Book Review: Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars. I still love Becky Bloomwood, but I can see why other reviewers may have said that this book lost a bit of its sparkle. I skipped the second book in the series (mostly because I don’t have it for some reason), and I didn’t feel like I needed to read it to figure out what was happening here. Still, the first book is such a beloved classic for me, and I wish more of its humor carried forward with wedding shenanigans. I think the main problem is that the issue Becky faces would be a total non-issue for the vast majority of us, hence why it gets so frustrating after a while.

Either way, still love the series — onto the next!

Book Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was just a fun read. Becky is akin to Bridget Jones in my eyes, and that’s why I liked this book so much. It’s not something you take seriously, because the way everything ties up nicely for Becky may make you want to pull your hair out. But still… I like the narrative voice. I found the book funny without being cringeworthy with some of the more embarrassing scenes, and that’s usually a plus for me. I’ve read this once before, and figured I’d give it another go. I forgot that the romance, actually, isn’t a huge element in the book overall, and that was surprisingly refreshing for me. It was nice to focus on one character and her growth.

Definitely a recommended book for anyone who enjoys chick-lit!

Book Review: Tales of the Odalisque by Josie Litton

Tales of the OdalisqueTales of the Odalisque by Josie Litton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this is the book I’d recommend if you wanted to start reading Josie Litton’s work. Tales of the Odalisque is a sensual, sumptuous, richly thrilling novella that is perfect to read in one or two sittings. If you’re in the mood for something a little sexy, a little taboo, and a little mysterious, then I suggest you give this erotic tale a read.

Having read His Lordship’s Downfall, parts 1 and 2, I can say that this isn’t QUITE as scandalous. If you finished those works and are dying for more naughty tales, I don’t think Tales will satisfy that. All things considered, I found it tame compared to Adrian’s story of wicked debauchery. BUT. That being said, I thought it was fabulous. I loved both main characters. I want to see so much more of them, with Lucius teaching and dominating and being the sexy bad boy that he is. I could definitely read more from this universe, and I’m thrilled at that my opinion isn’t in the minority, and Ms. Litton will be expanding the universe in the future.

GIVE IT TO ME. MY BODY IS READY.

A+

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Book Review: Little Dancer by Brianna Hale

Little DancerLittle Dancer by Brianna Hale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again, I’m super thrilled to have found Brianna Hale. She’s been added to my must-read author list, and I’ll definitely give every book she’s got a try.

I docked one star from Little Dancer only because I didn’t find myself enjoying the DD/lg dynamic as much as I did in her other works. I found Abby to be a little too young, a little too helpless in the big bad adult world, and I just didn’t vibe with her because of it. The writing was still great, and the sex scenes were more plentiful and steamier, but Abby was just too much of a little for me. And, really, that comes down to personal preference more than anything. People who really dig the kink will likely enjoy the dynamic!

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Book Review: Christmas at Bramley Cottage by Samantha Rose

Christmas at Bramley Cottage: five heart-warming short storiesChristmas at Bramley Cottage: five heart-warming short stories by Samantha Rose

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastic collection of short stories set at Bramley Cottage. You get a little taste of everything here, and once again Samantha Rose proves that she is an author who can really draw the emotion out of me. I shed several tears across multiple of these stories; the author has a real knack for articulating life’s struggles with nuance and tact. Really well done, and definitely a recommended read around the holidays!