This book was a fun read and I genuinely enjoyed the journey we had inside Iris Oxtabee’s head as she experimented with the mystery that is love. The best way I can describe this book is fun and predictable, and even then I enjoyed the characters we met and the crazy situations Iris got herself […]
As a lover of both Pride and Prejudice and murder mysteries, I was excited when I heard about this book. The author does an excellent job of recreating a similar reading voice to that of Jane Austen and it was interesting how she adapted the familiar characters into this retelling. I always appreciate a strong […]
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris was such an emotional read. From our first introduction to the main character, Alex, you are immediately drawn to him. Alex has had a rough childhood, losing his parents a few years ago, and now lives with his Aunt and brother. Alex was also cursed with the ability […]
This island alone boasts more ghost stories than all of Louisiana combined.
And I’m one of them.
In the Louisiana swamplands, ghost stories are as much a part of childhood as chasing fireflies and crawfishing. They never much scared me, though, nor the possibility of evil out to do me harm. Until the night I watched shadows come to life and butcher everything I loved.
With a stranger’s help, I managed to escape to an isolated place miles north, and, in time, became my own ghost story. A cautionary tale for the locals.
Nearly a decade passed, before I returned to my birthplace, in hopes of unearthing long-awaited answers. Instead, I found something I wasn’t looking for. Someone. A remedy for my loneliness.
Or so I thought.
Turns out, Thierry Bergeron is no elixir. He’s a deadly poison, cursed by the demons of his past, and feared by those who call him the elusive Rougarou of the bayou. A devious rogue, whose seductive whispers and rough hands haunt my dreams. The big bad wolf that defiles me without apology, or remorse.
I should resist him, but I can’t.
And when the shadows return to stake their claim on me, his darkness is the only safe place to hide.
Adrienne Tooley’s writing is perfect for this type of book. The world she creates is one full of magic reminiscent of the fairytales we grew up hearing. She incorporates little nods to those stories by mentioning trolls under bridges or frogs who claim to be princes. I really appreciated and enjoyed those easter eggs she […]
Everyone needs to go and buy this book RIGHT NOW. If you’re on a budget, then you need to go and request it from your library. You need to get your hands on this book ASAP. Meet Perfect on Paper, one of, in my opinion, the best books of 2021 and a new personal favorite […]
“𝐀𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬, 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞-𝐭𝐡𝐞-𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧.” Cue: Noble Blood by Tommee Profitt (feat. Fleurie) This was my first read by Jennifer Estep and I was not disappointed. I had heard about The Crown of Shards world but I had never […]
TW: this book discusses topics of domestic assault/abuse, suicide, racism, microaggressions, mental health and illness, and panic attacks. This is my first Kelly Loy Gilbert book and wow, I am blown away. Beth’s story is achingly powerful and when interwoven by Gilbert’s writing, one cannot seem to escape from the pain and heartbreak that these […]