Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry – Review

Tigers, Not DaughtersTigers, Not Daughters (Tigers, Not Daughters #1) by Samantha Mabry – The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say. Continue reading

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – Review

The Sea Glass CottageThe Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne –  Opening up to a new future… The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The long workdays are unfulfilling, as is her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. So when her estranged mother, Juliet, has an accident Olivia heads home to Sea Glass Cottage. Here she can clear her head and help her mother look after her orphaned niece Caitlin. Continue reading

Mouthful by C.R. Grissom – Review

MouthfulMouthful by C.R. Grissom – Life after high school still blows. Between a judgmental beauty advice columnist mom who sends clothes several sizes too small, and social media sex-shaming her senior year of high school, Faith Lacerna needs a self-confidence boost. Being a freshman at Fortis University in Silicon Valley will be fine, as long as she doesn’t attract attention. Except wearing oversized hoodies in sunny California isn’t the best choice for blending in. Continue reading

Most Likely by Sarah Watson – Review

Most Likely (Most Likely, #1)Most Likely (Most Likely #1) by Sarah Watson – From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president’s senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they’re in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there’s more than just college on the horizon. One of these girls is destined to become the president of the United States. The mystery, of course, is which girl gets the gig. Continue reading

Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #6) by Kim Redford – Review

Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin' Hot Cowboys, #6)Cowboy Firefighter Heat (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #6) by Kim Redford – She’s back and hotter than ever. Good thing this firefighting cowboy can handle the sparks. When country singer Fern Bryant returns to her cabin in Wildcat Hall Park, the last thing she expects to find is Craig Thorne in her home…asleep in her bed. Fern had big dreams, and chasing those dreams required sacrifices. Unfortunately, Craig was the cowboy singer and firefighter she left behind. Much to her surprise, now they’re the co-owners of her beloved Wildcat Hall Park. Continue reading

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – Review

The Sea Glass CottageThe Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne – The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The 16-hour workdays are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast.

It’s just for a few months—that’s what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. Continue reading

Valentine: A Novel by Elizabeth Wetmore – Review

Valentine: A NovelValentine: A Novel by Elizabeth Wetmore – Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . . It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow. Continue reading

Sting by Cindy R. Wilson – Review

StingSting by Cindy R. Wilson – They call me the Scorpion because they don’t know who I really am. All they know is that someone is stealing from people with excess to help people with nothing survive another day.

But then a trusted friend reveals who I am—“just” Tessa, “just” a girl—and sends me straight into the arms of the law. All those people I helped…couldn’t help me when I needed it. Continue reading

Wild, Wild Rake (The Cavensham Heiresses #6) by Janna MacGregor – Review

Wild, Wild Rake (The Cavensham Heiresses #6)Wild, Wild Rake (The Cavensham Heiresses #6) by Janna MacGregor –  Her first marriage was an epic failure. Lady Avalon Warwyck never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry―that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town. Continue reading

For the Sake of a Scottish Rake (Besotted Scots #3) by Anna Bradley – Review

For the Sake of a Scottish Rake (Besotted Scots, #3)For the Sake of a Scottish Rake (Besotted Scots #3) by Anna Bradley – After a sheltered upbringing, Lady Lucinda Sutcliffe is finally embarking on her first season, eager to experience everything she’s missed. When Lucy realizes that her uncle plans to quickly marry her off in exchange for a slice of her fortune, she begs a favor of a new acquaintance, Ciaran Ramsey. If Lucy remains single until she turns twenty-one, she—and her money—will be out of her uncle’s power. All the charming Scot needs to do is woo her for six weeks, and then jilt her… Continue reading