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Review: The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride by Laurie LeClair

Posted October 18, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride by Laurie LeClair

The Faerie Queen’s review This wasn’t a bad book. But it wasn’t a good book either. It was just, on average, a meh book. The plot was a bit of a disaster. People thrown in here and there for the sake of drama without it really making sense for the story. Like Tabitha, Cody’s ex, suddenly showing up out of nowhere, HOURS after a run-in with another ex. And all out of town. What really are the chances of that happening??? Characters also behaved in strange ways, like Hannah’s weird leap of logic towards the end. The plot didn’t flow, and there’s no way around that. The book also seemed really preachy. The most bizarre characters, the Fruit Spinsters (they’re called Clementine and Peach), tried to protect Hannah’s honour by not letting her see Cody alone before the wedding (um, I’m sure Hannah wasn’t a virgin given her previous forays). […]

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Review: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

Posted October 10, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

The Faerie Queen’s review This was so quick and easy to read! With a charming hero, a feisty heroine, and several sex scenes packed into the 125 pages, it was nice and naughty train read that I really enjoyed. So much so that I gave it 4 stars. That is, until I realised something. This blog is called Love in a time of Feminism, so you’d imagine we’d like ladies with substance round here. On the surface, there is a bit of that; Caroline doesn’t take shit from men, and she’s determined to support her retired mother and student brother. But dig a little deeper, and what do you find? A heroine with conveniently no dreams or aspirations of her own. Not once was what she wants in her future really discussed, aside from where she wants to live. Makes it super convenient for her to give up her life, doesn’t […]

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Review and Excerpt: The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Posted October 9, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review and Excerpt: The Duke by Katharine Ashe

The Faerie Queen’s review Talk about a slow burn. This book made me wait. I’ll admit that I am not the most patient with books, and I did find this really difficult in the middle, but I’m glad I stuck it out because the last 30% was worth it. I don’t really read historical romance, but it’s a very popular subgenre of romance, so I naturally have to try a book every now and then. I find that it can be a bit OTT with the language of the time, and the last one I tried reading for review basically took a bunch of Austen characters, gave them new names, and threw them into a different historical setting. Yes, there are commonalities that are acceptable across the genre, but there should also be originality. And I think that’s why I made it through The Duke when I haven’t been able to with other […]

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Review: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

Posted October 2, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

TRIGGER WARNING: References to rape and physical abuse. Faerie Queen’s review It’s not about being perfect. It’s about having more good days than bad. Hmmm. HMMMMMMMMMMM. Ok. This book and I got off to a rocky start, much like the two main characters. It was so cliché, starting with a gorgeous guy only interested in meaningless sex. Then there was the rampant slut-shaming. And let’s not forget that I was nervous about how it would handle the topic of rape. That’s not to say that books should not talk about rape, but it’s important that they don’t use it as a plot device. Well, the whole plot revolved around a young woman after escaping her rapist, so… You should decide whether you want to dive into that. BUTTTTTTTTT Man, did I get wrapped up in this story after I had my fair share of eye-rolling at the clichés. I felt […]

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Review: Blame It on the Bet by L.E. Rico

Posted September 25, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Blame It on the Bet by L.E. Rico

The Faerie Queen’s review “You’ll get hurt again at some point in your life. We all do. That’s the price of living. But what’s the point of living if you don’t at least try?” Fellow readers, I have been on a heartwarming journey about home, family, and finding out who you are alongside someone who loves that very person. It was full of fuzzies. I can understand why this is an Entangled Bliss story as opposed to one of the other Entangled imprints. The focus of the romance was very warm but not hot, if you know what I mean. The steamier stuff was hinted at, but while Hennessy and Bryan did find each other very attractive, it was their respective personalities and vulnerabilities that drew them to each other. I also loved how there wasn’t any messing about, not really. Hennessy was especially direct, and it was unexpected and […]

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Review: With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

Posted September 15, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 1 Comment
Review: With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

The Faerie Queen’s review Uh. So yeah. This one was free in a BookBub email, and I was intrigued… This is the first BDSM erotic romance I’ve ever read. (No, I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey, for several reasons.) I was curious to try it, especially given the description (independent woman tries the lifestyle out for a night for ‘research’ purposes) and the reviews (exposes 50 Shades as terrible). So I went for it. WELL, MY DEARIES. I can tell you two things. It was educational. By contrasting Marcus and Julia’s controlling ex, it showed how BDSM does not automatically equal being abusive (though that’s not to say there aren’t abusive Doms). So much care was put into showing that everything is consensual, and explaining how BDSM can work in various ways for various people, all to their tastes. Safety, consent, and communication were repeatedly brought up. I’ve read […]

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Review and Excerpt: The Baby Project by Miranda Liasson

Posted September 8, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review and Excerpt: The Baby Project by Miranda Liasson

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m bringing you a review today of an excellent romance (despite a questionable cover style…), plus an excerpt AND a giveaway! Check it all out below! The Faerie Queen’s review Busy doctor meets international journalist in this quick, sexy read from Miranda Liasson. And when I say quick, I mean finished in one sitting in a couple of hours. I couldn’t stop! You know when you’re reading a romance and you just want to scream and huff because you just want them to KISS ALREADY? That was me from about 10% in. It was painful. But that’s a sign of good chemistry, right? The sizzling undercurrent continued throughout the book, growing stronger and stronger, with enough heat to make me want to open a window on this cool, rainy, autumn day in London. If I were a doctor, I’d prescribe this book as an emergency pick-me-up. With […]

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Review: Rare and Beautiful Things by Giselle Fox

Posted August 25, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Rare and Beautiful Things by Giselle Fox

The Faerie Queen’s review I must be the blackest of black sheep with this book, as almost all of the reviews on Goodreads are 4 or 5 stars. Everyone raves about the characters and how sweet the romance is. Me? I think this gif sums it up. Three years ago, Nikki and Amber met on a boat, felt an initial attraction, and then quickly parted ways because Amber got freaked out by another woman paying Nikki attention. Skip to present-day, and Amber’s in Belize studying jaguars when, lo and behold, Nikki shows up with her dive team. Nikki doesn’t hide that she wants to get all up in Amber’s business, and Amber is awkward and scientific about it all, not letting it happen despite acknowledging that she is experiencing arousal. This was not sexy. I get it; Amber is a virgin scientist, but that doesn’t mean she needs to be […]

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Review: Heat Wave by Karina Halle

Posted August 21, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Heat Wave by Karina Halle

The Faerie Queen’s review Have you ever procrastinated a review for so long that when you finally come to write it, it’s eight months later and you’re like damn. Yes, it’s been a while, but I’m going to spin this in my favour. You see, this way you’ll know what the really memorable aspects were, and not just my giddy feelings right after finishing. Ok, so what do I remember the most? WELL. This book was hot as hell. Sexual tension and rough sex abound. Yes, rough and dominating and woah. Yeah, there’s a plot, but it revolves around two people who shouldn’t be together but who can’t help but need each other, at least in the physical sense. Why shouldn’t they be together? Because Logan and Ronnie have a past. Logan married Ronnie’s perfect sister, started a hotel with her in Hawaii, and then lost her in a car […]

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Excerpt: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee

Posted August 15, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee! This New Adult offering has only just released today, so you can give it a try here and continue reading straight away. First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt I slept over at his house. I did. I just couldn’t go home after everything he told me. I didn’t accept the invite to come with him on the boat today though. I didn’t ask him if he was going without me either. If he is, wouldn’t he be inviting some “friends,” some Alicias or Silks? I don’t want to know. It’s not difficult to get my shifts back at Mintrer’s. With Il Signore’s nonna at the hospital, the family spends as much time at her bedside as […]

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