August 23, 2023

BOOK REVIEW: Love of My Lives by Yamile Saied Méndez


A contemporary love story about fate and the lifelong journey of finding your soul mate. 


Title: Love of My Lives
Author: Yamile Saied Méndez
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: September 26, 2023

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Point of View: 3rd Person
Trope(s): Soul Mates, Magical Realism, Travel 


On the night Madi Ramirez lost her abuela at the age of 13, her grandmother's spirit paid her a visit and revealed an image of the man she was destined to marry. As Madi grew older and began to date, it became her single focus to find this mysterious man.

Fast forward to present day >> every man Madi believed was the love of her lives has turned out to be a disappointment. When Madi finds herself once again reeling from a breakup, she decides to seek solace by traveling to her grandmother's homeland in Puerto Rico. 

Madi immediately feels at home on the island and soon meets a man with whom she feels an instant connection. The only problem? He doesn't haven't the same initials as the man she saw in her vision as a child. Madi must decide if she wants to continue living for a day in the future that may never come or live in the present and enjoy every moment she possibly can with the man right in front of her. 


LOVE OF MY LIVES is a fun, lighthearted read that would be perfect for the beach. The plot is interesting and unique, and the author added a lot of great descriptive and background information about Puerto Rico. It made me want to book a flight to see the beauty for myself. 

However, I would have liked to feel a deeper connection between Madi and the main love interest. Their relationship just didn't feel believable to me. There were also a few events that seemed too far fetched and a few others that didn't really add anything to the story. Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable read that could use another round of editing. 

I'd recommend to readers looking for a fun travel romance, as well as fans of soul mates, magical realism, and instalove. 


*A big thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review.  

May 31, 2023

COVER REVEAL: The Good Girl by Nikki Sloane


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Nikki Sloane has revealed the gorgeous cover for The Good Girl!
Releasing: August 29, 2023

What are you supposed to do when your best friend's little sister--a classic good girl--asks you to help her go bad?

You should say no.

You shouldn't pretend to date her so she can piss off her parents.

You definitely shouldn't agree to take her virginity and show her all the experiences she's been missing out on.

And you really shouldn't keep it a secret from her brother, the one who's your best friend and business partner.

But I don't always make the best choices. In fact, I can be kind of a dick sometimes.

And I know if I don't do it, someone else will... and I can't have that. If anything, it means I get to be the good guy for once.

I just wasn't prepared for how gifted this good girl would be at going bad.

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