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Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Maddy and Ella are identical twins but they could not be more different. Maddy is popular and vivacious. People seem to gravitate towards her. Ella on the other hand, is quiet and is more interested in getting into art school than who’s going with whom to the Snow Ball. Maddy and Ella used to be best friends until high school, when Maddy got a whole new group of friends and there seemed to be no place for Ella in Maddy’s new life.

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Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Title: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running Author: Kelley Puckett, Scott Peterson Illustrator: Damion Scott, Robert Campanella Publication Date: March 1, 2001 Publisher:  DC Comics Genre: Comics/Graphic Novels Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Library Rating: 3 stars – stick to your bedtime Exploding out from no man’s land — the all-new batgirl! In the midst of No Man’s Land, Batman gave a nameless girl with a violent past the costume and title of Batgirl. Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight’s allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man’s Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn… Read more »

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Review: If Only by Cherise Sinclair

Review: If Only by Cherise Sinclair

I am a big fan of Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of the Shadowlands BDSM romance series. I have slowly been working my way through the series and let myself read one between other books as a treat to myself.

I was really excited to finally read Sally’s story. She’s always been a fun character and I liked the idea of her with the two serious Feds.

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Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

I am a huge, huge fan of author Nalini Singh, with my favorites being her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunters series of paranormal romances. The announcement of the Rock Kiss series was a bit of a surprise since she doesn’t usually write straight contemporary. While contemporary isn’t my favorite genre, I knew that if Nalini Singh was writing it, I had to read it. If anyone could turn this paranormal/urban fantasy lover into a contemporary convert, it would be Singh.

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Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

We finally get Reaver and Harvester’s story! If you’ve been reading this series, you know that their relationship is complicated, to say the least.

Overall I liked this one, but not as much as I thought I would. The pacing felt a little off at times and I didn’t like how a lot of Reaver and Harvester’s back story was told instead of shown to us. However, I enjoyed learning about the long history between Harvester and Reaver. They have both made mistakes with each other and both learn to forgive each other.

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Audiobook Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

Audiobook Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

Shaw London has it all – or so it seems. A beautiful woman from a respected family and she’s on the fast track to medical school. The one thing she wants is the one thing she can never have. Rule Archer doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. He thinks of Shaw as an annoying little sister until they both have a little too much to drink one night and suddenly Rule starts seeing Shaw in a totally different light. It’s a classic case of good girl meets bad boy but can these two seemingly opposite personalities work past their differences and find the love they both deserve?

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Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go Bernadette is an epistolary novel told through emails, faxes, newsletters, FBI reports, handwritten notes and journals entries from various characters as they try to piece together the events leading up to the disappearance of Bernadette Fox. Bernadette Fox is an agoraphobic mother and former architectural genius who lives in a crumbling old school house with her precocious daughter Bee and her workaholic husband Elgin Branch. A few days before her family is set to go to Antarctica, Bernadette goes missing. The book is a collection of documents that Bernadette’s daughter Bee pit a together to try to unravel what happened leading up to her mother’s disappearance.

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Audiobook Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Audiobook Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

I’ve been a fan of Judy Greer’s for a while now. While she may not be instantly recognizable to some, her acting resume is impressive and varied. She’s been in Thirteen Going On Thirty, The Wedding Planner, Arrested Development, The Village and 27 Dresses. One of my favorite roles of hers is Cheryl/Carol from the animated series Archer, in which she plays a psychotic railway heiress who likes auto-erotic asphyxiation, bobcats and country music. She often plays the best friend or kooky co-worker, which suits her well as she seems like she would be a really great girlfriend.

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Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Title: Misbehaving Author: Tiffany ReiszPublication Date: February 1, 2014Publisher: Cosmo Hot Reads from HarlequinGenre: Adult Contemporary Romance/EroticaFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, KoboSource: Publisher via Netgalley Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything… As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag–and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever. The… Read more »

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Review: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream

Review: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream

Title: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream Author: Marjorie Liu Illustrator: Alina Urusov Publication Date: April 20, 2011 Publisher: Marvel Genre: Comics/Graphic Novels Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Library X-23 has spent her short life being used by those in power, from the military to the X-Men. But when she is forced to confront a being who can control her life with nothing but a thought, will X-23 finally learn how to fight — not for others, but herself? Guest-starring NYX! COLLECTING: X-23 #1-6 I went into this not knowing anything about X-23. I picked it up because it was written by Marjorie Liu, a writer whose urban fantasy… Read more »

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