REVIEW: Perfume by Patrick Süskind

575749Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Author: Patrick Süskind

Release Date: 1985

Rating: ★★★★☆ / 4 Stars

Genres: Historical Fiction

He is abandoned on the filthy streets as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human’s.

Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in Paris. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill…

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Book Tag: End of the Year

The FallHi beautifuls! Welcome to my very last book tag for 2017!

I am doing this in the beginning of December but I am posting it close to the end of the year so do watch out because some of my answer could change because of the books I read in December. It’s super exciting to answer these! Continue reading

First Lines Fridays 🌱11

img_4120Hello, Beautifuls.

It’s romance Friday… which isn’t much different from every other day of the week… These few lines come from a book I’m dying to start because… I need it in my life. It’s got friends-to-lovers which we really need more of but I’ve been swamped with arcs and haven’t gotten to it yet!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.

It was my best friend’s older brother who made me realize I’m gay. Sure, I’d wondered before. I mean, a part of me had to have known, but it was Levi who made me admit it to myself. Or rather, it was the fact that when I really started jerking off on the regular, it was to thoughts of him. It didn’t matter that he was an asshole—a straight-as-straight-could-be asshole—he was the star player in a whole hell of a lot of my fantasies growing up.

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eARC REVIEW: The Doctor’s Discretion by E. E. Ottoman

35673510Title: The Doctor’s Discretion

Author: E. E. Ottoman

Release Date: November 28, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 Stars

Genres: Historical Romance, trans rep

New York City, 1831.

Passion, medicine and a plan to break the law…

When Doctor William Blackwood, a proper gentleman who prefers books to actual patients, meets retired Navy surgeon Doctor Augustus Hill, they find in each other not just companionship but the chance of pleasure–and perhaps even more. The desire between them is undeniable but their budding relationship is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious patient at New York Hospital.

Mr. Moss has been accused of being born a woman but living his life as a man, an act that will see him committed to an asylum for the rest of his life. William and Augustus are determined to mount a rescue even if it means kidnapping him instead.

Their desperate plan sets William and Augustus against the hospital authorities, and the law. Soon they find themselves embroiled in New York’s seedy underworld, mixed up with prostitutes, spies, and more than a lifetime’s worth of secrets. When nothing is as it seems can they find something real in each other?

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REVIEW: Love on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker

36303497Title: Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games, #1)

Author: Tamsen Parker

Release Date: December 5, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 Stars

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Welcome to the Snow and Ice Games where the competition is fierce and the romance is HOT.

Rowan Andrews is the unexpected darling of the Denver Snow and Ice Games. Luge has never captured the American public’s imagination as much as figure skating or even hockey, but her outsized personality and dare-devil ways have got everyone’s eyes glued to the track. Including a certain chart-topping heartthrob.

Zane Rivera is the lead singer of License to Game, the hottest band in the country. When Zane finds out Rowan Andrews has had some complimentary things to say about him, he arranges to meet her while he’s in Denver enjoying the games. And when a photo of him kissing Rowan on the cheek goes viral, they both see the advantages of faking a relationship for the publicity.

After Rowan’s injured in her final race, their relationship starts to feel all too real to Zane. But is this rock star ready to fall in love?

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