The Fiery Crown: Forgotten Empires #2 by Jeffe Kennedy – Review

The Fiery Crown (Forgotten Empires, #2)The Fiery Crown: Forgotten Empires #2 by Jeffe Kennedy – A queen and her rebel prince turn from enemies to lovers while evil forces plot to destroy them in this lush romantic fantasy.

Following The Orchid Throne, Conri and Lia’s marriage of convenience has turned into an uneasy alliance. If only the two leaders could agree on something. Driven by revenge, Conri wants to attack Emperor Anure before the tyrant gets to them first. But Lia needs to keep Calanthe safe, and refuses to sacrifice her kingdom. Their ongoing battle for control has built up tension they’re both more than happy to release in bed, the only place where they find common ground. But Conri and Lia are developing deeper feelings for each other that are complicating matters. In the second book in the Forgotten Empires trilogy, Conri and Lia find their loyalties torn, and with Emperor Anure’s threat growing, will they be able to risk everything with each other before it’s too late? Continue reading

Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry – Review

Don't Turn AroundDon’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry – The riveting follow up to Jessica Barry’s debut Freefall—a controversial, of-the-moment thriller about two women fighting for their right to live. 322 miles of road. 6 hours. 2 strangers. 1 killer. Too many secrets.

Midnight. Cait Monaghan and Rebecca McRae are on a desolate road that slices through the New Mexican desert. They’ve never met before tonight. Both have secrets to protect. Both of their lives are in danger. Continue reading

44 Chapters About 4 Men by B.B. Easton – Review

44 Chapters About 4 Men44 Chapters About 4 Men by B.B. Easton – One woman’s secret journal completely changes her marriage in this hilarious and biting memoir — soon to be a Netflix Original Series.

School psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.

After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous number-crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect from my tattooed and testosterone-fueled ex-boyfriends. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret. Well, guess what? My husband found my journal. And guess what else? He upped his game. Continue reading

Pamela Salzman’s Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman – Review

Pamela Salzman's Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or LessPamela Salzman’s Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman – Popular cooking instructor and author of Kitchen Matters shares her easy, healthy recipes and kitchen hacks that make home cooking a breeze — without compromising flavor or nutrition.

Pamela Salzman, beloved Los Angeles-based cooking instructor and author of Kitchen Matters, is back with a collection of quick, delicious meals that don’t compromise on flavor or nutrition. In Quicker Than Quick, Pamela shares an arsenal of cooking class-tested, family-approved, easy, healthful recipes that will have you covered through breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These inventive sheet pan dinners, stovetop skillet meals, Instant Pot recipes, and quick versions of time-consuming comfort foods require minimal hands-on time and don’t use exotic, hard-to-find ingredients. Continue reading

When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett – Review

When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries, #3)When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett –  She knows what she wants. Miss Sophie Kendall is happiest arranging the secret meetings of the Debutante Underground, a group of women who come together to discuss the weekly advice column The Debutante’s Revenge. What makes Sophie most unhappy is her impending march down the aisle to a man she does not love. But her family’s finances are in increasingly dire straits. Continue reading

Liberation by Imogen Kealey – Review

LiberationLiberation by Imogen Kealey – Hero. Soldier. Spy. Leader. Her name is Nancy Wake. To the Allies, she was a fearless freedom fighter, a special operations legend, a woman ahead of her time. To the Gestapo, she was a ghost, a shadow, the most wanted person in the world.

But at first, Nancy Wake was just another young woman living in Marseilles and recently engaged to a man she loved. Then France fell to the Nazi blitzkrieg. With her appetite for danger, Nancy quickly finds herself drawn into the underground Resistance standing up to Nazi rule. Gaining notoriety as the White Mouse, with a 5-million-franc bounty hanging over her head, Wake rises to the top of the Nazi’s Most Wanted list–only to find her husband arrested for treasonous activity under suspicion of being the White Mouse himself. Continue reading