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Wicked Wild Fantasies by Shilo...

<i>Wicked Wild Fantasies</i> by Shiloh Walker

  Let’s get something out of the way right now: I think sex is a good thing. A great thing, even. It’s also clearly destructive and a host of other things, but it can be restorative and giving when in a trust-based relationship. And let us not forget fun! This book is just north of […]

Acute Reactions by Ruby Lang

<i>Acute Reactions</i> by Ruby Lang

  Acute Reactions is a contemporary romance set in the Pacific Northwest (which I’m beginning to think is the law for contemporary romances these days…) about two fairly broken folks who find love. On the surface, it’s that simple. There are no motorcycle gangs here, no MMA fighters, just two professional people with parental baggage […]

The Impossible Knife of Memory...

<i>The Impossible Knife of Memory</i> by Laurie Halse Anderson

  The Impossible Knife of Memory is a whopper of a book. I don’t mean that in terms of length – it’s a fairly standard YA length. I mean it in terms of content. I felt pummeled by this book. Dealing with themes of childhood giving way to adulthood without a stop at adolescence, how to […]

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 […]

Finding Gabriel by Rachel Deme...

<i>Finding Gabriel</i> by Rachel Demeter

  If you like historical romances, then this book is for you. Finding Gabriel, an upcoming release from Pan Macmillan, takes place in 19th century France. One snowy evening, Ariah  finds a man laying half dead on the banks of the Seine. Against social convention, she takes him back to her house to nurse him back […]

Panic by Lauren Oliver

<i>Panic</i> by Lauren Oliver

  Panic is a YA novel set in a small town in New York State. A coming-of-age story, the novel centers itself around a group of high school seniors all involved in a town ritual known as Panic. As our narrator – Heather – explains, Panic is one of those things that would never exist in […]

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 […]

Can’t Buy Me Love by Mol...

<i>Can’t Buy Me Love</i> by Molly O’Keefe

  Okay, so this book took me a little bit to orient myself. That’s not a bad thing, just often unexpected romance novels. I’m not used to having to sort out who the heroine is and who the hero is and in this one, it took a little bit. Of course, had I read the […]

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 – […]

You by Caroline Kepnes

<i>You</i> by Caroline Kepnes

  You is a mindf*ck. A total and complete mindf*ck. In the best way. The story is written from Joe’s perspective and to Beck, his dream girl who he meets when she buys books in the East Village independent bookstore he manages. However, the relationship is not ever actually mutual. Joe is a crazed stalker who […]

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