I throughly enjoyed immersing myself in modern world of Greek mythology in Neon Gods.
Persephone found herself lost and alone after fleeing a publicly announced engagement to Zeus. Only desperation made her cross the River Styx but the freedom she finds gives her the courage to reevaluate everything she knows. A spicy hot romance and fantastic world-building makes me impatient for the next visit to Olympus.
Winter’s Orbit is a captivating space romance with action, adventure, and galactic politics. Prince Kiem knows himself to be a minor player of the royal family, best known for creating minor scandals. When the Empress commands him to marry a stranger for the good of the empire, he obeys his grandmother. Count Jainan, a diplomat from vassel planet who has separated himself from his family and compatriots, is enigmatic and desperate to support his husband and liege planet.
A slowburn romance, there are lots of threads twisting through the book: a murder mystery, palace intrigue, sinister plots, and a fraying empire. Kiem and Jianan must discover the truth of each other as well as the danger surrounding them; the fate of their planets is at stake.
I enjoyed the romance between Oscar and Jack and their bickering turning into a love story. The insight into Oscar’s anxiety added an appealing level of emotion and made the ending all the more satisfying.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a heartwarming romance that shines a light in dark times. Talia Hibbert normalizes quirks, coping mechanisms, and other human conditions that can get glossed over in a happily ever after. She makes it clear that verbalizing needs, sharing them with a loved one, and having them accepted is the true meaning of love. The depth of the characters and their struggles to come together are wonderfully balanced with charm, humor, and a large dollop of sarcasm. Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a delight.
My favorite book of 2019! Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a master class example of a romantic comedy by Talia Hibbert. Chloe has fibromyalgia and after a (sorta) near death experience realizes that her day-to-day boring existence is not the life she wants. She makes a list of life goals that are worth experiencing even with the limitations of chronic pain. Moving out into her own apartment checks off the first one and happens to be where Red Morgan is the building's super. He seems like just the tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy to help her. Chloe Brown learns to reach for her dreams and shows us with laughter and some tears what a happily ever after looks like for people with a chronic illness.