Showing posts with label Throwback Thursday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Throwback Thursday. Show all posts

Throwback Thursday // Mafia or Organized Crime

June 06, 2024


Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every other week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a specific romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing five Mafia or Organized Crime books I loved and reviewed on the blog. I love the light and easy ones, the dark ones, and even the terrifying ones. Seriously, the scarier and more intense, the better. If you've got a recommendation, please send it my way!


Ravage Tillie Cole

Ravage by Tillie Cole


Every book I've ever read from Tillie Cole has been spectacular and this book was no different. The entire Scarred Souls series is amazing and I recommend starting from the beginning with Raze. Broken heroes, suffering and an emotional overload are just a few things to expect.

Find my review HERE


In the Beginning London Miller

In the Beginning by London Miller


This book had me hooked from the opening scene! While I haven't read much from this author, the Volkov Bratva series is great. I don't think I've really read much from her since, I think I should try to fit in some more of her books on my to-read list.

Find my review HERE


For Fallon Soraya Naomi

For Fallon by Soraya Naomi


I don't know where the heck I've been to not have read this author, but I'm so glad I crawled out from under that rock! If you like mafia romance with plenty of action, intrigue and feels, you can't go wrong with any book from the Chicago Syndicate series. Start with this one.

Find my review HERE


Razing Grace Amo Jones

Razing Grace Part 1 by Amo Jones


Holy Smokes!! I'd like to start this off by saying that I NEED BOOK 2 NOW!!!! It was mayhem, distraction, dysfunction, and tons of feels. It was a mess, but a beautiful mess. And if you're into that sort of thing, you can't go wrong with this book.

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Deathless & Divided Bethany-Kris

Deathless & Divided by Bethany-Kris


When it comes to mafia romance, Bethany-Kris brings it! I've said it before and I'll say it again — Bethany-Kris is one of the best writers of mafia romance I've ever read from. She gives you guts and glory, suspense and drama, romance and love and everything in between. I couldn't be happier to have found her books and if you're looking to give her a try, start with this one.

Find my review HERE

Throwback Thursday // Small Town

May 23, 2024


Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every other week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a specific romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing the first five Small Town romance books I've loved and reviewed on the blog. I'm still pretty new to this trope, but I've found so many amazing reads in it and hope to find even more.

If you happen to know of a book in this theme that you think I'd love, please let me know.


Detecting Lust by Mikey Lee

Detecting Lust by Mikey Lee


Everything about it was bloody genius! This story has an amazing couple, some suspense, and plenty of drama to keep anyone entertained. I'm still very thankful to Pam for introducing me to this author's work.

Find my review HERE


My Kinda Kisses by Lacey Black

My Kinda Kisses by Lacey Black


Light-hearted, feel-good fun. I enjoyed the main characters, but the side ones had me busting a gut as well. Everyone was so amazing and I really loved the small town feel of everything.

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Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes

Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes


I can honestly say that I've never met someone quite like Lydia before, but I wish I had. I think anyone who reads this book will love Lydia too. She was suffering and she was such a beautiful person that you couldn't help but root for her to triumph. It's the first book of a duet and I highly recommend reading them in order.

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Get You Some by Lani Lynn Vale

Get You Some by Lani Lynn Vale


I still don’t know how she does it, but Lani Lynn Vale keeps giving me characters to fall in love with. Every. Single. Time. Y'all know how much I love this author and her books don't miss for me. If you haven't tried her yet, you should get you some :)

Find my review HERE


When We Kiss by Tia Louise

When We Kiss by Tia Louise


It was a small-town romance about a delusional girl and a hot AF deputy. I think that sums it up pretty well.

Find my review HERE

Throwback Thursday // Sibling's Best Friend

May 16, 2024


Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every other week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a specific romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing the first five Brother's/Sister's Best Friend books I loved and reviewed on the blog. There's something special about this trope, maybe because of how seamless the relationships can be. It's almost organic in how they're in each other's sphere and it takes one great moment to light the spark between them. When they're done well, they're automatic winners for me.

If you happen to know of a book in this theme that you think I'd love, please let me know.



Hollywood Prince by Kim Karr


This story had a love triangle vibe, which I typically avoid, but I really enjoyed the way the author laid everything out. This story is steamy with easy to like characters. It was just another example of why Kim Karr made it to me must-read list.

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Tempt by K.I. Lynn


Tempt is short and sweet and smutty. I've loved this author's writing for years and she didn't disappoint with this little novella. A great palate cleanse for those who enjoy books with heat.

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Hungry as a Wolf by Alma Black


I always meant to get back to this author's books because I vividly remember enjoying this paranormal series. This story had a forbidden quality to it along with a suspenseful element. It definitely entertained me right to the end.

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The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan


The entire Roommates series is pretty much a win for me and this one still stood out. It could be because there was plenty to piss me off and I came out smiling in the end.

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The Boss by J.L. Perry


It's light and easy with plenty of chemistry and some sexy times. The author delves into the emotions of the characters and we're along for the ride.

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Throwback Thursday // Romance Retellings

February 08, 2024


Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every other week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a specific romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing the first five Romance Retellings I loved and reviewed on the blog. Retellings are stories we've all pretty much heard, but the author has taken their own spin on things. It could be fantastical, magical, dark, contemporary, etc. There's something really special when a story retold has such a unique voice.

If you happen to know of a book in this theme that you think I'd love, please let me know.



The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken


Cinderella never had to deal with this crap. I seriously enjoyed this book WAAAAY more than I expected to. It made me realize that RVD was someone I wanted to read more from. I easily fell for these main characters, Jane and Brock, and this attempt at a Cinderella retelling. It was hilarious and romantic and I only wanted more in the end.

Find my review HERE



Don't Speak by Katy Regnery


A fisherman’s daughter.
The governor’s son.
Two very different worlds.

It was slow to start, but I was soon engrossed in a story about two poor unfortunate souls. See what I did there? This book definitely tried to make a girl swoon with characters who quickly grab a hold of your heart and force you to enjoy the ride.

Find my review HERE



Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter


Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice. Honestly, this book made a bunch of promises and I was more than a tad skeptical when I cracked it open, but putting the odd blurb aside, I really enjoyed myself. Adam was a beast of a man, but no mythical beast and Isabelle was the only woman to see the very heart of him.

Find my review HERE



The Black Lily by Juliette Cross


Arabelle is sworn to kill Marius at all costs, but what if Prince Charming is more than he appears to be? If it weren't for this book, I never would have fallen in love with the way this author writes. I never would have met the witches, wolves, and grims that make up most of my favourite characters. So she's definitely worth the read :)

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In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec


A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way? If you love your romance with a touch of ridiculous, you'll definitely enjoy this book. It's funny, silly, and endearing and very easy to recommend.

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Throwback Thursday // Motorcycle Club Romance

January 25, 2024


Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a romantic trope or theme.

Today I'm sharing the first five MC Romance stories I loved and reviewed on the blog. It was only when I was putting this post together that I realized I've read quite a bit of this trope. I may not be an expert, but I know what I like and here are some of them.

If you happen to know of a book in this trope that you think I'd love, please let me know.


Smokey by L. Wilder

Smokey by L. Wilder


Sometimes the road takes you on an unexpected turn, and you end up exactly where you're meant to be. I really liked this story and I'm not sure why I didn't read more from this series or this author. I guess it's time to fix that.

Find my review HERE


What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy

What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy


My first thoughts: Man oh man oh man!! So I like some gore in my romantic suspense and this book delivered it. It was so good!! Sounds like a great recommendation to me. I didn't continue reading much more of this series or of this author because at some point she changed the trajectory of these characters, making me miserable, but as a standalone, this book was amazing!

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Tripp by S. Nelson

Tripp by S. Nelson


My first thoughts: This book was quick and yet somehow the author packed a whole heck of a lot into it. I'm still kicking myself for not reading more from this author. I will be fixing that as soon as possible, starting with the books I missed from this series.

Find my review HERE


Drifter by Janine Infante Bosco

Drifter by Janine Infante Bosco


There is something truly special about the way this author writes. She takes these men, who are supposed to be 'bad' men, and gives them so much heart. You can't help rooting for them, whether they're torturing their enemies or holding their loved ones close. JIB has easily made it onto my must-read list.

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Wanderer by Janine Infante Bosco

Wanderer by Janine Infante Bosco


I long to be property of Parrish. That's how good this series is. Who wouldn't want to be part of a family that looks out for each other, loves each other, and is there through all of the good times and especially the bad? Found family is my kryptonite and this series has it in spades. Truly the best of the best when it comes to MC Romance.

Find my review HERE