Category: Realistic Fiction

Review: Prescription for Love by Zee Monodee

Posted February 19, 2018 by Minx
Review: Prescription for Love by Zee Monodee

Prescription For Love is about a sweet romance that developed between two unlikely characters. Margo Nolan was a woman who had everything under control. She ruled her position as a forensic pathologist with an iron fist. She did not care if she ruffled any feathers with the local law enforcement or anyone else. She had a good rapport with her colleagues and was okay with sacrificing any personal life for […]


Novella Review: Exploding Love by Amanda Siegrist

Posted February 16, 2018 by Minx
Novella Review: Exploding Love by Amanda Siegrist

For fans of flash fiction, you know when you start to read a flash fiction prompt and you realize that you want so much more because that small flash of fiction hooked you from the start? Well this novella, Exploding Love, is an answer to all those prayers. The first few chapters of this novella are from flash fiction but then rest of the story that was developed was all […]


Review: How to Ensnare a Highlander by Michelle McLean

Posted February 12, 2018 by Minx
Review: How to Ensnare a Highlander by Michelle McLean

How to Ensnare a Highlander is the second book in the MacGregor Lairds series but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I really liked Lady Elizabet Harding’s character. Her family life was not something that I would wish on anyone. Her father was the kind of man that had his eyes set on amassing more wealth and prestige and he didn’t care who’s toes he had to step […]


Review: Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle

Posted February 8, 2018 by Minx
Review: Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle

To say that Survive the Night is my favorite book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series would be an absolutely true statement! I did not think that I was going to love Otto Gunnersen’s character as much as I did because I usually prefer more alpha male type characters but I loved Otto! He was so sweet and bumbling but at the same time fiercely protective, a girl could […]


Review with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Posted February 7, 2018 by Minx
Review with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  Learn more about Next Year in Havana including downloading the book club guide and more at: http://www.chanelcleeton.com/next-year-in-havana/   Add Beatriz Perez’s story WHEN WE LEFT CUBA on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38193131-when-we-left-cuba   • ♥ • ♥ • ♥ •      Next Year in Havana is a beautiful story that tells a family’s story through a dual narrative. The Perez family was forced to leave Cuba after the revolution that had put Fidel Castro in power. Although […]


Review of Hardened Hearts – 17 Stories of Difficult Love

Posted February 5, 2018 by Minx
Review of Hardened Hearts – 17 Stories of Difficult Love

In this day and age, love and love stories in fiction has become in some cases quite formulaic. Hardened Hearts has seventeen short stories that break the mold! Love is not always sunshine and rainbows, love can be passionate, desperate, painful, dark, as well as twisted and disturbing. With each story in this book I found a new idea of love and these stories crossed across many different genres as […]


Review: Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen

Posted February 5, 2018 by Minx
Review: Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen

I was very excited to read this book, Heart of a Highlander! I was introduced to Lady Fiona McDougal’s character in the first book of the A Laird to Love series and I was curious to see what had actually happened between her and her longtime friend and neighbor Colin Campbell. I will admit that I was not in love with Fiona’s character in the first book because she seemed […]


Review: When the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham

Posted January 30, 2018 by Minx
Review: When the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham

When the Stars Come Out is the fifth book in the Cottonbloom series and what drew me to this story was that the main character Willa was a mechanic. That is an unusual occupation for a female character to have and I was interested to see if she was a mechanic in name only in order to make the story different or if she truly played the part. I was […]


Review: Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey

Posted January 22, 2018 by Minx
Review: Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey

Indecent Exposure is the second book in The Academy series and I just love this series!! This book can be read as a standalone but I love the fact that I had read the first book in this series, Disorderly Conduct, because it gave me much enjoyment to see how Charlie and Ever’s relationship has grown while reading this story. There is also the matter of Charlie’s older brother’s secret […]


Review: Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

Posted January 22, 2018 by Minx
Review: Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

I wanted to read Judgment Road because it was a spinoff from the Sea Haven series and I rather enjoyed a few of those books. Although, I was not drawn to the motorcycle club idea because honestly it just doesn’t appeal to me but I was willing to give it a try because I am a fan of Christine Feehan’s works. At the start of Judgment Road I was thinking […]


Review: Five by Jane Blythe

Posted January 18, 2018 by Minx
Review: Five by Jane Blythe

Five might be my favorite book in the Count to Ten series thus far, it was that good! The start of this book takes place in the past and wow it was a memorable scene! Chilling, spine-tingling, and horrifying! I was immediately sucked into this book. I just couldn’t believe what was happening! From there the story moved on to the present where characters from previous stories were introduced and […]


Review: Love the Wine You’re With by Brooke E. Wayne

Posted January 17, 2018 by Minx
Review: Love the Wine You’re With by Brooke E. Wayne

Love the Wine You’re With is the second book in the Vineyard Pleasures series and it absolutely can be read as a standalone book. There is enough explanation of what took place in the previous book that you are not left feeling like you’re missing the bigger picture, which is actually quite lovely. In this story, when Julien showed up to his cousin’s party the last thing he was expecting […]


Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Posted January 16, 2018 by Minx
Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

I do so love the Highlander series by author Lynsay Sands! There is something about the Buchanan family that is quite enjoyable. All the brothers are powerful and have a code of honor that would any woman swoon with delight. Their sister, Saidh, is also quite the feisty little hellcat. In Surrender to the Highlander, Saidh was concerned for her friend Edith Drummond. Saidh had tried repeatedly to get in […]


Review: Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 11, 2018 by Minx
Review: Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen

This story starts with Luke Bentley, the Earl of Sussex, thinking that he is a lucky man. He is a known rake and rather proud of it. He is also a key carrying member of the Wicked Earl’s Club, a gentlemen’s club where naughty things take place and men can indulge in their vices with impunity, and he has no wish for things to be any different. Unfortunately, his parents […]


Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 9, 2018 by Minx
Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series and I am very happy that it won’t be the last! Especially with how this book ended! In this story both Veronica and Stoker have come to terms, for the most part, with their disappointment that their scheduled expedition was cancelled due to the Earl of Rosemorran having hurt himself when he tripped over his tortoise. Even […]


Review: Twenty-Seven Tiered Almond Cake by Amber Laura

Posted January 8, 2018 by Minx
Review: Twenty-Seven Tiered Almond Cake by Amber Laura

Twenty-Seven Tiered Almond Cake is a fun romantic comedy novel that made me laugh out loud at several points through the book. The main character Charlie was a complete pushover for her sister Erin and had managed to land herself in a dire situation when her sister announced her engagement. Despite not wanting her sister to get married to the guy she had just met, Charlie still agreed to be […]


Review with Excerpt & Giveaway: Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane

Posted January 5, 2018 by Minx
Review with Excerpt & Giveaway: Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane

Review: Cowboy Stole My Heart is the first book in the River Ranch series and it was exactly what I was expecting and that made me happy. This is a book that I loved and series I am absolutely going to continue reading! The characters in this book were memorable and the kind of characters I would want more of. They were flawed, honest, witty, sarcastic and even the animals in […]


Review: Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery by Tower Lowe

Posted January 4, 2018 by Minx
Review: Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery by Tower Lowe

Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery is the first book in its series. It was an engaging read that took me on a journey through the lives and secrets of the residents in Homeville, Virginia. Cotton Lee was a woman who was smart and beautiful but was basically disregarded due to that fact that she was left with a disfigured leg and limp from having contracted polio when […]


Review: The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

Posted January 2, 2018 by Minx
Review: The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

In The Rogue is Back in Town, Lord Samuel Travis is the typical second son of a nobleman who had no real responsibilities in life and saw to it to enjoy himself. Unfortunately, he had made a muck of things one too many times and now he was being cut off. Sam had blown his many chances to prove that he could be responsible and his elder brother was giving […]


Review: My Enemy, My Earl by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 2, 2018 by Minx
Review: My Enemy, My Earl by Tammy Andresen

My Enemy, My Earl is book one in the A Laird to Love series and it is a fun and fast-paced story filled with romance. Ewan McDougal, Earl of Dumfries, has been away fighting in a war for a country that he has no love for. The last thing he wants after returning home to his native Scotland is to deal with one more English person but when he happens […]