#romanceclass Novels on My eBook Wishlist

Happy Valentine’s Day! Didn’t plan on posting this today but it fits nicely so why not?

It was sometime last year when I stumbled across #romanceclass novels via Twitter. According to their website, #romanceclass is a community of:

  • Authors who attended #romanceclass, #romanceclass2016, the steamy reads, YA classes organized by Mina V. Esguerra
  • Readers of the books by those authors
  • Readers of English-language romance books by Filipino authors

I haven’t read many romanceclass novels, but the few I have read have been pretty great. And after scanning through my Goodreads shelves, I realised that I have a lot of romanceclass novels on my TBR. So I felt like writing about them. Here’s my wishlist!:

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Book Review: Ninja at First Sight – Penny Reid

Title: Ninja at First Sight
Series: Knitting in the City #4.75
Author: Penny Reid
Publication Date: November 21st, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; College; Novella
Format: Kindle Edition (194 pages)
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 2.5 stars

nafsGoodreads Synopsis:

What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?


Absolutely nothing.

He has a girlfriend and she’s never been kissed.

He’s sullenly sarcastic and she’s earnestly empathetic.

He can’t stop thinking about her.

She knows she should keep her distance.

Nevertheless, when opposites attract the results may be unexpected, but they’re also undeniably magnetic. 

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Popular NA Novels I Still Haven’t Read (but need to!)

Does anyone else spend hours creating and sorting through their Goodreads shelves? I like to clean my shelves and make new ones every so often, and most recently, I took a particular focus on my New Adult shelf. I have this weird thing I do where I add novels (mostly romance novels) to this shelf when they aren’t even NA and its very annoying. So, after sorting through my NA shelf and correcting my mistakes, I’ve decided to write a post on five NA books and/or series that I’ve heard a ton of good things about, but just haven’t got around to reading yet.

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Down the TBR Hole #10 (91-100)

It’s round ten of the Down the TBR Hole tag, created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. For this tag, I go on my Goodreads TBR shelf, organise it from ascending order, and work my way through my shelf in sets of ten novels. Then I decide whether to keep or remove each novel from my TBR pile.

I’ve decided to put this tag on hiatus for a little while, mainly because I’d like to focus on more original content instead. It might not look like it but one of these posts really does take a while to make, so I’m going to focus my efforts on other types of posts for a little while. Let’s go!

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Book Review: Friends Without Benefits – Penny Reid

Title: Friends Without Benefits
Series: Knitting in the City #3
Author: Penny Reid
Publication Date: September 29th, 2013
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance
Format: eBook (424 pages)
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 2 stars

FWBGoodreads Synopsis:

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she’s unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

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Book Review: Magic, Murder & Mistletoe – Ellen Jane

Title: Magic, Murder & Mistletoe
Author: Ellen Jane
Publication Date: December 1st, 2017
Shelves: Mystery; Fantasy; LGBT+ (Sapphic); FF Romance; Novella
Format: Kindle Edition (101 pages)
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/3.5 stars

MMMGoodreads Synopsis:
Heather is looking forward to another quiet Christmas with her dogs. However, her plans get a touch waylaid when someone sees fit to stick a knife in the Earl of Denbigh. To make things even better, magic is in the air, and it’s not the festive kind.

Being the only two magic users at the scene of the crime, suspicion falls on Heather and the compelling stranger, Sinéad. If they want to prove their innocence, they’ll have to work together. Just one problem: Sinéad is a sorcerer, and Heather is a witch. . . and everyone knows that witches and sorcerers don’t get along.

Things escalate when someone starts sabotaging their investigation, but Sinéad is determined to see the case through to the bitter end, and Heather won’t let her do it alone. Can they catch the killer before the killer catches up to them?

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Down the TBR Hole #9 (81-90)

It’s time for round nine of the Down the TBR Hole tag, created by Lost in a Story. For this tag, I go on my Goodreads TBR shelf, organise it from ascending order, and work my way through my shelf in sets of ten novels. Then I decide whether to keep them on my TBR, or remove them.

I can’t believe how slowly I’m moving through my TBR. I really thought I had made a much larger dent in my TBR pile than I actually have. So I’m eager to get rid of more novels in 2018.

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