The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan: A Psychologically Thrilling Ride

Does anyone have any tips for appearing refreshed after you’ve stayed up all night reading? If so, you’re going to need to pull out all the stops when you pick up Hank Phillippi Ryan’s thrilling new book, The First To Lie. The First to Lie is a suspenseful, twisting tale of revenge, intrigue, and identity. … More The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan: A Psychologically Thrilling Ride

Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Being a woman is hard. Being a woman in politics is even harder. Allison Winn Scotch’s pitch-perfect new novel, Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, beautifully dives into this harsh truth, and, honestly, it could not come at a more fitting time. Cleo McDougal has had her future mapped out forever. Congresswoman at twenty-five. Senator at thirty-one. … More Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Inspires and Empowers

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

There are two things I absolutely cannot resist: a smart Jane Austen retelling and a Food Network cooking competition. Never did I think these two worlds would collide, but thanks to Sonali Dev’s latest novel, they have. I fell in love with Dev’s writing last year through Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, and she’s just … More Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Sometimes you pick up a book and it instantly becomes a forever favorite. Everything about it, from the characters, to the setting, to the emotional punch on every page, invokes that magical feeling that captures everything you love about reading. Without fail, Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels always have that quality for me, and her latest, … More Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Spring Hunkness: Round Three – The Elite Eight

And then there were nine! Earlier this month, our Spring Hunkness competition started with thirty-six swoon-worthy literary dreamboats, and after two rounds of voting, we’ve had to say goodbye to some forever favorites. (Not one Little Women man is left standing. Not one!) The nine heartthrobs still in contention are one step closer to fulfilling … More Spring Hunkness: Round Three – The Elite Eight

Spring Hunkness: Round Two – The Elite Eighteen

Last week, I put the call out for a little fun and you answered! The results for round one of our 2020 Spring Hunkness Championship are in. There were some close calls, some not-so-close calls, and the surprise upset of our reigning champion, Roger Wakefield, getting knocked out off the bat by that wuthering devil … More Spring Hunkness: Round Two – The Elite Eighteen