These last few books have me rethinking my opinions on tropes. I have not really enjoyed rockstar romances, but I am a sucker for a Pretty Woman retelling. My one major issue was that Jewel deserved a better grovel.
#BigMistakeBigHuge #SuperShortReviews #FebruaryReads
Series: Once Upon a Rockstar
CW: Prostitution, Multiple Partners (Opening Scene); Death of a Parent; Grief;
I adore well done publishing/writing settings. I loved this from the first to last page.
#ByAnyOtherName #RomanceNovelsAlltheWayDown #1sentencereviews #January Reads
Tropes: Secret Identity, Office Romance, Enemies to Lovers
TW/CW: Parent with Alzheimer’s; Death of parent from cancer
I love romances set in publishing settings and this one included a secret. Loved the characters here.
#MeetMeInTheMargins #BookishSettingsAreMyJam #1SentenceReviews
Tropes: You’ve Got Mail-style two-person love triangle, Epistolary, Enemies to Lovers,
TW/CW: Body Shaming, Infidelity, Disordered Eating, Bullying, Death of a Parent
Loved Wells’ Wall books, not as thrilled with her Dark Romance, not enough groveling in this one.
#RunPosyRun #NeedMoreGrovel #1sentencereviews
Series: Underboss Insurrection #1
Tropes: Mafia, Forced Proximity, Hate to Love
TW/CW: Slut shaming, Threats of sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Revenge porn, Cheating, Intimate partner abuse recounted, Voluntary euthanasia mentioned, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Alcohol consumption, Death of a parent from cancer recounted, Death of a daughter in a car accident mentioned, Murder, Kidnapping
Cate C. Wells
I love Katee Roberts newer books; this does not have the same depth as those.
#LearnMyLesson #LoveaBigManSub #1sentencereviews
Series: Wicked Villains #2
Tropes: Enemies to lovers, Second Chance Romance
TW/CW (From the author): Abusive father (off-page), kidnapping, assault, child/family death (off-page, historical), explicit sex
I have seen this book recommended everywhere, wished I had not waited so long to dive in. Chef’s kiss!
#ABrideforthePrizefighter #BanterForDays #1sentencereviews #JanuaryReads
Series: Victorian PrizeFighters #1
TW: Sexual content, Kidnapping, Death, Alcoholism, Incest, Infidelity, Suicide
Author: Alice Coldbreathe