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

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

Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

I’m going to be honest with you, bookish friends. I’ve had a hard time focusing on reading lately. With everything going on in the world, it seems like all I can do is obsessively watch the news, read the news, then worry, worry, worry. I’ve found myself wondering when I’ll ever feel the joy of … More Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need