Let’s talk about: Romantic novels!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating or not, here are thirty books that will give you serious 😍.

romantic comedy:

💞 The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey
💞 The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
💞 Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame
💞 Slightly Stalky by Amy Vansant

lgbt:

💞 Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
💞 If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
💞 Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
💞 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
💞 The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
💞 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

young adult:

💞 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
💞 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
💞 Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen
💞 The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
💞 The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers
💞 The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

new adult:

💞 The Deal by Elle Kennedy
💞 Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie
💞 Remember When by T. Torrest
💞 Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

on the steamier side + some erotica:

💞 Lust is the Thorn by Jen McLaughlin
💞 Frenched by Melanie Harlow
💞 Personal Escort by Ainsley Booth

enemies to lovers:

💞 Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
💞 Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
💞 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

contemporary romance:

💞 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
💞 Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon
💞 Break of Day by Andie J. Christopher
💞 Roomies by Christina Lauren

What are your favorite romantic reads? Do you have any Valentine’s plans? (I don’t since it’s a Wednesday and I work.)

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I’m thankful for

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  Here in the US, we’re getting ready celebrate Thanksgiving, so today’s theme is ten books I’m thankful for.  There are a lot of books overall that I’m thankful for, but I decided to go with ten recent books instead of going back to the beginning of time!

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💎 If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
💎 My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
💎 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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💎 Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie
💎 Catch & Release by Laura Drewry

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💎 The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
💎 Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen
💎 Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

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💎 Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
💎 The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey

Which recent reads are you thankful for?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten hidden gems in Kindle Unlimited

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today is all about hidden gems, and because I’m cheap, I decided to go with ten hidden gems in Kindle Unlimited.  Did you know that you don’t have to pay for KU to get the benefits?  Every Prime member gets one free KU book per month.  That’s twelve free books per year!

Without further ado, here are ten great books that are currently available on Kindle Unlimited.  (Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that they will always be available, as it’s up to each author/publisher.)

The Foxe & The Hound ⭐ More Than Music ⭐ Anything You Can Do

Truth or Beard ⭐ Slightly Stalky ⭐ Hooked ⭐ Kaleidoscope Hearts

My Best Friend’s Brother ⭐ Stiff ⭐ Roommates

Do you use Kindle Unlimited?  If so, what have been your favorite books?

Book review: The Foxe & The Hound by R.S. Grey

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I didn’t plan to be this dysfunctional at 27, but dysfunctionality has a way of creeping up on you. One second, you’re 22, wrapping up your undergraduate degree from a top business school, and then suddenly, you’re sitting alone in your car at 27, wondering how five years slipped through your fingers without so much as a blink.

Madeleine Thatcher always thought she’d be successful.  She followed all the rules – she went to college, got a good job, worked hard.  It’s just that nobody wants to buy a house from the cute, young real estate agent.  They’d rather work with one of the seasoned veterans.  Not only is she not getting commission checks, but she’s on probation at work.  Without any sales, she’ll be fired.

When Madeleine’s unpredictable dog accidentally mauls handsome veterinarian Adam Foxe, neither Madeleine or Adam realize that it will be the start of a friendship.  Soon after they meet, Adam asks Madeleine to pretend to be his girlfriend at a family function.  In return, the new-to-town vet will buy a house from her.  It’s a simple business transaction, but an unbearable attraction bubbles beneath the surface of all their interactions.

Well, R.S. Grey has done it again.  She’s slayed me with her words, her characters, her banter, and the SEXUAL TENSION.  I might have actually died, and for that, I give The Foxe & the Hound a resounding five-star review.

Madeleine is great.  She is actually me, if I were a little wittier and less socially awkward.  She’s 27 years old, and she has no idea what’s going on in her life.  She’s all but given up on dating.  She tries so hard at her job, but she just can’t seem to make it work.  She’s snarky and silly and I loved her.  Can I please have a best friend like Madeleine?  Thanks.

And then there’s Adam.  When I read in the blurb that he’s a sexy vet in well-fitting scrubs, I knew he’d be the death of me.  Has there ever been a love interest that is more my type?  I don’t think so.  It’s like Grey reached into the recesses of my mind to determine the two perfect characters and wrote this book specifically for me.

And the banter.  I love banter.  The banter in this book is perfect.  Everybody is so sassy with each other and I adored it.

“Wow. That was some tour,” Kathy says with a laugh. “We’ve been sitting here for almost thirty minutes.”

Adam nods. “Yeah, I really liked the house. I wanted Madeleine to show me every nook and cranny.”

“And did you, Madeleine?” Kathy asks with feigned innocence. “Did you show Adam every nook and cranny?”

When I wasn’t swooning over the sexual tension, I was nearly falling out of my bed with laughter.

Honestly, there’s not much more to say.  This book was a masterpiece.  If there was a class on how to write a book that I would personally love, this would be the shining example.  The A+.  I just went and added everything R.S. Grey has ever written to my TBR and my Amazon wishlist.

Final rating: ★★★★★