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!
[ Related: 12 Summer Romances (6 YA + 6 Adult) ]
Read more to see what Tessa Dare books I read, and my thoughts on all of them individually, as well as as a whole!
All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change
Overall: 3.25/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Stars We Steal is a fun, enjoyable book with plenty of drama, easy to read in one sitting (which I might have done).
“I was chasing dreams like starlight.”
[ Related: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Review) ]
// Content Warning: Assault, Torture Mention, Phobia, Murder Mention, Homphobic Comments, Illness //
Release Date: 2/4/2020
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 400
This book is really The Bachelor/Bachelorette but in space. Okay, well it’s actually a retelling of Persuasion, but I know almost nothing about Persuasion (I know- sacrilege) so I can’t speak to how good of a retelling it is. But instead of talking about the stories and ideas this book is inspired by, let’s talk about the story this book is really about.
The Stars We Steal follows Princess Leonie (who prefers to be called Leo) who is entering the Valg, where the wealthiest bachelors and bachelorettes enjoy a month on a luxury spaceship and try to find their future spouse. Leo knows she needs to marry someone wealthy enough to save her family from financial ruin, but she would prefer to not marry anyone. At least, that’s the case until her first love, Elliot- now a successful captain- returns to join the Valg.
“Like a compass aligning itself. He was my true north.”
Want to read all of my thoughts on The Stars We Steal? Read more!