Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley


May Contain Spoilers

Head Coach is a quick, fun read about a hockey coach and a sports journalist. Neve has been covering the Hellions hockey team, and she is the bane of Tor’s existence. The head coach of the team doesn’t like distractions, and Neve has managed to constantly get under his skin. With his team struggling after one of the retirement of one of his key players and the threat of a team lockout when union negations take a turn for the worst,  he isn’t in a particularly pleasant mood when dealing with the press. When Neve and Tor are caught in a compromising situation, he tries to defuse the situation by letting her sports journalist peers know that he’s rather get naked with a penguin than Neve. Ouch! Not sure that I would be forgiving after a crack like that, and Neve isn’t too sure she can ever forgive him either.

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Review: Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy



May Contain Spoilers

I listened to the audio book until the last three chapters, which I read as quickly as I could. Overall, this was a very engaging book, exploring how horribly political unrest can escalate. I decided to give it a listen because it is frightening plausible – in Divided We Fall, a new ID law that the president signed into law is the catalyst for a rapidly unstable political landscape.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 12 by Haruichi Furudate


May Contain Spoilers

The Spring Tournament begins! Karasuno’s first game is against Ohgi Minami – a team that lost to powerhouse Shiratorizawa. When Hinata, during his pre-game jitters, runs into Towada, a 2nd year for Oghi Minami, he is mistaken for a middle-grader (again). Hinata defiantly proclaims that Karasuno is going to win EVERY SINGLE game in the tournament and make it all the way to Finals. Towada, humoring him, gives him a head-pat, pissing Hinata off even more.

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Review: A Child’s Christmas Wish by Erica Vetsch




May Contain Spoilers

I am so glad that I discovered Erica Vetsch. This is the second Love Inspired Historical I’ve read by her, and I really enjoyed it. At first I wasn’t so caught up in the plot – yet another fire disaster leaves heroine Kate and her elderly relatives in a financial bind, and neighbor Oscar reluctantly offers to put them up at his house until they can figure out what to do. It seems that every western I have read recently in this line has had a fire burn down a house or a barn.

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Review: An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Review by Poo Penny

Definitely some spoilers.

Well, who doesn’t love a Cinderella retelling? Especially in the regency era! OK, I don’t know, this is the first one in this setting that I have really read. And there is no prince, just a prince charming. Well, he wasn’t always charming, but most of the time he was alright.

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Review: The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey


May Contain Spoilers

I’m still not sure how I feel about The Fisher of Bones. All I know is that Sarah Gailey is one heck of a writer. I felt the same way after finishing River of Teeth. I mean, what the heck is this? Feral hippos?? The Fisher of Bones, sadly, is missing the feral hippos, but it does have weird bits of bones and Gods Whispers to harry the protagonist instead.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 11 by Haruichi Furudate

May Contain Spoilers

Training camp continues! Karasuno is getting stomped by the other teams. With the change in their gameplay, they are struggling to find a rhythm for their games. Kagayama and Hinata are still not talking, which is only making the team flail about in disarray even more. How are they going to advance in the Spring Tournament, when they can’t even win a game at training camp?

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Review: Twins for the Texas Rancher by Marin Thomas


May Contain Spoilers

I grabbed Twins for the Texas Rancher after the library added two months of Western Romance to their collection. Having read Marin Thomas in the past, I started with the second book in her Cowboys of Stampede, Texas series. I vaguely remember starting the first book, it not holding my attention, and putting it down for another day. This one worked better for me, but mainly because the hero has some different challenges to overcome.

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