• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Allie Winters’ Let Go ARC Review

    Thank you so much to Allie Winters for reaching out and providing me with an advance e-copy of her debut novel, Let Go. Here is the Goodreads synopsis… “She keeps her heart locked up tight Putting yourself out there? Getting close to others? No, thanks, I’ll pass. It’s safer to keep to yourself. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. So when I accidentally tell the muscled hunk I’ve been secretly drooling over all semester how I really feel about him, it’s not like I meant for him to take an interest in me. I don’t want a boyfriend. Not even when it turns out he’s so much more than…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Elle Kennedy’s The Risk ARC Review

    I want to thank Elle Kennedy and her team at Nina Bocci PR for providing me with an advance reader copy of The Risk, the second book in the Briar U Series. I was astounded to be accepted for this review, as I have been a huge fan Elle Kennedy’s for years. I first read her most famous book, The Deal back in 2016. The Deal established Elle Kennedy as a go-to author for the Hockey Romance trope. I am also biased in my love for her, because she is a fellow Canadian, and I love supporting Canadian authors. Here is the Goodreads synopsis: “Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I…

  • Are You New to NA?,  Assignments,  Pub 101

    Are You New to NA… These Are the Hockey Romance Novels You Must Read (and Mini Assignment #4)

    I am going to come out and say it, I love reading hockey romance.   First of all, you need to understand that I am not a fan of hockey, not of sports in general. Why then do I enjoy the trope?! Hockey Romance is the best way to convey a story on the premise that the guy has a reputation and the girl judges him for it. But as they fall in love as she realizes that he is more than just the rumours, that she never really understood who he truly was at the beginning of the story. This premise is such a beautiful way to read about…

  • Are You New to NA?,  Lists

    Are You New to NA… This is Where You Should Start

    I was lucky when I started to read New Adult a few years ago that there were many reviewers that steered me in the right direction, so I want to do that for you now. There are important things to consider when jumping into NA for the first time: Don’t go hardcore or extreme right away! This might put you off NA forever. NA deserves a gradual entry, one should start with novels that tow the line between NA and YA. My recommendation for someone’s very first NA book is… Slammed tells the story of an eighteen-year-old girl who moves to a new city with her mother, after the death…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Emma Scott’s Bring Down the Stars ARC Review

    I want to thank Emma Scott and Inkslinger PR for the advance copy of Bring Down the Stars.  From Goodreads: “I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.  I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you…

  • Author Spotlight,  Reviews,  Series Reviews

    Author Spotlight on Karina Halle

    In author spotlight, I want to write dedicated posts to highlight an author that I believe deserves more attention both in and out of the NA literature fandom. It was a no-brainer for me to start out with Karina Halle (pronounced like Halle Berry, my stupid brain pronounced it differently for a long time). She is definitely one of the hardest working authors out there. Plus she’s a hometown girl for me (both of us were born in Vancouver, Canada (and she still lives close by)), which bleeds into the settings of so many of her books. Karina is a machine. She is my most read author, and here’s the…

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