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

This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

When I pick up a Camille Pagán novel, I know two things for certain. I know that I’m going to meet some quirky and complex characters I won’t dare forget, and I know that every emotional note is going to hit that perfect sweet spot between humor and heartache. Other than that, I never know … More This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán: A Treasure from Beginning to End

Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight

Is there anything better than catching up with old friends? You already know how much you adore them, you know their history, and you completely get their sense of humor. I had the privilege of hanging out with some people I really love recently. We laughed, we bonded, we enjoyed a few casseroles, and we … More Must Love Dogs: Hearts and Barks Will Have You Wagging with Delight