Adult, Book Review, mystery, Romance, superheroes/vigilantes

Book Review | THE QUEEN CON, by Meghan Scott Molin

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The Queen Con (The Golden Arrow #2), by Meghan Scott Molin

Publish Date: July 9, 2019
Published by: 47North
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Mystery/Romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

What’s a comic book writer’s life without a real-life archnemesis?

MG Martin thought she’d turned the last page on the dangerous Golden Arrow case. The bad guys are behind bars, and the rest is up to her detective boyfriend, Matteo Kildaire. But when Golden Arrow impersonators start popping up all over Los Angeles, the writer in MG can’t help but be intrigued. Are they impostors, or has the original Golden Arrow returned for another story arc?

A reemergence of drug crime has left the LAPD baffled, and golden arrows are once again being left at crime scenes. Matteo asks MG if she’ll resume consulting on all things geek, and she jumps at the opportunity. No need to mention that she may also do some sleuthing, with her friends’ help, right?

It’s rumored that the Golden Arrow will make a guest appearance at an exclusive queen party, and MG, Lawrence, and Ryan go undercover to sniff out the truth. But the sting goes sideways in a deadly way, and it’s up to their little crew to prove that the Golden Arrow might actually be the supervillain they’re chasing. Because looks can be deceiving, and every good writer knows the sequel is where the real plot twist happens…


My Review: 

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Adult, Book Review, mystery, Romance, superheroes/vigilantes

Book Review | THE FRAME-UP, by Meghan Scott Molin

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The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow #1), by Meghan Scott Molin

Publish Date: December 1, 2018
Published by: 47North
Length: 287 pages
Genre: Mystery/Romance
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…


My Review: 

This is one of those books that pulled me in quickly, but also had a lot of technical issues. I don’t know if it was the editing or something else, but while I had fun reading this book, I ultimately had to give it only 3 stars because I wasn’t completely enthralled with the entirety of it.

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Book Review, historical fiction, mystery, paranormal/supernatural, Romance

Book Review | THE WISDOM OF MADNESS, by C. J. Archer

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The Wisdom of Madness (The Ministry of Curiosities #10), by C. J. Archer

Publish Date: June 5, 2018
Published by: C. J. Archer
Length: 260 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Romance
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (2.5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

With Alice determined to discover the truth about her past, and Seth determined to help her, the couple find themselves sucked into a world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. On the run to escape a mad queen’s wrath, and with an entire realm looking for them, tensions fray and friendships are tested.

Even worse for Seth, shocking secrets he’d rather leave buried are brought to the surface.

Joined on their adventure by an irritable Gus and a mysterious Eva, the four friends must learn the truth of Alice’s past so she can forge her future.

But a future with whom? And where?


My Review:

This is unfortunately not a great book to conclude a series with. Continue reading “Book Review | THE WISDOM OF MADNESS, by C. J. Archer”

Book Review, Favorite Reads, lgbtq+, Romance

Book Review | RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, by Casey McQuiston

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Red, White & Royal Blueby Casey McQuiston

Publish Date: May 14, 2019
Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 421
Genre: Romance/LGBTQ+
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?


My Review:

I can’t stop smiling. Continue reading “Book Review | RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, by Casey McQuiston”