The Orchid Throne
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Review: The Orchid Throne – Jeffe Kennedy

content warnings:  With how much I love fantasy romance, I can’t believe I’ve never read this author before. She’s got quite the backlist, but this is the first book in a new series. There’s fascinating world building, a slow burn marriage of convenience, and lots of sly humor. Calanthe is a tropical pleasure island, and the betrothal of its Queen…

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War and Peas
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Review: War and Peas – Jonathan Kunz and Elizabeth Pich

I don’t follow the webcomic War and Peas, though I have seen a few of their comics before on social media, and I picked up this comics collection based on that small sample. Each page is separate 4 panel comic with a title, usually a description of the comic or a continuation of the punchline. The art is simple and quirky…

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Temporary Wife Temptation
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Review: Temporary Wife Temptation – Jayci Lee

CW: I’m not a big category reader, but the cover was so gorgeous and I’m such a sucker for contemporary arranged marriage stories that I just had to try this one. I’m glad I did – it’s funny with strong characters and a lovely romance. “It didn’t matter that he made her blood rush; he was an executive of Hansol…

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The Wolf at Bay
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Review: The Wolf at Bay – Charlie Adhara

Imagine my surprise when, while rereading the Big Bad Wolf series in preparation for the fourth book, I realized I’d never actually officially reviewed the second one. So, I’ve updated my personal notes from my first read through and added on some additional insights. Oh, Charlie Adhara, how is this only your second book???  If you may recall, I fangirled…

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Midnight Wings
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Review: Midnight Wings – Ariele Sieling

Content warnings: I love fairy tale retellings, I love scifi romance, so of course I jumped on this as soon as I saw it. It’s Cinderella, but instead of a ball, there’s a fighter pilot competition! Since the death of her father, El’s lived with stepfamily as their unpaid servant. Due to the housing shortage on their starship, the only…

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The Cake King
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Review: The Cake King – Rosie Chase

Content warnings: Michael Godwin, the Cake King, has summoned several bakers from across the country to Lexington in order to hold his own private bake-off to determine who’ll bake the cake for his celebrity sister’s wedding. Sam’s not quite sure what she’s doing in a room full of big name bakers, considering she just does desserts at a tourist restaurant…

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Been There Married That
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Review: Been There, Married That – Gigi Levangie Grazer

Content warnings: I picked this up looking for a light beach read about a woman getting revenge on her ex-husband. And while that loosely describes what this book is, it didn’t quite work out for me. “When you don’t have to worry about rent or heating bills or putting food on the table, the only person you can blame for…

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Starfall Ranch
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Review: Starfall Ranch – California Dawes

Content warnings: Look, this book has a lesbian hermit space farmer. I’m pretty sure that’s all I have to say to explain why I picked this book up! “So what in the world was Shy’s entire problem? She was hot as sin and blessed with a voice that could melt permafrost, but clearly her brain was housing one too many…

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Age of Deception
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Review: Age of Deception – T.A. White

Where Rules of Redemption was our introduction to Kira and her view of the universe, Age of Deception takes us deeper into her background and what makes her tick. This is a thoughtfully done (yet still action-packed, because, let’s face it, this is Kira) exploration of Kira’s past and how it’s formed her, good and bad. Plus, more of everyone’s favorite sarcastic…

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Moontangled
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Review: Moontangled – Stephanie Burgis

I’m one of the many readers who’s been campaigning for an HEA for Miss Banks and Miss Fennell (aka Juliana and Caroline) since we first met them, and I am oh so happy this book is finally here! This novella is set not too long after the events of Thornbound, and since it references several events that happened in that…

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