I don’t know if I’ve said it before, but 2022 is turning out to be such an amazing year for debuts. Julia Connors’ second chance sports romance is a fantastic debut and one that I am so glad I got to read early! It was an angsty slow burn, with lots of things that I love about romance all rolled into one.
I’m happy to repeat it every time I read a Susannah Nix book, but I’m such a big fan of her brand of romance. Ever since I read the Chemistry Lessons books, I’ve been hooked and addicted. And now with the final book in her Starstruck series, she’s done it again!
If someone were to ask me who I think is one of the nicest indie authors around, I’d probably say Julia Jarrett. From the first time I followed her to the DMs we’ve exchanged, Julia’s always come across as the kind of person I’d want as my friend forever.
For You & No One Else by Roni Loren was one of my most anticipated reads for 2022 because I absolutely loved and devoured the first two books in the Say Everything series as I got them and I loved what we got to see of Eliza through those stories.
I truly believe that 2022 is made for Kaye Rockwell, because not only does she already have a YA contemporary romance out right now, she’s got her adult romance debut out right now and so much more on the way!
I love a good sapphic romance as much as the next person and I went into The Romance Recipe blindly because I didn’t want my feelings for the book to be clouded by other people’s feelings and opinions. And I’m glad, because I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
I think Amy Alves was saving the most emotional of these stories for the end, because there is absolutely nothing in the world that could have prepared me for how much this book made me feel.
This was such an interesting book and I commend Gillian Libby on a fun debut. It’s got a combination of a lot of things I love about a romance and while I honestly thought this would be a women’s fiction sort of story, it had some steamy bits that really took me in the opposite direction. It’s got great friendships, a charming hero, a beautiful beach location and loads of surfing.
Unlike a lot of people, I actually enjoyed Rushed and fell in love with the world that Tanner, Maverick and Blake come from. But this book didn’t have the same feeling. I liked the tropes and I loved the setting of Montana, but something was missing.
I love it when a book is unexpectedly wonderful that it makes you sit down for three hours after you wake up and read it in one go. That’s exactly what happened with The Comic Con by Dee Lagasse.