Shadow of a Dead God
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Review: Shadow of a Dead God – Patrick Samphire

When one of your favorite authors says her husband is coming out with a book and it’s awesome, well, what else can you do but read it? This book is so much fun – a snarky down-on-his-luck hero, an investigation with high stakes, and quirky side characters! “People tend to say as little as possible to the Ash Guard —…

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Recipe for Persuasion
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Review: Recipe for Persuasion – Sonali Dev

Content warnings: While I had my issues with the first Raje family book, most of it had to do with the handling of Emma’s medical issues, so I was hoping for, well, less Trisha in this book. Plus, since this is a Persuasion retelling, it has my favorite trope – second chance romance. Whatever the reasons, I liked this book better…

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Pregnant by the Playboy
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Review: Pregnant by the Playboy – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: Ever since reading Mr. Hotshot CEO, I’ve wanted a book about Vince, the guy who refused to return his workaholic brother’s cellphone unless he attended an orgy with him. Accidental pregnancy books are usually not my thing, but Jackie Lau has a knack for exploring tropes, and I thought this navigated the issues I usually have with them…

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The Girl Next Door
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Review: The Girl Next Door – Chelsea M. Cameron

Content warnings: I was excited when I saw the announcement for the new Carina Adores line and even more so when I saw that one of the first books was an f/f romance. Like the title suggests, it’s a cute small town romance, slowly-paced and with a very slow burn romance. “I thought I was going to kick the dust…

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Until the End
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Review: Until the End – Juno Rushdan

Content warnings: I’ve enjoyed every one of Juno Rushdan’s books I’ve read, but none of them have been as much of an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride as this one! This is the third in a series, and while you could probably read it as a stand-alone as everything is recapped well, it won’t be quite the same experience. Castle is…

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Chaos Reigning
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Review: Chaos Reigning – Jessie Mihalik

Content warnings: I’ve been a huge fan of Jessie Mihalik ever since Ilona Andrews posted about her first serial novella, and I was hooked. I’ve been absolutely blown away by each of the Consortium Rebellion books, from their gorgeous covers to their heroines to their tropes, and I’m honestly sad that this is last book in the series. “I wished…

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Nothing to Fear
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Review: Nothing to Fear – Juno Rushdan

Content warnings: I loved Every Last Breath so I was very excited to read this book. Forced proximity on-the-run? Neurodivergent heroine? Heck yes! It picks up shortly after the first book, and while you could possibly read it as a standalone, I think it works better as part of the series. After the startling realization that the Grey Box has a…

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Starcrossed
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Review: Starcrossed – Allie Therin

Content warnings: I’m a sucker for sunshine/grumpy pairings, and Rory and Arthur completely stole my heart in Spellbound. So it’s no surprise that I jumped on this book the second I saw the ARC was available. The story picks up not long after the events of the last book, so I would definitely not recommend reading this as a standalone. I…

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Forgotten Magic
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Review: Through a Valley of White Mist – Anela Deen

After that cliffhanger of an ending for the last novella, I was very anxious to find out what happened with Simith and Jessa. Thankfully, this is the last novella in the series, and it definitely delivers! “The grief you suffered and this peace you engineered absolves you of nothing.” Jessa and Smith have led the trolls to the pixies’ home,…

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Scandalous Passions
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Review: Scandalous Passions – Nicola Davidson

Content warnings: This is a fun, quick historical polyam romance. It’s pretty much erotic romance, as there is a side plot but most of the focus is on the three characters figuring out how they work together, both sexually and relationship-wise. “And yet…the thought of hunts rather than war, a large feather bed with thick quilts in a warm chamber rather…

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