Sunday, June 30, 2019

2019 Mini Reviews: February - June

When 2019 started, I thought I'd try to do mini reviews each month—reviews of books that I'd purchased myself or borrowed, books that I didn't feel like doing a full-blown review for but still wanted to record my thoughts about. And I succeeded ... in January 🤣.

Since I haven't done a mini review post since then, I have a lot of catching up to do! Now if I can just remember which books I read ...

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

Of all of the Wilson novels I've read, this one is probably my least favorite. It's an enjoyable steamy-clean read (as all of Wilson's books are) but I didn't connect with main character Kat or buy the "insta-love" she found herself in with Prince Nico. I did enjoy Kat's best friend, and it looks like her story is told in the next book, so I might check it out. 3-1/2 stars.

Kissing the Boy Next Door by Judy Corry

I'm a big fan of Judy Corry's writing—whenever she has a new release, I pick it up as soon as I can. While I didn't love this as much as some of her other books, Kissing the Boy Next Door is an enjoyable read that took some turns that I absolutely did not expect. I liked Wes and Lauren as a couple, and I loved the way everything turned out with Lauren's family. 4 stars.

Falling for the Younger Cowboy by Liwen Y. Ho

While the title is very "on the nose," something about the book's description grabbed me, so I snapped this one up on sale. Falling for the Younger Cowboy is an enjoyable, though not particularly memorable, read. I did have to laugh at one part, though: James used to be the personal chef for a group named the Backroad Boys with a lead singer named Nick ... until Nick's name suddenly becomes Adam! Clearly, the Backroad Boys are modeled after the Backstreet Boys 🤣. 3-1/2 stars.

The Kiss Dare by Jessica Kate

This is super cute, but also super short. I didn't feel like I got to know Bea or Harry well enough to be invested in their romance, but I also could tell by this short that I definitely want to read more of Jessica Kate's writing. 3 stars.

P.S. Goodbye by Tari Faris

This long novella introduces characters from Faris's upcoming Restoring Heritage series. I loved it! It really felt like a full-length novel to me (and a few parts did drag on a bit)—I loved getting to know the characters, and I can't wait to continue the story with You Belong With Me, which releases this fall. 4-1/2 stars.

Books I Didn't Finish

I also had a few I DNF'd: The Upside of Falling Down (didn't get into it; returned so I could borrow something else), I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends (was SOOOOO excited about it because I love Friends, but I found it boring and quit after just a few chapters; that's probably a good thing, based on the Goodreads reviews I just looked at), Coming up for Air (I thought it would be about a girl who's never dated falling for her best friend; instead it is largely about casual sex and hooking up. No thanks.), and probably a few others I've already forgotten about!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Disclosure of Material Connection: I bought or borrowed all of these books and chose to review them. The opinions expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Ooo! You've reminded me I MUST read Jessica's short and of course, Tari's as well. :)

    1. The good thing about Jessica's is that you can read it in literally 10 minutes :-) Tari's is SOOOOOOO good! I'm highly anticipating her novel's release!


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