The Rakess
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Review: The Rakess – Scarlett Peckham

Content warnings:  I’m sorry, but reading that blurb always gets “summer lovin’, had me a bla-a-a-st” stuck in my head. Which is a bit off-key, as this isn’t a breezy summer romance as the Grease comparison would suggest, but rather an absolutely stunning angst-ridden upending of the rake trope, complete with an “unlikeable” heroine and a saintly hero. I adored…

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Nightchaser
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Review: Nightchaser – Amanda Bouchet

I loved Amanda Bouchet’s previous series, so I was extremely excited to see her next book was a scifi romance! While it’s pretty fun overall, it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. “There was nothing on my ship that wasn’t stolen. Hell, even the ship was stolen. Even the crew was stolen because, well, jailbreak.” There’s some similarities with the…

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Guarding Temptation
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Review: Guarding Temptation – Talia Hibbert

Content warnings: First off, this is an expanded reissue of Talia Hibbert’s “Resisting Desire” from the Rogue Nights anthology. I reviewed it ages ago (has Brexit really been going on so long?) and remembered enjoying it, so I was excited to see what had been added and revisit some old friends. This is set after the two Dirty British Romance…

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Island Affair
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Review: Island Affair – Priscilla Oliveras

Content warnings: I’m a pretty big fan of Priscilla Oliveras. Her books are like a warm hug to me, full of fundamentally good-but-flawed characters with loving families who may clash but always come back together stronger. So while I was sad that we had to say goodbye to the Fernandez sisters from her last series, I was looking forward to…

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When Day Fades Into Night
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Review: When Day Fades Into Night – Anela Deen

After the cliffhanger ending of “A Veil is Parted,” I was absolutely chomping at the bit for the next story!  This is a continuation of the story in Hidden Magic, so there will be major spoilers if you haven’t read it. “This was a fate of his own making, and he would bear it alone.” In the last book, Simith…

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Bonds of Brass
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Review: Bonds of Brass – Emily Skrutskie

“[T]he worlds are cruel and friends are fleeting and you’ve got to hold on to the good things as tight as you can.” Ah yes, the angst, the pining, the PTSD from watching your world burn and being rescued by the conquerors! This first came on to my radar as being, well, basically Fin/Poe fanfic, but it’s ever so much…

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