Category: Reviews

Review & Excerpt: The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl by Annika Martin

Posted July 12th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl by Annika Martin

The Faerie Queen’s review I read this whilst in a car with my boyfriend, driving down the winding roads of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (aka the west coast). And boy, did I have fun! This one is (obviously) for those of you who like your billionaire fantasies. In one corner, we’ve got scientist CEO Theo for a hero, consumed with efficiency and scientific breakthroughs, believing there’s no room for fun and personality in the workplace lest they decrease productivity. In the other corner, we have Lizzie, creative bakery owner turned social media coordinator, desperate for an income to help her recover from the financial blow that was dating a conman. Both are stubborn, and both have personal issues in their pasts. My ultimate favourite parts of the book were Lizzie and Theo’s early morning conversations before he discovered her identity. They were sexy, bizarre at times, and laugh-out-loud funny. So funny! My […]

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Taste of Pleasure by Chloe Blake

Posted July 6th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Taste of Pleasure by Chloe Blake

The Faerie Queen’s review Who loves food? Who loves Italian food? Because mmmmmmm. This book made me HUNGRY. For food… and for Toni. A Taste of Pleasure describes the way this book started off. Dani and Toni meet at their friends’ wedding, where Dani has done the catering and Toni has provided the wines. They have a night of pleasure – one they both need with their respective recent romantic experiences. Dani was in a weird sexual relationship with her boss, while Toni was just divorced from his wife (and mother of his daughter). The morning after their encounter, Dani sneaks away, not wanting any awkwardness. It’s not until a year later, when Dani’s career has blown up in her face (she catches the boss cheating, big surprise) and she takes a break with her mom in Milan, where she began her career has a chef. In a weird twist of fate, […]

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Mistake of Magic by Alex Lidell

Posted July 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Mistake of Magic by Alex Lidell

The Faerie Queen’s review YESSSS book 2 in the Power of Five series! I adored the first book, so I was psyched to read the second instalment. But also dead nervous because so many series that start well flop in the next book. In this book, the quint faces down the council, eager to break them one way or another. They must prove to the rest of the fae that Lera deserves to be there despite being human. Basically, that she is not, in fact, a mistake of magic. As with the first book, yes, this is a reverse harem romance, but it’s also a great fantasy story with an interesting world and lovable/detestable characters. I enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the Council, which was the main focus of this. But even more than that, I loved seeing all the men in Lera’s quint open up more and show other sides to […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Posted June 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

The Faerie Queen’s review Oh why oh why did it take me so long to read a book by Sarah MacLean when Emily literally introduced me to the author at a romance convention back in February?! Because that was so damn good. I am seduced. At first, I was a little bit confused, what with the prologue (which you can read below) and opening scene making me think two characters were one and the same. I constructed this whole theory based on the prologue that I quickly learned was only partly true, and not entirely as relevant as I thought. I loved Devil and his complexities, I loved the supporting characters – especially Grace, who immediately imprinted on me as a badass despite only a handful of scenes including her –, and I loved the whole world that was historical Covent Garden. (Fun fact, before reading this book, I actually went […]

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Guest Post: Kitty Wilson, author of The Cornish Village School, on breaking your rules

Posted June 23rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts, Reviews /
Guest Post: Kitty Wilson, author of The Cornish Village School, on breaking your rules

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Kitty Wilson, author of The Cornish Village School! Before we dive in to Kitty’s great post on why you should break your own rules, let’s quickly explain why you should pick up this book pronto, especially at only £1.99! This was such a cute and fluffy read, but then it is summer time, meaning the time for beach reads is upon us! Both Rosy and Matt were fun characters, so nice with just enough saltiness to give them flavour. And they were so perfect together, with light, easy banter mixed with adorable awkwardness here and there. As for the setting, Kitty gave Cornwall an almost magical air, painting a picture of calm beauty. I can understand why people would flock to the area during the holidays if the way Kitty portrayed the area is accurate. I read the whole thing with a smile on […]

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan

Posted June 21st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan

The Faerie Queen’s review Ugh, I wish I’d read the other books in the series first because I feel like I missed out on a lot of the banter and lead-up to this book! I signed up for the tour because I was intrigued by the idea of a female security specialist butting heads (and bumping other parts) with a very alpha coworker. I could see the potential for steamy banter a mile away! I could completely see where Gia was coming from. In such a stereotypically masculine industry, she felt the constant need to prove herself, not showing any hint of femininity except what was needed for a job. And given the profession, she couldn’t just act like a guy; she had to always be strong and tough, never showing vulnerability for fear it would count against her. If she was going to have a man in her life, […]

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Review & Excerpt: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Posted June 15th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

The Faerie Queen’s review I hadn’t yet read a book by Skye Warren, but I’d heard of her, aware that she had written a number of series (some connected). When the opportunity arose to read the first book in a new series, I grabbed it. Especially with that blurb! What shone in this book for me were the characters and their complicated relationships that went far past the typical friend/enemy/lover labels. Harper surprised me the most with how she broke the typical “rich girl” mould. Because she wasn’t just a rich girl with an attitude. She was an artist with a complicated family who loved and hated each other all at the same time, a difficult but painfully real dynamic to understand. Money was such a toxic influence in her life. Her views on relationships and power and women in history and mythology made me think and want to learn […]

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Review & Excerpt: Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

Posted June 14th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

The Faerie Queen’s review Yesss that was glorious and I loved it. Not only was it emotionally satisfying, Knocked Up was also HOT. Cara – an artist from a rich family – and Braxton – a tattoo business owner from the wrong side of town – have a great weekend together at their best friends’ wedding. Weeks later, Cara finds out she’s pregnant and seeks Braxton out to let him know. She’s mortified, he thinks she’s disgusted by him, but both are insanely attracted to each other – and both want to keep and raise the baby. Fighting pride, prejudice (I couldn’t help it), hormones, and terrible parents, these two must find a way to deal with each other for the sake of their unborn child. But honestly, they’re meant to be! I thought Cara was very admirable. Yes, she was only 24 and wasn’t financially or logistically prepared for […]

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Review & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

Posted June 12th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

The Faerie Queen’s review Five words to describe Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend? Adorable. Low angst. Day-dreamy. Quick. Luke and Lola meet at Luke’s high school reunion, where Lola is pretending to be someone else at the behest of her best friend and roommate. Lola was recently dumped, and Frankie wanted to get her out of her funk, so why not take a page out of the Golden Girls playbook by crashing a party? Luke promises to not rat Lola out…as long as she helps him with a little problem: his family reunion. Due to his own issues, he’s sworn off commitment, but his family aren’t on board with that decision, so clearly the best thing to do is bring a pretend girlfriend along, right? (Let’s all collectively roll our eyes at this…) The number one thing I learned from this book is that I need to watch The Golden Girls. Each […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The First Time at Firelight Falls by Julie Anne Long

Posted June 7th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The First Time at Firelight Falls by Julie Anne Long

The Faerie Queen’s review Again, I have been surprised and delighted by a book. I mean, I was already on board for a book about a single mom and a principal – just think of the sexual fantasies wrapped up in that one – but I wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did. If I ever become a single mom, I want to be Eden and have hot-as-sin relationship with the principal. Plus, then I’d have the coolest kid and some awesome family around me. Because, honestly, Annelise was awesome. She’s 10, she’s clever, she’s polite, and she has an awesome relationship with her mom. They’re friends. And, you know what they say, kids say the darnedest things, which applies to Annelise 100%. I know, I know. A romance book shouldn’t be all about a kid, but 1 of my stars is genuinely because of what a […]

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