Hollis Jade

Reviewer

I'm the kind of reader who sneaks in quality kindle time while at her boring deskjob because if I can't get paid to read books, I might as well read books while getting paid. in addition to being ridiculous, I'm also Canadian, a hockey fan, never far from my iPod, and perpetually covered in cat hair.

Currently Reading

Favorite Romance

this is just a taste of some of my favourite kinds of romances.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.
Act Like It by Lucy Parker.
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran.
HIM by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen.
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare.
Entreat Me by Grace Draven.
Unbound by Cara McKenna.
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati.
A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur.

Favorite Non-Romance

in this sampling of some of my non-romance favourites, almost all of the following have a strong romance element in them; but you wouldn't find them in the romance section.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier.
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski.
Bad Judgment by Sidney Bell.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

What I Love in a Romance

Strong emotional resonance. Chemistryyyy. Banter. Hate-to-love. Opposites attract.

What I Hate in a Romance

Extreme alpha "heroes" and the heroines who act as their doormats. Misunderstandings or miscommunications that are not realistic. Over the top dirty talk. Heroines (or heroes!) that are oblivious to something for plot driven reasons or just too stupid to live, period. Telling vs showing. Love triangles.

A Bit More About Me

I'm an avid and voracious reader of pretty much all genres and all romantic subgenres. I grew up reading horror and fantasy and only began branching out into traditional romance a few years ago. Lately I am complete trash for historical and queer romance, and especially queer historical romance. I'm also a huge fan of YA, paranormal & UF, mystery/suspense, sports, and some science fiction.

I want the books I read to make me feel something, whether it's agony or delight, whether it makes me laugh or makes me cry.