Waking Up Married
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Review: Waking Up Married – Reese Ryan

Content warnings: Reese Ryan is slowly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I love her characters, their banter, and their amazing chemistry. And this best-friends-to-lovers and fake-marriage book is no different! While I’ve previously read the second book in this series, I haven’t read most of the others, and found it relatively easy to read this as a standalone.…

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Symbiosis
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Review: Symbiosis – Nicky Drayden

Content warnings: Hello, another gorgeous cover! This is the second in the Escaping Exodus series and absolutely cannot be read without reading the first. Trust me, the book is confusing enough without it! The book picks up three years later with Doka and the rest of his people having made great strides in approaching a less harmful – a less…

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Escaping Exodus
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Review: Escaping Exodus – Nicky Drayden

Content warnings: First, this cover is gorgeous. Second, this book was recommended to me as basically a lesbian environmentalist story set on a space octopus, which, I mean, who can resist checking something like that out? And I would agree, it’s a sort of environmental manifesto, along with a complicated f/f relationship and lots of alien ship body fluids. Seske…

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Love at First
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Review: Love at First – Kate Clayborn

Content warnings: Kate Clayborn’s spectacular Love Lettering was the first book I read in 2020. Now, while the rest of the year didn’t work out so well, I can’t deny that it was an amazing reading year for me, and now Love at First looks like it’s continuing that tradition. I am an absolute sucker for a found family story,…

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Best Laid Plans
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Review: Best Laid Plans – Roan Parrish

Content warnings: I was intensely curious about Jack’s brother Charlie after reading Better Than People, so I was very pleased to see that this book would be about him. Alas, the animal content of this book isn’t quite as high as the previous one in the series – only two cats. But gosh, Jane and Marmot are pretty amazing cats.…

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Amelia Unabridged
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Review: Amelia Unabridged – Ashley Schumacher

Content warnings: I love when covers match the book’s contents, don’t you? That gorgeous cover is basically what the book is about, complete with flying whales, late nights reading in a bookstore, and a lost-looking young adult trying to figure out life. It’s heart-wrenching and lovely and I cried way more times than I want to admit. “Do you want…

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The Gilded Ones
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Review: The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

Content warnings: I will be 100% honest – I picked up this book solely based on that cover, and I have zero regrets. This is a hard-hitting and fiery young adult fantasy about overcoming the patriarchy. In Otera, it’s accepted that women are subservient to men, and anyone – or anything – that goes against that is against the natural…

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Wonderstruck
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Review: Wonderstruck – Allie Therin

Content warnings: I have loved this Prohibition-era paranormal series since the moment we first met Rory, and I was a little worried going in because I knew this was the third and final book. How would the entire situation with Baron Zeppler be taken care of? Whose side are Gwen and Ellis really on? What about the relationship hiccups between…

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The Future Is Yours
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Review: The Future is Yours – Dan Frey

Content warnings: “So an antisocial introvert doing everything in his power to avoid the world … may have created a technology that will end up destroying it?” Ben and Adhi were college roommates who bonded over shared trauma – the death of a parent – as otherwise they couldn’t be more different from each other. Ben’s charismatic and driven, someone who sees…

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Second Chances
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Review: Second Chances anthology

Just like it says on the tin, this is an anthology of four wlw second chances romances! I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that while I own books by three out of the four authors, I’ve only ever read one – the absolutely fluffy and hilarious Deal with the Demon by Chace Verity. I feel like this was a great introduction to…

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