Janine and I are over at Dear Author with a joint review of Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh. Come see what we thought.
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. I loved Hazel so much! Josh was wonderful too but this one was mostly about the Hazel love for me.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata, narrated by Callie Dalton & Teddy Hamilton. Not my favourite of Ms. Zapata’s books, but I still enjoyed it overall.
Edited 11 March 2018. Given the events of the last week. I won’t be reading or reviewing Santino Hassell’s work again. Go here for more information and, if you have a spare hour or ten, here and here.
Why I read it: This is one from my own TBL.
What it’s about: (from Goodreads) Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”
When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.
What worked for me (and what didn’t): Via some Goodreads friends, I saw that this one is apparently pulled to publish (P2P) fan fiction – apparently it was Twilight fan fiction. I don’t get bent out of shape about this kind of thing, particularly when the the story really bears little or no resemblance to the original story the author was riffing on. And apart from that Kat at one stage mentions she’s name a character in one of her books (she’s a teacher but writes murder-mysteries in her spare time) “Christian” which might have been a nod to Fifty Shades of Grey, I really couldn’t see any resemblance to Twilight in this story.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Wait for It by Mariana Zapata, narrated by Callie Dalton. Another fabulous slow burn romance.