The Dating Plan by Sara Desai – A Cute and Fun Read (Review)

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai Review

My Thoughts: The Dating Plan is a cute and fun read, that’s perfect if you’re in a slump.

About the Book: This book follows Daisy, a software engineer desperate to stop her matchmaking relatives, and Liam, whose inheritance depends on him getting married. As a solution to both of their problems, they agree to a marriage of convenience, but as they spend more time together, they start to fall for each other.

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Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – A Romance You Don’t Want to Miss (Review)

Act Your Age Eve Brown Review - 5 Stars

My Thoughts: This book was everything. I cannot recommend it enough.

About the Book: Act Your Age, Eve Brown follows Eve and Jacob. Eve wants to prove herself to her family, and show that she isn’t spoiled and that she can hold down a job and not give up. Enter Jacob, and his bed and breakfast. He’s desperate for a new cook, and when Eve just so happens to show up (and hit him with her car), he’s stuck hiring her.

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Waiting For A Scot Like You by Eva Leigh – 80’s Movies in Regency London (Union of the Rakes #3 Review)

Waiting for a Scot Like You Review 3.5 Stars

My Thoughts: Waiting for a Scot Like You is a fun, quick regency romance with plenty of steam. While it isn’t my favorite in the Union of the Rakes series, I still did enjoy it.

About the Book: It follows Major Duncan McCameron, who is tasked with escorting Lady Farris to a house party. Easy, right? Except that Lady Farris, the Dowager Countess, is on a mission to live her life to the fullest and experience everything the world has to offer, which naturally conflicts with Major McCameron’s strict, rule-following demeanor.

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Ranking + Reviewing the Bridgerton Series

With Bridgerton hitting Netflix, I want to talk about the book that inspired the show!

I read this series earlier this past year and absolutely loved it (with the exception of one of the books), so today I’m excited to attempt to rank each book in the series, while briefly reviewing them.

We’ll be starting with my least favorite and working towards my favorite, so let’s get started!

#8. The Duke and I

Rating: 1 Star
Order in the Series: #1
TW: Sexual assault, rape, child abuse (in past)

“Many a woman has been ruined by a single kiss.” 

This book had a lot of promise. I really enjoyed parts of it, but there was one scene that completely ruined it for me. If you want to know all of my detailed thoughts on this, I wrote an in-depth review on just The Duke and I last week. In the end, this scene was extremely disappointed and made me hate this book. And I’m extremely disappointed to see that they kept this scene in the show.

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My Issue With The Bridgertons Series – The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (Review)

Overall: 1/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 1/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Duke and I had the potential to be an amazing book, but one scene ruined it all for me.

[ Related: Reading & Reviewing Every Tessa Dare Book in 1 Month (Part 1) ]

// Content Warning: Child Abuse & Neglect, Rape //
Trigger Warning: I will be discussing the handling of rape and non-consensual sex a lot in this review

Release Date: 1/5/2000
Publisher: Avon Books
Page Count: 384 pages
Premise:

The Duke & I is the first book in the Bridgertons series, following Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset. Daphne is the eldest daughter of the Viscount, but the fourth of her eight siblings. Despite knowing most of the young eligible gentlemen in London, she is struggling to capture their interest when it comes to romance. Meanwhile, her eldest brother’s best friend, Simon, the Duke of Hastings, has no interest in marriage or society. However, when he and Daphne meet, they decide to fake a courtship. This way she can be viewed as desirable, and Simon can avoid the various mothers pushing their daughters at him. It sounds like a great plan, but they didn’t prepare for love.

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