Reviews by Alex Serrano

B+
Enchantée

Take magic and romance, mix in the tumult of Paris on the eve of revolution, and you’ll get the historical fiction delight that is Enchantée. Gita Trelease’s début young adult novel is an enchanting romp through the streets of Paris in 1789 in which magic literally winds through the city and t ...

B
In Her Sights

In Her Sights is the first in a new series by Katie Ruggle, a four-time Amazon Best Book of the Month recipient and winner of Amazon Best Book of the Year for Fan the Flames, book two in the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series. The Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters focuses on the Pax sisters, five ...

B+
Come With Me

Come with Me by New York Times best-selling author Helen Schulman is a granular look into the life of one family. At its core, it's a dive into the struggles of family life, and shows us how temptation can lead us astray. But it's also a story about the dangers of technology, about the fact that it ...

B
Driven to Distraction

The first of two books in the Road to Love series by Lori Foster, Driven to Distraction follows the story of Brodie Crews and Mary Daniels, who are trapped in a car for hours with nothing but Brodie’s dog and their sexual tension to keep them company. When Brodie is hired by Mary’s employer to b ...

A
Nobody's Sweetheart Now

Set primarily in the English Countryside in the summer of 1924,  Nobody’s Sweetheart Now is the first in Maggie Robinson’s new series of Lady Adelaide Mysteries. A forward-thinking woman in the 1920s, a proper but swoon-worthy police inspector, a hint of the paranormal, and the little dog too, ...

C
An Easy Death

A gun-slinging young woman battling magic-wielders and fellow gunman alike in a wild west setting on an altered historical timeline. Count us in, right? An Easy Death promises everything I could ever want in a book. It only kind of delivers, though. In this first entry of Charlaine Harris’ new ...

B+
The Impossible Girl

I loved The Impossible Girl. The setting is expertly laid out, detailed and realistic, and the characters are relatable and likable. It was everything you want when you pick up a young adult read; a level-headed and intelligent young woman as the female lead, and a strong but subtle romance to swoon ...

C
Highland Devil

Highland Devil is the twenty-second installment in Hannah Howell’s series, The Murrays. Howell creates a clear, historic picture with a rich world of characters for her readers to delve into. You can pick up and read this one without having read the previous books, but you will find that there are ...

B+
Deep Cover

Deep Cover is the third entry in Scarlett Cole’s romantic suspense series, Love Over Duty, which follows three ex-Navy SEALs who’ve launched their own security firm called Eagle Securities. Not only are they brothers through their shared service, but they’ve also had a strong bond since childh ...

B
Dating for Keeps

Dating for Keeps, the third in Coleen Kwan’s Pine Falls series, is my first foray into one of her romance novels. This is the sweet story of two people who need a little bit of help to find exactly what they need in an unlikely friendship. A little bit of luck, a little bit of sexual tension, and ...