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Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Shameless by Cherrie Lynn

Posted September 10th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Shameless by Cherrie Lynn

The Faerie Queen’s review This is a novella for those of you who want an espresso shot of the brother’s best friend trope. Meredith gets a kick up the backside while on holiday with her brother and friends, including Cam, her brother’s best friend since childhood. After crushing on Cam for a long time, she makes her move, but will Cam be receptive? Because it was so short, I didn’t get too invested in the story. Novellas can be a struggle because there’s not a lot of time to introduce the reader to new characters and develop their relationship. Luckily, for this one, while it did feel a bit rushed at times, I was glad that there was a long history between the two main characters, and that they’d had romantic feelings for each other for a lot of that time. I personally had an issue that others might not. […]

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Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Three-Way Split by Elia Winters

Posted August 27th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Three-Way Split by Elia Winters

The Faerie Queen’s review I know I’ve gotten into reverse harem this year, which you could argue can be a form of polyamory, I’d say the subgenre is still very much a sensual/sexual fantasy geared towards women who like the idea of multiple men fawning over them. And who can blame them? It is a lovely fantasy! But I seem to have stumbled upon a menage romance that is actually about polyamory, where the two men are not there to worship the woman but actually have a relationship between them. And it helps to know that the author has actual experience with polyamory. Because the end result is a book that’s both red-hot and pretty educational! I think the first big thing to note about Three-Way Split is that the book is very heavy on the sex. I mean, I’m not going to complain because it was really sexy, but this definitely counts […]

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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: His Outback Temptation by Annie Seaton

Posted June 4th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: His Outback Temptation by Annie Seaton

The Faerie Queen’s review This one was a really weird one for me. For a romance, it didn’t really hit the mark. But then I did appreciate some of the things it did do. So what do I mean? Let me see if I can break it down. Sebastian (Seb) is the last of four grandchildren to come home to the farm that his grandparents handed over to Seb and his cousins. As a photographer, he’s travelled the world, but now’s the time to come home, or so he thinks. On his plane is the Italian Isabella (Bella), who is visiting her dad in Prickle Creek before going off to Windsor, England to follow her culinary ambitions in a posh pub. In a somewhat problematic “meetcute”, the two find each other in the airport and decide to go back to Prickle Creek together. From a modern life standpoint, I liked […]

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Review: The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander

Posted April 5th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Alpha vs Beta Heroes, Reviews /
Review: The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander

The Faerie Queen’s review After a couple dud books, I needed something cute, and The Best Friend Incident delivered. With just enough angst and a conflict that didn’t last too long, it was a quick, sweet read about two best friends who start to feel some non-friendy things for each other after a case of mistaken identity in the dark. And it came complete with a wise old man! Stacey was a very bubbly sort, but not in an overbearing way. She was caring and ambitious, and she clearly had to be very detail-oriented to start a business creating perfect romantic dates for couples. (By the way, what a great idea, catering to people who want to be romantic but aren’t good at organising dates or don’t have time to.) I loved that she was a romantic; she knew what she wanted, and why should she have to settle? Meanwhile, Grant […]

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Review & Excerpt: A Scot’s Surrender by Lily Maxton

Posted March 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: A Scot’s Surrender by Lily Maxton

The Faerie Queen’s review Fan of Scottish Highlanders? British Aristocrats? Hate-to-love tropes? Historical romances? This might just be the book for you! I really enjoyed this! There was a palpable tension between Ian and Robert, the two heroes, from the very beginning, and once Ian loosened up, some good banter. I particularly liked Robert, a very personable guy on the outside who sought to put everyone at ease, but who hid his insecurities and the fact that he wrote Gothic novels. Alongside the romance between these two was also a slightly humour mystery. For the record, I had an inkling about the mystery from the beginning. Don’t ask me how; I don’t even really read mysteries, but I just knew. High five, me. Ok, now some more serious stuff. This week has been a week of firsts for me. Earlier this week, I read my first novel written in verse (The […]

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Review: His Outback Nanny by Annie Seaton

Posted February 19th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: His Outback Nanny by Annie Seaton

The Faerie Queen’s review I’m going to need to keep an eye on Annie Seaton, because I really enjoyed His Outback Nanny. I mean, I couldn’t stop. Having read a few nanny-turned-lover stories recently, it seems I have developed a taste for them. And I already know I love a good fake relationship story! His Outback Nanny very much had traditional gender roles at its heart. Ned was The Farmer, strong and hunky, the physical labourer and strategiser. Meanwhile, Jemima took the role of housekeeper, cook, and gardener, plus doing the most work to take care of Ned’s children, though he came in to lavish love on them. (Basically, he wanted to do all of the fun stuff while she handled the messy stuff.) And for their personalities, this division of labour did make sense. I can appreciate that not everyone wants the same kinds of things out of life, and despite […]

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Review: Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

Posted December 25th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

The Faerie Queen’s review Boy, was this an excellent Christmas present to warm me up on a dreary British day. To help you understand what I mean… “If I ever feel your fingers in my hair again, they’d better be pulling my face closer to whatever I’m licking.” Our hero, Sarge, has been crushing on his sister’s best friend since hormones flooded his body, and after running off to make it as a rockstar, he returns four years later to reconnect with his family…and hopefully “connect” with Jasmine. And boy, did Sarge make his intentions clear, toeing the line between too much. This is one of those cases where an alpha male acting up in a book is hot as hell but would not go down well with me in real life. “You’re so arrogant now,” she whispered on a huffed breath, unable to put the required exasperation in her […]

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Review: Christmas with a Bite by Patricia A. Wolf

Posted December 23rd 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Christmas with a Bite by Patricia A. Wolf

The Faerie Queen’s review My two sentence review: This started really well!!!!!!!!! And then it became increasingly bewildering… Basically, this book was nearly impossible for me to give a rating for. On the one hand, the plot got weirder the further along I read, with far too much convenience with some things. (“Oh hi, this thing exists that you’ve never heard of in your centuries of being alive and guess what? We have it!”) On the other, I did actually enjoy reading it. If anything, the outlandishness of some things made it more fun with the addition of a friend I could go WTF to in DMs. The romance itself is hard for me to judge. I liked it and I didn’t. It started with some fun, a nice building tension with banter and boardgames. But then it escalated, with professions of love in a matter of days. It was bizarre […]

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Review: The Twelve Days of Seduction by Eva Devon

Posted December 4th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: The Twelve Days of Seduction by Eva Devon

The Faerie Queen’s review This novella was a surprisingly good read! It started out a bit weird, but then I got into it. At 120 pages, it’s very quick, and as you can imagine, things don’t get as developed as they could. I could have actually read a full version of this, but then I also loved how easy it was to get through. I could just enjoy it without getting too bogged down. I was also not feeling too great when I started it, but because it was quick and light, it was a great pick-me-up. The story is told over twelve chapters and swaps narration between Adriana, a “governess”, and Alexander, a duke. Adriana is quite scrappy but very caring underneath it all, while Alexander is your typical brooding hero. After discovering that Adriana isn’t who she says she is, Alexander threatens to throw her out on Christmas […]

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