Baker and the Geek
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Review: Baker and the Geek – Chelsea Millen

Content warnings: Edit February 1: According to this, the author is white, which explains a lot about the rep (there is none). As I’m white myself and already had quite a few other concerns with the book, I didn’t even mention it in my original review (had enough stuff to cover in my own lane). In case you’re wondering what…

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Hopeless Romantic
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Review: Hopeless Romantic – Marina Adair

Content warnings: I liked both Levi and Beckett from the last book, so I was very much looking forward to seeing them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped. In order to talk about why the book didn’t work for me, there’s a lot of spoilers for the book below. “The only way to keep her…

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RomeAntically Challenged
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Review: RomeAntically Challenged – Marina Adair

Content warnings: After her fiancé breaks up with her (and decides to keep their original wedding appointments for the new love of his life, eek), Annie moves to Rome (Rhode Island) where she tries to accept that maybe she’s not meant to find her own romantic partner. Every guy she’s dated has somehow moved on to find their “one” while…

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Most Anticipated February 2021
Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated: February 2021

  We’ve almost survived January! I feel like this is the point where I should fess up and admit I’ve only read 3 of the 9 books that were on my Most Anticipated list for January and they were all ARCs. I refuse to admit how many of them I bought, though! So here is a list of twelve (!!!)…

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Time Travel for Love and Profit
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Review: Time Travel for Love and Profit – Sarah Lariviere

Content warnings: This book is weird, and not just in the way you expect a Groundhog-Day-esque time travel book to be. “Breakthroughs are great, don’t get me wrong; but admitting that there were epic flaws in your original idea is hella painful. I’ve decided that science is like a sausage factory. Major discoveries are delicious, but you don’t want to…

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Acting Up
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Review: Acting Up – Adele Buck

Content warnings: I’ll say right off the bat that I honestly don’t know anything about what goes on behind the scenes of a theatrical production. But I’ve been a big fan of Lucy Parker’s work, and when I saw that this was a friends-to-lovers workplace romance, I couldn’t request it fast enough. Paul and Cath, theater director and stage manager…

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The Champion's Desire
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Review: The Champion’s Desire – Marie Lipscomb

Content warnings: Where we last left Natalie and Brandon, she’d agreed to travel with him as a squire in order to pay him back for saving Blackmere from Henry and the bandits. Of course, the fact that they’re desperately in love with each other is also a factor in that decision! This is the second book in a series, and…

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Cast in Firelight
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Review: Cast in Firelight – Dana Swift

Content warnings: An arranged marriage where the couple hates each others’ guts and then gets to know each other under secret identites? Yes! I picked this up based on that premise and the  read-alike comparisons in the blurb, thinking this would be an ownvoices Indian-inspired fantasy a la Tasha Suri and… it’s not. “You sure you aren’t trying to kill…

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The Mask of Mirrors
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Review: The Mask of Mirrors – M.A. Carrick

Content warnings: Wow, this book is a ride. It’s a twisty political fantasy with an emphasis on found family and origins, and while it takes a bit to get there, the journey is very enjoyable. “My grandfather—yours too, I suppose—he used to say, revenge will make you whole. The way Grey’s been behaving… I’m afraid it will break him.” It…

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Cry Wolf
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Review: Cry Wolf – Charlie Adhara

Content warnings: “Dreams change. People change. Please just don’t stop giving me the chance to change with you.” I absolutely adore this series! Five books in, Oliver and Park feel like old friends, and I know to expect a good twisty mystery, lots of snarky humor, and a steamy and sweet relationship between them. This series can’t be read out…

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