Category: Reviews

Review: Arctic Heat (Frozen Hearts #3) by Annabeth Albert

Posted September 23rd 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Arctic Heat (Frozen Hearts #3) by Annabeth Albert

The Faerie Queen’s review Let me kick things off by saying that if any of the following rock your boat, preorder this book immediately: forced proximity, sharing body heat to stay warm, grumpy-sunshine pairing, M/M romance. On the flip side, this book does need a few content warnings for cancer, abusive relationships, grief, negative reactions to coming out, and snow-related accidents, including car crashes. Yeah, there were a few quite scary incidents. In Arctic Heat, we have two rather different personalities. Owen Han is an “aggressively extroverted” reformed businessman tackling a bucket list after facing his mortality. He loves talking to people to the point of craving it, which made spending seven months largely isolated in Alaska an interesting choice for him. On the other hand, Quill is incredibly introverted, wilfully isolating himself with his job. Interactions with people are done when necessary for the job and are quite perfunctory. […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

Posted August 3rd 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

The Faerie Queen’s review I cannot be objective about this book at all. It really hit too close to home for me to not be completely swept away by it, and it consumed me. I loved the first book, and I didn’t think Sarah would let me down, but I also didn’t think it would be possible for me to love this book even more. We were introduced to Beast, AKA Whit, in Wicked and the Wallflower as Devil’s half-brother and fellow Bareknuckle Bastard running Covent Garden. He isn’t much of a talker, communicating much like a teenage boy in grunts and monosyllables. Our heroine is a new but immediately incredible character, the Lady Henrietta, or Hattie. She pushes him out of a moving carriage after kissing him in the first few pages! Hattie is, in some ways, very similar to Whit, not concerned with finery, caring about her employees, and […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

Posted July 15th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

The Faerie Queen’s review Who would have thought bunnies would be so effective at driving a plot and bringing two people together. I sure as hell wasn’t expecting it, and yet here I am, madly in love with Marshall and Gus as a couple, and as individuals. All thanks to a few bunnies doing what they do best on an island without predators. For a book with ONE penetrative sex scene, this was one of the hottest books I’ve read this year. The tension between Marshall and Gus was off the charts. And it shows that shoving it in is not actually necessary for a good time. My lordy. These two. We’re kept waiting for that one scene, but all the build-up was delicious. That being said, I would have still welcomed more. Other people (and rabbits) were going at it a lot more than these two, and that’s completely unfair to them and […]

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Review: He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire by Chloe Liese

Posted July 1st 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire by Chloe Liese

Hey hey hey! It’s my birthday month, and I’m kicking things off with a 2-for-1 special! This is technically the blog tour for book 2 in the in Tough Love series, but I read He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire back-to-back, so you’re getting a review for both in one go. The Faerie Queen’s review Here are a list of things I like that happened to be in this book. If you don’t like these things, move on; however, if you share my interests, this book is available on Kindle Unlimited, the holy grail for romance readers. The heroine is a scientist! She’s smart and precise, and she knows what she’s doing. Yay for competence! The hero is an alpha, but he’s also very attentive, and he appreciates the heroine for her sass. He’s also a Mafia prince, but for once, he’s trying to get out of it. The […]

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Review & Giveaway: Courting Kate by Tori Kron

Posted June 26th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Courting Kate by Tori Kron

The Faerie Queen’s review I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I was going to end up enjoying this one. I was seduced by the cute cover, but when I started reading, I found myself not liking Kate or Miller. Kate was pretty insecure in a bitter way and generally needed to chill, while Miller was inconsiderate enough to jeopardise Kate’s job. We can pretend that there was a fair deal in place – Kate helps Miller woo Stella, while Miller helps Kate with her boss – but Miller only stood to gain something while he effectively blackmailed Kate, since she would actually lose her livelihood. So Courting Kate had an uphill climb to get me on its side. But it did slowly climb that hill as Miller showed a deeper, kinder side and Kate softened. They balanced each other out, and I almost thought the whole thing was orchestrated by […]

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Review & Excerpt: How to Lose a Fiancé by Stefanie London

Posted June 18th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: How to Lose a Fiancé by Stefanie London

The Faerie Queen’s review It’s a weird day when my biggest problem with the book is the cover. And it’s not even a bad cover when you take it as it is. It’s just… the heroine of this book, Sophia, is frequently described as pale, paler than Dion at the very least. So why is this beautiful but very tanned woman on the cover??? Yes, I know that’s a very picky point for me to make, but ugh. Now that my worst criticism is over and done with… I read this book mostly in one sitting. Seriously. I pretty much read it all in one day, aside from the first few percent that I read before sleeping, only getting up for bathroom breaks. I barely ate on Sunday because I didn’t want to stop reading. I had plans for that day! Aspirations! I was going to accomplish things! And yet […]

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Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony

Posted June 10th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Recommendations, Reviews /
Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony

Heyyyy! We’re doing something new since we’re fans of Audible Escape (formerly known as the Audible Romance Package). Audible’s all-you-can-listen buffet of romance is filled with all sorts of delightful gems. Each week, we’re recommending some of our favourite finds! This week, I, the Faerie Queen, need to let you know about two books I binged last week on Audible. The first came to me as a random recommendation from the Audible app, and I could remember seeing it in Goodreads’ sexy covers of the month for September 2018. Once I’d devoured that one, Audible informed me the male narrator, Rupert Channing, had also narrated another book. (Funnily enough, also alongside Erin Mallon, who narrates a ton of romance novels. I now associate her voice with sexytimes basically.) This definitely worked for me, especially in audio form. Fake relationship trope with an Australian billionaire? He can get into my bathtub […]

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Review & Excerpt: A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette

Posted May 14th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette

The Faerie Queen’s review Let me start things off by telling you why you shouldn’t read this book. It is absolutely filled with broodiness and talk about how being a parent is the most fulfilling thing ever. So if that really doesn’t vibe with you, you should probably avoid this. On top of that, if you really want to have kids and can’t, this might also be a bit torturous. Now that that’s out of the way, I gotta say that I swooned my way through this story. Well, swooned and lamented being single, but that’s what it’s always like when reading romance these days. All that sweet-talking (and dirty-talking), all those longing looks and banter, all the orgasms. And then you top it off with all the talk about having kids? Some days, I wish I hadn’t decided I might actually want kids after all. I wish I could go […]

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Review: His Peace Her Pleasure by Keke Renee

Posted April 17th 2019 by The GingerSnap in Reviews /
Review: His Peace Her Pleasure by Keke Renee

The GingerSnap’s review Feminists, do not read this book. I repeat, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. There are so many wonderful books out there. Read one of them instead. Why shouldn’t you read this book? Let us start with a list of all its faults. 1. An emotionally manipulative alpha hero with abusive tendencies. Santiago Garcia, the main male character (I’m not going to call him a hero because he in no way has any heroic tendencies whatsofuckingever), is an asshole. And not just any asshole, but an asshole who thinks that he is the only person who should see, speak to and be around Peaches Ellison, the heroine, because she’s his. Every chapter from his point of view actually made me feel a bit physically ill, because it reminded me that oh yeah, men like this exist. But they shouldn’t exist in romance, unless they’re getting a serious feminist […]

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Review & Excerpt: Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #3.5) by Alyssa Cole

Posted March 28th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #3.5) by Alyssa Cole

The Faerie Queen’s review I did something very silly and jumped from reading book 1 to book 3.5, but whatever, I really wanted Reggie’s story. I will definitely be going back to read the other books because this series is fab though! Anyway, we met Reggie in the first book as a badass lady who runs a website for geeky women to safely celebrate their geekitude. (Because the internet and the real world aren’t always too kind to nerdy women…) Reggie is killing it with her website, but she’s starting to slip up because she can’t sleep. Before she even started the website, she stumbled across a livestream of a guy who liked to talk while solving puzzles, and his voice used to calm her enough to sleep. She used replays of those livestreams until months before when they were all deleted. Now desperate, she hunts down the guy’s email […]

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