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Allison's Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich

As much as I really enjoyed this book, I have to be honest and say that unless you, like me, are a big fun of the classic, you might not love it. It relies heavily on your knowledge of the classic. Although everything is well explained you will be missing something without it.  I'm also not sure calling this one a romance is correct. Even a dark reverse harem as it is advertised... but that I think will most definitely become the case in the second book. We are just not there yet and when I went into this one, I didn't know it was series with cliffhangers.  Allison's Adventures in Underland  is a fantastic adaptation of the classic. It is Dark, it is sexy, it has charm.  Allison watches a man with bunny ears murder her crash and runs after him. She falls down the rabbit hole in the process coming face to face with the twins. Expect in this version the twins are two very sexy man with signs hanging around their necks that say, "eat me", "drink me". I am s
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Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

Continuing with my newest obsession, bully romance, we now have Jace. Insufferable, hateful, vengeful Jace. Blurb: I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again. But four years later, here I am... back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy. And forced to face Jace Covington. My first friend. First crush. First kiss. The one I left behind. Only—he isn't the same boy I gave my heart to. This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous. And he's determined to make my life a living hell. Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants. They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I'd rather eat dirt. If Jace Covington wants me gone...he'll have to try harder. Because I've never been the kind of girl to play by the rules. Jace is cruel. Not as cruel as some of the other bully romances I've been reading lately, but he is definitely not a nice guy. Burnt by his past, still hurting from everything that happened

Bully Romance - Untouchable by Sam Mariano and Hate Me by Ahsley Jade

@glimpses_of_my_books I am not one to shy away from dark romances. I like them. I like finding out the reasons for the wrongs done, trying to understand people's motivations, I like the redemption in the end (though you don't always get it), I of course like the spice, and I do like that sickening feeling in your stomach when you read certain scenes. Proof I am still a normal human being I suppose LOL I have read some bully romance in the past, but nothing as dark as Untouchable . Untouchable  is NOT for the faint hearted; the opening scene is very unpleasant to read. I confess I was certain I was not going to be able to finish the book and I was not going to like it. In the end, it was damn near perfect .  There is an argument to be made that it romanticizes sexual abuse, but it IS FICTION . It's not real life. Which brings the question, in my mind at least, why are some dark romance readers ok with murder but not this? If you are going to have a problem with this you abso

A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Caña [ALC]

A Proposal They Can't Refuse  has a wonderful selection of themes I adore in a book: food, family, culture (in this case hispanic), and two main characters impossible not to love. Oh, and some Irish Whiskey! Kamilah Vega is a fiery Puerto Rican chef determined to make her family's restaurant,  El Coquí,  succeed. She is hopeful that entering the Fall Foodie Tour will help put the restaurant on the map for good. Convincing her family however is a struggle, they are not too keen on the changes that would be necessary for a win. And even worse, they don't trust her to succeed.  The restaurant shares a building with a Distillery.  Liam Kane and his grandfather have turned their family Irish Distillery into a successful business and are hoping to win a national competition with their secret and new whisky blend. But just as they are about to get things going, his grandfather hits him with some horrible news: he has cancer, is not looking for treatment, and has his heart set on m

Always Practice Safe Hex (Stay a Spell #4) by Juliette Cross

Hello Hello friends! Who is ready for another Stay a Spell  book? Here is the blurb: Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door. No matter how hard she denies it, loathing isn’t the only emotion she feels for him. Grim reaper Gareth Blackwater is rarely, if ever, moved beyond his broody, stoic state. But the witch he’s partnered with in the public relations contest is destroying his peace of mind. He’s convinced that the flesh-melting attraction he feels for her is merely her witchy magic at work. But forced proximity proves there is more than magic sparking between them. Livvy learns this enigmatic grim’s abilities are beyond any supernatural she has ever known. And when Livvy becomes the obsessive target of a dangerous warlock, Gareth proves just how powerful he truly is. Because no o

Never a Duke Grace Burrowes (Rogues to Riches #7) [arc review]

I absolutely adore this series, I will never be able to forget Quinn and Jane from the first book, My Only and Only Duke ,  and even less my favorite to date, Lord Stephen, from book 6, How to Catch a Duke . All the books in this series are very well written and have charming and lovable characters. It is often the case that one can pick up any book in a series like this and read that without having read the others. My one and only issue with Never a Duke  is that you really can't do that. There is an immense amount of focus on characters from previous books and it sadly distracts the reader from Ned and Lady Rosalind's love story. I love when previous characters make an appearance, but this was a just a tad too much. I was getting confused because liking it or not it is hard to keep 6 other couples straight in your head, especially when you read so many other books in between. It was just all a little too much. But, don't let that deter you from reading this beauty. As alw

Parks and Provocation (Green Valley Heroes #2) by Juliette Cross

Parks and Provocation Another Juliete Cross win! Can this author write a bad book? I think not. From where I stand SmartyPants Romance is lucky to have Juliette in their team! Blurb: Lola Landry stares through the window of her locked car with the keys in the ignition and the radio blaring Beck’s “Loser.” While standing there and sweltering in the soupy Tennessee humidity, she wonders how her orderly life had crashed and burned so badly. Then her high school nemesis saunters up in all of his tall, strapping, fireman-to-the-rescue glory, slapping her with the humiliating proof that it can always get worse. When the uber-confident Jedediah Lawson requests a date in return for popping her lock, a lightbulb goes off. Revenge is sweet. He would make the perfect victim—guest, that is—for her next podcast episode on Kiss and Tell. What shocks her is the casual way he not only agrees to the post-date interview on air, but ends up hijacking her audience and wooing them with his swoony, southern