Black Tangled Heart lives up to its title. Each character is tangled up with pain to the point where I questioned if some of the characters were redeemable. In the first half of the book, we got to see Jane and Jamie grow up, and I loved watching their relationship flourish. Both characters were well written, and I enjoyed seeing them grow up. With that said, I have to say that I struggled to read some of the sexual scenes.
The Happy Ever After Playlist is the first Abby Jimenez book that I have read. It can be read as a standalone, which made me happy seeing as Libro.fm gave me this one as part of their influencer program. Luckily for me, I didn't look at the narrators. Look, so many people LOVE Erin Mallon, but I don't. Her narrations of female characters tend to grate on my nerves. I tend to avoid any of the books she narrates, which makes me sad because she narrates some fantastic books. With all that said, I found that if I speed up her narrations, she isn't terrible. Zachary Weber, as always, was fantastic.
Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson will stick with you. It's poignant, well written, and engaging. This book was nothing that I expected but something that may hit home. This book deals with some extremely serious events, so be warned and ready to have that discussion with your child if/when they pick this book up.
Kiss of Vengeance is the second book in the True Immortality series by S. Young. As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of Samantha Young & I thoroughly enjoyed War of Hearts. When I received this book, I was extremely excited to dive into it, but it just wasn't my favorite. It had many of the elements I love, but at times it fell flat. This book was a slow burn with an enemy to lover trope feel.
Back in April, it seemed that this book was everywhere. A lot of the bloggers I followed posted review after review of this book, so it wore me down, and I had to buy it. Unfortunately, with how busy my review schedule was, this book sat on my kindle for months. On a whim, I checked the audible escape package and was so excited to find Fluffy on it! I downloaded it right away and eagerly started the audiobook.
Love Her or Lose Her is the second book in the Hot and Hammered series by Tessa Bailey. I read the first one earlier in the year, and I genuinely enjoyed it. Georgie and Travis were so much fun, so I couldn't wait to read about Dominic and Rosie.
What I loved the most about this book was the chemistry between the two main characters. I have to say that Tessa sure knows how to write dirty talk. I almost had to start fanning myself at one point.
Title: OutmatchedAuthor: Kristen Callihan & Samantha YoungGenre: RomancePublication: 11/19/2019Read: November 2019Format: DigitalPages: 334Rating: 4 Caffeinated StarsTrigger Warnings: Misogyny Goodreads Summary: What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek? Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering... Continue Reading →
Title: HookAuthor: Gina L. MaxwellSeries: Neverland #2Previously Reviewed: Pan (#1)Genre: RomancePublication: 10/29/2019Read: November 2019Format: DigitalPages: 387Rating: 5 Caffeinated StarsTrigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Abuse, Angst, Drug Use Goodreads Summary: Journey back to Neverland, NC with NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Gina L. Maxwell as she turns your favorite villain into the hero you... Continue Reading →