Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Like walking into cool air conditioning on the muggiest day. Cool. Crisp. Clear as a bell. Rooney's economical writing combined with smart vocabulary, a moving story, and characters that effervesce makes this book a joy. Lillian Boxfish, an ad-woman and confirmed bachelorette, is something of an institution. Lillian Boxfish mother and wife is a more… Continue reading Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

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The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

DNF at 50%. And i'm eating thin mints as a reward for making it that far. I do not understand the positive vibes surrounding this book. The heroine, a recent widow, has 4 kids and a miserable personality. Her hot new neighbor gives her feelings - so she cranks up the awful. Self-indulgent Whiny. Depressing.… Continue reading The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

The Queen & the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune

I connected with this book on a cellular level. Snotty, hiccuppy, laugh/crying where i couldn't breathe and didn't care. Plot - doesn't really matter bc although the plot is what the book's about it's not what this book is ABOUT. Still - Darren was once dismissive and shitty to Sandy. They spend years hate-flirting. Circumstances… Continue reading The Queen & the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune

No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

I expect a couple of things from a shifter romance - and this one didn't let me down. Growly alpha male - check. Sassy but sort of meddling female - check. Adventure - check. Nothing brilliant but a comforting read. Plot - there's this whole plot involving a bear cub and inheritance and double-crossing. blah… Continue reading No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle