Archive | January 2020

Gabriel’s Promise by Sylvain Reynard–review

Professor Gabriel Emerson is akin to coming home. Imagine your favorite slippers, leggings or blanket, that feeling of contentment is one that washed over me as I started reading. I was enthralled and completely sucked into Gabriel and Julia’s previous books, specifically, books one and two.
Professor Emerson is my OG professor to kick off my love of Professor-Student genres. I loved seeing a different side of Gabriel, especially after the birth of their daughter, Clare. So attentive, loving and protective. Just what his girls need.
Now that Clare is in the picture, one would hope that Gabriel and Julia have an easy breezy future. Unfortunately, they are tested and must face challenges that will test them both. Ms. Reynard packed a full storyline with issues, enemies, and confrontations between beginning and end. Some may have been true storyline issues, while others felt like ‘fluff’ and didn’t really need to be there.
Despite all this, Sylvain’s writing is wonderful. If you have read the previous books, pick this up on January 7th and see what the Emerson’s are up too!

Hearts and Thorns by Ella Fields–Review

4 ‘Bug and Toad’ Stars

Holy, Ella Fields!! I am a sucker and completely addicted to stepbrother romances, so naturally I thought Hearts and Thorns would be right up my alley.  Well, freaking A, it was a stepbrother romance, but it was so much more. It’s the ‘more’ that you have to worry about with Ella Fields books.

When I hear Ella has a new book coming out, I’m all excited and can’t wait. What my conscious seems to forget is that Ella is sweet and writes amazing books, but those books will chew you up, grind your feelings down in a blender, and spit you out without a second thought. This leaves you a jumbled mess trying to catch a breath while laying crumpled on the floor. Glutton for punishment, party of 1? 🙋🏻‍♀️

Jackson and Willa Thorn were raised as siblings, despite the fact they weren’t blood related. They were everything to each other, as well as best friends. This type of relationship wasn’t a problem until they grew older and feelings/dynamics started to change. This eliciting a forbidden, taboo, and dirty secret relationship.

Despite all this, I couldn’t look away. I HAD to keep reading. I didn’t care if I was going to be shocked, let down, or completely and utterly pulverized. I HAD to read about Willa and Jackson! I needed to know more and see how they would navigate this relationship in a world that isn’t ready for the norm of stepsibling’s romance being ok.

So, be prepared. Grab your tissues, drink of choice, maybe some chocolate and get ready for a gut-wrenching, soul crunching and a heartbreaking read.