New Adult romance

C+
Not Your Average Hot Guy

Not Your Average Hot Guy is an amusing fantasy romance with a sense of humor and a charming heroine and hero. The tone of the book skews pretty young; it never figures out if it’s Young Adult or New Adult, and Callie feels younger than her years, but it’s an inoffensively light-hearted and funny ...

B
Out of Character

Annabeth Albert’s  Out of Character, the follow up to last year’s Conventionally Yours, features two guys who were firm friends until high-school, when expectations and peer pressure ended their friendship.  It’s a cute, (former) friends-to-lovers romance featuring two likeable characters wh ...

B
Conventionally Yours

Annabeth Albert is one of the few authors whose books I’ll pick up without needing to know much about them, and I was keen to jump into Conventionally Yours, book one in her new True Colors series.  I enjoyed it and looked forward to picking it up again after I’d had to pause, but I can’t say ...

B+
Red, White & Royal Blue

Reviewing a book with this much hype and buzz pre-release almost makes me want to... not. There are already legions of fans to gush about how amazing Red, White, & Royal Blue is, and dissenting from that opinion always seems a little uncomfortable, but I must. While McQuiston’s début has a lo ...

A-
Dirty English

As a fervent anglophile and Janeite, I was ALL in to read Ilsa Madden-Mills’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired steamy New Adult romance, Dirty English the first in her British Bad Boys series. I was instantly hooked by the epigraph - “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” Reading Mr. Darcy ...

A-
Coast to Coast

Hockey romance authors will generally create a fictional NHL team as the backdrop for their series, so it's rare to find an author who digs down into the farm teams that build up the players for their chance in the spotlight. That's what Melanie Ting has done with her Vancouver Vice series. The Vice ...

A
A Higher Education

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I will read just about any Pride and Prejudice redux that comes my way. It is also a truth that very, very few of them are worth my time, so imagine my delight when A Higher Education resoundingly was. The small changes made to the original only served to ...

B
Dirty Scoundrel

Jessica Clare’s Dirty Scoundrel is the second book in her Roughneck Billionaires series. It's also the first novel of hers that I've read, part of my quest to read more new to me authors this year (though she'd been on my to-read list for a while). The series name gives a good hint as to the backg ...

D+
Mine for Now

It always amazes me how differently I can feel about books by the same author.  Over the past week, I read the final (delightful) entry in a long running series by a favorite co-author duo, and eagerly picked up Erika Kelly’s, Mine for Now, hopeful it would be similarly great.  I loved You Reall ...