Thursday, July 11, 2019

Where is Miss Boxy Frown?

I'm around, reading when I can, live tweeting when I can, and listening to audio books...when I can.
What I am doing mostly is sprinkling my Black Girl Magic all over this MBA program, so I don't have a lot of time for this blog...at the moment!


However, I will poke my head in and write up something that makes me really happy and I can't help but recommend it. Stay tuned, beloveds!



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Review: Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So great, so sexy!

This book was such a delight. Sloan, a single divorcee and accomplished surgeon with incredibly adorable and clever twin girls, needs a new nanny asap. Enter Rafe, a tall drink of buff ginger tatts and years experience in nanny work.

Sparks fly instantly and what a breath of fresh air - these two confront their attraction head on. This book made me happy; I had a big goofy smile on my face while reading it. The dialogue was hilarious between the characters, especially between Sloan and her bestie (who is getting her own book soon!!)

Listen. He does the twin's hair. *drops mic*

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review: More Than Crave You

More Than Crave You More Than Crave You by Shayla Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this delicious almost-arrangement trope romance. Evan is a tech CEO and values his executive assistant, Nia, to handle everything in his life, from business to personal. After his pregnant wife died unexpectedly, Evan grieved but he is ready to get his life back in order - so he asks Nia to put a personal ad in for him. Long story short, he realizes quickly that once he sees Nia as a person and not just his assistant that he may have been looking for what was right in front of him the whole time.

This was a great read, cover to cover. Evan was a very interesting personality - so literal and analytical. His relationship with Nia humanized him and showed his passionate side. Nia was a great heroine - intelligent, warm, and she wouldn't settle for less. They were a fun couple to read about and the second I have read from this series. I'm behind - I need to go back and read the rest of these couples!

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Review: Phenomenal X

Phenomenal X Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book recently came up on twitter and couldn't remember if I had read it (first red flag) but thought, well I don't remember hating it, so it must be ok. I was right - it's just ok.

This is a book filled with wild emotional outbursts for no reason. For instance, the hero, who is a professional wrestler, has a personal assistant and admits to the heroine (whom he has known for less than a week) that he has a sexual relationship with his PA. Forward to a day later and the heroine finds the PA in the hero's apt and flips out when the PA "reveals" she slept with the hero a few days previously.

There were lots of bits of conflict that didn't make sense to me like this. It's a shame; I enjoyed the premise as a casual fan of pro wrestling and sporty-boy romances. This book also ends on a cliff hanger. It seems like this author has written a lot since this was released in 2014, so I would really like to check out some of her more recent offerings.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"Manifest" is the new "Lost" and I'm Already Hooked

Ever since the extended trailer for "Manifest" on NBC premiered, I thought it was cool and knew I wanted to watch the premiere. The premise is this: A plane flying back from Jamaica to the USA hits a bit of turbulence, but is otherwise fine. However, when the plane lands, the passengers have found out that they have been missing and presumed dead for 5 1/2 years.

Say what?

From there it gets a little mystical. We are going along this ride mostly with Michaela, who was on the plane with her brother and terminally ill nephew; the rest of the family took their original flight. She starts to hear herself whispering in her own head...but it ends up helping to save people. And it turns out her brother can hear himself, too. All of the passengers are connected by some mystical thread, and it will be so fun to unwind this mystery...as long as the resolution to this series is that they were actually dead the whole time (glaring at you, Lost.)

Anyhoo, Twitter was on fire last night, and yours truly has a featured tweet! Check it out below, and check out Manifest Mondays on NBC at 10pm Eastern time.

8 Burning 'Manifest' Questions That Kept Twitter Up All Night After That Explosive Premiere

Credit where credit is due, NBC's "Manifest" premiere dropped enough tantalizing mysteries to keep the show trending high on Twitter all night long as fans tried to wrap their heads around it.