Review: Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Review: Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Posted May 16, 2017 ,

I have very mixed feelings about self-published authors. On one hand, I watched a friend struggle through receiving over 50 rejection letters from book agents before finally getting her big break. For whatever reason, she was determined to have her book published the traditional way. When I think about all the great books I may not have ever read because the process […]

Review: The Captain’s Rebel by C.B. Halverson

Review: The Captain’s Rebel by C.B. Halverson
Posted May 16, 2017 ,

The Captain’s Rebel by C.B. Halverson is the first story I’ve read by this author, and being a Scorched title ensures there will be steamy scenes as part of the seafaring voyage taken by the heroine to secure her fortunes. It’s a swashbuckling adventure with a side of kink that leads to a very satisfying happy ever after. Mary O’Malley […]

Review: Tinged by Rachel Blaufeld

Review: Tinged by Rachel Blaufeld
Posted May 15, 2017 ,

Rachel Blaufeld returns to the Electric Tunnel universe with the third book in the series; Tinged. this is the darkest and grittiest story I have read by this author, but if you take into account the subject matter it was always going to be a challenging story. “Thank you for waiting for me… Believing in me.” “It wasn’t hard. You’re […]

Excerpt reveal: Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

Excerpt reveal: Shacking Up by Helena Hunting
Posted May 12, 2017 ,

  She taps the arm of her chair and regards me for a few seconds. “So . . . that woman you were with at the engagement party, I’m guessing she’s not your girlfriend or anything? I don’t need to worry about her freaking out because another woman is living in your condo?” “You mean Brittany? Uh, no. She’s definitely […]

Book mamas we can’t get enough of: Mother’s Day Edition

Book mamas we can’t get enough of: Mother’s Day Edition
Posted May 12, 2017

Erin I had a hard time narrowing my list of favorite book mothers down! I must love to read about women with children. Although my list of favorite romances that feature heroines with children is limited to women who already have children at the start of the novel, I also love a good unexpected pregnancy romance. If I included women […]

Review: The Abalone Shell by Suzie O’Connell

Review: The Abalone Shell by Suzie O’Connell
Posted May 11, 2017 ,

The Abalone Shell left me in awe. The scenery of Sea Glass Cove, the incredibly self-reflective and emotionally vulnerable characters and O’Connell’s familiar, comfy writing style combined perfectly to leave me breathless. The Abalone Shell embodies O’Connell’s greatest strength, her ability to craft heroes and heroines who are just resurfacing after fighting through their darkest days. O’Connell explored that strength […]

Review: Locke and Key by Cristin Harber

Review: Locke and Key by Cristin Harber
Posted May 9, 2017 ,

I’m tempted to make this the shortest book review in Straight Shootin’ history: CRISTIN HARBER IS AWESOME!  READ LOCKE AND KEY NOW!  IT’S GREAT! But I won’t leave it at that because, one, Cristin Harber deserves more words than that, and two, I think a three sentence review would be frowned upon… Really, though, if you are a fan of […]