REVIEW: Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers #1) by Christina C. Jones

Getting Schooled by Christina C. Jones My rating: 5 of 5 stars Reese is a grad student/assistant for her mother's undergraduate Modern Black Literature course, so Reese's first introduction to "J. Wright", one of her mom's students, was reading an assignment he's written. Reese is immediately smitten even though she has no idea exactly who J. … Continue reading REVIEW: Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers #1) by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: The Way Love Goes (Serendipitous Love #4) by Christina C. Jones

First, let me say that I want to move to this fictional town/neighborhood with all these upwardly- mobile Black business owners. With each new set of characters that we meet from this neighborhood, they become like really cool new friends to me.  Sean, owner of the construction business that's rebuilding Charlie and Nix's restaurant Pot Liquor … Continue reading REVIEW: The Way Love Goes (Serendipitous Love #4) by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: Less Than Forever (Love Always #3) by Jacinta Howard

I've become really invested in the characters' of the Love Always series since meeting them earlier this year in Better Than Okay. Raven is Destiny's BFF and Dorian is Brian's bestie and Destiny's cousin. In the previous books both Dorian and Raven were a much needed voice of reason for their friends when they were being just plain stupid. … Continue reading REVIEW: Less Than Forever (Love Always #3) by Jacinta Howard

REVIEW: Mine Tonight by Christina C. Jones

There was no fanfare and advance promo for Mine Tonight. Mrs. Jones hit us with this little gem one day on the sneak, like.... And this was my reaction.... I make no apologies that I'm a BIG fan of CCJ! I love her writing. Her characters feel like people I know...or would like to know. … Continue reading REVIEW: Mine Tonight by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: Love & Other Things by Christina C. Jones

I make no bones about the fact that I'm not a big fan of short stories. What can I say? I'm greedy. When I get to the words, "the end", I don't like being left with unanswered questions. I want to feel that these characters that I spent time falling in love with can make it for the … Continue reading REVIEW: Love & Other Things by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: The Right Kind Of Trouble by Christina C. Jones

I always have a little apprehension when I start a book about new adult characters. I'm just not here for the immature, whiny or melodramatic antics that come with many of the young'uns in this genre. Lauren, who we met in The Trouble With Us, may be just a few months shy of her 21st birthday, but … Continue reading REVIEW: The Right Kind Of Trouble by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: Any Way You Want It (The Brand Clan #2) by Maureen Smith

After reading this within days of its release, I can’t believe I never wrote a proper review. Guess that’s what re-reads are for, right? 😉 Two things guaranteed that I was going to love this book before I even opened it to  page 1…1) it’s written by one of my favorite authors, Maureen Smith and 2) it’s a friends-to-lovers … Continue reading REVIEW: Any Way You Want It (The Brand Clan #2) by Maureen Smith

REVIEW: Whatever You Like (The Brand Clan #1) by Maureen Smith

This was my first book by Maureen Smith many moons ago. What interested me mostly was that it was vaguely reminiscent of one of my fave movies, Pretty Woman. Lena Morrison is a grant writer by day and an in-demand escort by night.  When she's set up on a "date" with billionaire businessman Roderick Brand it's fireworks at … Continue reading REVIEW: Whatever You Like (The Brand Clan #1) by Maureen Smith

REVIEW: The Trouble With Us by Christina C. Jones

CCJ has quickly become an auto-buy/read for me so when I saw excerpts and teasers for this book on social media I just knew I'd read it as soon as it released. Rashad Martin is a bit of a player. He's cocky and used to getting his way with women.  He's very aware of his lure as … Continue reading REVIEW: The Trouble With Us by Christina C. Jones

REVIEW: This I Promise You (Wolf Pack #8) by Maureen Smith

Love love love Maureen Smith's writing and I've devoured anything and everything she's published. That said This I Promise You wasn't a fave of mine. Here's why: The descriptions of the opulent things everyone owns...from the clothes the characters wear to the homes they lived in...it was heavy handed to say the least. Almost everyone … Continue reading REVIEW: This I Promise You (Wolf Pack #8) by Maureen Smith