Reviews by Jenna Harper

B-
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

In Talia Hibbert’s Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute, we get a relatable, friends-to-enemies-back-to-friends-to-maybe-more young adult story that, while well written, somewhat missed the mark for me. Granted, I had high expectations given the buzz Hibbert has received for her contemporary romanc ...

D
Misfit

If you were a fan of the Gossip Girl television show, then I imagine Elle Kennedy’s Misfit might be a big hit for you. I was not a fan of Gossip Girl. I am not a fan of this book.Remington “RJ” Shaw is the quintessential too-cool-for-school loaner hacker dude. Life with a single mother alw ...

B+
Keeper of Enchanted Rooms

Part mystery, all fantasy, a little bit romance and wholly whimsical, Charlie N. Holmberg’s Keeper of Enchanted Rooms is a great read for a cozy winter day curled in front of a fireplace with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.Writer Merritt Fernsby is stunned by his good fortune when his estrang ...

C+
Ship Wrecked

Ship Wrecked, the third installment in Olivia Dade’s Spoiler Alert series, started off strong, and I felt confident that after a long dry spell, I might have found myself a solid A-grade read. The writing is solid and the main characters really grabbed me. Unfortunately, big pacing problems and a ...

B
That Summer in Berlin

Like many others, I find the time period around and during World War II to be absolutely fascinating. So when I discovered that Lecia Cornwall’s That Summer In Berlin was set in the summer of 1936 during the Berlin Olympic Games, I snatched it up to review.Viviane Alden, a heroine worthy of Jo ...

B-
Better Than Fiction

Alexa Martin’s Better Than Fiction had so much potential, with a plucky heroine and a cool bookstore setting. Unfortunately, the too-good-to-be-real hero and a lack of conflict between the couple holds the story back.Drew Young hates to read, so when she inherits the Book Nook bookstore from h ...

D
Situationship

If you like Lifetime movies that include precocious children, rambunctious dogs, and judgmental, shrewish heroines, you will like Marina Adair’s Situationship. Sadly, I like neither Lifetime movies nor this book.Teagan Bianchi has ditched her gambling-addicted leach of a soon-to-be ex-husband ...

C+
The American Roommate Experiment

Imagine if you were alone in your best friend’s NYC apartment and you heard someone trying to come in through the locked door. You aren’t expecting anyone, so you fear this may be an intruder up to no good. What would you do? I would imagine that, like me, your first instinct would be to grab yo ...

C
Three Kisses, One Midnight

The best description I can think of for Three Kisses, One Midnight is a fairytale. Or a story that’s trying really hard to be a fairytale, anyway.This Young Adult book is actually three loosely intertwined short stories. At least, they should be short in that the entire tale takes place over t ...

D+
Six Ways to Write a Love Letter

Jackson Pearce’s Six Ways to Write a Love Letter is what I imagine would result if a writer sent the first-draft of a Taylor Swift fanfic to a publisher who published it without any editing whatsoever. The writing is all over the place.When pop star Vivi Swan’s drummer breaks his arm skatebo ...