Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer | Review

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Release Date: August 7th, 2007

Dates Read: January 22nd – January 29th, 2019

Pages: 629

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Genre: young adult, romance, urban fantasy

Goodreads blurb:

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

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New Moon by Stephanie Meyer | Review

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Release Date: September 6th 2006 

Dates Read: January 14th – January 20th, 2019

Trigger Warnings: depression

Pages: 563

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Genre: young adult, urban fantasy, romance

Goodreads blurb:

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning…

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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer | Review

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Release Date: October 5th, 2005

Dates Read: January 3rd – January 8th, 2019

Pages: 498

Publisher: Little, Brown Company

Genre: young adult, urban fantasy, romance

Goodreads blurb:

About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.

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Romance Readers | Book Tag

I saw the romance tag on Books Are The New Black Blog. I am a massive romance fan. Which, I’m sure is clear considering how many reviews I have done for contemporary adult romances. It is absolutely ridiculous but they make me so happy. I couldn’t find this original tag, but if you know where it is put it in the comments and I’ll make sure to add it here!

Let’s just get started! I haven’t tagged anyone in this since I don’t know who actually reads romance books or not…oops? I’m so dang behind on blogging. If you want to do this tag, please do! ♡

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WHAT AGE DID YOU START TO READ ROMANCE NOVELS?

I read my first romance book when I was 11 I think. However, I thought it was the most scandalous things and didn’t start reading romance again until I was 16 – where I still saw it as a guilty pleasure that made me nervous.

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♡ IF YOU COULD PICK ONE HERO TO MEET FROM YOUR FAVORITE ROMANCE NOVELS, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? ♡ 

I’ll pick someone from a romance book I read recently. Noah from The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – review coming soon – because I adored his family. I was iffy on him during some parts of the romance novel but I loved his humour.

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter also had an amazing nerdy hero named Zach. He bloody had a baby goat, how amazing? I think that is the only thing that matters in my reasons as to why I would pick him.

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♡ WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE ROMANCE AUTHORS AND WHY? ♡ 

I may as well just make a list for this one. I don’t have ‘why’s’. My why is that they are all absolutely incredible and their romance novels make me mushy goo.

  • Talia Hibbert
  • Alyssa Cole
  • Alisha Rai
  • Christina Lauren
  • Nicola Davidson
  • Tessa Dare
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♡ WHAT IS A FAVORITE ROMANCE NOVEL TO RE-READ? ♡ 

I used to be big on re-reading and I think the romance book I’ve read the most is The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. However, after reading her newest novel 99 Percent Mine (review) I am simply not a fan of the author anymore.

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♡ WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO A NON-ROMANCE READER? ♡ 

It depends on how the person will go into the book. Are they someone who is just going to call it mummy porn? I can’t deal with that. I only recommend based on a readers taste and if they don’t like romance I am just way too exhausted to even think of recommending one to them.

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♡ WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE: CONTEMPORARY, SUSPENSE, HISTORICAL AND WHY? ♡ 

I definitely prefer contemporary. I love real life settings and love when I can understand references. Historical fiction tends to make me mad often due to the sexism that usually takes place. Suspense is always enjoyable, I love being kept on the edge of my seat and anxiously waiting on what the end is.

 

That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert | Cover Reveal

I have something very exciting to bring you all today. As you may know I absolutely adore Talia Hibbert and her romance novels. I literally cried when I found out my review had been quoted in the Amazon edition of the book – literally, ugly sobs. Her romance books are a breath of fresh air, diverse and just so well written. This series is the series that started my deep dive into romance and I will never look back.

A Girl Like That by Talia Hibbert and the following books in the series are some of my favourite books in existence. I have a re-read planned of them already and the series isn’t even done. I think that says it all.

I am lucky enough to be bringing you the cover of the third book in the Ravenswood series titled That Kind of Guy. I get chills. That Kind of Guy releases May 2nd. Without further ado, let me show you this spectacular cover.

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Review

Thank you so much to the publisher for approving me for an eARC of The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. All thoughts and opinions stated throughout the review are my own and are no way impacted by receiving a copy of the book.

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

Dates Read: February 14th to February 15th, 2019

Pages: 320

Publisher: Berkley

Genre: romance, adult, contemporary

Goodreads blurb:

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

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Heartstopper by Alice Oseman | Review

Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for sending me a copy of Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. All thoughts are my own and are in no way impacted by receiving a copy. 

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Release Date: October 2019

Dates Read: January 1st, 2019

Pages: 278

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Genre: LGBTQ+, romance, young adult, contemporary, graphic novel

Goodreads blurb:

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.

Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

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