A Merry Little a Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone Book Review

A Merry Little a Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone Book Review

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Blurb

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhilewhen she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

Triggers

There were no content warnings in this book. I will share some of the potentially sensitive content that I observed while reading:

  • Alcohol
  • Cyber-bullying (not between MCs)
  • Fatphobia/Fat shaming (not between MCs)
  • Homophobia (not between MCs)
  • Loss of a parent (brief mentioning)
  • Mental Health Representation (including BiPolar Disorder)
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Slut shaming (not between MCs)

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

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Blurb

The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he’s not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.

Triggers

In my e-book, there were no mentions of triggers as with many fantasy novels. I’ve listed the triggers I observed here:

  • Alcohol
  • Animal Death
  • Assault
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Branding
  • Cheating
  • Child Death
  • Death
  • Decapitation
  • Demons/ Mythological Creatures
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Genocide
  • Gore
  • Murder
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Skeletons
  • Slut Shaming
  • Terminal Illness
  • Torture
  • Violence

Ratings

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Never Look Back by A. L. Jackson Book Review

Never Look Back by A. L. Jackson Book Review

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Blurb

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes an enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity, second-chance romance…

Logan Lawson won me in a bet.

The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.

Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn’t want to lead.

Yet he’s filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.

Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.

The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.

But there’s no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.

Worse, I can’t stop myself from plotting to get her back.

I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.

I’m afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.

He might hate me for our past, but now it’s me on my knees begging for help.

Finding each other in the middle of it wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain.

But once Logan touches me, I’m gone.

A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.

Aster Costa has always been mine.

And this time, no matter the cost, I won’t give her back…

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Triggers

Jackson always has a trigger warning list on her website but it was not in my e-book. I’ve listed the triggers that I observed, which weren’t necessarily included in her list on her website. Though she does let you know about the nature of her book before the book begins and from the blurb, some of these situations can be deduced, others definitely would not have been.

  • Abortion
  • Abusive Relationship (not between main characters)
  • Assault
  • Attempted Murder
  • Cheating
  • Death
  • Gambling
  • Gun Violence / Guns
  • Hostages
  • Murder
  • Needles
  • Pregnancy
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Smoking
  • Violence

Ratings

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