Posted in 5 Star, backlog reviews

Knot My Type

Knot My Type was an adventurous yet informative book was book that was one of my favorites from last year. Even though I read it at the end of the the year it still ended up in the the favorite column because it was the first examples I’ve ever seen of well written disabled erotica.

The book follows sexologist Frankie, our heroine who host a podcast called All Access which talks about love, sex, and relationships for the disabled community. Frankie who is a wheelchair user, and her group of friends with different disabilities including blindness and Crohn’s disease usually have the answers for her listeners questions.

But when a question comes up about shibari (rope play) Frankie is coming up blank. Until she finds out one of her close friends associates might be able to help she goes in simply for research but finds herself attracted, too bad Jay doesn’t do dating.

Jay is jaded after an older woman broke his spirit and made him believe he was no good. But he finds himself attracted to Frankie and he also finds her fitting in with his family and bolstering him emotionally. But he has a knot in his heart he doesn’t know if he can untie, will Frankie be the one to set him free from his past pain and give them both a chance at love?

Amazon: Knot My Type

Posted in 4 Star

Workplace Romance: Henrietta and Tyler

Negatives

Kelsie Hoss is a good romance author, some of her other piece are great. The romance between Tyler and Henrietta is very sweet. This was the first piece I read by her and probably the only reason I’m not judging it as a great piece is the way her heroine of color is written. There was just a bit to much of food descriptions for eye and skin color.

As for the chemistry between Tyler and Henrietta was very well done. Some of the scenes are very spicy. But the one particular scene where Tyler takes Henrietta’s virginity just reads really weird for several reasons, I get why narratively, but it’s just odd.

Positives

I also like the friendship that developed between Tyler and Henrietta and their friends and families, that seemed to me like the most realistic thing about the book. I especially loved Hen’s grandmother and Tyler’s brother who is supposed to get a story of his own this year.

The subplot of the two of them not being able to date each other and Hen’s jealous boss also added a little flavor. Overall it was a lighthearted and emotional nice comforting read at a good medium pace. Hoss did a good job creating relatable characters and a spicy relationship between the two main leads.

Overall

The book tended to focus more towards characters but not at the expense of the plot which was important loomed big in the characters lives. Hoss wasn’t afraid to show her characters had flaws though and spent the last third of the book showing how they overcome them.

While it followed the formula of the romance novel that’s exactly what I was looking for going in, it was cute, sweet, spicy and despite a few flaws was generally a good book. I’d give this book 4 Stars.

Amazon: Confessions of the Funny Fat Friend

Posted in Uncategorized

Changing Reading Habits

So I’ll be honest, I was gone for a long time because I was working through personal trauma related issues. I needed the time, but I missed being here, and after I had the time I kind of shied away because my reading habits had changed and I wasn’t sure the blog would support that or not. Now after talking with some fellow book bloggers, I’m okay with the blog supporting it one way or the other. I’ve started reading some spicy stuff and new adult, it may not fit with what I was reading before and it will be tagged just in case you don’t want to read about it, but I’m not going to be ashamed of it. I’ve already almost finished two books for this year both romance, but I just got a fantasy last night I can’t wait to start on plus I have plenty of books that I read last year to review. I can’t wait to get back to blogging and counting having fun. Hopefully this will be the year post leg injury that I get back into Instagram too.

I’ve also been playing D&D a lot both running games and being a player and I’ve really enjoyed the writing for that so I hope to get some work done on maybe a novel this year. Or at least play around with some original writing. Finally I’m shooting for 100 books again. I only hit 50 last year but I have Orillium twice this year plus my own readathons. So I think I’ll be back in a better place to hit it this year. I love using Storygraph to keep track.

So that’s what will be changing and what has kind of kept me away, but I can’t wait to be back. Looking forward to being active again.