A Match Made for Thanksgiving
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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: I’m a pretty big fan of Jackie Lau’s books. They’re funny, intrinsically Canadian, and usually feature lots of delicious food (Nanaimo bars are the standout here). This novella feels a little fluffier than usual, but I still loved it. Nick was glad to escape his small hometown of Mosquito Bay, and the only thing that keeps him coming…

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A Study in Scarlet Women
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Review: A Study in Scarlet Women – Sherry Thomas

Content warnings:  Despite not caring that much about the original material, I have a thing for Sherlock retellings. While I knew that this starred a female Sherlock, I hadn’t realized that Watson and Moriarty were also women! This suffers from serious first book syndrome (so! many! characters! with backstories!), but it really picks up in the second half. I found…

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Pax Novis
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Review: Pax Novis – Erica Cameron

Content warnings: I’m not really sure how to define this book. The general plot – Pax ships are losing contact, and the Novis may be next – reads like a thriller, but the pacing is very slow. As an example, the book starts out with notes from a board meeting and a few sections from the Pax ship charter. The…

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Love in the Stacks
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Review: Love in the Stacks – Delilah Peters

Even though I’m happily wallowing in Halloween-themed romances, given my general love for the Dirty Bits line and romances featuring librarians, I happily snatched this Christmas novella up. There’s a Christmas party, complete with one of those annoying gift games, ugly Christmas sweaters, and then, as the piece de resistance, the main couple gets snowed in at the library. I’m…

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Bewitching You
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Review: Bewitching You – Katana Collins

Content warnings: I’m in a Halloween novella mood, and this sweet and sexy Kindle Unlimited option hit the spot. It’s got the ex-boyfriend’s friend trope, half a dozen cats, and plenty of that Halloween atmosphere I was looking for. Kandi Kornne (I know, right?) holds a pumpkin decorating fundraiser every year at her candy store in quaint Maple Grove. This…

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Aurora Blazing
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Review: Aurora Blazing – Jessie Mihalik

Content warnings: I am pretty much ride-or-die for kickass space princesses. Give me a broken relearning-how-to-be-kickass space princess, plus the whole princess/bodyguard dynamic? My love knows no bounds. This was pretty much one of my most anticipated reads for 2019 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint! While this is the second in a series, you could…

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Bloodlust & Bonnets
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Review: Bloodlust & Bonnets – Emily McGovern

Wacky regency vampire queer shenanigans? OK, I’m in. And while this certainly delivers on all of the above, there’s not much else to it. When Lucy – “I’m a spirited young lady flouting the gendered expectations of her time, but in a cute way!” – accidentally murders a vampire, she’s flattered to be invited into a “secret ancient immortal vampire…

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Chilling Effect
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Review: Chilling Effect – Valerie Valdes

After seeing that beautiful cover art and the tag that it was vaguely reminiscent of Firefly and had psychic cats, I made sure I was first on my library’s hold list for this book. While some of it lived up to that promise, on the whole, the book fell short. “You get off this tired-ass rock, for one. Back to the…

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Archangel's Blade
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 2 – Nalini Singh

And I’m back with part two of my mini-reviews for my reread of the Guild Hunter series. In part one, I covered the first three books, all of which involved Elena and Raphael. The next three books star side characters, including three of Raphael’s Seven. So, without further ado, Archangel’s Blade… Look, I don’t really care for Dmitri, and reincarnation…

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Angels' Blood
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 1 – Nalini Singh

I started reading the Guild Hunter series when it first came out in 2009, but promptly fell off the wagon once the kids were born. I had very fond memories of the books I had read, though, so in preparation for the latest book’s release, I decided to bust out my old paperbacks and do a full series reread. Guild…

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