Monthly Archive: March 2021

#Audible Review ~~ We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Rating: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker Narrated by George Newbern Louisa’s 4 Blush Review  As I mainly read Romance, a good mystery is something that brings me back to my early years of reading. Chris Whitaker may be the best person to bring me back into the mystery world. This book is hauntingly good. It’s both heartbreaking and uplifting. Duchess Day Radley and her brother Robin have been dealt a horrible hand. A mother who is inattentive and obviously has had a hard life. Duchess’s life, at the age of 13, is a parent to Robin. With her...

#AudibleReview ~~ The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Rating: The Wife Upstairs A Novel by Rachel Hawkins Narrated by Emily Shaffer; Kirby Heyborne; Lauren Fortgang Louisa’s 5 Blush Review What an absolutely fantastic audible. My latest obsession is a thriller and this book hit all the marks for me. I loved the dual narration and I was absolutely mesmerized while listening. The twists and turns were jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring throughout the entire book. I went into this book blind as I often think thrillers need to be a cold read. Jane wasn’t everything we thought she was, nor was Eddie or Bea…and that’s exactly why I loved this book...

#AvailableNow ~~ A Discovery of Secrets and Fate by Sawyer Bennett

Rating: From New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett comes the Chronicles of the Stone Veil, a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. A departure from contemporary romance, the Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a return to fantasy/paranormal romance, where Sawyer started her fiction publishing journey. Readers can expect to find all the elements they love from Sawyer’s books—strong heroines, alpha heroes, and an epic romance—with a fantastical element to add to their reading experience. You can get the second book in the series, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, now! Alex’s 3.5 Blush Review   A Discovery of...

#FiveBlushReview #Bestof2020 ~~ Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

Rating: Louisa’s 5 Blush Review This book will make my Best of 2020 books! This book has popped up in my feed a few times and I am so glad I finally jumped in. I read this book with a constant lump in my throat. Emmie was such a beautiful soul and just wanted love and companionship and family…she thought she would have all of that with Lucas but once he makes the decision to marry Marie, Emmie wants to be happy for Lucas but she’s just so sad and lost. This is an emotionally filled book and I want...

#Review ~~ Much Ado About You  by Samantha Young

Rating: Much Ado About You  by Samantha Young Christina’s 4 Blush Review This is my first Samantha Young book! How and WHY did I wait so long to read this author? I honestly could not be more excited to have found a new-to-me author with tons of books to power through. Much Ado About You was adorable and sweet, with moments of steamy swoonyness that had me fanning my kindle to cool it off!My favorite parts of this story centered around the English Village and bookstore that are front center. It’s been a really long time since I read a...

#Review ~~ How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

Rating: How to Fail at Flirting Denise Williams Louisa’s 4 Blush Review This review will be short and sweet – just exactly how I felt when reading! I didn’t want this book to end. I read it one weekend and yes, my to-do list for the weekend was not complete thanks to this book! This book was funny, sweet, sexy and these characters were well written and complimented each other so well. I could see this as a Lifetime Movie someday. They have both been burned in the past and are typically so cautious but once they meet the sparks...

#Reviews #ParanormalRomance ~~ Layla by Colleen Hoover

Rating: Layla Colleen Hoover Alex’s 5 Blush Review Layla was the first book I’ve read by Colleen Hoover, who I’ve heard so many good things about, so I had some pretty high expectations. I am so happy to say that I was not disappointed at all and loved this book! Reading about Layla, Leeds, and Willow kept me on my toes because I was never sure what was going to happen next. Layla and Leeds were both so (rightfully) erratic throughout the story that I never knew how they were going to react to anything. I enjoyed how Layla was written, with...

#DualFiveBlushReviews ~~ The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

Rating: The Wrong Family Tarryn Fisher Sandy’s 5 Blush Review Winnie Crouch is a piece of work.  She is controlling of her image, of where she lives, and of how she lives. Even of her husband, Nigel, and their son, Samuel. The picture-perfect family she carefully curated, is a facade. Yet she clings to it with the desperation of a woman that knows it’s slipping away. Juno was once a therapist who had many of the trappings society associates with success.  A flourishing practice, a nice home, and a family. Now she is old, sick, and alone.  Living out her last days trying...

#FiveBlushReview ~~ Once We Were Starlight by Mia Sheridan

Rating: ONCE WE WERE STARLIGHT by Mia Sheridan Stephanie’s 5 Blush Review ***Trigger Warning*** “In a sky full of stars, you are my home.” My mind is overflowing with emotion. I am literally shaking. Once We Were Starlight is packed with punch after punch of emotions, heartbreak, fear, and relief all wrapped up in the eloquent writing that is Mia Sheridan. At times I had to mentally take a break – feeling despair, angst and devastation. Karys and Zakai have experienced so much in life. From the “desert” oasis to the streets of New York City they both struggle to adapt and...

#AudibleReview ~~ Tequila Rose (Tequila Rose #1) by  Willow Winters

Rating:   Tequila Rose (Tequila Rose #1) by Willow Winters Sebastian York (Narrator) Lidia Dornet (Narrator) Louisa’s 4 Blush Review This is my first Willow Winters book and it was the audible version. I have had her on my radar for a while and I have been wanting to read/listen to one of her books for a while now! So glad to have started off with a great story. This small town, the second chance story had me from the beginning. From their drunken meeting to running into each other 4 years later I wanted it all. Brody & Magnolia had one...