I’m Reading: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne's 2016 debut The Hating Game is still near the top of many romance agents' lists as the enemies-to-lovers trope done right. Lucy and Joshua are assistants to the two bitterly opposing heads of their publishing company, and the two clash at first sight. Working across from each other in the same office, they've … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne

I’m Reading: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

This was one of those happy surprises. I picked up Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn from my library's new purchases, which can be a bit hit-or-miss. I didn't expect to fall in love and now I wonder why I'm not seeing this near the top of all the great contemporary romance lists. Meg is a … Continue reading I’m Reading: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I don't usually read YA, but when I was browsing through the library's new acquisitions in romance, this caught my eye. I might technically call The Revolution of Birdie Randolph romance, but its breadth and depth defy genre. It reminds me of the tarot card The Lovers. While the story is about relationships both physical … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

It's on every shelf and every agent wishlist, and for good reason. Red, White & Royal Blue had me laughing out loud one minute and leaking happy-sappy tears the next. My partner kept giving me concerned looks from the corner of his eye. The last third of the book required chocolate with my tissues. In … Continue reading I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I’m Reading: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

(contains spoilers) The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez has been taking the Romance world by storm, and for good reason. It starts with the perfect meet-cute involving an adorable lost puppy, and fulfills all our sighs and yearning for a solid romance from there.  The biggest reason this should be in your TBR … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

I’m Reading: Eve Silver’s Dark Gothics

When I told my partner about wanting to write some gothic elements into my current book, he asked me how many gothics I'd read and enjoyed. I'd read the classics of course, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. They weren't my favorites. Northanger Abbey was my second-least-favorite Jane Austen, although I found out later that it was intended as a parody … Continue reading I’m Reading: Eve Silver’s Dark Gothics