Reviews by Haley Kral

F
Fight or Flight

Maybe it’s appropriate to give a book called Fight or Flight an F. Although in this case, F is for Failure to be worth reading, Full of terrible tropes we should let die, and Frightfully hard to read. The book tricked me with the cutesy, cartoon cover and then delivered a story that was anything b ...

B-
Make Me Crave

This is the second of Katee Robert’s books for the new Harlequin Dare line, and Make Me Crave is exactly the short, sexy, escapist fun you’d expect from a high(er)-heat Harlequin line. I doubt this book will be particularly memorable for anyone, but the island setting and low angst are a good wa ...

B+
The Last King

The Last King kicks off Katee Robert's new series about a family involved in the oil industry in Houston, Texas.  The O’Malley’s series turned me into a big fan of hers, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from her latest release – but I’m happy to report that there is plenty of drama, back ...

B-
Hurts to Love You

Heiress Evangeline Chandler is over being a respectable daughter. She’s been driving for a ride service at night, refuses to work for her father’s charitable foundation, and she has a crush on tattoo artist Gabriel Hunter. Eve has been keep her feelings for Gabe a secret for years, but when her ...

C
Make Me Want

Make Me Want is one of the first books from Harlequin’s Dare line, a new imprint that is meant to be hotter than their others. Since I’m a fan of Katee Robert, I was looking forward to see what she could bring to the range as well as getting an idea of what to expect from the other books. If the ...

A
The Bastard's Bargain

I have been waiting for this book for ages, since before I even knew that Keira and Dmitri would feature in their own story. I am so happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed and there is still as much chemistry between the ‘gentleman murderer’ and the mob daughter as there was during their run- ...

B
Citywide

I’m a big fan of Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series, so when he released a free m/m/m short (entitled Third Rail) I, of course, had to read it. There was so much chemistry between Chris, Jace, and Aiden that I whipped through that story and was ready to read their happily ever after. The ...

B
The Rules of Magic

This is a difficult book to review, since I’m reluctant to compare it too much to Practical Magic, to which it stands as a prequel.  The Rules of Magic is completely its own book, separate from the original story, although the two books are connected by virtue of being about the same family. I ...

C-
Chasing Christmas Eve

I have been reading Chasing Christmas Eve for four months. Literally, from May to September I tried to make myself care about reading this book, and I never managed it. I finally forced myself to get through it so I could write this review. And why did it take me that long to read less than 400 page ...

A+
The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

I once vowed that I would never again read a book about a woman running a cupcake shop, bakery, or anything similar. I was absolutely burned out on that entire premise. Not only did The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky change my mind, it’s a book I am now recommending to everyone I can think of. I ...