I’m a flop and forgot to post!
Also, I’m lazy.
At the end of 2017, I told myself that I was going to lower the amount of romance novels I was reading. If you read romance, you know that because of self-publishing, there are literally hundreds of books released every day. That is both a blessing and a curse.
A blessing, because there are several different stories to choose from.
A curse…because a lot of them are trash. Don’t drag me.
Some books are clearly written for money, which gets on my nerves. And others are a part of anthologies that I don’t pay for. I’ve gotten more choosey with the romance novels I read now, so my list of quarter favorites is short. Very short. In the last five months, I’ve bought about twenty novels. I liked three.
The Makeover- Nia Forrester
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I read this about two weeks ago, and I loved it! I’ve read this trope a few times this year, this was the only one I enjoyed. The story explores the relationship between two best friends, redacted and redacted. (Sigh I don’t think I’ll ever know character names…)At first, I expected this to be a simple story about two friends who fell in love, but slowly it got deeper. In the beginning, it truly felt like their relationship was perfect and had no faults. But as it went on, the reader learned that there was more to their story than originally assumed.
This author has released a few books in the last year, and this was my favorite of them all.
Hold Me Down (Carolina Girls #1) – Sara Taylor Wood
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I’m not a BDSM reader, but the synopsis of this one intrigued me. In this story, we follow a college student who decides to try out BDSM for the first time. I enjoyed this one because this is the first story where someone’s religion was shown rather than just told. The main character is Jewish, and rather than consistently reminding us, she celebrates holidays and explores the connection to her life.
No that wasn’t the only reason I enjoyed the book. Yes that aspect added a lot to my enjoyment.
Just believe me.
Broken Clocks – Danielle Allen
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I’ve been a consistent fan of this author, so I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed this. This story reminded me of Goodnight Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson. Both centered a relationship affected by a life-threatening disease. Actually, I enjoy & recommend them both.
So that’s it.
Those are the only romance novels I liked.
- I reread The One by Danielle Allen. It’s just as good as I remembered.
- Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole … I bought this book….way back when Black Panther came out. Didn’t read it yet. But I suspect it will be a favorite.