Finding Joy
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Review: Finding Joy – Adriana Herrera

Content warnings: Desta, one of the main character’s names, means “joy” in Amharic, and that’s a very apt description of this heartwarming book. It’s very much a love letter to Ethiopia, its culture, food and people, and an adorably sweet romance between a native Ethiopian and a man with family ties there. There’s a little bit of the workplace romance trope,…

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A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
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Review: A Duke, the Lady and a Baby – Vanessa Riley

Content warnings: I’ve been a fan of Vanessa Riley’s books for ages, and this book is no exception. She writes sweet closed door romances and while I wouldn’t categorize them as inspirationals, they do have a decidedly Christian bent. I like it, and I don’t think it would be enough to dissuade a reader of a different religious persuasion from…

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The Orphans of Raspay
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Review: The Orphans of Raspay – Lois McMaster Bujold

Content warnings: If there’s one author I can depend on to write an absolutely delightful novella, it’s Lois McMaster Bujold. I look forward to her Pen and Des novellas every year, and this one lived up to and exceeded my expectations. Just once, Pen thought glumly, he’d like to get an answer to prayers, instead of being delivered as one.…

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Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Never Let Me Go – Kianna Alexander

Is there any happier occasion than a cover reveal? Back in 2018, I read and enjoyed the second book in Kianna Alexander’s Southern Gentlemen series, so I was excited to hear that the third book will be coming out September 1st! Hello, gorgeous cover! So, what is this book about, you ask? Single dad Adorable baby girl The nanny who…

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Her Lady's Honor
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Review: Her Lady’s Honor – Renée Dahlia

Content warnings: Historical lesbian romance with horses? Heck yes! Unfortunately, this didn’t quite live up to my expectations. “I might not have fought at the front, but the war wasn’t without some danger. There have been some…effects on me. One of which is my lack of manners. The old Lady Eleanor, before the war, was polite and restrained. Now, I…

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Bottle Rocket
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Review: Bottle Rocket – Erin McLellan

Content warnings: Every time I read another one of Erin McLellan’s novellas, I keep saying that this one is my favorite, and that holds true for this Independence Day-themed one. It’s ridiculously sexy, hilarious and perfect, and a good blend of the second chance and opposites attract tropes. “I’m so tired of being …” “Being what?” “Boring.” He frowned, looking…

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Twilight's Herald
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Review: Twilight’s Herald – T. A. White

I’m a pretty big T. A. White fan, so of course I was ridiculously excited to hop back into the Aileen Travers series. The ending of Dawn’s Envoy seemed to mark a turn in the series to me, and I was pleased to see that born out in this book. This is the fifth book in the series and absolutely…

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The Boyfriend Project
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Review: The Boyfriend Project – Farrah Rochon

Content warnings: I’ve had a lot of issues with reading contemporary romance lately due to, well, *gestures at the world*, but this book sucked me right in. It’s a sexy and funny workplace romance, with a Black heroine and a half-Black, half-Korean hero, and the cat-fishing friend group was an incredible hook. “Happiness had not been part of the equation…

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monthly wrap-up
Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-up: May 2020

Is two months in a row a habit yet? I hope so! These wrap-ups are a bit time-consuming to put together, but it’s also a fun way to really get a sense of what I read in a month. I read so much – and review so much! – that sometimes I forget series that I wanted to circle back…

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Conventionally Yours
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Review: Conventionally Yours – Annabeth Albert

Content warnings: This is an adorably cute and geeky new adult enemies-to-lovers road trip romance, with a “just one bed!” appearance. While there’s some heavier content that both characters are dealing with, it’s ultimately perfect summer fluff. The rivalry between players Conrad and Alden is a mainstay of the popular Gamer Grandpa Youtube channel, but when a chance to compete…

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