Reviews by Jenna Harper

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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 ...

B+
Love Radio

At the beginning of Love Radio, author Ebony LaDelle includes a letter to readers that explains her inspiration for writing her first novel. She talks about how she’d always been the relationship expert amongst her friends, about her lifelong dream of becoming a writer, and her love for her hometo ...

C
Beautiful Sacrifice

In my review of Beautiful Oblivion, I compared Jamie McGuire’s Maddox Brothers series to Twinkies® - they taste great but they’re really very bad for you. After reading book three, Beautiful Sacrifice: A Novel (after all, there are always two Twinkies in a pack), my comparison proves spot on. T ...

C+
Beautiful Oblivion

Back in 2011, I was one of the many readers who had a love/hate relationship with Jamie McGuire’s runaway New Adult hit, Beautiful Disaster. I loved hero Travis’s intensity but hated his anger management issues, swooned over his devotion to heroine Abby but despised his obsessiveness, prayed the ...

B+
Most of All You: A Love Story

I’ve started an oddly weird tradition of gorging on a Mia Sheridan book for Mother’s Day. Back in 2014, it was her Archer’s Voice that had me ignoring my family in order to flip pages. This year, it was her 2017 title Most of All You: A Love Story (picked up via AAR’s Steals and Deals!) that ...

D+
Blood Kiss

Every morning for over forty years, my cousin has eaten a chocolate frosted Poptart™ for breakfast. Every morning.  I once asked her if she didn’t get sick of the same thing every single day, and she just shrugged, saying she likes what she likes. If you like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Bro ...

B-
Drumline

I love drumlines. LOVE them! So when I read the blurb about Drumline by Stacy Kestwick, I snatched it up. The prospect of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of a college drumline, plus the bonus of a love story between two drummers teased that I’d found a keeper. While this book wasn ...

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Autoboyography

I stayed up late to read this book. I woke up early to read this book. I was late to appointments because I was reading this book. I read it in the car (while waiting on someone), and if I could have read it in the shower, I would have read it there. Can you tell? I absolutely loved Christina Lauren ...

C+
Coming Up for Air

This was a tough one to grade. I loved Miranda Kenneally’s first book, Crossing Jordan, and ever since then, I’ve wanted to love her subsequent titles. I keep giving them a try, and they keep falling short of the mark. So while Coming Up for Air isn’t a bad book, it isn’t great either. It ju ...