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I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kel...

<i>I Heart Forever</i> by Lindsey Kelk

In I Heart Forever, Kelk takes us back to her New York, as previously explored in the last six installments of this series. It’s a New York full of promise, hijinks, and beautiful people who possess kindness and warmth. Like a fairyland of sorts, for sure, but an utterly delightful fiction to indulge in. Angela’s life […]

Map of the Heart by Susan Wigg...

<i>Map of the Heart</i> by Susan Wiggs

In this newest offering from Wiggs, a woman’s life shatters and she finds the glue to piece it back together through diving into her past. She has to go from the coast of California to the fields of France to figure out what is really happening and how to find freedom, but along the way […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]

Always the Bridesmaid by Linds...

<i>Always the Bridesmaid</i> by Lindsey Kelk

  This comes to B&B from Contributor Niamh who lives in Northern Ireland. Here at B&B, the default reviewer is Kristen, so if anyone else contributes we’ll make sure to let you know! If you’re interested in reviewing anything, drop us a line at beveragesandbooks@gmail.com.  It is a truth universally acknowledged that I am unable to […]

If You Only Knew by Kristan Hi...

<i>If You Only Knew</i> by Kristan Higgins

  “Oh,” I said to myself as I looked at the clock last night, noting it was about 11pm. I had just completed another review and was ready to move onto this new work by Higgins – something I had been greatly anticipating. “I guess I’ll read the first few chapters to get a feel […]

Who Do You Love by Jennifer W...

<i>Who Do You Love </i> by Jennifer Weiner

  Who Do You Love is the latest work from NYT Bestseller and Twitter superstar, Jennifer Weiner who I have been reading faithfully since her first book, Good in Bed. This book is absolutely classic Weiner – flawed but believable characters who learn to love themselves before they can love others. This one is about Rachel and […]

Pretending to Dance by Diane C...

<i>Pretending to Dance</i> by Diane Chamberlain

  Pretending to Dance is listed as a psychological thriller on Amazon and I’m not quite sure I’d go there. You know that the main character, Molly, is hiding things both from herself and from her husband, but I didn’t think the author was hiding anything from the readers. I figured out the “big mystery” within […]

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

<i>The Good Girl</i> by Mary Kubica

  Okay. I hate to do this, but I’m going to start with the synopsis provided by the publisher. It’s the best way to find out if you’re going to be into The Good Girl or not. One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, […]

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica...

<i>Luckiest Girl Alive</i> by Jessica Knoll

*Trigger Warnings: sexual violence, physical violence, gun violence* So I picked this one up because no one could seemingly stop talking about it. I heard very little, except that it was funny and twisty and dark in the ways that Gone Girl was. I was in need of a beach read for a weekend down […]

Wedding in Great Neck by Yona ...

<i>Wedding in Great Neck</i> by Yona Zeldis McDonough

I was browsing through my library’s eBook collection right before a recent trip to the beach and looking for something distracting and immersive to read. Wedding in Great Neck caught my attention due to the gorgeous cover (I mean, seriously, that dress) and the title. I like weddings, I know nothing about Great Neck – […]

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