Bewitching You
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Review: Bewitching You – Katana Collins

Content warnings: I’m in a Halloween novella mood, and this sweet and sexy Kindle Unlimited option hit the spot. It’s got the ex-boyfriend’s friend trope, half a dozen cats, and plenty of that Halloween atmosphere I was looking for. Kandi Kornne (I know, right?) holds a pumpkin decorating fundraiser every year at her candy store in quaint Maple Grove. This…

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Out of the Picture
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Review: Out of the Picture – Tracy Gardner

While I normally review romances, or at least books with a pretty heavy romantic element, I’m taking a slight detour here. When I was in college, I absolutely devoured cozy mystery series, especially anything involving cats or crafts. When I saw that Hallmark was releasing a mystery novel, I was extremely curious. I’m glad I took a chance! This is…

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Stolen Desire
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Review: Stolen Desire – Robin Lovett

This whole series – set on an alien sex planet – has been absolutely and delightfully bananapants, and this book is no different. It’s the third in the series, and while I think you’d miss out on some backstory, this could be read as a standalone if you’re just looking for some blue alien sexy times. “I have a rebellion…

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The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
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Review: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: While I can’t say I’m terribly familiar with the original source material, I’m a pretty big fan of Sherlock Holmes adaptations. While my favorite so far has been the excellent The Tea Master and the Detective, this Lovecraftian take might just knock it out of that spot. It’s utterly weird and completely queer and I really can’t recommend it…

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Ice Cream Lover
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Review: Ice Cream Lover – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: There’s three things I’ve learned to expect from a Jackie Lau book. First off, there’s going to be delicious food, whether it’s Tim Horton’s donuts, dim sum, or durian ice cream (ok, that last one might be debatable!). Second, there’s going to be lots of humor, often very wacky humor. Third, there’s always an exploration of some serious…

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Safe Passage
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Review: Safe Passage – Rachel Ford

Contenting warnings: I’m a sucker for scifi romance, and when I saw this had lesbian space pirates taking on a big heist, well, I couldn’t wait to read it. And for the most part, it definitely lived up to my expectations. Kay’s had a bit of a run of bad luck and bad choices lately, with the latest leaving her…

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Every Last Breath
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Review: Every Last Breath – Juno Rushdan

Content warnings: This is simultaneously an angsty second chance romance and a fast-paced thriller, and, oh boy, did that work for me! “Why?” After all this time of playing dead and pretending she didn’t exist—­nine years of not giving two shits about her. “What do you want in return?” He cupped her neck with a familiar and fierce tenderness, bringing…

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Play It Again
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Review: Play It Again – Aidan Wayne

Content warnings: What an utterly adorable book!  It’s mushy and sweet, both low heat and low angst, and it’s nice and short. Dovid is a minor Youtube celebrity.  As a blind man, he documents the lives of himself and, to a lesser degree, his twin sister Rachel, as well as restaurant reviews (which includes accessibility as well as the usual…

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Pilu of the Woods
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Review: Pilu of the Woods – Mai K. Nguyen

Content warnings: This is so gorgeous and adorable.  It’s marketed as a middle-grade graphic novel, but I enjoyed it immensely and think the lesson would be applicable to and accessible to most ages. After an argument with her older sister, Willow runs away into the woods where she meets a fellow runaway, a wood spirit named Pilu.  While Willow is…

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Off the Ice
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Review: Off the Ice – Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

I’m a hockey fan, so of course I jumped on the chance to review this reissued m/m hockey romance.  This is billed as a “hot for teacher” romance, but that’s not quite the whole story. “As you know, it’s a subject near to my own academic interests, but it might be a little off from the scope of the course.”…

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