Reviews by Haley Kral

C
Three Little Words

I think that Three Little Words was a book with a lot of potential that was damaged by poor pacing and a lackluster hero. The book started on such a promising note. I love stories of people who are reunited that have a failed relationship in their past or awkward encounter. So, when Isabel walked i ...

B+
Siege and Storm

The second book in the Grisha Triology will not disappoint fans of the first book, Shadow and Bone. We find Alina Starkov, Mal Oretsev, and The Darkling where they left off at the end of the first book, and the stakes for Ravka are even higher than before. Siege and Storm introduces readers to a ...

A
Carolina Girl

Do you ever pick up a book without expecting much from it, but then it knocks your socks off? That is what happened to me with Carolina Girl. I had never heard of Virginia Kantra so I didn’t know what I would get with the first book in the Dare Island series. The story is a familiar romance trope ...

C+
Nautier and Wilder

Anthology
The two stories included in Nautier and Wilder were somewhat similar and my reaction to them was much the same. Both stories are romantic suspense and involve women being protected from bad guys by the men in their life. Both dealt with over the top scenarios that put these otherwise ordinary peop ...

B
The Look of Love

If you’re looking for a nice, light read to take on vacation this summer, The Look of Love would be an excellent choice. Andre has written a romantic story that is perfectly sweet and great for a beach read. In first book of the Sullivan series, we meet Chase Sullivan as he rescues Chloe Peterson ...

D
A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses

Just once I would like to pick up a great romance book about witches that doesn’t involve vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and every other manner of oogie-boogie that that the author can think up. From the description of A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses , I thought that more of the story wo ...

B+
Half Moon Hill

Toni Blake is back with an excellent final addition to her small town contemporary romance series with Half Moon Hill. This time, Destiny serves as the background for a budding romance between two outsiders, Anna and Duke. Readers were introduced to Anna Romo in Toni Blake’s last installment in th ...

C+
True

When I see Erin McCarthy’s name on a book, I am almost always tempted to give it a try. So, I couldn’t resist reading her foray into the New Adult genre, True. This book left me feeling conflicted. There were parts that brought me tears, and parts that nearly bored me to them as well. While this ...