My name is Dani and I'm a lover of all things books. I'm a bit of a moody read, but tend to love anything romance related. When I don't have my nose in a book, I can be found working at my job in healthcare communications in Boston.
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“Don’t think of me as in danger, think of me as dangerous.”
I’ve been dying for Lexi and Nilo’s story since it was teased in Hunt the Stars, but I’ve also been dreading it as it means the Starlight’s Shadow series is over. Why do good things have to end? But at least this send-off was more than worth it as Jessie Mihalik delivered another stunning sci-fi space romance that perfectly blends the action, intrigue, and romance in one story.
I apparently read this book in 2016 (thank you, Goodreads!), but I remember NOTHING about it, so I was basically reading this one for the first time. I had such high hopes for this one as the premise sounded like my jam, and it was precisely the type of book I was in the mood for. But this book was missing something special to make me love it.
Is this a reading slump, or am I just busy? That is the question.
For the second month in a row, I barely read ANYTHING. May was a busy month though as my sister got married! I was her only bridesmaid so it was a lot of work, but it was a beautiful wedding, and I am so happy for her and her new husband. Here’s a photo of the two of us having a blast:
The week of the wedding, I basically read nothing, so it was a tough reading month. But, hey, 3 books is better than nothing!
CW: Domestic abuse; physical abuse; death; sexism; alcholism; reference to rape; sexual harassment; death of a child
Much like Evie, this book worms its way into your hearts, even if you don’t want it to. Right after reading this, I was unsure how I would rate it, but the more I’ve sat on it and thought about it, the more I appreciate this book.
CW: Domestic abuse; physical abuse; murder; gun violence; mentions of infidelity and death of parents(off page)
Did I pick up this book because the premise sounded a bit like my all-time favorite historical romance, The Duchess Hunt by Lorraine Heath? You bet I did. I only wish it lived up to its potential! The bones of a great story are there, but I had mixed feelings while reading. The story started out great, but around halfway through, the pacing and romance started to feel off-kilter.
CW: rape; verbal abuse; gun violence; mention of animal abuse, physicial abuse, war
Oh boy. Where do I even begin with this book? This was an odd read for me as I adore Lorraine Heath and her Westerns, but some things in this book just didn’t work for me. But, I also found myself fully invested in this book and wondering, “How the heck is this going to end?” as Heath took the plot in some interesting places. And let me say – you’re not going to see the ending coming. It was so bonkers and dramatic, and I loved it.
Get A Life, Chloe Brown has been on my to-be-read list for way longer than I would like to admit, but I finally got a chance to read this as a beach read last summer! While I liked many things about this book, the ending ruined the story a tad as it relies heavily on the miscommunication trope, which I’m so over in my romances.
Well, April was a bit of a bust when it came to reading. I hit a major reading slump this month and was also super busy and stressed due to work and planning my sister’s bridal shower, which led to very few books being read.
In April, I read only read 3 books. I’m currently super behind on my reading goals for the year, but trying not to focus on that as there is still plenty of time to catch up!
The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
Publisher: Avon Impluse
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating:
CW: death; grief
I adore Tessa Dare, and seeing as I’ve read all her full-length novels, all that’s left for me to read are the novellas she’s written! I’m a bit hit or miss with her novellas (it’s more of a me problem as I struggle with historical romance novellas), but this one was a short and super cute historical romance story that managed to pack quite a bit into it. Also, I highly recommend listening to it as an audiobook if you’re in the mood for something you can quickly get through – it’s very listenable and quick if you listen to things at 2.5x speed.
CW: Grief; depression; car accident; injury; death of a parent; alcoholism; cheating (not the main couple)
Recently, I was craving a heartachingly good sports romance, and Beauty and the Baller delivered! This book was the perfect fake dating, sports, and small-town romance that seriously gave me all the feels. I was instantly hooked as soon as I started and stayed up waaaaay too late to finish it in one sitting.
First off, I LOVED the premise of this! It has so many elements I truly adore, so I couldn’t help but be hooked by it.