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Review: Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff

 

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Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 2 of 2

Rating: 3.5

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Royal Treatment starts off extremely strong and well paced. Garrett and Lola have a chance run in at a local lake. It becomes apparent that Lola is a take no shit kinda girl and awesome. Garrett is your troubled hero who Wolff manages to make realistic and likeable. His struggles make sense and are well thought out.

 

There is some treatment with the mental health issues that rubbed me the wrong way. I do want to caution those who have triggers around PTSD and torture/abuse to not read this or go in with the knowledge it is there.

 

But onto the happier things. I really enjoyed my time with these characters. We had just enough drama to keep you interested between the sex. I loved watching Lola and Garrett develop as people on their own and together. Outside of one moment that had me going WHYY I was really happy with how they interacted.

 

I have not read the first book in this series, but like most romance it works as a stand alone quite well.  So pick it up if you want a fun contemporary royal story.

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Review: Pretending He’s Mine by Mia Sosa

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This is my first Mia Sosa book and it won’t be my last. I’ll preface this by saying I bought the first book as soon as I finished this one and I’m excited to read the sequel.

I found the story itself really engaging and enjoyable. We follow Ashley and Julian in the age old trope (that is oh so good) around the older siblings Best Friend. Years of pent up sexual tension come bubbling to a head as Ashley crashes at Julians house AND they have a pretend relationship. I was sold on the premise almost immediately.

Pretending He’s Mine is well written but lacks in some of the things I generally look for in romance. There is to much in the other characters heads for my taste. We read a lot about both Julian and Ashley fantasizing about each other instead of seeing them take action. Much less the fact it took a long time for them to really act anything out.

The positives of this book are more than the negatives though. I loved how the family dynamics were handled and how much growth we saw with the characters. They had relatively healthy family relationships and the drama of the entire book was pretty minor. I liked that it felt more real and not as unrealistic issues we often read about in contemporaries. Also the conflict and resolution happened pretty quickly. I did have my yelling at the book moment when Ashley and Julian hit their main conflict, but we got to see them fix their problems like adults.

Overall I enjoyed my time with these characters and left interested enough to buy the first book and want to read book 3. This really is the epitome of a solid 3 star read for me. I liked it but that’s about it. Perfect palette cleanser too after a heavy read!

If it sounds up your alley be sure to pick it up!

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Review: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

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Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 1 of 2

Rating: 4/5

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First things first. This book was killer. Seriously a new favorite. I have a new auto buy author. I am blown away by this book. It was more than I expected and I can’t wait to read the sequel.

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Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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Genre:  YA Science Fiction

Series: Zenith

Book number in series: 1 of ??

Rating: 2.5/5

 

 

 

 

I truly appreciate a good space adventure. I’m a Mass Effect addict yes even to this day 1-3 are amazing! I loved the series so much. I love a good team up adventure as well, enemies to friends or former lovers to friends to lovers again tropes. Zenith promised a lot of things I thought I would love. It didn’t deliver on all those items.

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Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

 

 

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Series: Kingmaker Chronicles

Book number in series: 2 of 3

Rating: 3/5

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I really adored the first book in this series A Promise of Fire. I really feel like Amanda Bouchet has created a really amazing world here. It’s a beautiful blending of mythology and a new fantasy world of sorts. The sequel wasn’t as good as the first, but I’m still left interested.

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Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Darker Shade of Magic

Book number in series: 3

Rating 5/5 Stars

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Wow. I’m still in shock over this whole series. Why did I wait so long? Why am I so devastated but also relieved by the end of it?

One of the best things I’ve read this year was this series. I honestly don’t know how I can not recommend it to almost everyone.

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Review: Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

 

Genre: Historical Young Adult GentlemansGuide

Series: Kind of

Book number in series: 1

Rating 5/5 Stars

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This book. This one right here is goddamn magic. We join Monty, Percy and Felicity on an adventure across europe.  This book holds so much joy, misery and range of emotions. It’s really quite the journey. I honestly don’t know how Mackenzi Lee managed to write such an amazing book that spoke to me so strongly.

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Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 1 of

Rating: 5/5

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I’m not really sure what is going on right now, but I’ve been on a streak of great books lately. The Thief was a book I picked up at Bookmarks Festival at the recommendation of my friend Ness. Her recommendations are usually pretty great and often leave me destroyed. This didn’t disappoint.

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Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 2 of 3

Rating 5/5 Stars

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Hi, hello I’m here to talk about the amazingness of V.E. Schwab. I’m late to the party!

Let me tell you about why I love this book. There is a magical tournament. There is a massive reveal of sorts at the end too. It’s all I need in my books. Not all I need, but it does make things a pretty easy buy for me. Seriously you can probably convince me to read anything with magical tournaments in it.

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