Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley for giving me an earc in exchange for an honest review!
Overall: 3.75/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: If you’re looking for something quick and cute, Well Played might be the book for you.
// Content Warning: Mature Content, Catfishing //
Release Date: 9/22/2020
Page Count: 336
Well Played is the sequel to Well Met, following Stacey, who decides after a night of too much wine to message her no-strings attached summer fling who has left for the year. While he’s traveling, they grow closer through emails and texts. But, when he, and the annual Ren Faire, comes back the next summer, she realizes the man she was messaging (and falling for) is not who she thought.
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*Thank you so much to Avon & Netgalley for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.*
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Would I Lie to the Duke is a fun, sexy read that you will want to reread the second you finish.
“Love isn’t a weapon. It’s not a way to blind someone to you or make someone feel obligated. It should be a gift, a blessing.”
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// Content Warning: Mature Content //
Release Date: 7/28/2020
Page Count: 384
Would I Lie to the Duke follows Jessica McGale, who, in a desperate attempt to save her family business, poses as “Lady Whitfield” to try and get investors. There, she meets Noel, the Duke of Rotherby, and as they grow closer, Jess must decide if her family business is worth breaking Noel’s heart, and her own.
“You destroy me– piece by piece. And I welcome it.”
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Berkley Books for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Party of Two was the exact read I needed. It’s cute and fun, but has true depth.
”Sometimes the only way to get something good is to take a few risks.”
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// Content Warning: Racism (Mention) //
Release Date: 6/23/2020
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 320
Party of Two follows Olivia Monroe, a lawyer who moved to L.A. to start her own law firm, and Max Powell, a junior senator. When the two meet, sparks fly, but with Max’s high profile job, and Olivia’s desire to stay out of the spotlight, is what they have special enough to survive?
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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: This book is a really cute, lighthearted read that you’ll be able to run through in just one sitting.
“Relationships are a lot like houses: without a good foundation, they’ll crumble.”
// Content Warning: Cheating, ableism, toxic dynamic between boss & employee //
Release Date: 3/24/2020
Publisher: Gallery Books
Page Count: 308
The Honey-Don’t List follows two employees, James and Carey, of a famous home remodeling couple. When said couple embark on a book tour, James and Carey are forced to come along to keep the couple from ruining their brand (or killing each other).
“I want to make her life better by being the best thing in it.”
Read more for all of my thoughts on The Honey-Don’t List!
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Yes, you heard me right.
On January 5, 2020, I began my mission to read every Tessa Dare book. Now, I didn’t actually have that as a goal when I picked up Do You Want To Start A Scandal, but once I started, I couldn’t stop. And now we’re here.
First, the truth:
- I haven’t read every Tessa Dare book yet. I actually plan on making this a two-part series. This is part 1, where I talk about the 14 of her books I have read. I will add a part 2 once I finish the rest.
- I had already read 3 of her books before starting this, but I do plan on rereading them for part 2!
- All the books in part 1 were read in a month, but there might be a break between part 1 and part 2. Doing this made me fall a bit behind in my TBR, so I need to take some time to catch up before continuing.
- I will be including any novellas that are sold separately from anthologies.
- There are a lot of books to talk about, so the reviews won’t be my normal, full length reviews. Instead, they’ll be quick mini reviews. I may make full length reviews for some of the books eventually, but not today.
I’m sorry for the clickbait-y title, but if you can forgive me, we should probably get started on those reviews!
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Read more to see what Tessa Dare books I read, and my thoughts on all of them individually, as well as as a whole!