• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Sophie Kinsella’s Love Your Life ARC Review

    Thank you to Random House – Dial Press and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of Love Your Life, releasing on October 27th! I was floored that I had the chance to get an ARC of a new Sophie Kinsella book. I have actually never read a book by Sophie Kinsella but my entire time as a reader I have known who she is. From the Confessions of a Shopaholic series to standalone such as Can You Keep a Secret? and I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella is a prolific writer and a titan of the romance genre. It is my honour to be able to review her new book months…

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    The Marketing of Discretion by Karina Halle

    This is the final essay I wrote for my Publishing class on Marketing for Book Publishers. The assignment was to explain the marketing campaign of a recent release. Introduction Examining the marketing strategy behind Karina Halle’s Discretion perfectly illustrates the nature of marketing within the romance genre and how it differs from the marketing of other genres. In The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know, Mike Shatzin and Robert Paris Riger write about the future of the publishing industry, and how romance is shaping it. Shatzin and Riger propose, “at a future date it would be fascinating to study the shift from the mass-market paperback-dominated romance industry to the…

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    Laura Trentham’s A Highlander is Coming to Town ARC Review

    Thank you to St. Martin’s and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of A Highlander is Coming to Town, part of the Highland, Georgia series which releases September 29th! I was approached by St. Martin’s via NetGalley to read and review this Christmas themed story. I opted into the opportunity because who does not love Scots and Christmas, at any time of the year. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “The third book in the Highland, Georgia romantic comedy series from Laura Trentham, A Highlander is Coming to Town, full of love, laughs…and highlanders! You better watch out. . . Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season…

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    Helena Hunting’s Kiss My Cupcake ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena Hunting, Forever, and Netgalley for the advance reader copy of Kiss My Cupcake, releasing on August 11th. I absolutely adore Helena Hunting’s books and this new release is awesome. It has the perfect quirkiness that Helena brings to her books. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “As two neighborhood shop owners battle for business, they prove opposites attract in this outrageously funny romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of Meet Cute. Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day.…

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    Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lörincz’s The Wrong Mr. Darcy ARC Review

    Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Griffin for the advance reader copy of The Wrong Mr. Darcy a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz. This story releases on August 25th. I jumped at the chance to review this after St. Martin’s Griffin because I am a classic Pride and Prejudice stan. But I would not really say it is an amazing retelling. In actuality, this was not good. I only found out after I finished that it was written by someone who has dated NBA players and was on Basketball Wives but I really feel like this was her attempt to take shots at WAGS…

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    S.A. Foxe’s Cheat(er) Code ARC Review

    Thank you to S.A. Foxe and Daz and Netgalley for the advance reader copy of Cheater Code, an erotica graphic novel from Oni Press. Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “An erotic graphic novel that pushes all the right buttons, Cheat(er) Code is a hilarious, sexy, and surprisingly tender story about navigating heartbreak and rediscovering your own confidence. Kennedy and his boyfriend Seth have been together six years, and honestly, it’s pretty comfortable. That is, until the couple gets into a huge, potentially relationship-changing fight. Kennedy turns to his trusty video games to distract himself, but when a random power surge hits, he’s transported inside his video game library. Dazed and incredulous about…

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    Lia Louis’ Dear Emmie Blue ARC Review

    Thank you to Lia Louis, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, and Netgalley for the advanced copy of Dear Emmie Blue. Lia Louis’ newest story releases on July 14th. The publisher reached out to me via Netgalley about reading Dear Emmie Blue. The blurb drew me in and as I read my heart was warmed as it reminded me of some of my favourite adult romances, such as Me Before You. Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “In this charming and poignant novel, teenager Emmie Blue releases a balloon with her email address and a big secret into the sky, only to fall head-over-heels for the boy who finds it; now, fourteen years…

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    Helena Hunting’s A Secret for a Secret ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena and the teams at Montlake, NetGalley, and SocialButterflyPR for the advance reader copy of A Secret for a Secret, the third standalone in the All In series. Helena Hunting is the queen of hockey romance! So I was over the moon to see her write this hockey romance trope, the relationship blocked by team dynamics as the female love interest is someone’s daughter. In A Secret for a Secret’s case, Queenie is the general manager’s daughter, but that does not stop a beautiful relationship that blooms between her and the team’s goalie, Ryan Kingston. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From New York Times bestselling author Helena…

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    Karina Halle’s Disavow ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle, Netgalley, and the team at Montlake Romance for the advance review copy of Disavow the standalone conclusion to the Dumonts series. I could not be more excited to bring you another Karina Halle review, love my fellow Canadian so much, she always kills it! Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a seductive novel of riches, romance, and redemption. In the Dumont fashion empire, no heir has a reputation as decadent, arrogant, and ruthless as that of Pascal Dumont. Every transgression, an indecent pleasure. Every woman, a conquest. And none is more challenging than his new personal assistant, Gabrielle…

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    Katie McGarry’s Echoes Between Us ARC Review

    Thank you to Tor Teen and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of Katie McGarry’s new release Echoes Between Us. I first read Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits, almost five and a half years ago and I have been a fan of hers ever since. She is just a master at young adult romance. I have participated in Katie’s bookmark mailouts and I happen to have a few of her books signed as I won a giveaway for a signed copy of Pushing the Limits. I was doing YouTube at the time so I unboxed it on camera and mentioned that my absolute favourite Katie story is Nowhere But Here.…

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