HOT SAUCE REVIEWS: BOOKS
Mostly romance novels, but also fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and occasional non-fiction get celebrated and skewered like only Mrs Giggles can, heh.
Ooh, a medical romance with disease of the week, ethical drama, and workplace triangles! Instead of Grey’s Anatomy, however, this one ends up being more like Cray Cray Vasectomy.
Traumatized girl who refuses to speak decides that she wants a family for Christmas, and her guardian falls for the local kindly and saintly cute owner of a little shop in town. Hands up if you have read this story before.
A neurotic chick who can’t get her act in order… being the happily married wife of a country rock star? The author wants to convince me that this is a tale of true love, but I’m having a hard time buying it.
So, do you like a story where the heroine spends all the time enjoying the guy’s sexual attention while whining that she’s no good for him?
This entire story is a pretty rationalization of a silly young woman’s determination to have sex with some guy she has the hots for, without any thought of the music she has to face once he withdraws and goes on his merry way. True love, isn’t it glorious?
She’s crazy, he has a stick up his rear end, and they get along so fabulously well together. This Regency-era historical romp is all about the cray crazy (mostly on her part). It’s a train wreck, but I really like it.
The Edie Spence series comes to an end with an entertaining but underwhelming finale. The author really should consider coming back one more time for a proper send-off for Edie and her friends. They are not your average Chosen One and her Magical Boyfriends sorts, and they deserve better than this.
How nice of Ilona Andrews to come up with a new series after the axing of the interesting Edge series. With the Kate Daniels books turning into a fanservice series for werewolf fans, this one is a welcome change of pace.
To fully appreciate this Poor Princess Me story, you need to be completely oblivious to every pop culture element that involves young people in the last 20 years.
Finally, the long-awaited conclusion of the Hunter Kiss series… and things just have to nosedive and become really annoying. Why is the author doing this to me? WHY?
Maxine Kiss is back to kick more demon asses, except, oops, her own demon entourage is now free from her, so they can now make merry or cause mayhem to their heart’s content. What would Maxine do and why should I care?
Billionaires, alpha males – the whole thing may feel played out by now, but this one manages to bring some beat back into that tired old formula.
I haven’t read a good Amish romance before. After today, I still haven’t.
A family, against all kinds of forces of nature as well as political adversaries! There is also a tough lead female character here, which is not very common in sandbox fantasy stories. Unfortunately, the author treats this story like any other wham-bang action fantasy.
The plot is very basic, but the chemistry is good, the main characters are all likable and normal, and the love feels real and satisfying. Who says a love story needs to have dead bodies or melodramatic tantrums to be interesting?
If you does not experience spontaneous rapture at the thought of having a wedding night with a certain Mr Darcy, there is no reason to read this book at all. It’s a slow, boring, and draggy tale that makes Edward and Bella look like Tristan and Isolde in comparison.
Careful, this one may ruin the way you look at some things in life – forever – but it’s still an entertaining way to get disillusioned with adults.
If you like the “heroine in a big house full of mysteries and an aloof brooding hero” type of historical romance, this one may be your cup of tea. Then again, if you like those stories, you will have read this one before. Many, many times.
The heroine in this cowboy story really wants everyone to know that she is the most miserable person ever and her very presence ruins lives. Naturally, she gets the true love remedy instead of the shock treatment she deserves.
Eeeuw… motorbike dudes. I hope they wash regularly here, unlike some of their real life counterparts.
The reviews you are reading here date only as far back as May 16, 2014. I can't bring myself to transfer the older reviews over as there are too many of them. You can find those reviews by clicking on OLDER REVIEWS in the menu above.
The round faces are called oogies (don't ask). Generally:
5 Oogies: Excellent
4 Oogies: Good
3 Oogies: Okay
2 Oogies: Oh dear
1 Oogie: Oh god
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