Haley Kral

Senior Reviewer

Haley K is a librarian-of-all-trades, book reviewer, writer, perpetual student, as well as a pretty crafty chick. She lives in Texas with too many pets and too little sleep.

Currently Reading

This changes too much to pin down for long. I read mostly Contemporary Romance or Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal. Currently I am rereading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (or listening to the audio, more accurately) and just starting Indecent Proposal by Katee Roberts. 

Favorite Romance

That is hard to say. The one I have reread the most is probably Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey (although it is considered a controversial book nowadays). I also love Hawke O'Toole's Hostage by Sandra Brown, Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, and Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath. Most of my all-time favorites are books I read as a kid when I stole romance novels from my mom. 

Favorite Non-Romance

Angelfall by Susan Ee, although that's cheating because it has romance in it. Also Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor,  The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue, Water for Elephants by Water for Elephants, and Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

What I Love in a Romance

Angst. Torture those heroes and I'm happy. I want people to pine and suffer before they get their happy ending. 

What I Hate in a Romance

Unbelievable small towns. Seriously, I grew up in a small town and not everyone knows everyone's business and meddles in their life. If a book is set in a small town where the local biddies play matchmaker and know every detail of everything, I'll drop it like a bad habit. 
I'm also no fan of shifters, werewolves, or most adult Paranormal Romance. I can handle fairies or witches sometimes, but if the book has more than one supernatural element thrown in I will lose interest. Its why I lost interest in the Southern Vampire series. Vampires are fine, but once werewolves, witches, fairies, ghosts, aliens, shifters, and every other manner of oogie-boogie shows up, I'm out. 

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