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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.

Passions - Jennifer Cole This is a short, silly, smutty, fluffy paranormal romantica novella. It's there's a touch of mystery and suspense mixed in but that doesn't get in the way of the plot or character and relationship development (nor does it do much to enhance it - but it's okay). And yes, the love scenes are nice and steamy. My one real criticism would be that the heroine is a bit too accepting of the paranormal elements, especially since she's newly out of a bad relationship. I'd expect a bit more skepticism from her. Other than that, this was a fun and refreshing change from the multitude of vampire and shifter romantica novellas on the market.