Flamer

FLAMER Written and illustrated by Mike Curato Published by Henry Holt and Co, September 1, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: I know I’m not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that…

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

THE INVINCIBLE SUMMER OF JUNIPER JONES Written by Daven McQueen Published by Wattpad Books, June 16, 2020 My star rating – 5 STARS! ALL THE STARS! THE SYNOPSIS: It’s the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he’s sent…

My Calamity Jane

MY CALAMITY JANE (The Lady Janies #3) Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 2, 2020 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou. JANE (a genuine hero-eene) Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when…

The Trouble With Hating You

THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU Written by Sajni Patel Published by Forever, May 12, 2020 My star rating – 5 (thousand) stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her…

The Bromance Book Club

THE BROMANCE BOOK CLUB Written by Lyssa Kay Adams Published by Berkley, November 5, 2019 My star rating – 2.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife…

Beard Science

BEARD SCIENCE (Winston Brothers #3) Written by Penny Reid Published by Cipher-Naught, October 11, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight…

Grin and Beard It

GRIN AND BEARD IT (Winston Brothers #2) Written by Penny Reid Published by Cipher-Naught, March 21, 2016 My rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite….

The House In The Cerulean Sea

THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA Written by TJ Klune Published by Tor Books, March 17th, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department…

Truth Or Beard

TRUTH OR BEARD (Winston Brothers #1) Written by Penny Reid Published by Cipher-Naught, July 21, 2015 My rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college…