How I Met My Book (Series): The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward


The story of how I learned about this series is actually a pretty funny one.

My sister had a coworker who read a lot of the same types of books as us. We would pass books around to each other and give each other recommendations.

This was before the days of Goodreads (or at least before we found out about it, anyway.) So, it was a lot harder to find books based on those that we already loved.

I had just discovered adult paranormal romance and had, in turn, passed that obsession along to my sisters and her coworker.

As fate would have it, her coworker happened to be flipping through one of those random discount magazines that has a bunch of random stuff in it (including, apparently, books) and she came across the Black Dagger Brotherhood boxed set.

It reminded her of The Nightwalkers series by Jacquelyn Frank that I’d introduced everyone to, so she bought it on a whim.

Next thing she knew, she’d blown through all the books in the boxed set and handed them over to my sister. My sister then handed them over to me, and the rest is history.

Although I still haven’t caught up to this series because it has approximately 320875038753186319867 books in it, I do still have extremely fond memories of reading the first few books (particularly Z’s book because, omggggg it’s so amazing.)

Check it out on Goodreads.

Have you read this series? How did you learn about it?

Things I Thought I Hated in Romance Novels (And the Books That Proved Me Wrong)

I’ve seen these questions asked many times in the book blogging community:

What do you hate in romance novels?
What tropes can’t you stand?
What are your romance novel pet peeves?

I used to have several definitive answers to this question, but slowly, as I’ve read more and more romance novels, I’ve come across so many books that have proven me so very, very wrong.

Now, whenever this question comes up, I struggle.

I struggle because even though there are many books that get these things wrong, there are still those few who get them right and part of me feels like I’d be betraying those great books if I listed those pet peeves. I know, it’s silly, but for those of you who view reading books as time spent with close friends will understand where I’m coming from.

And even if I haven’t come across a book that defies me yet, I know that one may exist – I just haven’t read it yet.

Honestly, I think this mindset could go for any genre of books. I mean, if the story is good enough? The things you think you hate can easily turn into the things you love … if done right.


Here is a list of my romance novel pet peeves… and the books that proved me wrong:

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What Should I Read? 5 Books from my TBR (March 2018)

In the beginning of the month, I like to make a list of the books I’m hoping to read for the month. In preparation for that, at the end of each month, I like to post a list of books that are on my TBR and get YOUR opinion on what I should read next month.


I chose one book from each of the following categories:

  • A book on my Kindle
  • A book from my bookshelf
  • A book in my Audible library
  • A book from my Goodreads shelf
  • A book from my TBR ASAP shelf


So, let me know… What should I read next?


5 Books from the To Be Read List


On my Kindle

Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect #1) by Mary Frame


Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she’s amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her—people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her confuses and intrigues her, so when she’s offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity.

Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy’s neighbor and the one person she finds appealing. Jensen’s life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, and complicated. Basically, the perfect starting point for Lucy’s study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly. To her surprise, Lucy finds herself battling with her own emotions, as foreign as they are intense. With the clock ticking on her deadline, Lucy must decide what’s more important: analyzing her passions…or giving in to them?

Goodreads | Amazon


On my Bookshelf

Covet (Fallen Angels #1) by J.R. Ward

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn’t believe and a demon with nothing to lose!

Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

Goodreads | Amazon


In my Audible Library

Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret.
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Goodreads | Amazon


On my Goodreads Shelf

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her…

Goodreads | Amazon


On my TBR ASAP Shelf

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a sweet but shy girl named Cecily. And despite his fear that having a girlfriend will make him inherently dependent on someone sighted, the two of them grow closer and closer. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn’t meet traditional definitions of beauty—in fact, everything he’d heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?

Goodreads | Amazon


Do you recommend any of these books? Are any of these on your TBR?