Red, White & Royal Blue By Casey McQuiston [Mini-Review]

Red, White & Royal BlueRELEASE DATE: May 14th 2019
AUTHOR:
Casey McQuiston 
GENRE:
    New-Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ, romance.
PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin  
SUMMARY:

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. Continue reading

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Don’t Date Rosa Santos By Nina Moreno [Review]

Don't Date Rosa SantosRELEASE DATE: May 14th 2019
AUTHOR:
Nina Moreno
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, family, romance.
PUBLISHER:   Disney Hyperion
SUMMARY:

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea—at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

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Call It What You Want By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

Call It What You WantRELEASE DATE: June 25th 2019
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:   Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY:

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.

Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. Continue reading

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) By Helen Hoang [Review]

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 07th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Helen Hoang
GENRE:
    Adult, Contemporary, Romnce.
PUBLISHER:  Berkley
SUMMARY:

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions — like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better— that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.
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Fake It Till You Break It By Jenn P. Nguyen [Review]

Fake It Till You Break ItRELEASE DATE: May 28th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jenn P. Nguyen
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Swoon Reads

SUMMARY :

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together. Continue reading

The Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren [Review]

The UnhoneymoonersRELEASE DATE: May 14th, 2019
AUTHOR:
 Christina Lauren
GENRE:
 Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Gallery Books

SUMMARY :

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Continue reading

Serious Moonlight By Jenn Bennett [Review]

Serious Moonlight RELEASE DATE: April 16th 2019
AUTHOR:
 Jenn Bennett
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Simon Pulse

SUMMARY :

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel. Continue reading

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) By L.J. Shen [Review]

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)RELEASE DATE: December 27th 2016
AUTHOR:
 L.J. Shen
GENRE:
Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: L.J.Shen

SUMMARY :

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Continue reading

The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad By Cookie O’Gorman [Review & Giveaway]

The Good Girl's Guide to Being BadRELEASE DATE: April 25th 2019
AUTHOR:
Cookie O’Gorman
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance .
SUMMARY:

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.

Her Career Aptitude Test results say she’s ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer’s Edge—but they say she’s too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her oldest friend, 79-year-old Betty, agree: Sadie is in desperate need of a life makeover. Continue reading

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