Not-So Favorite Books of 2021

I always love sharing my unpopular opinion on the books I read and sometimes I feel like I’m petty ranting them. No offense to anyone if your favorite is included here. They just flopped to me okay? It’ll be my final post this year and I’m revealing you my not-so favorite books. 

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Favorite Novels of 2021

We’re days away before this year ends! 2021 is a roller coaster ride for me and I’m thankful for all the blessings I received this year. I had my ups and downs but here I am still surviving. To wrap up this year, I am sharing you all my favorite books I’ve read this year and happy to say I met my reading goals of 100 books. I even exceeded it and I discovered many romance books and I bet you’ve read some of these books.

Let’s begin shall we:

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Hope Santa Brings / Bookish Wishes

Hello everyone! It’s been a while I posted  Top Ten Tuesday  which is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl and originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s topic is Books I Hope Santa Brings / Bookish Wishes. Mostly these are the books that are on my wish list. ❤ When I have a budget, I might purchase these books to myself. (HAPPY BUDOL! R.I.P. Book Buying Ban)

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Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2022

We’re less than a month away before 2021 ends. It’s a year of rollercoaster of events and I am excited for the upcoming year filled with romance books I much look forward to. For this list, it’ll cover up the books announced and I am sure there’ll be more once authors reveal their books later on.

If you have any 2022 Romance books please add it on this list on Goodreads.

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Favorite Authors I Discovered in 2021

Every year, we are in search for books that will satisfy our cravings. Some of these books are recommended to me by peers and I grateful I discovered these authors this year. Surely I will be stalking their upcoming books or even read their earlier works. 

I have several authors here that might be on your radar and let me tell you why I love them:

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ARC Review | Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Pages: 335

Goodreads Rating: 4.72 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 18th 2022

Publisher: Montlake Romance / Amazon Publishing

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A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

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ARC Review | Return All by Eve Dangerfield

59468641._SY475_Pages: 286

Goodreads Rating: 3.80 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: December 14th 2021

Publisher: Eve Dangerfield Books

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“Return All is one of my top reads of the year. Soooooo wickedly good. ” NYT bestselling author Annika Martin

“Nobody does Daddy kink quite like Eve Dangerfield. A fantastic read every time!” USA Today bestselling author Ainsley Booth

Hundreds of women have tried to win Derek Hardiman over, but the only girl he’s loved is nowhere to be found…
After ten years in the game Derek Hardiman has been crowned a football prodigy—but success came at the cost of his dorky high school sweetheart, Mara Temple.
A decade after she left town, he still can’t imagine marrying someone who isn’t her.

“Kink, heart, and sass all in one delightful package!” USA Today Bestseller, Amy Andrews.

Travelling for most of her twenties, Mara has returned home with a designer wardrobe, a sweet puppy and a new last name. What better to keep her surly ex-boyfriend from recognising her?

“Return All is the book you need right now. Deliciously dirty, sweet, and so real it hurts.” Adriana Anders, Award-winning author of Whiteout

When Mara and Derek are thrown back into each other’s lives the obsession that began when they were teenagers returns in full force.
Derek can hardly believe the goddess his once-awkward lover has become, and he’s determined win her back.
But Mara is determined not to give into the hype surrounding her bachelor superstar ex. Unfortunately, Derek Hardiman has always lived up to the hype. After all, a girl only has one daddy…
Return All is a standalone second chance romance by the critically acclaimed romance author Eve Dangerfield.

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Cover Reveal | The Malvagio Mafia Duet by Kelsey Clayton

The Familia is a mystery to most,
and sitting on it’s throne is Kage Malvagio.

The Malvagio Mafia Duet, an all-new dark romance by USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Clayton is coming January 7th and we have the mind-blowing covers!

Suffer in Silence, Book One
Releasing January 7th

Monsters don’t hide in dark alleys.
They lurk in plain sight, clawing into your soul with cordial smiles.
They wear Armani, they drive Cadillacs, they attend fundraising balls…
And they rule the city with a merciless fist.

The Familia is a mystery to most,
and sitting on it’s throne is Kage Malvagio.

Vile.
Sadistic.
Painstakingly beautiful.

Some say: Ask for forgiveness, never permission.
Kage asks for neither.
Especially when he gets his hands on me.

I should hate him.
I should run at the first chance I get.
But how could the devil be so bad when he looks at me like that?

Pre-order your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3EuhLPX
Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/suffersilence

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Screams in Symphony, Book Two
Releasing January 27th

There once was a girl,
tarnished and ruined by the actions of others.
Some are born plagued by darkness,
but she was doused in it by those she trusted.

Like Lucifer himself,
she fell from the heavens and landed amongst the flames.
Now she wears her crown black,
with diamonds coated in the blood of her enemies.

This isn’t the story of a girl who saved the villain.
This is the story of a girl who became something much worse,
and the man who loved her for it.

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Meet Kelsey
Kelsey Clayton is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.
She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.
Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.


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Book Review | Verity by Colleen Hoover

59344312._SY475_Pages: 314

Goodreads Rating: 4.37 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: December 10th 2018

Publisher: Independently Published

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

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ARC Review | People We Meet on Vacation

54985743Pages: 364

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 11th 2021

Publisher: Berkley Romance

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Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

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