Archive for the Romance Category

12.1.2016

The People in the Photo by Helene Gestern

I love letters. (Not <3 letters, just letters in general). I love writing them and receiving them. Email, text, DMs, are fine and convenient but not can compare to what goes into communicating through letters. Perhaps I’m romanticizing something that may seem trivial but consider the effort that is dispensed (write, fold, stamp, and mail), […]

11.23.2016

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

One of the challenges of reading fiction books in general, is keeping tabs of the numerous characters who are all, in essence, main characters. I guess you can make the argument that the black dress was the sun and the nine women that came in contact with it were celestial bodies orbiting it. But I […]

11.22.2016

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

The story in its entirety is a long roundabout meet-cute. I’d like to think that the two central characters discovered themselves while searching for each other. For Laurent, the bookseller who discovered Laure’s handbag, realized it is possible to fall in love and be unapologetically happy again. (This man cannot be real: bookworm, model citizen, […]

10.20.2015

Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

Our favorite spy-to-be has begun her second year at Madame Geraldine’s Finishing School and she’s already tracking another evil plot purported by someone that will affect someone or something. As usual, she doesn’t entirely have all the details…yet. She’s no long a novice—personally, I don’t think she was ever one since her entry. So far […]

09.15.2015

Claimed by Tarah Scott

I am not ashamed to admit, I love—er, enjoy reading romance novels. I guess it’s because it soothes the raging cynic in me, who is more inclined to read about practical topics such as Science, Finance, and celebrity melt-downs. I don’t really care for the “boy-meets-girl” context of most romance novels. I’m more interested in […]

04.8.2015

Timeless by Gail Carriger

It’s over already?! Good things MUST come to an end…I guess. As much as I am saddened by the realization that the adventures of Aleixia Tarabotti is really over, I’m equally glad that I’ll be able to sleep before dawn because the series was “that” good! Timeless may be the final book of the series […]

03.25.2015

Heartless by Gail Carriger

In all of the books, Heartless clearly illustrates Aleixia finally settling in to her social and political roles in Victorian London. Despite her ever increasing girth, Lady Maccon—mujah, female Alpha of Woolsey, and close friend of the fabulous Lord Akledama—continues to waddle around London investigating an assassination plot against the Queen. But first she has […]

03.24.2015

Blameless by Gail Carriger

Our fearless Heroine, Alex Tarrabotti, is at it again! She has been dodging vampire attacks and annoying questions from her airheaded family. Only this time she travels to Italy, the source of all the grief that has befallen our Lady Maccon at the end of the second book, Changeless. I won’t reveal what happened that […]

03.11.2015

Changeless by Gail Carriger

The adventures of Alexia Tarrabotti, now Lady Maccon, continues in this second book and it picks up where Soulless ended—after the wedding. It has been three months since Aleixia and her beastly beau tied the knot with the endorsement of the Queen—for political reasons—and her insufferable mother. I have to credit Aleixia for not lashing […]

02.18.2015

The Legend Mackinnon by Donna Kauffman

I found this book in a bin full of other paperback books and I was immediately drawn to its cover design. People find it surprising that I like plaid; probably because I wear mostly solid colored hoodies and jeans. Yes, it’s another fiction book but without vampires and werewolves or any overdone brooding supernatural. I […]

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