I’m trying something a little different here and including a few mini reviews of some recent books I’ve read. Kindle Unlimited has been treating me well so I knew I had to share some of the books I’ve been enjoying there. So, please enjoy some mini reviews of adult contemporary romance books (many of which can be found on KU)!
Puck Shy (Carolina Comets, #1) • Teagan Hunter
This was a great sports romance! It had hockey, heat, and a feeling of home.
There was a little bit of a slow start to this one. Things were happening at the very beginning and then things slowed down considerably. Luckily, they picked back up just in time for me to stay interested.
They had an easy relationship. They were both wanting to be with each other and things were falling into place nicely. There was still a good enough conflict at the end to make my heart break a little, but they came together easily imo.
Overall, I loved this book and can’t wait to read about more Carolina Comets in the coming books!
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Blind Pass (Carolina Comets, #2) • Teagan Hunter
I was so pumped to read Rhode’s story so I could get a better grip on his character. He was in the first book some, but I was really happy to get into his head in this one. And it was so worth it! It was great to see him work through some self-loathing/image issues and seeing how Ryan opened him up. They were the absolute perfect (albeit unexpected) match.
Ryan was another character I was really excited to get to know better. She had so much energy in the first book as Harper’s bff so it was cool to see how that all translated in this book. Also, her grandma was so awesome! I could probably read a whole story about her honestly.
We got more fun hockey moments, some fist fights (because what’s hockey without a few fists flying), and some scenes I genuinely laughed out loud at. Overall, could not have asked for more from this book!
Rating: 5/5 stars
The Roommate Situation • Katie Bailey
This book was sweet and romantic, but not anything to rave over.
Honestly, there wasn’t anything too memorable about this book. The writing was mediocre. The romance was there, but not heated (there was barely any tension). And the story was one I’ve heard a million times. Don’t get me wrong. I love books with similar plots (which is why I keep reading them), but they usually have some aspect that makes me remember them. This one…not so much.
While I’m mildly interested in reading the second book in the series, I probably won’t. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but even writing this review a few days after reading it, I already forget what even happened.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
The Off Limits Rule (It Happened in Nashville, #1) • Sarah Adams
Considering how much I loved The Cheat Sheet, I’d really hoped to like this one more. Unfortunately, it was just okay for me. The romance was fine. The characters were okay. And the plot was meh.
One of the biggest disappointments of this book was the fact that Cooper and Lucy’s povs sounded EXACTLY THE SAME. Seriously. If the chapters had not been labeled, it would have been difficult to know which pov the chapter was being told from.
Also, Cooper was just always confident. He did that thing where he was always smirking, or laughing, or walking around shirtless. He didn’t have a personality and I was really sad about it. Also, if Cooper really wanted to date Lucy that bad, he should have just gone for it. Screw Drew.
Okay. I’m reeling it back in. Overall, this book was not it for me. I finished it because I didn’t hate it, but I’m not sure I’ll ever read the second one in this series. I was really disappointed by Adam’s writing.
Rating: 3/5 stars
The Fine Print (Dreamland Billionaires, #1) • Lauren Asher
I liked this book, but admittedly, I skipped part of the middle because I just got bored. However, I felt like the last part of the book redeemed itself enough for me to enjoy.
I wasn’t really a fan of the author’s writing in this book. She had a way of making all the characters feel impulsive or something? I’m not entirely sure how to explain it.
Zahra always comes to the right conclusions when Rowan does something odd or something without explanation. I’d prefer there be an air of mystery around his actions. I think it adds to the tension when the main character isn’t quite sure why the other main character is doing what they’re doing. But that’s okay. It wasn’t a dealbreaker for me.
Overall, I liked reading this book but didn’t love it. I’m interested in reading the other books in the series though so you’ll hear back from me.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Terms and Conditions (Dreamland Billionaires, #2) • Lauren Asher
I liked this book much better than the first. The characters felt more dimensional, the plot was more interesting, and I felt like the overall series story was being advanced.
Was Declan a little toxic? Yes. Did I care? …No. There was just something charming about him, while he was also being an assertive, alpha male that I loved. Also, I think the language thing grabbed ahold of my heart and didn’t let go. I’m going to blame my love for him on that.
Similar to the first book, I thought the second half of this book was better than the first half. It had more action, more romance, and more plot in general.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am even more excited now for book 3!
Rating: 4.5/5 stars