Review | Trashy Foreplay by Gemma James

Review | Trashy Foreplay by Ge..

Posted August 3, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 0 Comments

To be honest with you, I have no idea what to rate this story. It was angsty and frustrating and had me hypnotized and I have no idea how I’m going to survive with that whopper of an ending! Yes, there is cheating in this book as it warns, but you are going to hope […]

8 Summer Reading Essentials

8 Summer Reading Essentials

Posted July 28, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Ideas / 0 Comments

This post contains affiliate links that will help to support this blog. While summer vacation is dwindling, it’s still heating up outside!  I don’t know about you, but there is nothing that I love more than sitting outside reading and working on my tan, reading a good book.  You can’t just go outside and without […]

Review | Elusive by L.A. Fiore

Review | Elusive by L.A. Fiore

Posted July 27, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 0 Comments

“You’ve seen ugly, but there is beauty and if you ever find someone who makes your stomach twist and your palms sweat, someone who makes everything else just fade from existence, take her hand. I promise you, you won’t be sorry that you did.” I really struggled with this book, I really wanted to love […]

Geocaching with The Knocked Up Plan

Geocaching with The Knocked Up..

Posted July 21, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Ideas / 29 Comments

***This post may contain affiliate links, to help support this blog.*** As a single mom I’m always looking new fun cheap – read free – ways to enjoy time with my son.  I was inspired by  Lauren Blakely’s latest story, The Knocked Up Plan.   In the story, Nicole and Ryder are both relationship experts is working […]

Review | Stubborn As A Mule by Juliette Poe

Review | Stubborn As A Mule by..

Posted July 20, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 0 Comments

Well, that sure was sweet… I’m talking giving you cavities from sweet tea so deep you’ll need a root canal. This was good and sweet and to the point. I want to call it a slow burn, but I didn’t really feel the passion between these two that you generally feel when a couple has […]

Review | Broken Puppet by Amo Jones

Review | Broken Puppet by Amo ..

Posted July 18, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 2 Comments

I’m not sure what I expected with this book, but if it was to have everything figured out or a better grasp as to what was happening, well… I was wrong. This one didn’t grab me and suck me in like the first book and the entire book is still like one giant cluster of […]

Review | Getting A Grip by M.E. Carter

Review | Getting A Grip by M.E..

Posted July 18, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 0 Comments

“I’m getting a grip on my life again. Only this time, I’m not relying on anyone else to make it feel complete.” M.E. Carter has a way of humanizing her characters that make them feel real, their struggles are the same as a lot of our struggles and they aren’t perfect. That was perhaps my […]

Review | Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne

Review | Sexy Beast by Piper R..

Posted July 14, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Thoughts / 0 Comments

Dang! Piper Rayne can close out a series! The single dad trope is my crack and I was hooked from the beginning of this story! We met Garrett and Charlie in the previous books and we have all sat around waiting for what we all knew was inevitable and man was it worth the wait! […]

Beta Reading Worksheet

Beta Reading Worksheet

Posted July 14, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Ideas / 2 Comments

I was asked a few months back if I would be willing to beta read for a couple of authors. I love them both—actually, I freaking adore them—and romantic comedies are my absolute jam, so, of course, I said ‘HELL YES!’  Then I proceeded to scour the internet for a beta reading worksheet that I […]