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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Not Just Friends (Harlequin Blaze) - Kate Hoffmann This is a pretty good book, but I think the blurb here may be a little bit misleading. The book is actually less silly and a little more interesting than the blurb indicates. But the heroine is also still mostly a good girl. Both the hero and heroine keep secrets from each other at some point and I found that frustrating, especially later in the book when there was less reason for them to do so. The villainess is silly and seems unnecessary to the plot. Still, the camp aspect is fun and this is a nice version of an unrequited love leading to HEA type romance. It didn't wow me, but I did enjoy it.