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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.

To Love, Honor and Betray - Jennie Lucas I loved this HP. It was funny, angsty, had a great alpha hero and a non-doormat heroine, great chemistry between the leads and fun secondary characters. The hero is a tycoon with a horrible childhood and the heroine is sweet and innocent but I think that's all but contractually required in HPs. But beyond that, this is a refreshing take on the standard HP plot. There is communication, the hero and heroine and even the presumed villain all do some growing. There is a pretty good grovel and also a good rant from the heroine. And then there is the real shocker. The hero gets therapy and gets over himself and his crappy childhood! Therapy! In an HP!HPs are one of my favorite guilty pleasures and I think I have a new writer to add to my very short HP favorites list.