Hey hey hey!!! Y’ALL how are we doing?!?!? Are we surviving/thriving the holiday MADNESS?! I don’t know about you my bookish flowers – but November FLEW by at a completely unreasonable speed and I am simply not mentally prepared for the madness that is DECEMBER. 

That being said by some book blessed miracle I got some reading done?!?!? 

In fact the good books just kept coming and coming and I am not complaining. The amount of absolute GEMS that have blessed my book filled nights are just – *chefs kiss* I even read some books that landed on my favorite of ALL TIME shelves *snap*

But without further ado lets get to the BOOKS my lovely reader friends:

What I Read this month:

A Duchess by Midnight (Awakened by A kiss #3) by Charis Micheals – 4.5 stars – 

This book was a DELIGHT. Seriously. I was not expecting to love this one as much as I did but the attention to detail, the unique plot line, the fun yet fully shaped characters made me simply captivated with every turn of the page. I loved how this was a retelling following one of Cinderella’s stepsisters but it still felt fresh and new – I may have already ordered the other books in the series….. So. Good.

Scoundrel of my Heart by Lorraine Heath – 4 stars

This was just classic historical romance goodness. The plot was well fleshed out – the ANGST was there and had me swooning and simultaneously pulling out my hair. The love was steamy and heartbreaking and tension driven and I lived for every moment the two were able to carve away together. Very good and I’m excited to read more from this author!

Roomhate by Penelope Ward – 5 stars

THIS BOOK Y’ALL. This book was a surprising snack of absolute goodness. The feelings the characters had for one another in this book was just so palpable you could cut it with a knife. I mean these TWO ahhhhh – so freaking good. This book does also have a time jump and the pregnancy trope (which I don’t usually read) but I thought it was so well done and you get to see how their love grows over time faced with real life obstacles and it just felt so real and RAW and my heart was pounding and bleeding and loving all at the same time. AMAZING!! I need all of Penelope Wards books ASAP!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen5 stars

AHHHH THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS AHHH!!!! SO SO GOOD. When I tell you this book ripped open my heart and then surgically repaired it with every page flip?!?! I mean words cannot even describe how much this book touched me. I felt like I could both feel and simotenously relate to each of the characters pain. Both Callie and Kayden deal with trauma from their past and present and the way the two of them find each other and use one another to heal just has my heart in tatters. I adore adore adore this book and still cannot stop thinking about it. So good.  

On Dublin Street by Samatha Young – 5 stars

AHHHHHH currently kicking myself for taking so dang flipping long to read this book?!?! This book was NOTHING like I thought it was going to be in the BEST way. I love love loved how it took place in Scotland and I need a Braden Carmichael to marry me. Thats all I have to say. Amazing. All time fav. 

Cinderella and the Duke by Lydia Drake – 3 stars

This was a charming debut that I quite enjoyed. I loved how flippant and over the top the character were – especially gregory. I loved the verbal banter and the long witty battle of wills the two shared throughout the book. The plot was fast paced and engaging. Overall a rather enjoyable book that I thought was very good for a first time author! Can’t wait to see what she publishes next!

Barbarbian Mine by Ruby Dixon – 4 stars

I just adore this series. I love the cover art. I love the characters. The books are steamy, the plot action packed and easy to follow. I love the family aspects in this book and I adored Harlow and Rhys. I need the next book already!!!!

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe – 5 stars

I love this graphic novel. I read it on my phone AGES ago and when I found out it was in print I checked it out at my library ASAP. The art is AMAZING and I love the Hades and Persephone retelling!!! SO cute!!

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey – 5 stars

This books is STEAMY STEAMY STEAMY!!!! I am also an extreme sucker for the grumpy sunshine trope and this book was a bucket overflowing with it. I loved the overprotectiveness in this book as well as the fact that Taylor sung in the shower and Myles was a tattooed motorcycle riding grump who fell for all her quirks. SO good I love Tessa Bailey and the murder mystery aspects of the book made it all the more juicy!

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen – 5 stars – 

OMG the sequel was just as heart shattering, gut rendering as book one and I will read anything this author writes because I simply cannot get enough. Amazing amazing amazing. My heart will never recover and I do not want it to. One of my favorite duologys of all time.

December (very very tentative)  TBR:

The Roomate by Rosie Danan

Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Heartbreaker by Sarah Maclean

Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan


Well see if I get to any of these but since I’m a huge mood reader – no promises – 

That being said what have y’all been up to this month??? Read anything amazing? Read any of the books above? LMK in the comments below!





Cinderella and the Duke 

by Lydia Drake

My rating: 3/5 stars 

My Review:

This book was such a delight! 

First off I loved how animated and lively both of the characters were. Gregory was impossibly charming an funny in the most outlandish and over the top way and I was HERE FOR IT. Not to mention I loved how sassy and determined Emily was and how she didn’t let Gregory push her around. They’re chemistry was *chefs kiss* and I loved how they both *refused* to get attached to one another even though they were both clearly smitten with one another.

The plot was a little fast paced in the beginning – border line on insta love, but I honestly didn’t mind it because the time was took later on in the book for the two to get to know each other and have their relationship grow.

I loved the witty verbal banter in this book and how the two of them where constantly at one another throats (I am HERE for the pure TENSION this book was giving me). 

Overall this was a delightful historical romance that I quite enjoyed (not to mention the cover is LOVELY) and I’m excited to read more from this author!!!!

3 stars

*A huge thank you to AMARA publishing for providing an ARC for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

What do you guys think? Adding this one to your TBR? Have any historical romance recs? LMK in the comments below!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

by Jessica Sorensen 

Rating: 5/5 stars


My Review: 

Ahhhhh this book!!!! THIS. BOOK. It is a gem y’all: A. GEM. This book is like biting into a warm soft cookie fresh from the oven, soft, delicious, and incredibly ADDICTING.

This plot gripped me from page one and I could not get my butt off the couch for the life of me. 

“In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.”

I loved how broken and raw both of these character were and how achingly tender their pasts shaped their hearts. Callie struggles with anxiety and has trouble putting herself out there in social settings. I loved how vulnerable and honest she was and how she was able to let Kayden see sides of herself she kept tucked behind cement walls.

It’s amazing how the things you remember forever are the things you’d rather forget and the things you desperately want to grasp onto seem to slip away like sand in the wind.”

I also ADORED Kayden.  

I loved how he was there for her even before he let himself admit that she was seeping through his walls. Before he let himself admit what he couldn’t even bring himself to himself. The two of them crashed into one another worlds in the most intoxicating way and I loved how real and authentic each characters voice felt. Kayden comes from an abusive household hidden by well crafted lies and excuses artistically designed around hiding injuries by claiming them to be “sports related” and Callie struggles with an event from her past that has the power to shatter her. 

“I can do pain. That’s the easy part of life. It’s everything else, happiness, laughter, love, that’s fucking complicated.”

Both Callie and Kayden had to build walls to survive. Had to build defenses to protect themselves from their past and from the feels that threatened to break them. They way they both understood one anothers twisted coping mechanisms and respected each others need for defenses made me absorb this book at an unreasonable speed. The romance in this was just so so so good and I loved every second of it.

“No. I just never wanted to throw them away. Even if they were broken. I still loved them.”

I also loved Seth – Callies best friend (he’s so funny I was laughing my butt off) and I also adored Luke who was also a really good friend to Kayden *heart eyes*. 

Overall this was an addicting mess of goodness and that CLIFF HANGER ENDING WAS NOT FAIR TO MY NERVES (I may or or may not have already ordered the second book….). 

Not to mention the plot was incredibly easy to follow and I devoured it at an unhealthy (slightly insane) pace that you will understand if you read this book. So good – highly recommend if your looking for an addicting romance with an easy to follow plot line and characters you will undoubtedly get attached to!!!!


5 stars

So what are your thoughts? Have you read this book before? Thinking about adding it to your TBR? LMK in the comments below!

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Hola my bookish reading lovelies 🙂 How are we doing today? How did your reading go last month? I must say last month was a whirlwind and I simply cannot believe it is over *pauses in shock* November is here and has officially hit us like a semi truck in a snow storm (where is the time going and can I get it back please and thank you).

That being said I miraculously did some reading last month?!? and by reading I mean I couldn’t get my butt off the couch because the books were so dang GOOD last month *claps* 

On to the bookish rants:

What I read last month: 

Susana and the Scot by Sabrina York – 4 stars –

This was a really fun and unique highlander romance! I loved the banter and how flipping FUNNY this book was. The characters were great and I loved the family aspect in this book (Susannas daughter/relationship with her daughter was so funny and charming I loved it 🙂 ) This was the first book I ever read from this author and I’m intrigued and want to read more from her. 

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalo – 5 stars –

THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. Omg y’all this was just the fantasy I needed to get out of my book slump and back on board with YA fantasy. I had been doubting my love for the genre – but no more. This book was everything I thought it was going to be and MORE. I loved Wrath – and the slow burn TENSION in this book *chefs kiss* I needed more. Not to mention the Italian feel of the setting and the in detailed description of all the food they were cooking?!? Yes give me more please. SO good!

Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon – 4 stars –

This is my favorite in the series so far! I loved how tender the characters where towards one another in the book and how they took care of each other. I also loved how patient and good at listening to each others needs they were. These books just have such a unique plot and atmosphere to them I cant wait to read more 🙂 

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalo – 5 stars – 

AHHHH if I loved the first book the second book BLEW ME AWAY. This almost felt like a completely different book to me then the first book in the best way – and I loved every second of it. I’m not going to say too much because of – spoilers – but the romance in this book is ahhhhh so. freakin. good. Plus that cliff hanger ending?!? I am deceased. 

Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalo – 4 stars – 

Sadly the last book in the series ended up disappointing me a tad. The plot just felt a little all over the place and I had whiplash from how many twists and turns they’re were (a lot of which I felt added some unnecessary sparkle to an already glittering book). The little romance bits thrown in here were what saved it for me and I liked the ending as well. Overall a solid series I really enjoyed reading. 

King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St.clair – 4 stars – 

This was like candy for me. Was it predictable – yes. Did I see most of the plot coming from a mile away – also yes. Did I love the book always – hell yes. This was everything I could of asked from a fantasy series and more – I loved Scarlett St.Clairs Hades and Persephone series and I can’t wait to see where this one goes in the sequel. Great read!

A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe – 4 stars –

AHHHH this book was like biting into a soft brownie!!! I loved it and devoured every morsel. I loved how we got to see their relationship grow and thought it was endlessly fascinating how Oliver was deaf and they had to learn to communicate in a different way. They were just so patient with one another and I loved how Oliver was there for her just like she was there for them. Such a sweet romance with so many cute scenes – I loved it!

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas – 5 stars –

AHHHH THE ENDING OF THE BOOK I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. There that it all. That is the review. 

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt – 4 stars – 

This book is hands down one of the most unique historical romances I have ever read. Half of the time I couldn’t decide if I like it or if it was too much for me – but in the end I ended up really enjoying it. Val is an extremely eccentric duke but I love how the romance unfolded in the most unorthodox passionate way. It was like I didn’t want to watch but I couldn’t turn away. Really interesting plot line and I cant wait to read more from Elizabeth Hoyt. 

What I watched:

Once upon a Time (Season 1 – rewatch) –

I just started rewatching this show (its been a fat minute) and I’m enjoying the dark fantasy borderline creepy plot line. Plus I love how snow white and prince charming plot line is unfolding – I’m INVESTED.

The Originals (Season 1) – 

I’m also rewatching this show for the millionth time. I can never get enough 😉

Hocus Pocus 2

Me and the family watched this around Halloween and it was really cute! 


Drop some show recs in the comments below! I need more shows to watch!!


Other life happenings:

  • I got a new job!!! Its just as a seasonal jewelry sales associate but I’m really loving it so far (plus more money for books ;))
  • I also signed up for That Artsy Readers #TBTBSanta and cant wait to start buying books/goodies for the exchange. Buying gifts is my weakness and my debit card is not prepared lol
  • I’ve finally been able to make some more time for penpaling and am happy to say I’ve finally caught up with the huge pile of letters taking up space in my office lol. Heres to hoping we can keep this productive streak going *fingers crossed
  • I’m also hoping to be able to foster some kittens and/or dogs this fall and successfully started foster care training a few weeks ago. I just need to get the rest of my family on board and then hopefully we’ll be able to start *thumbs up*


Thats all for now!!! Read any of the books above? Have any on your TBR? Read any good books? LMK in the comments below! 




Hello, hello, hello my lovely bookish flowers! How are we all doing today? Read anything good lately?

I feel like every week keeps going by faster than the last (where is all this time going?) That being said heres a quick update of the books I’ve been squeezing in between the hecticness *snaps*


What I recently finished reading:

I love, love, love this series! The cliff hanger ending are killing me *sobs* 

What I’m currently reading:

I just started this one – not sure how I feel yet but I loved her hades and persephone retelling so I’m hoping this one is just as good! Plus this one has vampires 😉

What I plan on reading next: 

This ones been sitting by my couch for a month now lol – hoping to get to it before the month ends 🙂

What are you currently reading? Read any of the books above? LMK in the comments below!

– BubblyBooks


Hello my bookish loves! How are we doing this month? Read any good books lately?


By some miracle last month I was able to read a total of 7 books?!

Honestly I’m not even sure where the month went??!? and now its October!? Seriously where does the time go? That being said I was actually able to find time to read this month – and discovered two of my favorite books of ALL TIME! Heres to hoping this luck sprinkles over to October 🙂 


That being said lets dive into the BOOKS: 


What I read: 

Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley (4 stars) –

This book was so cute I devoured it. I’m a sucker for any book involving artists or dancers and I absolutely adored how protective Axel was of Hattie and the family aspects that were interwoven into the plot! This series took me by surprise and I’m so happy to have picked this one up at the library!

Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley (4 stars) –

Ahhh I loved this book so much!! After devouring Dream Spinner I needed the next books in this series ASAP! That being said this one was equally – if not more cute than the last! Pepper is a single mother and I love love loved again how protective Auggie was of her and her daughter!! The family issues feel so real and raw in these books and I love all the open communication that happens between the characters! SO GOOD I love this series 🙂 

Hook Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey (3 stars) –

After loving the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book *claps* That being said I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the first?! I liked how fast paced the plot was and I enjoyed the characters – but for some reason I just couldn’t fully get on board with the character arch that was happening with Fox. But the tension is this book is very well done and I’m a sap for a happy ending. Overall enjoyed it and need more Tessa Bailey asap!

The Chase by Elle Kennedy (5 stars) –

AHHH I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! THE characters are PERFECTION and the plot is so fast paced and fun I couldn’t put this down!! I loved how Summer was a fashion major and thought it was super interesting how Fitz was into art and video game design. Not to mention this book is FUNNY I was laughing so hard I couldn’t put it down – plus the tension between these two is *chefs kiss*. I adored this book and loved all the friendships and family banter!! Need the next book ASAP!

Ruthless Rival by LJ Shen (5 stars) –

OMG THIS. BOOK. Soooo goooood. I love LJ Shen’s ability to not only completely break the box with her characters, but shatter it completely. Her wit is spot on and I adored how dark and complex the banter could be as well as how morally the rules were broken and remade. Christian is my one of my favorite guy characters LJ has ever written and I couldn’t put this book down!! Another golden LJ Shen book – I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Hit The Spot by J. Daniels (3.5 stars) –

I went into this book blind and didn’t really know what to expect. That being said this books is extremely emotional and unique and very very spicy. Its about a surfer who has it bad for a waitress in his town and I must say the two were like magnets. Impossible not to be drawn to one another. I had a hard time finishing it towards the end and feel like it could have been a tad shorter but other than that I’m intrigued to see what the next books in the series have in store. Definitely recommend if your looking for a fast and spicy read. 

Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch (4 stars) –

I haven’t read historical romance in a hot minute and its safe to say this was just what I was looking for! A well layered plot with multiple characters tossed in with a romance with the perfect amount of hero complex and jealous and I was on. board. The characters are very cute in this book and I loved the gambling and card playing aspects mixed in as well as the betting taking place between the two. Overall was throughly entertained and can’t wait to try more from this author! 


Books I’m Excited to Read Next:

  • Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon – I just picked up my copy from the library and am happy to see where this series goes!
  • Beautiful Graves by LJ Shen – I still need to grab a copy but I want to read this so badly!!
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – I’ve heard such great things about this book and I’m looking for something more on the lighter side so hopefully I’ll get to this one this month! 


Other Posts I’ve Loved around the Blogosphere: 


Well thats it for this month! What about you guys? Did you read anything good? Read any of the books above? Lmk your thoughts in the comments below!



The Chase

By: Elle Kennedy 

Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:



Ok here me out my bookish loves – this book was not what my book loving brain expected – seriously. It took me by surprise in multiple/many ways I was simply not expecting. That being said once I got my bookish brain wrapped around the magic that is this book I simply could not put it down for the life of me. We skipped snack breaks. We skipped break breaks. This book was superglued to my hands until I reached the final page that how fantastically magical it was.

Like my bookish lovelies reading this book was like sipping a cup of warm comforting familiar tea. You felt like you’ve already met the characters in real life, you felt like you were already friends with them, heck this whole book was like I was on one long FaceTime session. SO. GOOD.

First off I ADORED the characters in this book *claps* they were all *chefs kiss* and I never got bored for one second while catching up on their lives. 

To start you have FITZ (we’re gonna need a moment here to appreciate my man Fitz). The expectations were on the floor and in the clouds by the time I was on page 2. Fitz is not your average man. Nope nope nope he is a unique magical character whom I will protect at all costs. I loved how he was an artist – but for video games and actually drew and created his own content. When he would sketch out in the living room I was like this man – this CHARACTER- is GOLD. 

“Oh, I get it. I was wasting my time trying to sell you on her. You were already sold.” His gray eyes light up gleefully. “You have a thing for Dean’s sister.”

And then you have SUMMER who is this kick ass, take no shit, super funny fashion major and I am INVESTED. I loved how she had a learning disability and it was actually talked about the different struggles that come with learning in a different way. I loved how much fun her character brought to the book but also how strong she was – how even though teachers would single her out, people would call her names, she didn’t let this take away from her talent and showed how just because she appeared fun loving on the outside it didn’t mean she couldn’t achieve/ succeed in her courses. #badass

“That’s probably just a good rule to live by, though. Always keep part of yourself hidden.”

Not to mention the TENSION IN THIS BOOK – ahhhh let me tell you I was dying. Like needed water. I needed a mini fridge of Figis next to me at all time. The chemistry was absolutely soul melting in this book and I loved how Fitz supported Summer and her dreams. He was there for her where others were lacking and he understood her in a way were she felt seen. I also love how Summer was always there for Fitz in return and how passionate they were and how much they both pushed each other in ways that made them feel alive. So, so goooood!!

“She’s my muse. She’s my laughter. She’s my trigger. She’s my desire. But most of all, she’s my heart.”

Toss in some hockey games, fashion shows, and glamorous charity events and safe to say this book had me flipping through pages at an unreasonable speed. 

Loved this book with every part of me and its safe to say I need the next in there series ASAP!!

5 stars 

What do you guys think? Worth a read? Already read it? Lmk your thoughts in the comments below!!


Hello hello my lovely bookish flowers. How are we today? Have we been reading any good books lately? 

Its safe to say August was a complete whirl wind (*blink* August began *blink* August over!?!) but…. by some miracle – books were read??! 

What I read:

The Rake by LJ Shen – 3 stars – 

Not my favorite in the series but LJ Shen still delivered with some powerhouse UNIQUE characters that I ate up like CANDY. I think for some reason I just didn’t connect with this one as much?!?!? However LJ Shen is AMAZING and I cant wait to read more from her!!!

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – 5 stars– 

AHHHH THIS WAS SO FUN!!! I’ve never read anything like this book and it was STEAMYYY and super entertaining and overall just addicting fun that I devoured way too quickly. 

Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars

I enjoyed this one. It has sass – it had banter- however the plot just seemed to drag a bit more in this book for some reason?!?! But the characters are So. fun. I need the next book ASAP!!

Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly – 3 stars – 

The beginning of this book was GOLD. I was sucked in like a storm and immediately addicted to my new character loves – but then somehow towards the middle it tattered off a bit??! I was left wanting and felt like the characters fire was dimming…but I ADORED being back in this world… and absolutely need need the next in the series!!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry – 4 stars – 

AHHHH CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Loved this book!! The characters were amazing and the banter was *chefs kiss*. I loved the references to books in this one and the fact that they were both book editors with SARCASM made this unputdownable. My heart melted like butter several times and I simply must preorder Emily Henrys next book!!!

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt – 5 stars – 

AHHH OMG THIS BOOK!!! Soooo good!! And exactly what I needed *claps* The hero in this book is ahkhdshss – sexyyyy (pirate *ahem* hot pirate). Pair that with a whirl wind plot and a heroine to route for and I simply could not get my butt off the couch until I finished this. 


Posts I’ve Loved around the Blogosphere: 

Tracy @TrufflesLiteraryWonders – Talk about Booktoks influence on reading and if it made reading cool again?!

Raji @JourneyIntoFantasy– Discusses the pros and cons of plot vs character based books!!

@OneMoreBook – discusses birthstone themed book covers!!

Caro @BookChesireCat – Talks about books recommend by other bloggers (my TBR is exploding)

Sophie @MeandInk – Talks about the 5 things she loves in books!!


Books I’m excited to read next:

Hook Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey – 

I ADORED the first book in this series and can’t wait to read the sequel!!

Ruthless Rivals by LJ Shen –

This one just came in and omgggg I am dyinggg to start it!! LJ Shen is one of my favs her books are GOLDEN *snaps*

Dream Chaser by Kirsten Ashley –

This series is a GEM and I am so excited to read another one. The way family issues are woven into the romance so maturely and realistically and the way the characters care for one another and console/heal is just ahhhhhh – so. good. 


What about you lovelies?? Read any good books this month? Read any of the books above? LMK your thoughts in the comments below!


Hey hey hey all my lovelies!! I know I’ve been pretty off and on here on the blog (life has been a mess lol) but I’m happy to say I’M BACK and ready to start BLOGGING again!!! (also I know I’m posting this a day lateahhhhh! I’m a hot mess lol) 


That being said I have still been READING like crazy (#sleepdeprevation #onemorechapter) and have to update you on SO MANY books because omg there have been so. many. good. books out *ahhhhhhh*!!! 


What I recently finished: 












Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley – So sooooo good!!! I adored Hattie and Axel and its safe to say I’m obsessed with this series now!! *heart eyes*. I’m a sucker for any book with an artist or dancer and an overprotective hero. 10/10 swoon factor here!!!


Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt – LOVED this one as well!!! The plot was so action packed and angsty I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!! Not to mention a pirate love interest who heart softens for his girl — ahhhh give. me. more.!!!

What I’m currently reading:

Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley – Already loving this one!!! Auggie is such a softie and Pepper is the sweetest. I’m invested and prepared to loose sleep. 

What I plan on reading next: 

Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley – I’m addicted to this series (I’m also reading it out of order because my library only had the third one at the time #hotmess) therefore I simply NEED the second one because Lottie and Bo seem AHjhjhdjdh – Need. It. 


Thats all for now my lovely reading flowers. Read any of the above comment below! What are you all currently reading? Lets chat in the comments below!!!



First of all let me just say it is SO good to be back to this blog and writing again!!!

I think it’s been about a year since my last post here on the blog and I have missed it dearly *sobs*. 

Between school kicking my butt, moving into a new house, and juggling five new roommates for the past year its safe to say I’ve been BUSY (and have been using books as a coping mechanism because – duh) but since its – SPRING BREAK – I have finally managed to squirrel away some time for this lovely blog of mine – thank goodness!!!

Anyways, anyways, enough about me and on to BOOK CHATTER!!!


Now you know we all LIVE for a book that has that perfect chemistry between two characters.

The angst. The want. The stolen-heart-stopping-glances-from-across-the-room…. I eat that stuff up like its candy as I’m sure you do too fellow book flowers *snaps*. 

That being said this list was CAKE to come up with because there are simply so many lovely, sugar coated, sparkly books out there that have the tendency to make my heart physically hurt with its brilliant amazing BANTER!!!!

Here are just a few recent reads that come to mind when it comes to the BEST BANTER EVER


People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK Y’ALL. Omg. So. Flipping. Good. Like I had never really been one for friends to lovers stories (always thought they were a little boring – my bad) but THIS ONE IS THE EXCEPTION. I love, love, loved these characters to death and the traveling and angst in this was everything!!! Hands down a five star read and not to mention the BANTER in this – yup you got it – PERFECTION. 

Wait for You by J. Lynn

This is such a great solid college romance. Like my exceptions were decent going in since I am a big Jennifer Armentrout fan, but omg what I did not expect was the perfect flirting in this book!! Let me tell you Cam will have you laughing and swooning and the way he is so patient and understanding with Avery – ughhhhhh!!! So. Good. 

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy 

This is such a fun, cute, and light hockey romance series but I got to say Logan takes the cake when it comes to flirting. The BANTER in this one – SO. MUCH. FREAKIN. FUN. Please read this series if you haven’t already. (and if you like to skip books like me start w this one you won’t be disappointed 😉 )

Bound by Hatred by Cora Reilly 

ALRIGHT…. sooooo if you like a little hate thrown in with your banter…. then this book is 100% for you. OMG the level of fighting and straight up tension in this book is CRAZY but the back and forth word play between the two will have you swooning and routing for the two crazy heads before you even know what your conscious is thinking haha! (also rec this whole series it is FAB!) 

The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle

For a bit of a lighter more rom-com esc type of banter The Royals Next Door is 100% the read for you! This book was soooo cute and the back and forth between her and the royals swoony body guard is to DIE FOR!!! Loved this book and still get butterflies when I think about it! I also think I read this one in two days so thats always a good sign haha!


These are all some of my newer reads (so not my all time all time fav banter couples 😉 ) but the ones that have recently melted my heart with cute interactions as well as made me nearly COMBUST from all the tension between the two!! Please let me know if you’ve read any of the above in the comments below and/or your fav banter book!