It is impossible to remove a book from its context so my review of this book is going to consist mostly of what I realized and experienced while read this book in April of 2021. Buckle Up!
Fashionably late really is the name of the monthly wrap-up game… 💁♀️
It is a truth universally acknowledged that K.J. Charles absolutely slays at writing quality relationships and sex. The key to this all being that she nails the concept of consent. Every. Single. Time. Asking permission is sexy AF and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. Everything Charles’ characters do to one another is done with trust and explicit assurances of pleasure. It’s honestly incredible. It also completely tramples the notion that such things did not exist in the past. Because, believe it or not, there was consensual sex happening during the Regency Period. 🤯
Whoa… This book is a treasure from SO many different angles. Loss is a messy process. Watching Julie sabotage herself with a deep and desperate sadness that bordered on frustrating for me as a reader, was honestly a brilliant move by Thao. You’ve Reached Sam will speak to anyone that has had to say goodbye to a loved one or, honestly, anyone that has watched someone else have to do the same.
Sarah Gailey, you absolute genius. Thinking of starting my own film studio over here because there is zero chance of this book not being optioned for a screen adaptation. It is that gosh darn original. 💍💍💍💍 Four stars as rated in wedding rings worn until death do us part, do us part, do us part, do us part…
I hit 100 followers this weekend (pretty much the best birthday gift a girl could ask for) and in honor that, I’m giving y’all a bit of sway over my TBR! So far in 2021 my DNF list stands at 12. And while I’m not super keep to revisit any of them, I’m also open to changing my mind. If you see a book that I was out of my mind to put down, give the thing a “thumbs up.” Whichever title has the most votes by one week from today (4/12) will get a genuine second chance from me. Scout’s honor!
A Peculiar Combination (Electra McDonnell #1) by Ashley Weaver 🔓🔓🔓 (three stars as rated in locks picked by deft hands and finely honed skills) Electra McDonnell does her best to avoid attention —as a career thief and a lock-pick, her livelihood depends on it. It’s not the ideal profession, but with World War II ragingContinue reading “Book Review: A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver”
It’s been ten years since Nina Rai disappeared with a quarter of a million dollars. Generally assumed to have fled her former life willingly, Nina and her disappearance have all but faded from the rumor mill of the close-knit cul-de-sac where she once lived. But when Nina’s remains are discovered only a short distance from her home, everything changes.
We are three months in and I am more grateful than ever for the absolute gift that is reading. Here’s a bit of what kept me going through the long winter.
Clara Wheaton has never made an impulsive decision in her life. That is, before she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a guy she’d been in love with for 14 years. When he suddenly bails to pursue a burgeoning music career, Clara is left to navigate her new life in an unfamiliar city completely alone. Well, almost completely alone. There is also that very charming and super attractive new roommate of hers named Josh who has sex for a living…