REVIEW: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

In brief: Kit used to be friends with Diane until Diane's confession ripped them apart. Now so close to the top of her profession, the last thing Kit needs is Diane to reappear in her life… The good: It's bold, raw, honest and utterly addictive. The not-so-good: Some of the reactions of the characters aren't... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

In brief: Sarah and Eddie meet in a small village and immediately go on to have the best week of their lives. But then Eddie doesn't call. Or text. Or email. Why is he ghosting Sarah? She's determined to find out. The good: A really interesting setup and big, big feels in this novel. The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

In brief: Stella Lane is great at algorithms and her work, but thanks to her Asperger's, she sucks in the dating department. So the most logical thing to do is make a lesson plan and hire an escort to teach her. The good: Fun, sexy and sweet with great leading characters. The not-so-good: Umm…really can't... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: True Blue by Sasha Wasley

In brief: The second book in the Paterson Girls series focuses on Free, an artist, as she negotiates her first job teaching art to teenagers and falling in love. The good: Free really grew on me as a character. The not-so-good: Beth, you need redemption from your (presumably well-meaning) bossiness. Why I chose it: Loved... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Bluebottle by Belinda Castles

In brief: The Bright children have vivid memories of a Boxing Day long ago. When the present brings them to the house of their childhood, the emotions come to light… The good: Tense, moody – edge of your seat kind of stuff. The not-so-good: Having to wait until the very end to discover what really... Continue Reading →

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