Book Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty β˜…β˜…

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He snatched up the reins again, holding her tight. There was nothing affectionate or remotely romantic about the gesture; it was desperation, like a man clinging to a ledge. “We run.”

I was very excited to read this one, but unfortunately, it didn’t really live up to my expectations. 2.5 stars.

Extra bummed, because that cover is so pretty πŸ™.

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Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œLove and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person. The heart in your chest beats heavy and bright, nearly visible through your flesh and clothes. Your appetite and sleep are shredded. Every interaction spikes your blood with a dangerous kind of adrenaline, and you’re on the brink of fight or flight. Your body is barely under your control. You’re consumed, and it scares you.”

This one was pretty good. Cute, surprisingly touching in certain areas, and funny. Overall, it was solid and I enjoyed it. However, for some reason I just didn’t connect with the romance all that much. I liked the characters well enough and really felt for them during some scenes, but I just never 100% committed to them. Three stars.

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Book Review: Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œThere’s no force on Earth as strong as a woman who is good and fed up.”

This is more like a 3.5 or 3.75, I think. I definitely thought this was going to be a 4 star read up until about the last 75 pages, which was disappointing. It started out a lot better than how it wrapped up in the end, but it was still very enjoyable and engaging. I am not sure if I like this one or the author’s first novel, The Bromance Book Club, better. I would have said this one right away, when I was still only about 200 pages in, but the ending evened it out for me. I guess I would still choose this one, because the parts that I did really like were very good.

Difficult one to rate here!

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