Tag: romance

The Slow Burn Office Romance You Need: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

The Slow Burn Office Romance You Need: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

I think this is my highest rating ever for a Sarina Bowen novel, and that’s saying something. Sarina writes some of my favorite new adult romances, and every single one of her books is an immediate must-read for me. The reason this one struck me so hard? It’s the slow burn of the century. If you’ve read the rest of the books in Sarina’s Brooklyn Bruisers series, you’ll know that she’s already hinted at the romance between billionaire tech guru Nate Kattenberger, owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team, and his office manager, the sassy Rebecca Rowley. Those glimpses were […]

A 2017 Must-Read: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

February 2, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Review
A 2017 Must-Read: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills This book. THIS BOOK. This book made me want to hug it to my chest, sigh, and start all over again. Emma Mills has done it again with Foolish Hearts. In fact, I would argue that Foolish Hearts surpasses her last two excellent books, First & Then and This Adventure Ends – and that’s saying a lot. Foolish Hearts is definitely one of my favorite contemporaries of 2017. The plot features Claudia Wallace, a high school junior who ends up accidentally overhearing the school’s premier couple, Iris and Paige, breaking up. Claudia’s always been well-liked, […]

Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

January 26, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Recently in Romance, Review
Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Friends, as many of you know, I am Sarina Bowen-obsessed. So when I heard she and Tanya Eby were writing two rom-coms called Man Hands and Man Card, I leapt at the chance to review them. Sarina is a great at partnering with other authors to write the best new adult romance out there (see: the Him series; Temporary, etc, etc). Her romances are packed with loveable, relatable characters, found families and friendships, and swoony moments. Please note: These are R-rated, and you may snort laugh while reading these. I sure did. And they got me out of my first month […]

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m so sorry I’ve been out of touch with the book world lately – pregnancy has been taking over my life! But here are some recent romance reads that kept me going – let me know if you’ve read any of them or if you have other recs for me that are quick and enjoyable! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature for all of you who like the X-rated books!  RECENT LOVES: If you’re into family stories and stories of unexpected/surprise pregnancy, this is totally your book. Bountiful is the fourth book in Sarina […]

CONTEST: Vote & Win an ARC of Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry!

CONTEST: Vote & Win an ARC of Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry!

Hi guys, coming at you really quickly today with a surprise cover reveal and contest from my romance fave Sarina Bowen. Sarina and new collaborator Sarah Mayberry have co-written TEMPORARY, an incredibly sexy M/F romance coming out September 12th, and I couldn’t be more excited! If you know me and my romance tastes, you know that Sarina is at the top of my fave romance authors list. I read everything she writes. And I’ve been very assured that Aussie Sarah Mayberry’s work will be just as steamy and heart-warming. So here’s the thing: Sarina and Sarah can’t decide between two […]

Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met ..

June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met Rishi

Review: RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy Beautifully intersectional, Ramona Blue is equal parts complex family dynamics, small-town poverty, friendship goals, and swoony romance. Julie Murphy has an incredible gift of being able to bring all of these pieces together in a way that never feels forced, but always lyrical. Ramona Leroux is 17, entering her senior year of high school, with no plans for the future other than staying in Eulogy, Mississippi. She’s got her part-time jobs, her friends, and her sister Hattie, who is pregnant at 19. And she has a summer romance with Grace, a vacationer who’s not […]

Recently in Romance #7 | New Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy & all the Kennedy Fox!

Recently in Romance #7 | New Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy & all the Kennedy Fox!

Since becoming a romance reader a few years ago, I’ve struggled to figure out where romance reviews belong on my site. I don’t usually write full reviews of romance books, and I’m not sure if all of you like the X-rated books! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature where I bundle my recent reads and buys for those of you who are fans. Recently Read: Stay is all about Matt Eriksson, star forward on the Toronto hockey team, and teammate of Ryan Wesley (from HIM and US), and Blake Riley (from US and GOOD BOY). Matt’s been burned by […]

Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

June 16, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m delighted to end my blog hiatus with a review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, as part of the Canadian blog tour for the book. As some of you know, Taylor (or TJR) is one of my auto-buy authors, and this latest book of hers is, in my opinion, her most ambitious work to date. Read on for my thoughts on this unique, feminist take on TJR’s fascinating Hollywood diva. About the Book: Review:The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Most of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books […]

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Blog Tour + Review

May 17, 2017 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Blog Tour + Review

Hi guys, I’m delighted to be part of the Canadian blog tour for THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord. As some of you know, Emery is one of my all-time favorite, auto-buy authors. I love her so much that I hosted a week-long celebration of her work a few years ago! For this blog tour, I got to ask Emery one question, and I’ve also got a review of this wonderful book. Check it out. Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord THE NAMES THEY GAVE US was a unique and personal read for me, and […]

Recently in Romance #6 | New Sarina Bowen, Lucy Parker, and More!

Recently in Romance #6 | New Sarina Bowen, Lucy Parker, and More!

Since becoming a romance reader a few years ago, I’ve struggled to figure out where romance reviews belong on my site. I don’t usually write full reviews of romance books, and I’m not sure if all of you like the X-rated books! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature where I bundle my recent reads and buys for those of you who are fans. Recently Read: 4 stars. As a lot of you know, I am a huge, ginormous Sarina Bowen fan. I love all of her books, but her male/male romance writing is where she really shines. This romance […]