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.
How did I end up with another (sort of) secret baby book!?
There is no actual baby in this one. She miscarried (at 12 weeksish???) 16 years ago. And didn't tell the 17 year old boy she had a one night stand with that she was pregnant during the couple of weeks that she knew or that she miscarried afterwards. Who knows whether she would have told him if she'd carried to term. He's furious but honestly if I were in her place I doubt I would tell him about the miscarriage either. He was a guy who came to town to visit friend's occasionally and it's not like he could do anything. I don't know. I think he has a right to know but would most 17 year old boys even want to? Or is my lack of faith in 17 year old boys ( and men in general) misguided?
I guess I'll keep reading but blech!