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Hang the Moon

Hang the Moon is a big, gooey, romantic Valentine of a novel.  Just as good as its predecessor Written in the Stars, it gives us sweet characters, a romantic and well-sketched setting, and split focus between romance and friendship.  It worked on me hard, until I finally gave in to its charms. ...

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Profiling a Killer

Nicole Severn’s Profiling a Killer is the first book in a new, multi-authored Romantic Suspense series featuring the characters who make up a BAU – Behavioural Analysis Unit – of the FBI based in Seattle.  It started well, but it wasn’t long before it became mired in cliché and dumb behavi ...

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Written in the Stars

A loose reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice – the characters are more archetypal than direct representations of Austen’s  –  Written in the Stars is a fun, light-weight and light-hearted romp through the worlds of two Seattle women who find love together in spite of themselves. Elle J ...

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Loathe at First Sight

I was really excited by the premise of Loathe at First Sight. It’s easy to root for a heroine who is in a hostile environment, and enemies-to-lovers is a well-established trope, especially in the workplace. I liked a lot about the book, but the end was unsatisfying. Melody Joo is a young woman ...

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Behind Every Lie

Behind Every Lie is the second novel by Christina McDonald, and since I absolutely loved her 2019 release,The Night Olivia Fell, I was eager to give this one a try. It didn't end up hooking me in quite as much as her first book did, but it's a solid thriller in its own right. Eva and her mother K ...

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Kickin' It

It’s not often that an author is truly able to redeem an unlikable character. When I started Kickin’ It, I was immediately put off by the overly feisty heroine, Parker Speedman. But in the end, while I didn’t love the book overall, I was surprised to find that I’d come to like her. The st ...

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Serious Moonlight

I’m going to use the word ‘charming’ a lot to describe Serious Moonlight. Mostly because ‘charming’ perfectly describes how the book combines a cute first love story, a coming of age tale, a mystery and a character study into a single, tight package. Eighteen-year-old narcoleptic bookwo ...

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A Grave Peril

A Grave Peril is the third book in Wendy Roberts’  Bodies of Evidence series featuring Julie Hall, a young woman with the unusual ability to locate dead bodies using a set of dowsing rods.  I’ve been meaning to dip into this series ever since I read Lynn’s review of the first book, A Grave C ...

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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Kacen Callender’s funny, flawed, authentic story of young love and broken arms, This is Kind of an Epic Love Story focuses on the messy complexities of romance, friend-love and parental love in all of its frustrating, confusing forms. Seattle-raised sixteen-year-old high school junior Nathan Bi ...

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Promise Not to Tell

Promise Not to Tell is book two in the Cutler, Sutter & Salinas detective agency series. The story of a man and woman united by a unique childhood, it’s a mystery which highlights the stuff of which modern day nightmares are made. For Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy there is a before an ...