Category: Realistic Fiction

Four by Jane Blythe

Posted July 20, 2017 by Minx
Four by Jane Blythe

I enjoy reading the Count to Ten series because Author Jane Blythe is not afraid to bring to life the graphic violence that truly can occur with crime. Before I started reading Four though, I had to take a moment and metaphorically put on my big girl panties to ready myself for this story. I might enjoy and appreciate this series but that does not mean that it doesn’t scare […]


One Taste of Crazy by Amanda Siegrist

Posted July 17, 2017 by Minx
One Taste of Crazy by Amanda Siegrist

The A One Taste Novel series is set around a group of friends who started out working in the same firm until an event occurred that changed their lives forever. I really appreciate that each book in this series focuses on a specific character but also includes the characters from previous books. Dee O’Malley was introduced in the first book of this series but it was not until One Taste […]


The Royal Treatment by M.J. Summers

Posted July 17, 2017 by Minx
The Royal Treatment by M.J. Summers

The Royal Treatment is a delightful, potty-mouthed, romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud! Just thinking about this story has me cracking up! I would have to agree with the blurb about this story being satisfying to fans of Bridget Jones, because it was fekking hilarious but at the same time you will root for the underdogs and love the sweet romance. This is a charming little fairy tale […]


Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Posted July 13, 2017 by Minx
Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Eye Candy is a friends to lovers romance but from the start there is a spark between the two main characters. So, there is no awkwardness regarding “all of a sudden noticing that your friend is attractive” type of trope. Both Jackie and Vince had been through some heart-wrenching divorces where they were left by their significant others. This created some pretty deep wounds that they both slowly recovered from. Despite […]


Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Posted July 12, 2017 by Minx
Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Most of the time, romance books focus on one couple but in Worth the Wait the story follows the relationship of two couples. Hogan Guthrie, Violet Shaw and Nathan Hawley, Brooklin Sweet are two couples with very different starts. When considering this book for a review, I was curious to see how this story would flow with two different romance storylines. I was delighted that both storylines were unique but […]


Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 11, 2017 by Minx
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

The Hidden Legacy series from Authors Ilona Andrews is set in a world very much like our own except in this world there is an Aristocracy governed by House families. Hundreds of years ago a serum had been invented that brought forth latent magic that existed in certain humans but the serum was eventually destroyed. After the magic was awakened though it became part of the genetic code for those […]


Blog Tour Review: Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom with Giveaway

Posted July 3, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: Rum Runner by Tricia Leedom with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Sophie Davies-Stone has been a proper Englishwoman since her late childhood. She has been raised by her mother and step-father as a member of the aristocracy virtually in the lap of luxury. She had all the advantages and opportunities that money could offer but she also has a secret desire that she spoke of to no one. […]


Review: Beautiful Deception by Ember Raine Winters, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted June 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: Beautiful Deception by Ember Raine Winters, Excerpt & Giveaway

Review: Beautiful Deception is the third book in the Pride and Honor series. This series follows a band of friends who once served together in the military. They all came home affected in one way or another and it propelled them in different career directions but their careers all focus around helping others. Finally! Finally, we get Mac and Marcy’s story. Since book one there has been tension between these […]


Hearts are like Balloons by Candace Robinson

Posted June 23, 2017 by Minx
Hearts are like Balloons by Candace Robinson

In the beginning of Hearts are like Balloons I was enamored from the starts as I learned about May Faulkner’s early memories of her father. It amazed me that the author was able to in one chapter show the emotional bond that May felt for her Father. Absolutely had my heart already tied up in this book by the first chapter. With her father’s sudden passing May tries to focus on […]


The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Posted June 22, 2017 by Minx
The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

**This story is also titled as “The Summer Seaside Kitchen” with an alternate cover** The Cafe by the Sea is an endearing tale about a woman who is trying to come to her own after a tragedy strikes that created a rift between her family. She was able to push them from her mind until she was faced with going back to her home. Little did she know that returning […]


The Legend by Donna Grant

Posted June 21, 2017 by Minx
The Legend by Donna Grant

The Legend is the third installment of the Sons of Texas series. The storyline from the previous books is that the father’s wife had been brutally murdered years ago and it caused a rift in his family, as his sons blamed him for her death. The sons grew up and each left for some form of military service and didn’t look back. In book one they find out that their […]


The Underground River by Martha Conway

Posted June 20, 2017 by Minx
The Underground River by Martha Conway

The Underground River is a story set in the late 1830’s. The abolitionist movement was in its infancy and it would be years before the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – the Emancipation Proclamation – would be ratified. The story is a memoir told through the lens of the main character May Bedloe. This is not a book that really focuses on the abolitionists, the underground railroad or the realities […]


The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Posted June 19, 2017 by Minx
The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Second chance romances can be a hit or a miss with me. I had not read the previous installments of this series so I had no previous emotions one way or the other on the demise of the relationship for these two characters. Note that I said previous, after reading this book I have all sorts of emotions regarding this story now. I can say that this is absolutely one […]


Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

Posted June 16, 2017 by Minx
Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

What a wonderful slow-building romance! Until it Fades was such a sweet treat for me. The story slowly unfurls starting with the backstory of Catherine Wright. Then it moves on to the crash that nearly cost Brett his life and dealing with the aftermath that would come with saving a hockey hero. For lovers of romance there are some swoony times which culminates with the sweetest happily ever after. A […]


Wired by Julie Garwood

Posted June 14, 2017 by Minx
Wired by Julie Garwood

Wired is an action-packed romance filled with suspense, humor, and sexy times. This story is the thirteenth book in the Buchanan-Renard series and from what I can tell each book in this series is a stand-alone. I wanted to read this story because it seemed like it had the right amount of action and romance that I was looking for in a romantic suspense story and I was not disappointed. Allison […]


Eye on the Prize by Dmytro Holmes

Posted June 12, 2017 by Minx
Eye on the Prize by Dmytro Holmes

*There is an alternate cover to this novel Eye on the Prize was a gritty read that traveled a rollercoaster of highs and lows. The story follows Mikai, a young man with dreams of being the best boxing has to offer. Mikai has risen from the ashes of a terrible childhood with the help of his trainer and father figure Joe. Now with the help of Miles, Joe’s brother, as […]


Never Say Never Again by W.S. Carmichael

Posted June 8, 2017 by Minx
Never Say Never Again by W.S. Carmichael

Never Say Never Again had me from the start. I was one pissed of chica that is, lol. The book opens up with the main character in a bit of a domestic situation with her piece of crap husband. Definitely had my heart pumping with righteous anger. I also absolutely had to know where this story was going. I never expected to love it as much as I did with […]


America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan

Posted June 5, 2017 by Minx
America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan

I wanted to read America’s Next Reality Star because I was curious to see how convincing the storyline would be. Would it be believable? Would it compare to what I think the process would be like? I can say that I have only ever watched reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Face Off. I am not really a connoisseur of reality television but this story was very convincing. I really […]


Review with Giveaway: Chance at Redemption by Samatha Harris

Posted May 27, 2017 by Minx
Review with Giveaway: Chance at Redemption by Samatha Harris

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Chance at Redemption is a steamy romance book that illustrates that appearances are not always what they seem and that no one is beyond redemption. I will warn you that the main protagonist starts as a spoiled little rich girl but if you stick with the story you will be rewarded with a steamy romance, great character […]


The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Posted May 24, 2017 by Minx
The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Suspense, thrill, and romance? Check, check, check. I loved this story! The Watcher is the kind of book that you read and pray that it never happens to you! The start of this novel had my heart pumping and it did not stop from there! The story is told in the present but there are creepy and suspenseful flashbacks that tell us readers what Marlie suffered through. It is like […]