The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) By Helen Hoang [Review]

The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)RELEASE DATE: June 5th 2018
AUTHOR:
Helen Hoang 
GENRE:
Adult,  Contemporary,  Romance.    
PUBLISHER:
Berkley
SUMMARY:

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. Continue reading

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Soul in Darkness By Wendy Higgins [Review]

Soul in DarknessRELEASE DATE: February 12th 2019
AUTHOR:
Wendy Higgins
GENRE:
New-Adult,  Fantasy, Retellings, Romance.    
SUMMARY:

People travel from afar to the small isle in the Aegean Sea hoping for a single glimpse of Princess Psyche. Their adoration for the mortal woman is so all-consuming that citizens begin to shower her with the very gifts and offerings they once left at the alter of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.

But gods are known for their jealousy. Continue reading

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion #1) By Jessie Mihalik [Review]

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 5th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jessie Mihalik
GENRE:
Adult,  Sci-fi, Adventure, Romance.    
PUBLISHER:
Harper Voyager
SUMMARY:

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.

In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage.

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99 Percent Mine By Sally Thorne [Review]

99 Percent MineRELEASE DATE: January 29th 2019
AUTHOR:
Sally Thorne
GENRE:
  Adult,  Contemporary,  Romance.    
PUBLISHER:
William Morrow
SUMMARY:

Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough. Continue reading

The Wish Collector By Mia Sheridan [Review]

The Wish CollectorRELEASE DATE: November 26th 2018
AUTHOR:
Mia Sheridan
GENRE:
  Adult,  Contemporary, Retelling, Romance.    
PUBLISHER:
Independently Published 
SUMMARY:

New Orleans, a city of mystery and magic, of secrets and dreams, and a history drenched in both love and the deepest of heartache.

When ballet dancer Clara Campbell arrives in New Orleans, lonely and homesick, she is immediately captivated by the story of Windisle Plantation and the tragic tale that is said to have transpired beyond its gate. Continue reading

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) By Ilona Andrews [Review]

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)RELEASE DATE: December 2nd 2013 
AUTHOR:
Ilona Andrews
GENRE: 
Adult, Sci-fi, Urban-Fantasy, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina. Continue reading

Circe By Madeline Miller [Review]

CirceRELEASE DATE: May 10th 2018 
AUTHOR:
Madeline Miller
GENRE: 
Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Retellings, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. Continue reading

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern [Review]

The Night CircusRELEASE DATE: May 24th 2012 
AUTHOR:
Erin Morgenstern
GENRE: 
Adult, Fantasy, Magic.    
SUMMARY: 

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

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Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) By Grace Draven [Review]

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Grace Draven
GENRE:   
Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Ace Books
SUMMARY:

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses. 

But this year is different. 

Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion–and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan. Continue reading

Best Served Cold By Emma Hart [Review]

Best Served ColdRELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Emma Hart
GENRE:   
Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY:

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot.

Trust me. I know. The only reason I decided to renovate my family’s ice-cream store was to serve up a sundae full of revenge for my a-hole ex who opened an ice-cream store right next to mine.
It was supposed to be simple.
Renovate. Reopen. Put his peachy butt out of business.
Until he decided to get under my skin—and broke my toe.
Now, I’m stuck with Chase in my store every day, helping me renovate. But he’s also in my head, and I’m spending a little too much time up against his abs.
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