You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: “You Were There Too” left me feeling little until the very end and THEN finally, a tear escaped. A Case of Too Little Too Late. When a novel drags on with a storyline that seemed wholly far-fetched, such that I almost dnf’d it several times but kept on, and felt absolutely nothing untilContinue reading “You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #bookreview”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides @CeladonBooks @MacmillanUSA #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Dark Academia at its Best or its Worst? Mariana is a Group Therapist, who is desperately trying to help others while dealing with her depression over the loss of her husband. Upon receiving a frantic phone call from her niece Zoe, who is at Cambridge, that a friend and classmate of hers hasContinue reading “The Maidens by Alex Michaelides @CeladonBooks @MacmillanUSA #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookcommunity”

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Oh So Good! Jubilee Jenkins is allergic to humans.  As in if someone touches her skin, she could literally die. That in a nutshell caused Jubilee to hide from the world for 10 lonely years.   All this time, Jubilee’s mother has taken care of her financially but after her mother’s death, Jubilee isContinue reading “Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen #contemporary fiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookcommunity”

Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Swoon-Worthy Detective Daniel Rush from “Covet” gets his own story and it’s a doozy!  At the tail end of “Covet,” Detective Daniel Rush was shot and readers are left wondering what happened to him.  To say that gave me heart palpitations is an understatement!  (He was after all the best part of thatContinue reading “Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #romance #audiobooks #bookreview”

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: Beautifully Realistic, Honest & Heartbreaking!   If your marriage was devoid of intimacy or love, would you turn to another for comfort and companionship? That is the million-dollar question, isn’t it?!   For Claire Canton, the answer is yes.  When Claire’s husband Chris finds a new job after being unemployed for almost a year, itContinue reading “Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreview”

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Refreshing, Relevant, and Romantic! Grace Porter, or “Porter” as almost everyone calls her has been on the fast track her whole life, studying and working as hard as possible to get her Ph.D. and finally achieve greatness.  Her goal to be the best was drilled into her by her father, and nothing elseContinue reading “Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers @garnetmorgue @parkrowbooks #contemporaryfiction #romance #mentalhealth #bookreview #bookblogger”

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain @randomhouse #paulamclain #libraryreads #suspense #audiobooks #bookblogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Taut, Terrifying and Realistic. So darn good, scary, and realistic, it gave me heart palpitations! If this isn’t on your TBR Add It Now! The Year is 1993: The Place is Mendocino, California. A Detective with a troubled past returns to the place she once called home: Mendocino and the place where Cameron,Continue reading “When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain @randomhouse #paulamclain #libraryreads #suspense #audiobooks #bookblogger #bookreviewer”

White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves #tgarvisgraves #romance #contemporary fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookcommunity

Susanne’s Review: Way to Burst My Little Bubble with too much “Heat!” As much as I loved “Heart-Shaped Hack” – unfortunately the sequel “White-Hot Hack” was unable to win this girl’s heart due to the level of “heat” featured in this novel by Tracey Garvis Graves.  I shouldn’t have been surprised based on the titleContinue reading “White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves #tgarvisgraves #romance #contemporary fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookcommunity”

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse #mystery #fiction #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: A Mystery that Garnered a lot of Hype on Social Media that left a lot to be desired. Just call this a case of the Ho-Hums. All the expectations I had were dashed fairly early on, and sadly I kept going even though it was clear this was failing to deliver. A SanatoriumContinue reading “The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse #mystery #fiction #bookreview #bookblogger”

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan @jcourtsull #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Female Friendships can be complicated.  Especially as we get older.   The dynamics of class, friendship, marriage, motherhood, power, and privilege, are explored to absolute perfection in “Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan.  Elizabeth is a married mother, who struggles with her new life in Upstate New York.  Having recently moved from Brooklyn,Continue reading “Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan @jcourtsull #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreview #bookreviewer”