“Did you get enough to drink? Or eat?” “I brought everything I needed in my pack. You don’t have to worry about me.” “Worrying about you is ninety-nine percent of what I do.” His thumb strokes the back of my hand.
Violet & Xaden. She’s a cadet and he’s the wingleader. Four quadrants: riders, healers, scribes, infantry. And in the riders quadrant, you either graduate or die. Everything about this quadrant is designed to weed out the weak. Riders defend the defenseless!
Hogwarts for college kids meets divergent factions. With dragons! And a smidge of hunger games… bc not enough dragons for everyone. Edge of your seat, highly entertaining, totally addictive fantasy romance. A MUST read! Absolutely bingeable!
⚔️ THINGS AND STUFF ⚔️ -loathe to love -bonded dragons -lesser magic -the gauntlet, hand to hand combat, daggers -shadows -I’m going to kill you. SIKE ily. -he falls first -banter with humans & banter with dragons. -wielding: ice, wind, retrieve, wipe memories, astral project, breathe under water -war games -the death roll -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “…but I can’t keep from leaning forward and brushing my lips over her forehead, then her temple. Gods, I’d kiss her forever…” “You can kill them.” He yanks me close and kisses my forehead. “There is no me without you,” he says against my skin.”
BIG thanks to entangled publishing and red tower books for an advanced copy! I LOVED it!
Teagan and Darcy. He’s a charity executive and she’s a therapy program handywoman. Check out the list below for the deets!
✨ THINGS AND STUFF ✨ -wilderness therapy retreat -meet cute under the jaws of furry death ???? -family dynamics -mental health rep -dyslexia rep -silent auction & art -forced proximity -friends (with benefits) to lovers -takis! -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door.
“You remember that?” Will’s eyes search my face. Out here, the espresso brown is more like a glass of Coke held up to the light. “I remember everything.”
Fern & Will. One day together. 24 hours. And it completely changes their lives. An idea to meet at her families resort in one year. A Dirty Dancing style resort. Only he’s nine years late. Your heart will be sure to do a rockette kick!
“His voice is quiet. “I’ve never wanted anything for myself the way I want you. I’m completely in love with you.”
✨ THINGS AND STUFF ✨ -dual timelines -family owned resort in Canada -second chance romance -burning CDs -that man can wear an apron -art & graffiti -interlocking pinkies -nobody puts baby in a corner -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. It’s like a boop but a kiss. And lots of Eskimo kisses.
Thank you Berkley Romance for an advanced reader copy (ebook).
“Do you like me, Will?” I hold her gaze and squeeze her fingers as her words tug the truth from me like they always do. “Yeah, I do, Annie. Do you like me?” “Yeah. Against my better judgment.”
Annie & Will. William! I mean, Wilson. Wildon! Tender sweetheart of a man ????Romance readers will be reading this with hearts in their eyes! My face hurts from smiling so much. Like obscene surge of butterflies that rush through your stomach! THIS BOOK IS CATNIP FOR THE SOFTIES!!Buy it five times. And then read it ten times. Consecutively.
Ps. DID YOU SEE IT?! James and… ???? chapter 39. Is it true?!
???? THINGS AND STUFF ???? -dual pov -opposites attract -Audrey Hepburn in funny face -friends who pine -bodyguard & florist -small town romance -historical romances of the piratical genre -nicknames -joint grocery shopping excursion -first date anxiety -dating coach: the bad boy tutoring the good girl -banana print pajamas -stern brunch daddy: dude who looks scary is actually all soft and sweet to the person he loves -oh no, you’re wounded (sick)! -#IsThisAKissingBook: closed door but this one is HAWT. Spicy. Somebody call 911. IM ON FIRE. It’s still a pg-13 show. “Will hooks his finger under my chin and tilts it up. Before he says anything else, he bends down and kisses me. Long and slow. It’s not an obscene kiss, but it’s so tender my stomach quivers. My heart swoons.”
Thank you Penguin Random House for an advanced copy!
”You don’t date your friends.” “You’re not my friend, Harriet,” he says quietly. “What am I, then?” I ask. “I don’t know,” he says. “But not that.”
Harriet & Wyn. 1. He’s well versed in regency customs. 2. He’s super flirty. 3. He’s voracious with physical touch. 4. Cinnamon roll. He’s a golden boy and her life has been drawn in shades of gray.
Emily Henry’s books are like pulling on a favorite sweatshirt, worn to perfection. Adore her characters and her stories.
”You are in all of my happiest places. You are where my mind goes when it needs to be soothed.”
What’s your happy place?
✨ THINGS AND STUFF ✨ -the coast of Maine -dual timelines -aspiring brain surgeon & restless rancher/ -found family -second chance -pretending to be together -it’s always been you -there’s only one twin bed -pottery -air horn app -grocery gladiators -blueberry ice cream & fries covered in old bay -crossword puzzles -learning how to fight & communicate -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. Stolen kiss in a game of sardines (reverse hide and seek). “I’m not going to stop fighting for you, Harriet.“
Thank you Berkley romance for an advanced e-copy! Ps. Cover edit bc how cute is the UK cover?!
”You know when you open a new book and realize it’s going to be perfect?” He whispered. “Yes,” Alice said. “That’s how I feel when I look at you.“
Alice & Daniel. The lady’s maid & butler. Or are they?! India Holton’s novels = jolly good stuff! Please do read! Top-notch! ???????? highly recommend!
✨ THINGS AND STUFF ✨ -infamous pirates & witches -master of disguise -fake marriage -rivals: loathe to love -a mission -en garde! ⚔️ hi-yah! ???????? -a ball. I do not dance. But you did the conga the other night. Under duress! -pistols & bombs -idioms & books -gothic castle featuring resident attic lunatic -a spot of hot pursuit -burglary -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “Kissing on the street in daylight is scandalous behavior,” Charlotte said. “They just beat up more than a dozen men, darling,” Alex pointed out. “I think they’re beyond scandal now.”
Thank you Berkley Romance for an advanced copy & for the free book! #berkleypartner
“And your heart?” she whispered. “Is right here,” he said, gripping her hands even more tightly.”
Sophie & Philip. Snow White & her Prince Charming. Different kingdoms and houses of nobility… a fun retelling of the classic fairytale!
“My dear Lady Sophie,” he said, looking her straight in the eyes and offering a gold ring that glinted even in the wan light of the moon. “Would you do me the honor of becoming my queen?”
???? THINGS AND STUFF ???? -Snow White -Bavaria, Spain, England -war & the deep dark woods -huntsman with a quiver of arrows -the witch in the woods -seven young orphan boys -glass coffin on the mountainside -unnatural deep red apple -plot twist! Plot twist again! -#IsThisAKissingBook: upper ya. “Then he lifted her hand to his face and very, very gently pressed his lips against her skin.”
Thank you Penguin Teen for an advanced eARC & for the free hardback!
???? Song: Breath Of Life by Florence + the Machine ????
“Love shows up. That’s how you know when it’s real.”
Briana & Jacob. He is a beautiful, benevolent angel of a man. Precious! TWITTERPATED!! I am stupid for this book. THE most delightful love story. Speechless. Broken can be beautiful. YOURS TRULY is so lovely. A must read.
“I know all of your quiets. I know when you’re alone with me and you’re quiet, it’s because your brain is still. And when you’re in public and you’re quiet, it’s because your brain is loud. But I don’t know this one. What’s this one?” I held her gaze. “This one’s you.”
I mean ????????????… there are a million quotes and scenes I ADORE. I can’t wait to annotate a copy.
✨THINGS AND STUFF✨ -dual pov -workplace romance: emergency medicine -mental health rep: anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, therapy, medication, journaling. (as always handled with care & sensitivity) -friends to lovers -novelty socks -handwritten letters on nice stationary -furry friends -small, invisible gestures of friendship -the sob closet -love & gratitude & appreciation -fake dating -forced proximity -second chance at love -Taco Bell & jumbo red velvet cupcakes -#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. slow burn. “Do you need a hug?”
Thank you Read Forever Pub for an advanced copy. I haven’t read a book this fast in a very long time. I love it with my whole heart.
”Do you think we could live in a world made only of those things? Death and pain and horror? Loss and agony? It’s not a crime to feel joy, even when things seem hopeless. Iris, look at me. You deserve all the happiness in the world. And I intend to see that you have it.”
Iris & Roman. They’re fire and ice. Competing for a position as columnist of the Gazette. The return of two gods. War. Creatures that had lived in myths. “A girl who writes letter to her missing brother, and the boy who reads them.” Ross knows how to stir up feelings in a reader! Enchanting! And the most romantic yet!
✨ THINGS AND STUFF ✨ -enemies to lovers -opposites attract -rival journalists -letters & typewriters -the god’s war -creatures with large, membranous wings, spindly legs hooked with talons and sharp, needle like teeth -a magical link -grief & guilt -I wanted it to be you so badly a la you’ve got mail -found family -#IsThisAKissingBook: closed door.