Mini Reviews: Queen Takes Knights, Grading Curves, Desperate Measures, Royally Matched & The Wall Of Winnipeg And Me

Hello bookworms!!

I am so far behind on reviews at the moment that the only way I am going to catch up is if I combine several in one post and do mini reviews on them. I have at least 20 books I need to review so I am going to do 4 posts reviewing 5 books in each one. Hopefully I will be able to catch up quick enough so that I don’t get behind on the books I read in August too. These reviews are going to be short little reviews mostly to save time and also because I have waited so long to write these that I’m guessing I won’t be able to remember everything I wanted to say about them. Anyways let get to the next set of 5 books shall we. 

Queen Takes Knights

This was a short quick read that I actually enjoyed. Shara is an ordinary human (or so she thinks) and she’s been running for her life ever since her mother was killed. In the beginning Shara has finally been cornered by the monsters and it ready to end her life when 2 men come to her rescue and tell her all about her history. Really the only complaint I have about this is how easily Shara took the news of who/what she was. She didn’t put up any resistance at all. There is a lot of blood and sex so if that’s not your thing you should definitely skip this one. Overall, I enjoyed reading this and definitely want to continue on in the series. 

My Rating: 4 stars

Grading Curves

This was another short quick and easy read. This was a student teacher romance but both characters were full on adults. I can’t remember the exact ages at this point, but I believe the student was 20 something and the teacher was in her 30s. Nikki decides one night she’s going to get a tattoo despite being afraid of needles. She wants to do this to signify something important in her life and gets more than she bargained for. Dean helps her through getting the tattoo and more. Both of these characters have had troubled lives for different reasons and after the initial “hook up” they connect over that as well as just having other things in common. It was also pretty steamy. 

My Rating: 4 stars

Desperate Measures

I was a little worried going into this book because I’m not a villain girl. I pretty much always go for the heroes/good guys. There’s only been a few instances where I loved the villain, and this was one of those instances. This is a reimagining of Disney’s Aladdin but instead of Jasmine ending up with Aladdin she ends up with Jafar. There is consensual non consent in this book so be aware of that. It’s definitely a steamy read. The ending felt a little rushed to me and Jasmine just all of a sudden stood up for herself out of the blue. Another book I really enjoyed and want to continue on with the series. 

My Rating: 4 stars

Royally Matched

While this review is spoiler free there might be some spoilers for book one so skip this review if you haven’t read the first book yet. This is the second book in the Royally series by Emma Chase. I loved the banter between Sarah and Henry in this book. I found myself laughing so much while reading this. Henry is the prince of Wessco who isn’t coping so well with the stress of becoming the future King after his brother abdicated the throne in Royally Screwed the first book in this series. Sarah is a reserved bookworm who works in a library and has blackout moments when there are loud bangs. I thought this story was cute and steamy and funny and I can’t wait to continue with the next book in the series.

My Rating: 4.5 stars

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

This was a chunky book that I ended up reading in 2 sittings. The queen of slow burn has done it again. I loved this book so much. I was eating up this slow burn romance and when I say slow burn I mean slow burn. I can’t ever decide if I like slow burn or not because I’m the type that wants things to happen immediately but when I read a good slow burn I am hooked. This could be considered and enemies to friends to lovers and I loved the progression from hate to love. The only thing that I think could have made this book even better would be if we got Aidans point of view as well. I loved this book and can’t wait to read more by this author. 

My Rating: 5 stars



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