Review of The First Kiss of Spring

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If you would like to win a copy of The First Kiss of Spring, enter the giveaway below. One entrant (US only, sorry) from this blog will win a free paperback copy!

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Review of How to Walk Away

I’m doing something I wouldn’t normally do, but I am just so excited over this novel that I wanted to share the review with you now. I will post again nearer to the publication date (probably after a reread) as well just in case someone missed it.

How to Walk Away: A Novel by [Center, Katherine]

How to Walk Away

Katherine Center

St. Martin’s Press

May 15, 2018

From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment. Continue reading



I don’t have a review of this for you yet, but I just wanted to say: if you are a fan of Me Before You but wished it had more snark and a more positive message, add How To Walk Away to your TBR pile. I just finished it. It’s my top book of 2018 so far. I’m still trying to find words to describe the emotions this book raised because, despite the subject matter, I smiled so much.

I’ll post a review a little closer to publication date although it may pop up on Goodreads sooner. If you’re on Goodreads, connect with me! My user name is….wait for it….Sascha Darlington! 😁

Review of Wintersong


S. Jae-Jones

St. Martin’s Press

February 7, 2017

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. Continue reading

Review of When the Stars Come Out

When the Stars Come Out: A Cottonbloom Novel by [Trentham, Laura]

When the Stars Come Out

Laura Trentham

A Cottonbloom Novel

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

January 30, 2018

Cottonbloom. A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past—and find reason to stay forever in Laura Trentham’s When the Stars Come Out. . .

Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom. She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers’ garage. . .and a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known. The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself. With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa’s heart melt. But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far more powerful than Willa could have ever imagined. . . Continue reading

Review of Should’ve Been You

Should've Been You: A Man Enough Romance by [McLaughlin, Nicole]


Should’ve Been You

Nicole McLaughlin

Swerve (St. Martin’s Press)

January 30, 2018

Childhood neighbors get a chance at love in Should’ve Been You, an achingly romantic novella in Nicole McLaughlin’s Man Enough series!

National Guardsman Jase Beckford wants to live a quiet life raising cattle and taking care of his mother. His childhood friend and neighbor Hannah is still his best friend, but when he walks into the Walters house one morning and sees her twin sister Becca for the first time in five years, he wonders if he missed out on something special. Continue reading