The Bittersweet Bride by Vanessa Riley Rating: 4 stars Kudos: Diverse cast, a true villain, and a delicious, sweet romance Review: This is my first Vanessa Riley book and it won’t be my last. I’ve always loved historical romance novels, but Riley brought something new to the table. A story about a flower girl who fell in love with the second son of a lord. Theodosia Cecil is our flower seller. No longer, a woman selling bouquets for pence, but the widow of a man who left her flower gardens to tend. Except Theo has a problem, she needs to wed. Not only to protectRead More →

Thanks to the power of Netflix, I find myself catching up with shows I never had the chance to watch in the past. The latest one, courtesy of my hubby, is Limitless. Let me preface by saying I’ve never seen the movie with Bradley Cooper, though hubs and I have added it to our list since starting the tv show.  I’ll mention we have a healthy love for all things sci-fi, speculative fiction related so no surprise this show caught our interest in the least. Positives: effortless humor, lots of ties to 80s shows and movies, an appreciation for comedic effect, plenty of interesting casesRead More →

Counting on a Countess by Eva Leigh Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Kudos for: Diversity in characters, challenging my beliefs about how heroes should act, and a surprising storyline/plot The second in Leigh’s London Underground series is a triumph in bringing diversity to Victorian England. Add in a talented, sassy heroine and a hero who’s not intimidated by a woman who knows her business. Yes, he’s all male and not afraid if his woman shows him up, or in this case, she hoodwinks him. This story kept me on my toes. Every time I thought I’d figured out what would happen next, whether characterRead More →