Posts by: Marieke


Book review: Fighting Irish ~ Katy Regnery

Book review: Fighting Irish ~ Katy Regnery

What do summer camps and unrequited teenage crushes have to do with each other? Most of the time it is what it is, but in Fighting Irish, Rory and Brittany get a second chance. They’re both adults now and know what they want from their lives. I’ve enjoyed reading this sweet story. “She was, hands down, the loveliest woman he’d […]

Posted February 27, 2018 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: At the Stroke of Midnight ~ Tara Sivec

Book review + excerpt: At the Stroke of Midnight ~ Tara Sivec

My favorite RomCom series is without any doubt the ‘Chocolate Lovers Series’, I love the craziness, the hilarious antics and the in-your-face characters. The author’s last few books I’ve read where far more serious and dealing with heavy subjects, but with At the Stroke of Midnight Tara Sivec is back with a charming RomCom. I simply love it. “A lady […]

Posted February 27, 2018 by Marieke

Book review: Cut & Blow 3 ~ Ashleigh Giannoccaro

Book review: Cut & Blow 3 ~ Ashleigh Giannoccaro

Cut & Blow 3 is already the third book in the series, and brings us readers back to the shiny hair salon with its ties to the not so shiny underworld… This time the story is about hairdresser Romeo and client Viviana. He escaped the criminal life, she’s Rain’s little sister. What can go wrong? “I never imagined her that […]

Posted February 21, 2018 by Marieke

Book review: The Wonder of You ~ Harper Kincaid

Book review: The Wonder of You ~ Harper Kincaid

A good blurb and a nice cover are enough for me to give a new-for-me author a try. The Wonder of You is my first read by Harper Kincaid and tells the story of Alice and Dare. Some parts I loved, other parts I liked and a few didn’t work for me personally. But overall it was an entertaining read, […]

Posted February 15, 2018 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: In Harmony ~ Emma Scott

Book review + excerpt: In Harmony ~ Emma Scott

When I pick a new book to read, stories about young people in their late teens are not the first ones I pick. But when Emma Scott announces she’s writing a Young Adult story, of course I can’t say no to it. Yes, Willow and Isaac are young, but sad circumstances made them wise beyond their years. I love the […]

Posted February 14, 2018 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: Rough Ride ~ Kristen Ashley

Book review + excerpt: Rough Ride ~ Kristen Ashley

One of my most re-read books by Kristen Ashley is Own The Wind, the first book in the ‘Chaos Series’. It tells the story of Tabby and Shy, and while I love them together, I hated Shy for the way he treated Rosalie. Although Rosalie played a small part, she made a big impression on me and I always kept […]

Posted February 14, 2018 by Marieke

Book review: Keeping It ~ Rachel Robinson

Book review: Keeping It ~ Rachel Robinson

I have a love/hate relationship with Rachel Robinson’s books. I love the stories and the characters, but the angst… Sometimes I want to scream, sometimes I want to cry, but I still keep reading them. I think I’m a bit of an angst-addict. Keeping It however, is very different. Yes, it’s set in the same world as the ‘Real SEAL […]

Posted February 12, 2018 by Marieke

Book review: Bentley ~ Melanie Moreland

Book review: Bentley ~ Melanie Moreland

Sometimes I’m having a day where things get a bit complicated… You know, kids misbehaving, cats throwing up over your fav suede boots, hubby late from work… You get me, right? And after a day like that all I want is to chill and read a book (preferably with a glass of Riesling). But nothing angst-y or heartbreaking, just a […]

Posted February 9, 2018 by Marieke

Book review: Follow Me Back ~ A.L. Jackson

Book review: Follow Me Back ~ A.L. Jackson

Follow Me Back tells the story of Kale and Hope, and both are not looking for love. He because he thinks its not for him, she because her life is complicated enough as it is. But as in other A.L. Jackson stories, these two deserve real love, and that’s what they get. “Ideas thrummed through my mind. The dangerous, dangerous […]

Posted February 5, 2018 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: Undefeated ~ Jane Harvey-Berrick & Stuart Reardon

Book review + excerpt: Undefeated ~ Jane Harvey-Berrick & Stuart Reardon

For some reason I’m not that much into romance books written by men, but when I heard Stuart Reardon was teaming up with one of my favorite authors – Jane Harvey-Berrick – I knew I had to read the result of their collaboration. Undefeated is an honest and real story, I love it. “Nick’s determination was a living thing, pushing […]

Posted January 31, 2018 by Marieke