Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance

The Office Christmas Party by Aimee Duffy

Ages 18+

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Natalie and Dean both love crashing Christmas parties, but when they start to crash the same parties, the competition gets heated! Natalie started crashing Christmas parties after her mom died to keep herself in that holiday spirit. When she meets her rival, Dean, at one of the parties, she realizes the fun may be over…or is it?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Ages 18+

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Lucy has been writing her dissertation for thirteen years when she and her boyfriend break up. She’s down in the dumps, and her sister Annika, who lives in Los Angeles, insists that Lucy house-sit for her. This includes caring for her diabetic dog. Even so, Annika is sure that getting out of Phoenix is just what Lucy needs to clear her head and start over. Lucy doesn’t exactly agree. Although the house and property are picturesque, she still has to go to her love-addiction meetings—which, by the way, don’t help at all—and her Tinder dates which aren’t any better. Things change, however, when she meets a steamy swimmer while sitting on the beach rocks. This is her chance to put a positive spin on things. Can she make it work with him or will it be another Tinder-like fail?
Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

NetGalley Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Saving It by Monica Murphy

Grades 9-12 

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Eden Sumner and Josh Evans have been best friends since forever, so when Josh asks Eden to help him lose his virginity, Eden flips out. Josh wants her to sleep with him? She wants to help her friend, but is she willing to go that far? She’s never thought of Josh that way, and is taken aback by his request. However, she is relieved to find out that Josh doesn’t want to sleep with her, he wants he to help him find a girl to lose his virginity to. Phew! Now she’s on a mission to make that happen. She just has to keep her new found feelings for Josh at bay and everything will be okay. Right?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance, Series

Until Tomorrow by Abbie Williams

Ages 16+

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The seventh book in the Shore Leave Cafe series, this is a story about a woman who is determined to get her life back. Tish Gordon finds her true love in the hospital after a fire, and she is determined to find out who is responsible for the devastation. Doing so, however, will unearth the secrets of her past. Ruthann leaves her fiance at home, and travels to come help her sister Tish. However, Ruthann finds romance where she’s least expecting it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Independent Reading, NetGalley Reviews, Series

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers

Grades 2-4
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Polly Diamond loves writing stories. When a magic book appears out of nowhere, she is so excited to learn that it can make the things she writes happen in real life. Filled with fun images and easy to read text, this book is sure to be a winner with the young-reader crowd!

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Memoirs, NetGalley Reviews, Religion/Spiritual

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle

Ages 18+

barkingJesuit priest Gregory¬†Boyle writes about Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. He preaches the Word of God as well as tells heartbreaking stories of people, and in particular, young people, that he has helped through the program. This book is not your typical Christian book, but it offers insight in ways other books can’t.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Animals, Memoirs, NetGalley Reviews

Bubbles’ Tale: One Cat’s Story of a Forever Home by Colleen Sheehan

Ages 16+

bubblesAfter ten years of marriage, a trip to the doctor has sent Sylvie and Dan into a panic when they find out they could potentially be married for another 68 years. Upon hearing this, the couple devise a plan to keep their relationship fresh, and call it Project Surprise Me. They decide to surprise each other in little ways. Soon, the project is in full swing, and they start to realize they might not know each other as well as they originally thought. It was refreshing to read a romance novel about a couple who has already established their relationship.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.