Fancy cars that go very fast, you know they never last no, no
What you need is a big strong hand
To lift you to your higher ground
Make you feel like a queen on a throne
Make him love you 'til you can't come down🎶 2w
1. Tagged book on #audiobook, “Rafe: a Buff Male Nanny” -crazy title, the book is fun, “The Sleeper & the Spindle” & “Shrill”
2. It‘s a tie for me between “Indigo” by Beverly Jenkins & “Educated” by Tara Westover
3. “Time” by Penny Reid, “Storm of Locusts” by Rebecca Roanhouse, “Grave Destiny” by Kalyana Price
Courtney Milan is now officially one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. This is a fantastic enemies to lovers romance, and I swear Courtney Milan has either gone through grad school in the sciences or had someone near and dear to her do so. Some of the things she writes about it are just spot on.
Milan does make me feel giddy and good as a reader. She's my bulletproof. This contemporary, geeky science, emotion filled romance was really good.
The main strenght is how the two characters make their journey through emotions, fears, past and future.
This is set in the Cyclone series. It can easily be read on its own. Maria is an amazing character, so is Jay.
14 🏒 games tonight. Will watch 🍁 in Raleigh. I'll keep an 👁 on 🐧 vs ⭐️
I found myself 😆 while reading Milan's Hold me during lunch. I'm gonna sit by the 🔥, it's going minus 20 C this evening, read and cheer for Toronto while hoping Sud and the 🐧 bounce back.
So many games tonight. Pans at home vs Buffalo. 🍁 in Toronto vs Blue Jacket and ⭐️ are in NY vs King Henrik.
Milan's romance is wonderful. I'm pass 30%.
Interracial romance with queer characters. Whaaaaaat? So in love with this series. Please write the rest of them soon!!! 👍👍👍👍👍 5 thumbs up!
I just read the first two books of the Cyclone series and am absolutely in love. Courtney Milan writes witty banter that has you yelling things at the book. Book 1 is about Tina and Blake trading lives- also deals with poverty, eating disorder, drug use. Hold Me ( trans Latina MC, BI MC interracial POC romance, anxiety, sibling death) is about Maria and Jay and is SO well-developed, not just the romance, but their characters itself. 😍🙌🏽
Last year I realized that I hadn't read very many (or really any) romance novels in my life and I wanted to fix that so in 2017 I committed to reading 4 (1 per quarter)! So far I have read Sarah MacLean, Beverly Jenkins, and Eloisa James, and I really enjoyed all of them, but they were all historical so for the last quarter I figured I had to pick up a contemporary and I've heard good things about this one! #modernlove #septembowie
Book two of Cyclone Series,Maria and Jay meet and immediately despise each other. He makes a stupid split second judgement based on her appearance (beautiful=dumb) and their 'relationship' devolves from there. However, they know each other online by pseudonyms and have been secretly texting and falling in love for nearly two years and once they learn their secret identities it's hard to move forward.
I loved this book about evolving relationships!
Y'all... Today is the one year anniversary of NC's HB2 and also the best day to shove this book in everyone's face. Maria is a trans woman who has this blog that everyone loves about the apocalypse. She's also girly and wonderful and Jay is super judge-y. But then he realizes she's Em. READ THIS RIGHT NOW ALL OF YOU. #romantsy
With February now over, the Read My Valentine challenge is wrapping up. I didn't read as much as I would have liked, but I was pretty happy with the range of romance I covered.
Find my full report at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/03/01/read-my-valentine-2017-wrap-up/
I'm not a huge fan of contemporary romance, but HOLD ME by Courtney Milan was brilliant. It touches on issues of sexism, gender identity and workaholism in a way that was sensitive and funny. Highly recommended.
See my full review at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/02/06/hold-me-by-courtney-milan/
Thank you vacation for allowing me to read a whole book in less than 24 hours! And thank you Courtney Milan for writing the kind of books that I just don't want to put down. I fell in love with her historical romances, and now I'm really enjoying her first contemporary series. I was a little nervous about the hero, who I heard started as mostly an asshole. True, but the evolution and payoff was very satisfying.
This book is on my #TBR. I picked it up, realised I wasn't in the mood for it, and decided to save it for another day. Mood definitely affects how I read my books. In case you're wondering, the steak was meh, and the rosé was good in the sense that I'm slightly tipsy. Now I need a siesta... #romantsy #booksandwine #ebook
IT HAS ARRIVED! 🎉🎉🎉
*tosses all partially read books aside*