Les Petites Revues [#25]

Writing a review? Let's see if I remember how to go about this. This week I bring you two funny and flirty romances (one better than the other) and a sassy fantasy. 

Title: Protect the Prince (Crown of Shards #2)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 Stars

The Crown of Shards series continues to be fast-paced with fun and exciting twists along the way. Where Kill the Queen hinted at a forbidden love, it was more at the forefront in Protect the Prince. Evie's travels to Sullivan's kingdom led to betrayals, better understandings of Evie's enemy, and even more characters to fall in love with. Protect the Prince is just as good (maybe even better?) than Kill the Queen with promises of an explosive conclusion in Crush the King. Lucky for us, March is just around the corner!

Title: The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date #3)
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Source: Publisher
Rating: 3 Stars

My relationship with this series has been a slow and disappointing decline. The Wedding Date was a solid 4 stars for me while The Proposal was a disappointment - strictly in comparison to The Wedding Date. The Wedding Party was fine but I took issue with Maddie and Theo's relationship. They were advertised as enemies to lovers but I never got that vibe from them. They had a general disliking of each other that stemmed from assumptions made mostly by Maddie. They eventually agreed that they were good at sex together and made some arbitrary timeline of acceptable times to have sex (quasi closed door like the other two books) while opening up to each other. I liked Maddie and Theo separately and would have loved to learn more about them and their familial dynamics but I felt no butterflies when the two were together - and they were together a lot. Outside of the romance, it was fun to see Alexa and Drew while planning their wedding and see Alexa's relationship through both Theo and Maddie's eyes. 

Title: The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1)
Author: Alisha Rai
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 Stars

The Right Swipe packed so much in and I'm astonished that I was able to fall in love with so many characters so quickly. Rhi was a black woman and the CEO of her own dating app company. Samson was Samoan and a retired NFL player who just so happened to have connections to a match-making website that Rhi had her eye on acquiring. After an anonymous one-night stand, the two came back into each other's lives through a series of promotional videos to advertise both of their companies while they gained each other's trust and fell in love. I loved Rhiannon and Samson individually as well as the secondary characters. Rai managed to cover a lot of topics including the #MeToo movement, sexism in corporations, NFL safety, and the online/app dating world. I can't wait to return for book 2 (read the synopsis!!)

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