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Review: Rare and Beautiful Things by Giselle Fox

Posted August 25th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
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 21st 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
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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Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Posted June 15th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

The Faerie Queen’s review I LOVED THIS BOOK. The timing of its release was perfect. I had a group project to work on and was getting stressed, and this helped me to escape into romantic lalaland. I found myself drawn to my Kindle any time I had a free moment to spare, and I sure as hell did not get as much sleep as I could have. I found Ruby relatable as a 23/24yo. She had certain skills, but she didn’t really believe in herself or have it all together. She was ok-ish with her looks, not hating them but not thinking she was Hot Stuff. There was just enough clumsiness and funny reactions to make her believable without her being The Clumsy Stereotype. I could also understand Ruby’s relationships with family members, and how living at home made her feel and behave like a kid, as even though I […]

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Review: Dark Desires by Eve Silver

Posted October 27th 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Dark Desires by Eve Silver

The Faerie Queen’s review I read Dark Desires as part of my challenge to read a different subgenre of romance each month, and the first month happened to be gothic romance, just in time for Halloween. I wasn’t entirely sure what “gothic romance” was going in, so I did some reading and basically got “old school mystery with a dark, dangerous, brooding hero”. Apparently, Jane Eyre falls into this category? Yeah, I didn’t know that either. Anyway, I chose Dark Desires for two reasons: It was a fairly recently published gothic romance, and I really wasn’t feeling a desire to read old school stuff. Partly because I wanted steaminess. Don’t judge. Also, it was free on Kindle. Eve was doing the whole ‘make the first book free and they’ll come back to pay for the rest of the series’ trick. It might just work for me… Let’s see! Full disclosure: […]

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Review: Drive Me Crazy by Tracy Wolff

Posted September 30th 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Drive Me Crazy by Tracy Wolff

The Faerie Queen’s review Drive Me Crazy started out a bit strange for me, but it quickly picked up after a few chapters. Before I get started, a few trigger warnings to mention: there is past child abuse, physical fighting and cheating in this one. At first, the interactions between Quinn and Elise felt awkward and forced, with the words claiming an intimacy and sizzle that didn’t come off the page. The author jumped right in and said that there should be something there, but we hadn’t had enough time to first get to know the characters. BUT THEN. It quickly escalated. The whole book takes place over several days, really, so it did seem a bit like insta-love, though this was tempered by the knowledge that, even though the two hadn’t seen each other for a decade, back in their teens, they had years of messing with each other – and then messing […]

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