Special Feature: Love at First Spite by Anna E Collins

Who doesn’t love a good enemies to lovers rom-com? I absolutely love enemies to lovers troupes in rom-coms, they always make me laugh more than any other troupe. There is just something about it that really appeals to me and adds a lot of tension and chemistry between the couples. Basically what I am saying is I never met an enemies to lovers rom-com I didn’t love.

When I read the description for this one I was instantly excited, one because enemies to loves but the home design element sounded fun! I love home improvement, design and building shows so I couldn’t wait to check out how this one unfolded with the romance part added in. I have an excerpt from this exciting new rom-com for you guys so be sure to keep on reading!

If you are hoping to kick off the new year with some light hearted romance and a bit of a laugh then this might be the book for you. It sounds like it has a bit for everyone, revenge, love, chemistry, design, and some laughs. It sounds like the perfect book to kick off my new year reading. It’s out now and readers have been giving it some pretty solid ratings and I can’t wait to read it!

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Special Feature: The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge by Maisey Yates

Prior to 2021, I rarely read cowboy romances. And when I say rarely I mean like one every five years or so. They seem like they should be right up my alley though. I love country music, horses, and I never say a pair of Wranglers on a man that I didn’t like. So they should be right up my alley but the genre just never appealed to me.

Then I picked up some Christmas cowboy romances and just fell in love with the genre. I read like four in basically four days. Now that I am open to reading more cowboy romances, I couldn’t help wanting to check this one out! The Gold Valley series by Maisey Yates is about to release the 14th book in the series with The True Cowboy from Sunset Ridge! The series clearly has a long standing fan base and has been on going for quite some time. If you love cowboy romances, no doubt you have heard of this series!

This latest novel is out now and is drawing readers, new and old alike, to its sizzling pages! I have it up on my TBR list and you can bet I will be sharing a review but until then I hope you check out this fun excerpt and a bit more about the book below. If you are looking for a hot new romance to kick off your new year then maybe this is the book for you!

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Special Feature/Interview: Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

The Great Gatsby has long been the darling of the literary world, especially for just about every high school sophomore. For mer personally, I never liked Gatsby. I read it in high school like so many others and didn’t enjoy it. I re-read it as an adult and didn’t enjoy it any more then than I did as a teen. Now that said, I have enjoyed watching Gatsby or Gatsby inspired films. I feel like the visual appeal of the roaring 20’s really enhances the literary experience for me.

While I might not have enjoyed the book, I have loved the film versions of the classic. And I am usually open to reading Gatsby inspired books or retellings. It’s one of those classics that I feel like I should have loved but just didn’t so I am always trying to find ways in which I can experience the classic but in a medium or format that I might actually enjoy if that makes sense.

That leads me to this exciting new book, Beautiful Little Fools! I am so excited for a new and exciting take on the classic that includes a female perspective and a murder mystery. I am super excited to share my interview wit the author with you guys as well. She has some wonderful insight into the writing process and I can’t wait for you to read it! The book will be available in February but has already been receiving rave early reviews. I have it up on my spring TBR list and will be sharing a review a little later this year. But until then take a look at all the details and check out my interview with the author below!

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Review: Well Played (Well Met #2) by Jen DeLuca

I picked up the first book in this series on a whim. I had seen the third book around the social media world and thought it sounded cute but wanted to start with the first book in the series (which I loved by the way!). Naturally I moved on to this second book with a ton of enthusiasm! I downloaded the audiobook for this one as well as the first book. The narrator is the same and I enjoyed her quite a bit. Plus, I can listen at work which is a huge bonus for me!

I have really enjoyed this quirky series. I mean it’s not every day that a Renaissance festival provides a backdrop for a romance series. It’s a fun quirky series that really has some laughs and charming characters but also manages to bring the heat and chemistry between the characters so well.

If you haven’t discovered this series yet you are totally missing out! I have since finished the series to date and I have to say I think I could have skipped around in the series a bit and maybe read the third book Well Matched before this one so if you are wondering if you need to start at the beginning of the series, I would say no but it’s nice to see the characters evolve and make reappearances in other books! This is a fun quick romance series and I adore it!

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Review: Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft

I was first introduced the Jenny Ashcroft’s wonderful writing ability in her novel Meet Me in Bombay last year and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t read anything by her before. So when I saw she had another historical fiction novel coming out this year I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s now a foregone conclusion, I need all of her books. I love that she writes historical fiction novels that are set in exotic locations—Egypt, Singapore, Bombay and now Australia.

This book is set in WWII (her other books also have a war backdrop) and I think this is such a wonderful pairing because so many historical fiction novels are set in either Paris or London during WWII and the war was a WORLD WAR meaning it impacted many other areas and I love that Ashcroft takes us to some new and exciting places while theres a war on and explore what impact that war has on said area.

If the history and exotic location wasn’t enough to tempt you, then the romance should. Ashcroft write beautiful romances with memorable characters. I can still recall Meet Me in Bombay and the characters even over a year after reading it! If you want a new refreshing historical fiction novel then look no further. This is a wonderful choice!

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