Book Review Disclosure & Policy

Book Review Disclosure

(for my lovely readers)

While most of the reviews posted on my blog are for books that I either purchase myself or borrow from the library or friends, I do occasionally review books that I have received as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARCs) or that I have received from an author in exchange for an honest review.

I always note how/where I obtained a novel at the top of my post beneath the title, before the review.

Please note: Books that I have received and chosen to review from authors or publishers will always receive completely honest reviews.
My rating system is not adjusted for these books at all. I firmly believe that it does nobody any good for me to give false reviews – not my readers, the author, or the publisher.

My Star Rating System

5 stars: LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

4 stars: Pretty freakin’ good

3 stars: Just ok

2 stars: Meh

1 star: Not for me

0 stars: Nope. Nope. Nope.

Book Review Policy

(for authors, publishers, agents, etc.)

I am more than happy to consider ebooks, audiobooks, and printed books for review consideration. Please contact me via email at or via the form below if you’d like me to review your book!

Things you should know before sending a request

In Love & Words is a book boyfriend blog, in other words, it’s pretty much all romance all the time around here. Please only send a request if your novel is a romance novel (of any subgenre) or has a somewhat prominent romance subplot.

For ebooks, I’d prefer Kindle Paperwhite compatible books (.mobi)

My reviews are typically posted on:
In Love & Words: The Book Boyfriend Blog
Audible (if applicable)

My reviews will always, always be 100% honest. This means that they may not always be rave reviews. I will never be intentionally cruel by any means, but I will discuss (nicely!) any issues I have with the book.

I can’t promise that I will finish the book if it does not grab my attention. I try to at least read 20% of a book before giving up. I will notify you if I do not finish. I do not post reviews on my blog for books I do not finish, but I will make a note (without a rating) on Goodreads and explain why I did not finish.

The length of time it takes to read and potentially post a review will depend on my current schedule. I will let you know the timeline if/when I agree to a review!

I will send a link to the review when it is posted. If you’d like me to tag anyone or use a specific hashtag on social media, please let me know.

I do not sell any ARCs or books I’ve received in exchange for review consideration. The book will either be kept in my personal library, deleted (ebooks), or donated to my local library unless otherwise requested.

Have a Clean Teen Read that you want Kayla to review? Kayla is my 13-year-old, YA-romance-loving niece who posts her book reviews on this blog. If you have a novel you’d like her to review specifically, please let me know! (Kayla prefers YA romance books (of any subgenre) that are recommended for teen readers ages 12 – 19.)

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Send me an email or fill out the form below for all Book Review Requests