S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared – L.Marie Adeline:

Secret Shared by L. Marie Adeline My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve read more of the genre after I read S.E.C.R.E.T. so I’m inclined to be a little kinder in my assessment of this book. There is a lot of crass bilge passed off as erotica and this is not it. S.E.C.R.E.T. felt a ... Read More

The Divorce Papers: Susan Rieger – Wholesome, Smart and Funny

The Divorce Papers: A Novel by Susan Rieger My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a story of a divorce, with minor sub-plots of corporate politics and a side romance. I enjoyed the epistolary format (this one used not only correspondence but also notices, newspaper clippings, invitations, lists and legal documents). In addition, the ... Read More

Bad Houses: Sara Ryan – Failin Times

Bad Houses by Sara Ryan My rating: 3 of 5 stars A mournful story about several defeated folks in a town that’s aptly named ‘Failin’. Cat & Lewis run Matchless Estate Sales, a service that cleans out houses (for people who don’t want to do it themselves) by selling every item in the houses. There ... Read More

Horrendo’s Curse #1 – Anna Fienberg: Pirates & Good Hearts

Horrendo’s Curse by Anna Fienberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a delightful little story! A young boy cursed (!) with the inability to curse or wish harm, grows up in a village that spends every year preparing for the annual pirate attack. Schools instruct children in practical matters such as Petrifying Pets and ... Read More

Zen and Sex – Dermot Davis: Jerky With a ForceFit Ending

Zen and Sex by Dermot Davis My rating: 2 of 5 stars Normally I enjoy a good romcom, even while cringing at the neediness of its main female character. Zen and Sex sounded interesting since it’s a romcom with a male protagonist. It starts well and relatable with the lead character still in the throes ... Read More