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GUESS WHAT!? ~ 😍💻📝 ~ Justlovemybooks Romance Book Blog welcomes a new reviewer!

Hi everyone!

As you know, I’ve spent most of my summer away.  From past experience I knew it would be nearly impossible to keep up with curent blogging here as well as my social media pages.  As a result I had to give this blog a nap, lol.  But know I’m back and doing my very best to catch up.  So far everything is going well and I am currently working on catching up with my reading.  


I have great news!  In the coming days I will be adding a new reviewer to Justlovemybooks Romance Book Blog.  Her name is Emily.  Her reading preferences are a bit different from mine.  I’m happy about that because she will bring her own diversity in her reviews.  Some of Emily’s favorite genres/tropes are YA, Fantasy,  & Paranormal just to name a few.  Emily is currently in her last year of college.  She is an avid reader and aspiring author.  It just thrills me to welcome her and know you will too!

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Her first review is coming soon!



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So this is my new blog.  On here I will review all the books I read.  Right now, nearly all my reviews can be found on Goodreads. As I continue to work on this blog I will sort and add my older reviews into categories. I am looking forward to this project as this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I love to read and I love to write.  So I hope you will visit this blog from time to time and watch it grow.


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📝 REVIEW 📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) ~ Author: Holly Black ~ Genre: #YA #Fantasy ~ Available Now!



(The Folk of the Air #1)


Holly Black

Genre: #YA #Fantasy

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: January 2nd 2018

Read: February 18th 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 370 pages

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


📝My Review📝

The Cruel Prince was everything I needed and more. Holly Black is an amazing writer and I am so glad that I gave her books another chance. Everything about this book was fantastic, the characters, the plot, the relationships. I NEED the second book right now! The world was so fascinating and beautifully crafted. Holly Black’s fae may look beautiful but they are undeniably wicked. Seeing how humans traversed their world was exciting.

Jude was an amazingly complex character. She was so unique and different from any YA female protagonists I have read. She is flawed and I love that. Her anger was really something that I resonated with and because of that I could connect with her character deeply. Her relationship with her sisters is portrayed in a really great way. She refuses to be put down by anyone, especially the cruel prince himself: Cardan.

Cardan is terrible when we first meet him. But of course there was much more to him than we thought. His character was explored well but I really wish he was flushed out a little bit more. But I guess that will definitely happen in the next book considering how this one ended.

I am curious to see where the story is going to go because everything ended pretty nicely. What plots could be awaiting Jude and Cardan next?

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📝 REVIEW 📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Josh And Hazel’s Guide To Not Dating ~ Author: Christina Lauren ~ Genre: #Contemporary #Romance ~ Available Now!




Christina Lauren

Genre: #Contemporary #Romance

My Rating: 4.5

Cover: 5

Publication: September 4th 2018

Read: September 15th 2018

POV: first-person dual perspective 

Paperback: 309 pages

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Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?


📝My Review📝:

4.5 Stars! So so good!!!

Christina Lauren have officially made a fan out of me. This book was so cute and so fun. I listened to the audiobook but I had the book to read along. The narrators did a fantastic job (especially Todd Haberkorn) and that added to the appeal of the novel. Even though I really enjoyed this book it just didn’t feel like a 5 star to me. I also recognized some tropes reused from Roomies which made the book feel a little unoriginal. Both female protagonists (Holland and Hazel) were kind of ditzy spazzes. Hazel being more chaotic but the basis of the personality was very similar. Also the whole revealing feelings/ things happen when drunk trope was reused. Can’t anyone ever admit they have feelings for each other while sober? There were also some plot details that I didn’t really like but nothing that ruined the book for me.

Hazel is a mess. Hurricane Hazel is the perfect nickname fore her. I didn’t mind reading about her but I know that if I knew someone like her in real life I would hate them. She is just too chaotic for me and I don’t really understand how a grown woman can act the way she does. But I guess some people never really change. Josh on the other hand was perfect. I adored him because he is the type of guy I would actually like. He was the calm to Hazel’s storm. Watching Josh fall for Hazel was cute because he didn’t see it coming himself. Through their friendship he grew to love her.

Overall I really liked this book and would probably reread it in the future. I definitely recommend it and I am now off to go buy every other book Christina Lauren has written.

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BOOK SALE ~ The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff ~ Genre: #ParanormalRomance


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Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”
Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.
Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.
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📝 REVIEW 📝 ~ 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 ~ Even The Darkest Stars (Even The Darkest Stars #1) ~ Author: Heather Fawcett ~ Genre: #YA #Fantasy ~ Available Now!



(Even The Darkest Stars #1)


Heather Fawcett

Genre: #YA #Fantasy

My Rating: 4.5

Cover: 5

Publication: September 5th 2017

Read: May 26th 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 432 pages

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Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.


📝My Review📝:

4.5 Stars

I have no words right now. THE ENDING TO THIS BOOK HAS LEFT ME SO SHOOK I AM IN SHOCK. Even The Darkest Stars surprised me in more ways than one. Firstly I have never read a book like this. The story focused on adventure and exploring which is not a genre I have really ever read about. The world was so unique and incredibly detailed I was in awe. Heather Fawcett did an amazing job of creating a world never seen before in YA fantasy novels. I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would and I am so happy about that. That being said, I did have some problems with it that prevented me from giving this book 5 stars.

The world was incredible but it was also VERY confusing. When reading this book you really have to pay attention because there is so much world building. Even I would be confused about things sometimes and just not understand their purpose. I felt like there was so much thrown into this world that it felt cluttered. Witches, ghosts, weird bird creatures, fire demons? It was a bit much and all of those creatures are connected in some form so then you have to understand that. It is not too hard to follow along to but it does get confusing and someone who is not paying attention will have no idea what is going on.

The book’s description on the inside jacket of the book was such a throw off it basically gives you no information of the extent to which this book goes. It is a bit misleading but that was not such a big deal. I do like when books surprise me but I feel like I needed some information about the witches before going into it. Also it says that River demands to take Kamzin instead of her sister Lusha (to the surprise of the whole village) on the expedition but that is not really what happened. The whole description in general paints a different picture of the book than what it actually is.

The characters had little to no personality. Norbu, Aimo, Dargye, and Mara had absolutely no personalities of character development. I get that they were minor characters and were only really there so that Kamzin and River were traveling in a group but I think a lot more could have been done with them. Lusha also had little personality, she just came across as stern and mean almost the entire book. Tem had some personality but he was stagnant through the entire book. Kamzin had ambition but lacked personality. There was nothing special about her except for the fact that she was talented at exploring. Her ambition is what drove her the entire book but her personality was very dull. River was the most interesting character because he had the most personality. He reminded me so much of the Mad Hatter. I really loved him but the ending leaves me weary…I won’t spoil it but damn things got crazy.

I was able to guess a lot of the plot twists in this book but Heather Fawcett did a good job of throwing me off the trail from time to time. I also feel like not that much happened until the end. I can see where people might think this book was boring but the world was so fascinating to me that it kept me intrigued. But like I said, THAT ENDING, I still can’t wrap my head around it.

I am so damn excited for the next book I don’t know how I am going to wait until December. I need to see what Kamzin is going to do next, I need to see what River will be doing, I HAVE to know what is in store for Kamzin and River. I’m going to have to wait a bit to find out and I will be anticipating every second of it.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Tackle by Jacob Chance is Now Available! ~ Genre: #SportsRomance




Series: Boston Terriers #4

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: October 12, 2018

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Trevor Lincoln is the legendary tight end for Boston University’s football
team. As the youngest son of a former NFL player, he lives a life of
privilege with an endless stream of girls vying for his attention. He
always gets his way.

Until I come along.

Everything about him irks me. From his crooked smile and sexy, dark hair,
to his obscenely large trust fund. But when we’re forced to spend time
together, the undeniable spark between us blazes and resisting him becomes
one of my greatest challenges.

Can I shut down his game, or will he tackle my heart?





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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Roomies ~ Author: Christina Lauren ~ Genre: #NewAdult #Contemporary #Romance ~ Available Now!




Christina Lauren

Genre: #NewAdult #Contemporary #Romance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: December 5th 2017

Read: August 27th 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Paperback: 368 pages

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Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?


📝My Review📝: 

Wow I really loved this! I wasn’t expecting much from this but I really really enjoyed it. I am definitely convinced to read more of Christina Lauren’s books now.

Roomies was a fun romantic story about a girl who is lost in life and has a serious crush on a hot subway busker. The story was fun, witty, and so romantic that I nearly gushed over every page. I highlighted so many great quotes that I know I’ll be remembering for years. The characters were not only enjoyable but they were relatable. I could understand Holland’s struggles, even though she is older than me I was totally able to understand her fears. One thing I really loved about this book was the Broadway aspect. I love Broadway so having it be such a big part of the book made it even better. Of course I loved that this book takes place in New York, it’s always nice to see home represented in stories that I love.

Holland was a great character I adored her. She was relatable, funny, and selfless. Calvin was wonderful what a swoon worthy character. Even though he did some pretty stupid stuff throughout the story, all is forgiven at the end. Also it is very hard to stay mad at a cute guy with an accent. Jeff and Robert were so great my only complaint is that I wish there was more of them. Lulu is the perfect example of a friend we’ve all had, as Calvin put it beautifully, a friend who is no good but you just can’t let them go. She was terrible but a good message came with her: CUT OUT THE TOXIC PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE THEY WILL ONLY BRING YOU DOWN!!

I really loved this book and that is rare for romance/contemporary novels so that should prove how great the story was. I can definitely see myself rereading this in the future and I am sure that I will.

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 ~ Scary Single: A Crystal Cove Holiday #9 by Dee Ellis is coming on October 31st 2018!



A Crystal Cove Holiday Book 9


Dee Ellis

Genre:  #Romance #HalloweenRomance #Erotic #Novella

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  October 31st 2018

Read:  October 10th 2018  (ARC provided by author)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Series:  Crystal Cove Holiday:  Snow Angel; Stupid Cupid; Chasing Glory; Treaky Treats; New Resolutions; Lucky Duck; Good Fridays; Father Figures; Scary Single


Crystal Cove Can Make It Scary To Be Single

Cari King isn’t exactly afraid to be alone–it’s all she knows after all. Despite an idyllic setting where romance blooms, her leading men are limited to the slasher heroes in her favorite horror flicks. At least Freddy, Jason and even Michael can’t slash her heart to pieces.

Mason Myers has other plans for her heart–like owning it. They flirt like fumbling teenagers each time Cari comes to rent movies from his video store. Halloween is their favorite holiday so Mason plans an epic movie-a-thon. Scary movies and popcorn with just the two of them. Every night. All month long. Scary Smart.

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📝My Review📝:

Scary Single (A Crystal Cove Holiday #9)Scary Single by Dee Ellis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…
Such a short, sexy, sweet and dirty feel good story!
Oh this book was adorable! As I think about it, I don’t know how I can say it’s adorable when there are some incredibly steamy scenes in there. So hot, I was blushing. That is when I wasn’t smiling and giggling. Yes, I said giggling. Don’t know if the author categorizes this book as a romcom, but I found many moments to be refreshing and amusing.

Mason and Cari…..
Mason and Cari grew up together and spent a lot of time at the movies watching their favorite genre of horror flicks. As friends. They had a special bond from the very beginning. Unfortunately this is one of those stories where either character was afraid to admit their true feelings concerned they might ruin their relationship dynamic if the other didn’t feel the same.

Mason’s heart broke when Cari left Crystal Cove for college and to pursue a career in filmmaking. He regrets not asking her to stay, or asking if he could follow her. Years pass and Cari returns to the magical, romantic town of Crystal Cove. Will Mason finally make a move?

When Cari starts to spend a lot of time in Mason’s store, he wonders about what could have been. With a little push from his brass, take-no-prisioners cousin, Shelby, Mason asks for a date. But it’s not just any date. They will have a horror movie marathon each night leading up to Halloween.

There are some bumps in the road for these two sweet characters and even a miscommunication here and there. But they work it out. And the epilogue is perfect!

Scary Single is a short and quick read. Literally, I finished this book in a couple of hours. That said, this book is hot and dirty and the intimacy between Mason and Cari is scorching. Because it is so short and straight to the point, there really isn’t a lot of complexity or character development which I expect in novellas. That said, this is one of my favorite books in the Crystal Cove Holidays series. I highly recommend this sexy, spooky little gem.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂


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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: It Ended with the Truth, Series: Truth and Lies Duet #2, Author: Lisa Suzanne, Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Available Now!


Title: It Ended with the Truth
Series: Truth and Lies Duet #2
Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2018


Bestselling author Lisa Suzanne’s newest duet features
a fake relationship and enemies that might just become lovers.

Telling the truth cost me everything.

My company. My friends. The girl I love.I’m forced to start over, and it’s my brother who steps in once again. Working
for his record label isn’t how I imagined my life when I owned my own company,
and life on the road only makes me long for everything the truth cost me.

Is there a way to reclaim what was lost to the truth?

It Ended with the Truth is the second book in the Truth and Lies

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Author Bio
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with
her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and
college composition instructor. When she’s not cuddling baby Mason, she can be
found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.


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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: The Fall Before Flight, Author: L.M. Halloran, Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Now Available!


Title: The Fall Before Flight
Author: L.M. Halloran
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2018


I didn’t try to kill myself. It was an accident. 
No, more than that — a natural disaster. 
Fate’s fickle lightning strike.
No one believes me.
I can’t blame them, really. 
There’s something wrong with me. 
I’m incapable of emotions that come naturally 
to others. Fear, compassion, love…
I might be a sociopath.
Everyone thinks I’m beyond help. 
Everyone but Dr. Leo Chastain. 
One of us is going to break the other…
Care to place a bet? 



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When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking
barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her
spirited toddler. She’s a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that
resemble Ewoks. Home is San Diego, CA, but her heart lives in Portland.


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