Review: Daisy Jones and the Six

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

March 5, 2019 release date  (thank you Netgalley for approving me for this arc)

Hutchinson Publishing

5/5 Stars

 

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Plot Summary:

In 1979, Daisy Jones and The Six split up. Together, they had redefined the 70’s music scene, creating an iconic sound that rocked the world. Apart, they baffled a world that had hung on their every verse.

This book is an attempt to piece together a clear portrait of the band’s rise to fame and their abrupt and infamous split. The following oral history is a compilation of interviews, emails, transcripts, and lyrics, all pertaining to the personal and professional lives of the members of the band The Six and singer Daisy Jones.

While I have aimed for a comprehensive and exhaustive approach, I must acknowledge that full and complete accounts from all parties involved has proved impossible. Some people were easier to track down than others, some were more willing to talk than others, and some, unfortunately, have passed on.

All of which is to say that while this is the first and only authorised account from all represented perspectives, it should be noted that, in matters both big and small, reasonable people disagree.

The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle.

 

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“We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more obviously broken and more classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.”

 

My Thoughts:

Taylor Jenkins Reid completely blew my mind with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, so when I finished it and shortly after got approved on Netgalley to read Daisy Jones and The Six, I was very excited to read something else by her, and also kind of nervous. I had my worries. Would this novel be anywhere near as good as the one I had just read? My impression of Taylor Jenkins Reid now, is that she probably sits at her kitchen table after she publishes a novel, and ponders on how the hell she can outdo herself.  Daisy Jones and the Six is freaking incredible.

My thoughts on it are honestly going to consist of a mixture of thoughts and quotes from the book. I don’t think I read a single page on my Kindle without highlighting something.

This is an historical fiction novel with of course, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s spark added to it. You are transported to the world of rock and roll in 1970s America. This is the story of Daisy Jones. This is the story of the rise and fall of a band. It’s the story of how complicated things can be behind the scenes when you have a group of people with the common interest of music, but who can grow to disagree about almost everything else.

Daisy grows up with parents who are there, but really don’t care about what she does. She turns to drugs and drinking and partying pretty early in her life.

“You know how every once in a while you’ll meet somebody who seems to be floating through life? Daisy sort of floated through the world, oblivious to way it really worked.”

At her core though, Daisy is a song writer, and she stays true and fights for her right to express herself through music and with her writing.

“Daisy high is fun and carefree and a good time. If she’s having fun, you’re having fun. But if you want to rip people’s hearts out of their chests, bring Daisy back down to earth and have her sing her own songs. There’s nothing like it.”

The Six was the popular band, all over the place, with these songs and lyrics that hit people in the core. Things happen in the story, and Daisy doesn’t really become part of the band, but the two do make an album together.

This entire story is told through interview format and I couldn’t imagine it being written any other way. I grew up loving shows like E-True Hollywood Story, and Where Are They Now and I’m still a big fan of interviews, so if that’s also your thing, this is will be an easy read for you. You move through it so quickly.

I loved the growth you saw with all the characters. With a band, you can’t expect things to always be perfect. You can’t expect band members to always get along, and I felt that was shown really well with this story. I really loved how well written Billy Dunne, the lead member of The Six was. Billy slipped there for a while and was super hooked on drugs and sex, while his soon to be wife, Camila, was pregnant with their daughter. He spends the rest of the story really trying to stay on the straight and narrow. You see the pressure he feels to continue to put out hits and the cost it comes at. He does some pretty crappy things to band members trying to keep the band in the spotlight.

Daisy was an amazing, complex character. Girls all over the world idolized her, and wanted to be her. She did her own thing and wasn’t going to change for anyone.

“I run hot and I always have. I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It’s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It’s their responsibility to not be an asshole.”

You as the reader though, witness just how much of a hot mess she is. Daisy has a serious drug problem yet even Billy’s daughter Julia, wants to be Daisy Jones when she grows up. It really makes you reflect on idols and how you only see what they want you to see. You don’t know the behind the scenes, the mess and garbage they keep hidden or save for late nights to themselves.

It’s always refreshing to read about music and I really enjoyed reading the process behind creating songs that become loved by so many people.

“Rod told me to stop writing about stuff I didn’t know about. He said, “Don’t reinvent the wheel. Write about your girl.”

We as the reader get to tag along with Billy and Daisy as they create an album, then we see the band playing sold out shows all along knowing how there is so much tension amongst the group.

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There is a twist at the end of the story and you learn who is actually conducting the interviews, and I loved it. When it happened it took me by surprise because I hadn’t even been thinking of who that person was. What was even more of a surprise is as the empire is crumbling, and Daisy and Billy are in this funk where neither wants to admit that amongst all of this writing together they have grown feelings for each other, who comes through and sort of saves Daisy from it all.

“Don’t count yourself out this early Daisy. You’re all sorts of things you don’t even know yet.”

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There is almost a hidden gem in the book, a character in the background who for a few of the main characters, is the glue that holds them together and I loved it. Reid has a way of making someone in the background, who isn’t seen too often, also such a vital character to the story.

Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, the moment it comes out!

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Christmas at Pemberley Manor

Hello Friends! I thought during this holiday season, I would share my thoughts on Hallmark’s holiday romances. They are a must watch for me each year, and I tend to have so many thoughts.

First up this year was “Christmas At Pemberley Manor,” which made me laugh, made me cry and definitely had me swooning at the love story.

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Christmas at Pemberley Manor stars Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady. If you missed the premiere, according to Hallmark’s website, you can catch it again on November 2nd at 8 p.m.

I am very much in the minority when it comes to loving Pride and Prejudice, but I definitely respect what the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy has done for literature and lovers of a good romance. You for sure get the Pride and Prejudice vibes while watching this movie.

The main character is an event planner named Elizabeth Bennett who travels to a small town to assist with their Christmas festival. Upon arriving, she meets William Darcy who owns and is in the process of selling, Pemberley Manor. The two, initially are at odds but when the first location option for the Christmas festival falls through, Elizabeth and William have to work together to turn Pemberley Manor into the perfect place to host it.

Before I get into the romance, I must say, I need whoever the stylist for Elizabeth was, to come and burn all my clothes and restock my closet with anything Elizabeth would wear. I loved every outfit I saw her in.

Elizabeth is really good at her job, but spends most of the time behind the scenes and has a boss who does a really good job at keeping her there. It was nice to see Elizabeth shine, and to see the boss witness that someone else can do just as good a job as she can.

There have been films where there was just no chemistry between the two love interests but the romance between our two main characters in Pemberley Manor felt very believable.

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During their first meeting, Elizabeth checks William on the way he treats his intern because she has been in his shoes. In true Hallmark movie fashion, Elizabeth shows William that he can and should lighten up and relax a little bit.

I liked the twist in this one. There is someone else who has their eye on Elizabeth and oh my goodness he is such a good guy, but Elizabeth has made it very clear that they are better off as friends.  Seriously though, you as the viewer are watching like, she has two really good options here!

Pemberley Manor was absolutely gorgeous. I love when the setting is so perfect, that I get on google and try to track it down. Especially once all decorated and festive, with the snow falling outside, it was beautiful.

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Overall I enjoyed it. I do like how Hallmark is stepping their game up having more diverse casts. I don’t want it to be forced, and I don’t expect to see it in every movie, but then I kind of do at the same time. So not seeing a diverse cast in this one was a bit of a let down but at the end of the day, I really enjoyed it and recommend setting your dvr to record it if you haven’t already.

Enjoy Friends!! xoxo

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Review: The Clover Chapel

The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry

Book 2 in the Jamison Valley Series

Published May 30,2017 by Devney Perry

4/5 Stars

 

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Plot Summary:

She took a dare and fell in love. Truth would have been the smarter choice.

After years of living under her father’s thumb, Emmeline is ready to break free. She’s abandoned her life as a New York socialite to follow her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in a small, wholesome town. Seeing the man that nearly broke her was absolutely not what she had hoped to find in Prescott, Montana.

Nick hasn’t seen his Emmy in nine years, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten a thing about the woman he loves. After just one blissful night as man and wife, he gave her up, sacrificing his own happiness to keep her safe—far away from him. But the moment she walks back into his lonely life is the moment he decides never to let her go again. He won’t waste his second chance. All he has to do is win back Emmeline’s heart, keep her safe from the shadows in his past and prove to her that taking a wager on him is a sure bet.  

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My Thoughts:

In true me fashion, I saw this series, loved the covers and all the summaries sounded great, so i hauled the entire series with one click on Amazon. I jumped immediately into The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry right after finishing book one, The Coppersmith Farmhouse. I loved the small town setting, the sense of community and wow, did Devney Perry hit me with the surprises in book one, I couldn’t wait to see whose romance would be in book two.

I liked the idea of this book. Emmy and Nick met and married one night in Las Vegas. The next morning, Emmy wakes alone. She doesn’t hear from or see the man she has been married to for nine years. Emmy finds herself tired of New York City life, her dad who is a complete jerk and she wants to teach, so she takes a job in Prescott, Montana. Once she begins teaching, she meets the parents of Rowen, Gigi and Jess from the first book and they invite her to a get together. Who does she run into not long after arriving? Her husband!

Nick has his reasons for leaving Emmy that night after they married, which you learn a few chapters into the book. They were good reasons. Emmy was a smart girl and he could’ve just told her upfront, but then we wouldn’t have a story, right? A lot like book one, Nick is persistent with Emmy. She is adamant about divorcing him. She has had a boyfriend for five years now and wants to move on, but Nick convinces her to give him a week’s time, a date every night and if she feels the same after, they’ll move forward with the divorce.

I liked the thought Nick put into his time, his dates with Emmy. You got the sense that he truly paid attention and listened to her. There was something sexy about Nick. I loved that here he was this firefighter who comes from a family of motorcycle club members who do some pretty dangerous stuff. It always felt that he was straddling the line between good guy and bad guy, and I found the blurry line so hot.

I liked Emmy. I love reading from the perspective of teachers. She was so great with her students and one in particular, I loved seeing her do the right thing and even step on some toes to take care. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Emmy, GiGi and Maisey (from book one) bloom. Understandably, Emmy was new in town and wasn’t sure how long she’d stay once she realized Nick lived there but Gigi and Maisey immediately took to her and it’s always a joy to read strong female friendships.

My only gripe with this novel was that towards the end I got a little bored. The plot twist came and I really didn’t even care for it. Not sure if I just wasn’t in the mood for it or what. I basically skimmed through it to get to the end and find out how Emmy and Nick panned out.

I do recommend reading this though. It is starting out as a really solid series. Devney Perry hits you with these beautiful covers and stories that seem like sweet small town romances then bam! She totally sexes it up and throws unexpected twists and turns in there.

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Book Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse

The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry

Published March 19, 2017

Jamison Valley Series

4/5 Stars

 

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Plot Summary:

One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.

Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.

Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.  

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My Thoughts:

Hello Friends! I can knock reading my first Devney Perry off my bucket list. I hauled. I read. I was blown away. What has taken me so long to read my first book by this author?

I skimmed over the synopsis on the back of The Coppersmith Farmhouse before reading it. I knew it was about a woman who gets a farmhouse in Montana, and uproots her and her daughter’s lives.  This story was these things and more, so much more.

I love the small Montana town vibe.  I didn’t feel like we got a ton of back story as to why Gigi, the main character was able or willing to just uproot her life without looking back although you do eventually learn that the father of her daughter was a complete jerk, but it seemed like she had been doing fine without him. She inherits the farmhouse from a patient, turned Father figure named Ben after he passed away.

The caretaker for the farmhouse has been the now town sheriff named Jess who once learns about Gigi, believes she is a gold digger who tricked Ben for his money. He is a real jerk to her in the beginning, but he learns how wrong he was about her and her intentions with Ben.

I liked that this story cut out all the angst and the relationship between Gigi and Jess forms very early into the story. Jess puts a lot into pursuing Gigi once he realizes how big of a jerk he’s been and he is persistent. He knows he wants her, he sees her hesitation but he sticks to it. The book is really them navigating their relationship as a new couple and a reminder to how quickly that new love can be taken from you.

Gigi is such an awesome Mom and when Jess comes into the picture, he is adorable with her little girl.

Oh boy, was this book sexy. I didn’t expect the sexy times. I thought this was going to be a sweet, small town romance, but as I sat outside at the coffee shop and the sexy times scene came on, I couldn’t hide my smirk.

The plot twists, adding a suspense element were wonderful and really added a different vibe to the story while also being a reminder that even small town America has it’s issues and nowhere is really safe.

Overall, I loved this book. I am so happy I hauled the entire series so I can jump right into the next book.

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Book Review: Miracle on 5th Avenue

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Published October 2016 by HQN Books

5/5 Stars

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Plot Summary:

It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York!

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she’s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner.

Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

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My Thoughts:

I have been waiting for Miracle on 5th Avenue since reading book one. In book one, Sleepless in Manhattan, you meet the trio, Paige, Frankie and Eva. Each girl has their thing.  They each have something about them that made me like them as individuals and as a team. I loved Eva’s character. Through the first two novels, I grew to love her more and more and was so excited when I realized book three was her romance.

Eva is a hopeless romantic to the core. She doesn’t shy away from who she is. She believes in the good and people. She believes in true love and happy ever afters. She cooks and enjoys watching romantic comedies on Netflix. She hosts her own Youtube channel and blog where she shares different recipes she’s created or tried. She is also very alone. Eva was raised by her Grandparents and has been taking the death of her grandmother really hard. She has dated but it hasn’t been anything serious.

One of her customers, an older lady named Mitzy, pays Eva to decorate her grandson Lucas’s apartment while he is secluded in Vermont writing his new novel. Shortly after arriving at his apartment, Lucas returns home. He had no intentions of going to Vermont, he just wanted his family to believe he was there.

Lucas’s wife passed away a few years ago and there was more to the story, but losing her and the other things going on when he lost her, has him completely not wanting a relationship. Due to the crazy New York City winter weather, Eva insisting upon doing her job, and Lucas’s writer’s block going away while having Eva around, the two end up spending a lot of time holed up in Lucas’s apartment.

Lucas is a crime fiction author and Eva loves romance. Their opinions on things clash quite a bit, but they like and appreciate each other’s opinions. Lucas hates Christmas, Eva loves it. Eva hasn’t visited the home her Grandmother was in prior to her passing since she lost her, and it is Lucas who talks her into going back for a visit. This is the perfect example of opposites attract.

It was fun, and oh so sexy.

“She felt dizzy and breathless..”

 

Lucas definitely tries to deny his feelings for Eva and even Eva for a slight moment questions what it is, but Eva, being true to herself throws her heart out there but won’t chase Lucas and I loved that about her. The pacing was perfect. This story held my attention from the first page all the way through the ending. I love how true to herself Eva is. In a world where being a dreamer and romantic can be frowned upon, she sticks by the things she loves.

Both Eva and Lucas had to work on and move on from their issues; Lucas and his wife and Eva believing she’s alone after losing her Grandmother–before they could reach that happily ever after. They assisted each other though with the process of letting go and moving on, which I appreciated.

I wouldn’t say you need to read the first two books in the series, but oh my goodness, read this one! It does take place during the holidays, so definitely add it to your holiday romance to be read pile.

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Book Review: Sunset in Central Park

Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan

Book 2 in the From Manhattan With Love series

Published by HQN Books, July 2016

4/5 Stars

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Plot Summary:

In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it’s been right under your nose all along…

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents’ divorce, she’s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that’s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race…

Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?

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My Thoughts:

Sunset in Central Park is Frankie’s story.  Out of the trio, (Paige, Frankie and Eva) Frankie is the tough one. Her Father left her Mother for a younger woman, so her Mother began sleeping with younger men and really not giving two shits about what people thought about her, or how it impacted Frankie.

Because of what happened with her parents, Frankie is completely against love. She despises anything to do with romance but even in book one, you get the sense that Matt, who is Paige’s older brother, has feelings for her.  This is their romance.

The only con for this book, which really isn’t a con but an ode to Sarah Morgan’s amazing writing, is how frustrating it can be reading from Frankie’s perspective. You know and understand why she is the way she is. It is a very logical reason. Her parents made their choices, did what made them happy, not really thinking about how it would possibly long term affect Frankie. On one hand, Frankie is content being by herself and has no issues with working, going home and reading her books. That is her life and she is comfortable with it. There is Matt though, and he is crazy about her.

There were a few instances where I got so frustrated because all I could think about is, how Frankie has this wonderful, patient guy who is crazy about her but she’s so stuck in her ways she can’t see it, refuses to see it.  I have to give major props to Sarah Morgan because she wrote Frankie so well. She also wrote Matt so well. He knew and understood the why, but he kept trying anyway.

It was fun seeing these two and their blossoming romance. They have known each other their entire lives, so seeing them take their friendship to the next step was a fun ride to go on. Matt is able to inadvertently help Frankie see that a lot of the ways she assumed people saw her after her parents break up, was honestly just in her head. I enjoyed seeing her character growth and development.

This overall  was a fun read. It takes you on a bit of a roller coaster ride emotion wise. Frankie really has to get over the past to move on and be happy with the man who has been patiently standing solid for her all these years. I loved it.

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Romance Chat With Friends

 

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Hello Friends! It is that time for one of my favorite posts on my blog–my romance chat with Friends. On today’s post, I will be posting my chat with the ladies of Romantics At Hart, an online book club hosted by best friends Angela and Nicole.

Both ladies are very active in the online reading community and I love that they are encouraging and so supportive of romance readers. I always start these chats out by asking my Friends about their ‘romance origin story.’ I am always interested in how they discovered their love of romance.

Romantics At Hart: (Nicole): I distinctly remember my Mom having a couple Danielle Steel books. She had Nora Roberts books. So my first dive into romance, I used my own money at the bookstore and I picked out this author, Sandra Brown. I started reading her contemporary romances. I read it and fell in love. I then go back and try to get all the books I could by Sandra Brown because I wanted to read all the books she’d written. I did get started reading in 6th grade reading Harry Potter but I wanted to get into a different style of books so I asked my Mom what she liked to read so she showed me the books she enjoyed which lead to me going to the book store and picking out Sandra Brown who I still love.

Falling4Romance:  I love that you ladies are bringing the love of romance to the online book community because the genre still in so many ways catches a lot of slack. What inspired you two to start Romantics At Hart?

Romantics At Hart: (Angela): I love the romance genre. I read romances, I’m writing my own romance novel, and I’m studying the romance genre for my dissertation. Romance is my life. When I joined booktube, wanted to talk about them too. Nicole and myself somehow found one another; we watched each other’s videos, commented on them, tweeted back and forth and more. We got to know each other and one day after I gathered up enough courage I direct messaged her and asked if she would be willing to start a romance genre book club for Youtube with me. To my absolute delight, she said yes. Nicole named the book club after me and my channel and I named our movie watch alongs after her and her channel. Tuesday nights have become my favorite day of the week because I get to talk about a genre I love with someone I completely adore. The romance genre has introduced me to my best friend. (Nicole): I was humbled and surprised when Nicole approached me. I think back when she did, I had maybe 300 subscribers to my channel. I was shocked. Out of anybody she could’ve asked, she came to me!

Falling4Romance: If someone found you browsing the romance section at a bookstore and asked you for a recommendation as a first time romance reader, what author would you recommend them and what book specifically by that author?

Romantics At Hart: (Angela): Personally, I would ask the person seeking the recommendation if they have a favorite subgenre  (mystery, thriller, comedy, paranormal, contemporary, etc) then go from there. That is the beauty of the romance genre, there is something for everyone. (Nicole): “If you want a cup of tea, someone is pouring it.” (Angela): I totally knew you were going to say that! I remember you loved that scene in ‘Love Between The Covers.’ Whenever someone says that now, I think of you. It does summarize the romance genre really well. Plus I think it was Beverly Jenkins who said it in the documentary and she’s amazing. I absolutely adore her. (Nicole): My gut instinct is to go with anything by Sandra Brown or Nora Roberts. Bow down to the Queens of Romance especially Nora Roberts. She is in the 200s of books out. Like Angela mentioned though, I’d probably ask their favorite subgenre because depending on their answer I do have recommendations for whatever subgenre they give. My first gut reaction is to recommend something by Sandra Brown and my favorite Sandra Brown is Chill Factor which is a suspense romance, having the suspense, mystery factor. If they said their favorite is historical, I’d definitely recommend Eloisa James or Lisa Kleypas. They are Queens of writing historical. If Paranormal, I’d recommend J.R. Ward or Gena Showalter. I’d have to ask a couple of questions and go from there.

Falling4Romance: What is something you would like to see more of in romance?

Romantics At Hart: (Nicole): The first thing that popped in my head really stems from romance readers. I would like to see more pride in romance. What I mean by that is I would love to see readers of the genre not try to hide the covers of the books they’re reading. Or when you ask them what they’re reading, they kind of stammer and shrug it off like, “Oh it’s just one of those stupid books.” I had a patient come into my office the other day who was reading a Harlequin Romance and if someone brings a book into the office, I ask what they’re reading. She tried to hide it. You could tell she was ashamed of what she was reading and she said, “Oh it’s just one of those silly little Harlequin books that don’t have a lot of plot that you can just get through without a lot of thought.” Having had that experience just the other day I would like to see more pride from romance readers. Don’t hide those covers. Tell me what you’re reading. As far as the romance genre, what’s being published and put on the table I can’t really think of anything. If you like a specific trope, there is a romance book for you. As opposed to content, I would say the romance genre is the most diverse. It covers a lot of bases. In my day to day life though I’d like to see more romance readers proud of who they are and what they’re reading.

Falling4Romance: What is on trope you will never be tired of reading?

Romantics At Hart: (Nicole): I really love the alpha hero trope. I love that trope. Angela and I recently discovered this about myself while Angela and I were doing out shifter and paranormal recommendations. It’s not something that I knew about myself but every single book I was recommending it was a macho character who didn’t need love, doesn’t feel anything until the female character comes into the picture. Then they melt. I also love hate to love romances. It is more believable to me, than a couple who falls in love instantly.

Falling4Romance: Are there any lesser known romance authors you think people should check out?

Romantics At Hart: (Nicole): For lesser known authors, one that is sticking in my head is Sawyer Bennett. I have only read a couple of things by her but I really enjoyed them. Also, Jennifer Bernard. She writes this really witty and cute fireman series that I adore. Carol Bristol’s, “Reckless in Moonlight,” as well.

Falling4Romance: Romance is such a huge genre with so many authors and so many sub-genres. How do you keep up with what is new? How do you come across the books you decide to pick up?

Romantics At Hart: (Nicole) I keep a list of all the new book coming out that I’m interested in. I usually peruse Barnes and Noble or Amazon because they have a Coming Soon section. When I discover a new author, most of the time it’s recommended to me. Then if I read one and I love it, I get on this rampage to buy and read all the books they’ve ever published.

I am so grateful to these two ladies and their contribution to the romance reading community. You can find Angela on Youtube here and Nicole here. The ladies do a live show at least once a month, and it is so much fun. Their live shows are always just the girl time I need.

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