Publisher: Swoon Reads

ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

Fake dating, a.k.a. fauxmance – one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. So, yeah, I couldn’t resist No Love Allowed. I like contemporary romances because regardless of quality, they’re breezes to read and I can usually find something entertaining or fun about them. No Love Allowed had that… and it didn’t. It was rather average, though undeniably disappointing in some parts. Caleb and Didi meet and quickly engage in a fake dating arrangement. Caleb is a notorious heartbreaker who needs a “girlfriend” so that he can get away unscathed during all the high society events. (He’s rich as fuck.) Didi is poor, her mother’s […]

Posted April 5, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

ARC Book Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

By the time I picked up How to Say I Love You Out Loud, I was a little hesitant. I’ve been tempted by so many Swoon Reads titles because of their absolutely gorgeous covers, but they’ve failed for me more often than not. But wow. I’m so glad I read this one anyway. How to Say I Love You Out Loud is powerful and emotional, and it brings autism to light in a way I had never considered it before. Jordyn’s little brother has autism. This is something that has shaped her whole family and her whole life. He doesn’t have the mild kind of […]

Posted July 25, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

ARC Book Review: Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

When I head about Love Fortunes and Other Disasters, three main things convinced me to pick it up: that adorable illustrated cover, the fun and quirky premise, and the promise of a hate-to-love romance. For all intents and purposes, this should have been the perfect book for me. But somehow, it ended up being something completely different. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters tells the tale of the town called Grimbaud, where love fortunes, charms, and hints of magic are real. These love fortunes are seen as binding, so when a group of high schoolers gets less than optimal fortunes, they decide to fight back and […]

Posted May 6, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Two things I love? Figure skating and best friend romances. So, obviously, when I heard about The Boy Next Door, it immediately went on my, “OH MY GOSH CAN I HAVE THIS NOW PLZ I AM READY FOR THE CUTE” list. *cough* Yeah, that’s a list that may or may not really exist. ANYWAY. Cute and romantic, sure, but this book ended up having a bit too much drama for my taste. This story is told from the alternating perspectives of Maddy and Gabe, two figure skating partners and next door neighbors who have been close all their lives. From just the first couple chapters, […]

Posted December 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

As soon as I heard the premise of the book, I was sold. This book would have a 95% chance of success for me. 14 point of views all shipping two real life people, trying to get them together? SO PERFECT SO CUTE MUST HAS. Then that cover was revealed and my GRABBY HANDS came out to play. All my instincts were 100% correct: this book is adorable, feel good, happy making, and incredibly entertaining. So the premise of A Little Something Different is that Gabe and Lea, two college students sharing a creative writing class, are just perfect for each other – but both […]

Posted August 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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