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Gifting Me To His Best Friend, by Katee Robert

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.0

Liked this one better than the first. Realizing I low key hate dirty talk lol
Survive the Dome, by Kosoko Jackson

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

This was me giving Kosoko Jackson a second chance after I DNFd I'm So Not Over You at 5% at the beginning of this year.

I am so glad that I read this book. I absolutely loved it and I highly recommend it to everyone. 
Content warnings for police brutality, torture, and racism.

I loved the characters in this book. Jamal, Catherine, and Marco are all great and it was impossible not to root for them. I also loved Janna.

While it doesn't necessarily end with the HEA that you might be hoping for, the ending was still so satisfying

I have seen other reviewers complain about the dialogue and they may be right but because I listened to the audio I didn't really care
Enthralled, by Tiffany Roberts

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adventurous tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

This one was much more exciting than the first. I'm excited to see how it all ends.
Kingdom of Souls, by Rena Barron

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adventurous challenging mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

I enjoyed this so much! It is a LOT of information to take in so I'm glad I did a hybrid read (physical and audio)

I'm a sucker for a good plot twist and there were so many things that I didn't see coming here. After finishing I immediately bought book 2!

The only thing that I didn't love was 
Spoiler the romance. I felt like it was unnecessary and got in the way of all of the action that was happening.  I also can't root for them to be together cause he fucked her sister. Yeah she tricked him and put on her face but the fact that he had already been told that they couldn't be together because he's part craven should have been a large enough clue by itself for him to realize that it wasn't really her or at least that something was off.


I was surprised that 
Spoiler Efiya killed both Arti and Oshhe. I figured it would happen with Arti but Oshhe was a surprise.

Now that Efiya is dead - allegedly- I'm interested to see where the story goes from here 
 
Your Dad Will Do, by Katee Robert

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.75

This was okay. I'm not a fan of daddy/dirty little slut but if you are you'll definitely like this.

The audiobook on Scribd skipped so I missed the part where
Spoiler  they actually get caught
 
The Unmatchable Bachelor, by Kelly Papyrus

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hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.5

I randomly found this on Scribd and decided to give it a listen. The audiobook is only 3 hours at regular speed.

This was cute and quick, so a little instalovey.

Some things that I didn't like include that even though 
Spoiler Amit and his fiance both wanted out of their arranged marriage he never shared that with Aarti and it was weird because it seemed like he was willing to cheat and that she was willing to be the other woman. Also, in the epilogue, Aarti is pregnant but she never once expressed that she wanted children at al so that was a little shocking  
 
The Roommate Risk, by Talia Hibbert

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Did not finish book. Stopped at 41%.
I had the audiobook of this and it skipped so I have no idea how much i missed. But I don’t think I would pick it back up
Queen Takes Rose, by Katee Robert

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.75

I genuinely did not care about anything happening in this book

I love Aurora but don't care for Malone at all. Plus I disliked The Sea Witch so much that it kind of put me off to the series so it took me forever to get around to this one. 

Not a bad book I just wasn't invested and don't care for grown adults not using their words

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Sweethand, by N.G. Peltier

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

I did not like Keiran at first. The whole 
Spoiler "I'm gonna be mean to her just to get a rise out of her even though I've had a crush on her for years" thing just doesn't work for me. Especially when he made that little "joke" to a reporter thinking that it would be all good. In the end he did grow on me.

I like Cherisse a lot as a character. No complaints when it comes to her.
Hated the 
Spoiler third act break up especially because Keiran acknowledged multiple times that he needed to tell her the truth and still didn't. But the ending was satisfying.
 
Ensnared, by Tiffany Roberts

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

The first 20% of this book had me bored out of my mind because it felt like nothing was happening. Finally they meet and honestly that didn’t start off well either but once things started to pick up I actually enjoyed it. This is my first alien romance and I will be continuing the series