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”

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”

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley @kbromleywrites @graydonhouse @HarlequinBooks #fiction #romcom #bookreviewer #blogger

Kaceey’s Review: Oh my gosh! I just loved it! Kara is a historical romance novelist. She is in desperate need to finish her next book but cannot find the inspiration to put words down. And the deadline is fast approaching. While attending her best friend’s pre-wedding party the inspiration she needs walks right up toContinue reading “Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley @kbromleywrites @graydonhouse @HarlequinBooks #fiction #romcom #bookreviewer #blogger”

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #womensfiction #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Heartwarming and Hopeful! Anna is a 30-year-old English teacher hired to tutor 17-year-old T.J. for the summer.  The two are on their way to meet T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane has a heart attack and their plane crashes over the water somewhere near the Maldives.  T.J desperatelyContinue reading “On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #womensfiction #bookreview #bookblogger”

To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne #LaurenLayne @GalleryBooks @NetGalley #romcom #womensfiction #blogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Romance Galore:  If Only Fairy Tales Like this Existed! Gracie Cooper runs her family’s Champagne store in Midtown Manhattan.  After losing her father, Gracie took over the store, even though she originally had bigger dreams.  Now, her days are spent constantly trying to drum up more business and conversing with a guy onContinue reading “To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne #LaurenLayne @GalleryBooks @NetGalley #romcom #womensfiction #blogger #bookreviewer”

The Nature of Fragile Thing by Susan Meissner @SusanMeissner @BerkleyPub #librarybook #audiobook #historicalfiction #fiction #blogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: Completely Captivating! Sophie is an Irish Immigrant, who after arriving in New York, answers an ad for a mail-order bride.  Arriving in San Francisco shortly thereafter, she immediately marries Martin Hocking, though she does not know him.  He is looking for a mate and most importantly a father to his 5-year-old daughter Kat. Continue reading “The Nature of Fragile Thing by Susan Meissner @SusanMeissner @BerkleyPub #librarybook #audiobook #historicalfiction #fiction #blogger #bookreviewer”

The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives by Kristin Miller @RandomHouse @NetGalley #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookreviewer

Kaceey’s Review: Money does not always buy you happiness! Just ask the women who live within the walls of Presidio Terrace a gated and most elite community in San Francisco. Brooke – newly married to her husband who is about 20 years her senior. She is a novelist though nobody takes her too seriously.  SheContinue reading “The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives by Kristin Miller @RandomHouse @NetGalley #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookreviewer”

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”

The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird @ChristinaRoseSB @putnambooks @netgalley #fiction #characterdrivenplot #dystopiannovel #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Wholly and Completely Brilliant.   Yes, I read a book about a Pandemic in a Pandemic.  Some would say that’s in poor taste, and yet, I couldn’t resist. I am not one to shy away from difficult topics and frankly, “The End of Men” is brilliantly written, brilliantly plotted, and gave me a lotContinue reading “The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird @ChristinaRoseSB @putnambooks @netgalley #fiction #characterdrivenplot #dystopiannovel #bookreview #bookblogger”

Find You First by Linwood Barclay @linwood_barclay @WmMorrowBooks #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: My First Linwood Barclay! WHAT Took Me SO Long?!   The Good News?! It was a Complete Success! When single millionaire Miles Cookson finds out that he has a fatal disease, he sets out to make things right. Years prior, when he was a young man, he donated his sperm and could potentially haveContinue reading “Find You First by Linwood Barclay @linwood_barclay @WmMorrowBooks #mystery #suspense #bookblogger #bookreviewer”