I don’t have one because this is not a review blog. I buy all the books I read. I post the reviews of the books that I liked/loved on the blog with ratings between 3.5 and 5. I found that reviewing a book that I didn’t like could cause a backlash by the author’s fans on my own books, and since I’d rather be honest, I don’t rate or review books I deem 3 stars and below. Reading is subjective. There are books that others rave about that I can’t figure out why, and books that others hate that give me a buzz.
My 2018 favorite authors at the moment:
- Ilona Andrews
- Marie Force (Fatal series)
- Jewel E. Ann (although depends on blurb)
- Cat Porter
- Karen Marie Moning
- Lisa Kleypas
- Emma Scott
- Nina Lane
My favorite genre is romantic suspense or a good urban fantasy like Ilona Andrews‘ Hidden Legacy—my favorite from last year. I also like Contemporary romance with tropes like second chance, particularly marriage in trouble. I try not to read NA, but I get suckered in because I love angst. I love unrequited love if it’s the hero. I do not like it when the heroine chases the hero and definitely do not like doormats. They can be doormats for 25% of the book because it builds the angst. I’m gleeful if the hero is an asshole in the beginning, but I better read a good grovel, but best of all I love to see a hero in relentless pursuit of the heroine. Love triangles and cheating are fine but there better be a believable reason that leads to them.
Please note: My reading habits change all the time. 🙂