Review: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

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A Dangerous Collaboration
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #4
Links: Amazon – Barnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:5 Stars


MY REVIEW:

If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I love the Veronica Speedwell series with a passion! I feel like its a series that doesn’t get much hype, but it’s so good and I think everyone should read it! A Dangerous Collaboration is our fourth installment in the series and it is the one were all my dreams come true! Just kidding – but seriously this one finally, finally delivers on the slowburn romance hovering under the surface between Stoker and Veronica.

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Review: Scoundrel of My Heart by Lorraine Heath

Scoundrel of My Heart
By Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Series or Standalone: Once Upon a Dukedom #1
Links: Amazon Barnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

I was so excited to have a spinoff series of the Sins for All Seasons series and I knew I was going to enjoy this. What shocked me was just how much I enjoyed this – it far surpassed my expectations.

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Review: Beauty Tempts the Beast by Lorraine Heath

Beauty Tempts the Beast
By Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Series or Standalone: Sins for All Seasons #6
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4 Stars


MY REVIEW

The final book in a series is always bittersweet – and this one was no except. In the Beauty Tempts the Beast, we get a historical romance twist on Beauty and the Beast (obviously).

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Review: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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The Ex Talk
By Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:4 Stars




If you’re a fan of rom-coms, The Ex Talk is definitely for you. This book was so much fun and I had a blast while reading it. There were definitely a few parts that were a little over the top and required some suspension of disbelief, but I honestly didn’t mind at all as this book left me with a smile on my face at the end.

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March 2021 Recap

I cannot believe we’re already at the end of March – this month feels like it’s flown by! This was my first full month back to blogging and I have to say I am loving it! Not only did I relaunch my blog this month, but I also launched my bookstagram @overflowingshelf and I’ve been having so much fun.

My whole reason for my blog and Instagram was to connect with other readers as I missed talking about books with people as passionate about them as I am. Thank you to everyone who has followed and come along on this journey so far – it’s been a blast and I’m hoping to keep it up for as long as I can!

With that out of the way, let’s dive into the March recap!

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Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

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A Treacherous Curse
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher:Berkley
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #3
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


MY REVIEW

A Treacherous Curse brings us Stoker and Veronica’s third adventure and it does not disappoint! This is another personal favorite in the series as I love the mystery and how it connects to Stoker’s backstory.

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A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

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A Sweet Mess
By Jayci Lee
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Series or Standalone: A Sweet Mess #1
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 2 Stars




MY REVIEW

Note – this review includes spoilers. Proceed with caution if you don’t want some plot points revealed.

A Sweet Mess had so much potential, but unfortunately it was not my cup of tea. Or my slice of cake I should say if we want to align with the book’s baking theme.

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The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath

Review: The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath

The Earl Takes a Fancy
By Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon
Release date: May 21, 2020
Series or Standalone: Sins for All Seasons #5
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW:

This might be my favorite book in the Sin for All Seasons series and I’m a bit shocked by that. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going in for Fancy’s story. Her upbringing is so different from that of the other Trewlove siblings. Born to Ettie Trewlove, the matriarch of the Trewlove clan who took in the nobility’s bastards and raised them as her own, Fancy was destined for greater things in live – a fancy house, a fancy man and fancy life. Being so much younger than her siblings and raised with these expectations, she was a bit a question mark to me, but I ended up loving her. I love her passion for books and you could tell she was truly happy when she was in her book shop.

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Review: The Heiress Hunt by Joanna Shupe

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Shupe
The Heiress Hunt
By Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Series or Standalone: The Fifth Avenue Rebels #1
Links: Amazon Barnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 2.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

This is a tough review for me to write as I really love Joanna Shupe’s books, but I did not enjoy this one. 

Pitched as the Bachelor in the Gilded Age Newport, I thought this would be right up my alley as there tends to be a lot of heart aches and feelings in books of this type. As I was reading, though, I’d say this book is only very loosely Bachelor related. The story follows Harrison Archer, the black sheep of his family, who has returned back to New York from Paris after he was disinherited 3 years ago. Having amassed a fortune while he was away, he returns home to destroy his family, who are now broke and need him to marry an heiress to restore the family finances. When he finds his childhood friend who he was in love with, Maddie Webster, is still unmarried he decides to play along with his family’s scheme. Harrison asks Maddie to host a party in Newport to bring together all the eligible heiresses, though he only intends to win over one – Maddie. 

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