Have you held a book after reading it? Clutching it to your chest and wanting to sink into the story?
This is that book.
It is a beautiful story of grief, friendship, identity, and love. We follow Tova, a woman who over the years lost her son to a mysterious accident at sea and then, decades later, lost her husband of over 40 years. She is lonely, but she is not alone. She has her friend Marcellus, the Giant Pacific octopus, to keep her company... (read more)Recommended by Mariette E.
Fair warning: this is a DARK romance. Always check trigger warnings. There were quite a few in this book.
This is a loose retelling of Hades and Persephone.
Hades is Kallum Anderson, a doctor/hit man for a mafia boss known as Dr Death. Persephone is Elena Ricci, a mafia princess and the daughter of Kal’s boss.
One night, Elena chooses Kallum, knowing she is betrothed to another. She gives into her darkest desire, Kal. Morning comes, and she is... (read more)Recommended by Mariette E.
Hilarious, witty, emotional, steamy!
This is a refreshing take on romance novels where a husband is trying to save his marriage. His friends come to his help and teach him how to win back his wife — by using romance novels as a "manual." I laughed out loud so many times. Chef's kiss! A 5 star read!Recommended by Mariette E.
I was expecting some spice (four chili peppers) and touch-her-and-you-die trope. I was not expecting the emotional journey this would take me on. This dives into emotional trauma and the importance friendship has on healing. Not to mention these women are BAs who are not afraid to challenge the ideals of others.Recommended by Mariette E.
Kate Quinn can do no wrong! Quinn brings history to life, immersing the reader into the atrocities of WWII and the important impact women had on its outcome. We feel the joy, love, sorrow and gut-wrenching heartaches of each woman's journey.Recommended by Mariette E.
This was my first introduction to the "horror novel." I was unsure if I would like it, but it did not disappoint! This was a full-blown thriller with twists and turns. With just enough gore to make one shiver.Recommended by Mariette E.