When Old Meets New: Gentle Rogue and Rock Hard

Since this whole project started because of a conversation about the Fated Mates Gentle Rogue episode, it seemed only fitting for Dani and me to start our project with Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey, published in 1990. In case you missed our intro posts, this was a re-read for Dani and a first time read …

Book Discussion: An American Marriage (Spoiler Free-Ish)

Let me begin by acknowledging that this book is beautifully written and that Oprah selected it as her first book club pick of 2018. So now we’re agreed that it’s well-written and that a lot of people are going to enjoy it, right? Great. Now we can jump into the multitude of reasons I didn’t …

Stay With Me Review & Discussion

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo was the Storytime with Squibbles Book Club pick for October and it was long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize. It was also a fascinating story that made me think, which means you get a book review that is spoiler free and then we’ll move into a discussion section because I …

A Discussion of the Portrayal of Domestic Violence in Bad Romance

Guess who has a lot of feelings about a book? Grab yourself a tea or hot chocolate because we’re about to have a deep dive into the world of intimate partner violence. This book is so important and everyone, especially teens, need to read it. Actually, also adults. Honestly, I’m still not over the man …

Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai Book Talk

I thought I didn’t like second chance tropes, but turns out I just really don’t like them when they’re done poorly or the lead reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. What I’m say is that I went into Hate to Want You a little nervous and then I LOVED it so much. So if you’re putting …

Book Talk: The Underground Railroad

I really don’t even have words for this book. When I started the Pop Sugar Challenge at the beginning of the year and set out my TBR of what I was planning to read for each challenge, I was stumped on what to put down for the “read a book about a difficult topic” one …

Book Talk: Hold Me by Courtney Milan

The Ripped Bodice is the only all-romance bookstore in the United States and also a dream vacation location for me. They also happen to be having a Book Club discussing Hold Me by Courtney Milan, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite romance novels so I thought I would “participate” from afar by …

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