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I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 


Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.


A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish


updated July 9, 2015

Currently reading

Operation: Endgame (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 6) (English Edition)
Philippa Ballantine, Jeanne H. Ballantine, William Morris
Just You and Me (A Contemporary Romance Collection)
Fiona Miers, Caitlyn Lynch, Liz Durano, Deelylah Mullin, Cate Farren, Jacquie Biggar, Vicki Batman, Kate Richards, Brenna Zinn, Dalton Diaz, Tierney O'Malley, Desiree Holt, Nicole Morgan, Ashlyn Chase
Bitter Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 14
Audible Studios, Jennifer Estep, Lauren Fortgang
Progress: 27 %

#Audiobook Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Undeniably Yours - Lauren Fortgang, Shannon Stacey
After listening to only two books, I have some serious love for the Kowalski family and Ms. Stacey’s delightful contemporary romance series. Combining humor, real life, love, and heartache, the author has created a wonderful world, full of emotionally satisfying scenes and characters that I would call friends.
Although tied to the first book via timeline and characters, Undeniably Yours can be read as a stand alone story. This time around, the story focuses on Kevin, bar owner and only single Kowalski sibling. After a passionate one-night stand leaves Beth Hansen pregnant, Kevin finds himself excited at the prospect of being a father. Yet Beth doesn’t want a relationship with Kevin that would leave them always wondering, “if it wasn’t for the baby…” Soon the pair are going through the motions of being friends, wondering “what if…”
I absolutely loved Undeniably Yours. The story is sweet and tender, full of laugh-out-loud moments and even a few tears. While I thought that I wouldn’t enjoy the story of a pregnancy bringing Beth and Kevin together, I couldn’t be more wrong. I enjoyed listening to each character’s desires and fears from his and her point-of-views. This allowed me to empathize with both characters, yet aching for the pair to get together. 
Additionally, we are introduced to Paulie, Kevin’s best friend and manager of his bar. Her romance with someone from her past is a side story that adds depth to the book. Her plot never detracts from the main storyline, and with it’s similarity to Kevin and Beth’s relationship, allows characters to gain perspective. 
Narration by Lauren Fortgang is perfect. There isn’t much more I can add, other than I can’t imagine anyone else performing the Kolalski family.
Story: A
Narration: A+