation: Unbeknownst to me, this is actually the 6th book in the On Dublin Street series. I was quite confused at the end of the book when a lot of the characters were being ‘wrapped up’ and I didn’t know why. I am a big fan of Samantha Young’s Hero, so it’s no surprise...

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bounty, by kristen ashley

First and foremost—I met her!!! I met Kristen Ashley at the 2016 RT Convention in Las Vegas!!! She is one of my most favorite authors, as evidenced by the fact that I’ve read about 30 of her books. I was so tongue-tied that I was only able to marginally fan-girl over her. Squee!!! (This meeting in no way influences my review of her latest book.) what went right… Bounty is a clear evolution of...

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the beast, by j. r. ward

I admit I was not overly excited about yet another book about Rhage. He’s not my favorite character, but I guess Ward can’t always write about Wrath and Zsadist. But wait, why not…Ok, I digress. Anyway, boy was I in for a treat! The Beast far exceeded anything I was expecting. Rhage and Mary have been going through a difficult period in their marriage—relatable and one of the things I love about Ward’s books....

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