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Review: A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride by Blythe Carver

Posted April 8th 2020 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride by Blythe Carver

The Faerie Queen’s review Have you ever read a book and disliked it right from the start, but then kept reading anyway? Usually, I’ll DNF things if I’m not enjoying them. But I also sort of wanted to see where this one went? Plus, I started reading this while going through a significant depression wave, and my brain could only handle the equivalent of plain oats or something. I can tell you a few things about A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride. 1) Lots of men die. 2) There’s a lot of domestic abuse mentioned, so beware. 3) The book could do with another round of proofreading (typos, missing words, etc.). 4) There is no sex. Hell, there’s barely any kissing. Some of y’all are looking for romances like this, but I at least want to Grade A makeout scenes. Plural. The next romance I read has to be sexy AF or […]

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Review: In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

Posted January 4th 2020 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

Romanceopoly 2020 challenge: Moon / Library (free choice) The Faerie Queen’s review This is one of those books that I shouldn’t have liked at all, and yet I couldn’t stop reading it. It should come with content warnings for: drug use alcoholism cheating grief domestic abuse emotional manipulation And probably others I can’t think about right now, but yeah. All of those make me uncomfortable generally, particularly the cheating. I am very anti-cheating. OH, there was also some absolutely bonkers stuff that happened. Like sections written from the POV of a cow. And chocolate in places that chocolate should not go. GAG… And people listening to each other having sex. So why did I keep wanting to read?! Here are a few reasons: I have a weakness for Ireland and Irishmen. I wanted to see what craziness would come next. I needed to know the source of ALL THE ANGST. […]

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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: 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: 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, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

Posted January 18th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

The Faerie Queen’s review The series is now over! Last year, I discovered reverse harem, and one that stood out to me was Alex Lidell’s Power of Five. You can read my reviews of Power of Five, Mistake of Magic, and Trial of Three to see how this series kept delivering just what I wanted! And not just beautiful, colourful covers. Remember when the trials were Lera’s biggest problem? Well, the final trial was nothing in comparison to the real struggle introduced in Trial of Three. There were basically two tense plot scenes: the final trial in the first quarter and the showdown at the end. I honestly had no idea how that final showdown would work out, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out, even though one point was a bit …convenient. (I have questions, m’kay.) You’re probably then wondering what was going on in the middle of those […]

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Review & Giveaway: Game All Night by Lauren Helms

Posted November 27th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Game All Night by Lauren Helms

The Faerie Queen’s review Link and Ruby finally have their story. All that bickering is coming to fruition. Hallelujah. Do you know when you can see a car wreck coming, and time slows down? You can’t look away? That’s what reading this book was like. In a good way of course. But also a sort of terrible, angsty way. You see, both Link and Ruby are dating other people at the start of this book, and both of those relationships are not ideal. Link, on the one hand, is with someone only superficially interested in him. That’s easy enough to understand, right? He wants Amber because he doesn’t want anything serious. (Also, he totally wants Ruby from the beginning, let’s not kid ourselves.) And she wants Link (or should I say, “Lincoln”) because he’s rich and famous. Whatever. I get it. I won’t judge. What’s harder for me not to […]

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Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted November 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Faerie Queen’s review First thing’s first, this book is clearly dedicated to me. You can read the dedication in the Amazon preview, and there you will find a description of me. Second, this gif basically sums up my expression over and over during this book. Here are just a few of my creepy grin triggers… Being a romance novel, the most important aspect is the relationship between the hero and heroine. Well, this book had me on edge. The chemistry. It was insane. And they didn’t dooooo anythinnnnggggg for ages except stare at each other and have intense silences and sparks and uuuughhhhh. My heart. Every time I thought they’d actually act on the very palpable attraction, they’d Do The Right Thing. Ryker was a damn boy scout, really. Even when he messed up, he was quick to apologise and try to make things right. Aside from The Secret, they were […]

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Review: A Princess’s Duty by Sloane Murphy

Posted October 22nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: A Princess’s Duty by Sloane Murphy

The Faerie’s Queen review Before I get into my review, here were my reasons for reading this book: That gorgeous cover. I am obsessed with it. The fierce profile with the flames just work. I am nicknamed the Faerie Queen. This is for a reason. Because I love everything fae. Obvs. Forbidden love between a royal and a non-royal. What is a Hunter? Is this a human hunter? Is it a special sort of fae? So I had expectations, and I had questions. But here’s the thing… it didn’t work for me, and I could sense that pretty quickly. In fact, I DNF’d at 12%. Here’s why… First of all, this book should come with a handful of trigger warnings. It’s got murder, threats of rape, emotional abuse, and physical abuse all within the prologue and first chapter. There were also just so many inconsistencies and things that confused me. Why would […]

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