Talking Tropes: Celebrity/Commoner

Do you love a friends to lovers romance? How about the bad boy hero? We've all got our favorite romance set ups--and that's tropes. Romance tropes are common themes or clichés and we want to share some of our favorites. Each month we'll choose a trope often found in romance novels and share our favorite examples of that trope. This month: Celebrity/Commoner.

Brianna’s Goals and Progress for Write On Review-a-Thon {13}

Write On review-a-thonThe Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!

My reviews I need to write and schedule:

Thursday Thirteen: Last Lines from Romance Novels

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.

Book Review: Icebound by Corinna Rogers

Icebound by Corinna RogersTitle: Icebound
Series: Mortals & Myths
Author: Corinna Rogers
Genre: Urban Fantasy, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: September 25, 2014 by HarperImpulse

It’s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves. Correction, loved.

After ten years, it’s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter – until a chance appears to get back the only thing his frozen heart still wants…

Drake Young is doing fine. Really. He’s got a good job, nice benefits, and the soulless husk of his old lover only comes by to torment him every so often. However, it only takes the appearance of a creature from the Etherworld wreaking havoc on the decidedly nonmagical city streets to drag him out of retirement, forcing him to team up with the one person he can’t bear even to look at!

Now, Drake and Shane must race against the clock to keep their city from being destroyed, even if it means working together. And no matter how difficult it is to catch the creature, it’s a hell of a lot more difficult to resist the urges that ten years haven’t managed to kill.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: Steam Me Up, Rawley by Angela Quarles

Steam Me Up, Rawley by Angela QuarlesTitle: Steam Me Up, Rawley
Series: The Mint Julep & Monocle Chronicles, Book 1
Author: Angela Quarles
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: Review copy provided by author
Published: January 14, 2015 (self-published)

In an alternate Deep South in 1890, society reporter Adele de la Pointe wants to make her own way in the world, despite her family’s pressure to become a society wife. Hoping to ruin herself as a matrimonial prospect, she seizes the opportunity to cover the recent Jack the Ripper-style murders for the newspaper, but her father's dashing new intern suggests a more terrifying headline—marriage.

Dr. Phillip Rawley’s most daring exploit has been arriving at his new home in America in a hot air balloon. A tolerable sacrifice, if it means he can secure the hand of his new employer’s daughter in a marriage of convenience. But Adele works, she's spirited, and she has an armored pet monkey running her errands. Not only does she not match his notions of a proper lady, she stirs up feelings he’d rather keep in tight control.

With Adele hunting down a headline and Dr. Rawley trying to protect and pursue her, a serial killer is spreading panic throughout Mobile, Alabama. Can Adele and Rawley find the murderer, face their fears, and discover true love?

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Reviewed by: J9

Sign Up: Write On Review-a-Thon {13}

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!



Review-a-Thon Details:

Book Review: Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins

Off Campus by Amy Jo CousinsTitle: Off Campus
Series: Bend or Break, Book 1
Author: Amy Jo Cousins
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: December 30,2014 by Samhain Publishing

Everyone’s got secrets. Some are just harder to hide.

With his father’s ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months sleeping in his car and gypsy-cabbing for cash, he’s ready to do just that.

But his new, older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn’t ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He’s just happy to be sleeping in a bed.

Reese isn’t about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You’ve seen one homophobic jock, you’ve seen ’em all. He plans to drag every twink on campus into his bed until Tom moves out. But soon it becomes clear Tom isn’t budging.

Tom isn’t going to let some late-night sex noise scare him off, especially when it’s turning him on. But he doesn’t want any drama either. He’ll keep his hands, if not his eyes, to himself. Boundaries have a way of blurring when you start sharing truths, though. And if Tom and Reese cross too many lines, they may need to find out just how far they can bend…before they break.

Warning: This book contains cranky roommates who vacillate between lashing out and licking, some male/male voyeurism, emotional baggage that neither guy wants to unpack, and the definitive proof that sound carries in college housing.

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Reviewed by: Crissy