Book Review – Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur



After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.

Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account, Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy… a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle’s new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because… awkward.

When Darcy begs Elle to play along, she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.

But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?


5 out of 5 stars

This was my first time reading a F/F romance and it was so nice to see the bisexual representation in this book.

I buddy read this book with a friend of mine. I enjoyed reading this book along with her and gushing about Elle and Darcy with her.

Darcy and Elle were total opposites but they had such amazing chemistry together. You could just feel the connection forming between them and I was rooting for them throughout the book.

I’m looking forward to book 2 coming out in May, which will be Brendon’s story. I’m hoping that Margot will get a book of her own at some point as well. I loved all of the characters in this book.

Book Review – The Angel Experiment by James Patterson



Maximum Ride and her “flock” — Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel — are just like ordinary kids, only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time.

Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of whack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare: fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives.

Along the way, Max discovers that her purpose is save the world. But can she?



5 out of 5 stars

My husband and oldest son really enjoyed this series and suggested that I read it, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I’m really glad I did! I enjoyed this first book and am looking forward to continuing with the rest of the series and getting to know the other members of the flock.



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Title:  The Wrong Family

Release Date:  December 29, 2020

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Review – The Fae King’s Curse by Jamie Schlosser

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Kirian and I were just twelve years old when I pulled him from the icy waters of the creek behind my house. As he looked in my direction with unseeing lavender eyes, I quickly realized our age was just about the only thing we had in common. He spoke with an accent, he had pointy ears, and he was so beautiful it made my heart ache. Oh, and he claimed to be a fae prince cursed by witches who stole his sight.

I thought he was crazy from hypothermia. Turns out, he wasn’t, and for some reason he keeps coming back. But a day in my world is a year in his. Every time I see him, he’s older. Wiser. Hotter.

Over the past six years, I’ve tried not to fall in love with him because the terms of the curse are clear: If he doesn’t wait for his fated mate in all ways, including an innocent (or not-so-innocent) kiss, he’ll be blind forever.

So when Kirian kisses me and pulls me through the portal to his realm, I make it my mission to do some damage control. It’d be a whole lot easier if he wasn’t determined to marry me… And if someone wasn’t trying to murder me every step of the way.


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely freaking loved this book and flew through it. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. I really enjoyed Kirian and Quinn’s characters. They are perfect together and I was rooting for them to get their happily ever after.

I’ve been looking for another series to draw me in so I’m so happy to have started these books. I love this new world that the author has created. This story was so unique and different to anything else that I’ve read, so that was refreshing.

I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Review – Between Dawn and Dusk by Jamie Schlosser

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I’ve got a problem. A big muscly problem, with icy blue eyes, long dark hair, and tight leather pants.

Keryth is the Night Realm king. My father’s greatest enemy. And my fated mate.

It isn’t easy being a fae princess of the Day Realm. Our kingdom has suffered hardships, but if my father won’t approve of the mating bond with Keryth, they’ll be putting another body in a casket—mine. If we’re kept apart, we’ll both die. Not to be dramatic or anything. Destiny just doesn’t like to be denied, and our sanity will wither away if we don’t give in.

Too bad my father doesn’t care about that. His solution is to lock me away forever.

When Keryth comes to rescue me, I know we can take on anything as long as we’re together. But old rivalries die hard, and the past sins of our families come back to haunt us, affecting our future and the ones we love the most.


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

This was an amazing story. You wouldn’t know that this was the author’s first time diving into writing in the fantasy/paranormal genre.

I absolutely loved Zella and Keryth. I know they are fated mates but they still had such a great connection and chemistry together. I love this new world that the author has created and can’t wait until book one comes out (this story is a prequel).

Book Review – You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce

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Cassandra Tipp is dead…or is she?

After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy–everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie’s infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).

Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body–just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.

Then again, there are enough bodies in her past–her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.

Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story–but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods–and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare…


My Review
3.5 out of 5 stars

I feel like I am going to be horribly inadequate in reviewing this book because I simply just don’t know what to say. I don’t know how I feel. I ended up with more questions than when I started the book. I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t really love it either. However, one thing is for sure…this author knows how to tell a story! I finished this book in less than 24 hours. I was so intrigued and was anxious and excited to get to the end of the story.

Cassie is so firm in her belief of the faeries that there were plenty of times that she had me believing they were real as well. But then there were times when I thought the faeries were just her coping mechanism from the abuse that she was going through.

But then…maybe both things are true. Just because something is true, doesn’t make the other thing untrue, right?

You’ll have to read this book and decide for yourself what you believe happened.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review – Winter by Marissa Meyer

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Princess Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breath-taking than her stepmother, Queen Levana…

When Winter develops feelings for the handsome palace guard, Jacin, she fears the evil Queen will crush their romance before it has a chance to begin.

But there are stirrings against the Queen across the land. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even find the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter claim their happily ever afters by defeating Levana once and for all?


My Review
4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed binging my way through this series. I’m so glad I took a chance on these books. The hype is definitely well deserved. This series will be going near the top of my list of favorite series ever. Listening to the audio books really brought these characters to life for me.

Not gonna lie, I’m tearing up a little now that it’s all over. I’m going to miss these characters a lot. They all feel so real to me!

I enjoyed getting more time with Winter during this book and learning more about her story. I felt so bad for her but I am so glad that she had Jacin at least.

Other than Umbridge from the Harry Potter series, I don’t think I have ever hated a character as much as I hated Queen Levana. Nope, scratch that. She isn’t queen. She’s a freaking tyrant.

I’m happy with the ending for the most part. There’s just one small thing that bugged me. That, and the fact that for a very large portion of this book it seemed like nothing was happening, is why this wasn’t a five star read for me.

I’m looking forward to reading the extra books, Stars Above and Fairest!

Book Review – Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander



It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’ at Torte, and the store is expanding as Jules’ team whips up crèpes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. Torte stands a chance of being this year’s confectionery belle of the ball! Life couldn’t be sweeter—unless murder taints the batter.

Evan Rowe, of Confections Couture, makes a chocolate fountain that would put Willy Wonka to shame, and his truffles are to die for—literally? Yes, the world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead…right after sampling a slice of Jules’ decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe. Can she sift out the truth before another contestant bites the buttercream?


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

Another amazing book in the Bakeshop mystery series!

I read this book as another buddy read with @gypsy.reads over on Instagram and absolutely loved it. I have really enjoyed binging my way through this series with her.

These characters feel so real to me now. I love spending more time with the Torte family with each book that I read from this series. I wish more business owners could be like Jules and Helen. They are so amazing with their staff and truly care about them.

I loved the mystery in this book. The possibility of someone having pulled off the perfect crime was really scary and suspenseful. There were parts that gave me chills. There were several different suspects and the reveal of the killer gave me chills also.

I can’t wait to see what the next book brings!

Book Review – Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander



Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix.

When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

I am obsessed with this series! I am enjoying getting to know the crew at Torte. They are all starting to feel like an extended family.

This book was a bit different from the others in this series but I loved it! I had all the feels while reading this book, y’all.

The angst was killing me, but in a good way. I cried while reading, too. Twice! Cozies never make me cry. Kudos to Ellie for making the emotions in this book feel so real. I love that we got some more time with Carlos in this book. He is really starting to grow on me and I was really sad to see him return to the ship, even though I knew it was coming. I am rooting for him and Jules to be able to work something out so they can save their marriage. I really like Thomas, but just as a friend for Jules.

The reveal of the killer and the take down scenes had my heart racing. I sped through the end of the book to see what happened next.

Book Review – Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

Wow, this book took me on a ride! I felt all the emotions while reading this book. I laughed, of course. Who wouldn’t with Thorne on the crew? I was angry and there was even an instance where I was sobbing. When Cress was telling Thorne her story, I couldn’t help but cry. I felt so bad for her. Some would probably see Cress as a weak character, but with her story and everything she went through, all of her anxiety and fear was true to her character and made her feel so relatable.

I listened to the audio version and once again, the narrator was amazing. She is very good at making you feel what the characters feel. She has brought these characters to life for me and I absolutely love it. I can see myself listening to this series over and over again. The voices for all of the characters are perfect! I especially love the voice for Iko.

I am so excited to get to Winter but at the same time, I’m going to be so sad when this series is over. I love these characters.