Category: Realistic Fiction

Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Posted November 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Obsidian and Stars is the second book in the Ivory and Bone series. I did enjoy the first book, Ivory and Bone, but this book was much more enjoyable to me. The way the story is written is beautiful and detailed. The pacing is of a slower nature but I was okay with that because this story followed around a prehistoric clan and it just felt natural to me. From the […]


Review: As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Posted November 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

As Bright As Heaven starts in 1918 just before the onset of the Spanish flu pandemic and is told in different time periods. Some being month to month then the narration will skip a few years and then move around some more. This story begins after the devastating loss of Henry, the Bright’s youngest child. His death had profoundly affected this family and although Pauline Bright had made it through […]


Review: Mistletoe Magic by Amanda Siegrist

Posted November 17, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mistletoe Magic by Amanda Siegrist

What a sweet story Mistletoe Magic was! I was not sure at first how I felt about Officer Aiden Crowl because he was quite a jerk. I loved Theresa Brennen’s character though. She was a sweet small-town girl who may not have had the best of opportunities but she made do with what she had. Despite growing up on the wrong side of town she was not jaded and was satisfied […]


Review: Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

Posted November 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Captured Memories by Katherine McIntyre

Captured Memories is the third installment in a multi-author series about a mystical café called Cupid’s Café. It is from this café that invitations are sent out to individuals who need it most. The invitations go out to two people who are broken or hurting in some way and someone feels that together they would be whole. They are given an invitation but it is up to them to accept […]


Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Posted November 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Die Before You Wake is the fourth book in The Bartender Babe Chronicles and I really enjoyed the changes that have taken place for this cast of characters. This series follows Vicki Bohanan through a series of misadventures where she manages to get herself in some crazy and life-threatening situations. Definitely no shortage of humor and snark in this series and I love it! With the help of her best […]


Excerpt & Review: Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick

Posted November 14, 2017 by Minx
Excerpt & Review: Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick

Romancing the Scot is the first book in The Pennington Family series and I feel this promises to be a wonderful series. This series is set in the early eighteen-hundreds in Baronsford Scotland but the Pennington family is actually English. At the start of this story we meet Grace Ware who was the daughter of a military commander who fought with the French against the English. Grace and her father […]


Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

Posted November 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

This story, Heart of the Fae, has my heart completely and utterly. This was such a delightful story! If you love any rendition of the Beauty and the Beast story then this is a story you will absolutely love. Especially if you are fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, because the main character of this story reminds me of a broody Tamlin. Except in this story Eamonn has […]


Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

Posted November 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

I bought Flamingo Road a few months past because it looked like an interesting book. I was intrigued that it revolved around crime, horses, and the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau. The TRPB is a real agency, which I knew absolutely nothing about before I read this book. If you want to check it out here is a LINK to the home page of the organization. Pretty cool, right? Fia McKee […]


Review: The Devil of Dunakin Castle by Heather McCollum

Posted November 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Devil of Dunakin Castle by Heather McCollum

The Devil of Dunakin Castle is the fourth book in the Highland Isles series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. In this story Grace Ellington was a woman who longed to prove herself courageous and strong. She was unable to do so though because she had a reputation for being quite the opposite and no one who knew her was willing look past her reputation. When an opportunity […]


Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Posted November 7, 2017 by Minx
Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Out of the Ordinary is the second book in the Apart from the Crowd series and I absolutely loved that this book included the original cast of characters from book one. I love it when a cast of characters are developed and then they are carried through a series, it just adds to the overall story for me. This story though was focused on the relationship between Gertrude Cadwalader and Harrison […]


Review & Giveaway: Ready For Wild by Liora Blake

Posted November 6, 2017 by Minx
Review & Giveaway: Ready For Wild by Liora Blake

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Ready for Wild was my first taste of Author Liora Blake’s writing style and I am hooked. This book is the third and final installment of the Grand Valley series. Although I had not read the previous books I was not at a loss with the story, it can be read as a standalone. I think the only […]


Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Posted November 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes is a series starter for the Apart from the Crowd series. I was first turned onto Author Jen Turano’s work with the A Class of Their Own series and when I learned that she had a new series starting, I was very excited to start reading. Took me a bit of time to start reading Behind the Scenes but it is just adorable and I found it […]


Review: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Katie Baldwin

Posted November 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Katie Baldwin

A Kiss to Build a Dream On is a sweet contemporary romance! Bethany Michaels is an average librarian who is content with her daily life for the most part. Since the death of her family she has led a rather isolated life with not too much in the way of personal relationships and that is the one thing that she wishes she had more of. One day as she was […]


Review & Excerpt: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet

Posted November 1, 2017 by Minx
Review & Excerpt: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet

This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet. This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This bookstagram blitz runs from 31 October till 6 November. ***Check out the Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: The Right Kind of Reckless is the second book in the Reckless Hearts trilogy. This series follows three former Marines, Collin, Max […]


Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Posted October 27, 2017 by Minx
Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Perfect Gravity picks up where its prequel, Wanted and Wired, ended. These two stories slightly overlap each other, so I was already familiar with the characters Kellen Hockley and Angela Neko. Although I did not know their backstories and history together. So, I was very excited to read the story behind them and I just adored Kellen’s character. I didn’t think I was going to like Angela’s character, but I most […]


Review: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes

Posted October 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes

No Other Duke Will Do is the third book in the Windham Brides series and it was a charming story that was hilarious, witty, and had an unusual romance. Julian St. David was not interested in having a wife, he couldn’t even afford one if he wanted too. He was left with a legacy of debt resulting from one too many book purchases made by his predecessors and has been […]


Review: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

Posted October 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

To Marry a Texas Outlaw is the third book in the Men of Legend series and is set in Texas during the year 1879. Outlaw Luke Weston had been running from the law for years and was finally one step closer to finding the varmint who framed him for a murder that he had never committed. That was over two years ago and Luke had been on a mission ever […]


Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Posted October 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

City of Lies was the type of book that only got better as it went on. At the start, I was introduced to Elizabeth Mile’s character and grifter ways, which I found most interesting. When things went bad with a deal, she wound up taking part in a suffragist march in order to try and throw some thugs off of her trail. Only that did not go as she had […]


🎄🎄🎄 Review: Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set 🎄🎄🎄

Posted October 21, 2017 by Minx
🎄🎄🎄 Review: Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set 🎄🎄🎄

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin Iain MacKillop had been the commander of all the MacKillop fighting men for some time. He had always done what was asked of him and put others needs before his own, even entering into an arranged marriage. The marriage had worked out okay for him but his wife had recently died and Iain found himself getting a little lonely. Getting on in his years […]


🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant 🎄

Posted October 20, 2017 by Minx
🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant 🎄

Let’s just start this review with saying do you not just love the cover for The Christmas Cowboy Hero?! Definitely a case of love at first sight for me! Clayton East was also a yummy character who had a great heart. Although he was not the same man he was before he left for the military he was still a good man. At the start of this story, he was […]