Tag: Problematic Books

Problematic books and why we read them

Problematic books and why we read them

Let’s talk about problematic books What is a problematic book? I think that’s one of the easiest questions we are able to answer in the book community. They’re books that have something problematic about them. Well, duh Ashley, you’re telling me. But it’s something more than that too. It’s a callus disregard for something triggering, something sexist, or racist. It’s could be bad representations of the LGBT community. There’s too many to reasonably list, but you get the idea. I’ve read books that definitely fit into one or more of these things at one time. Sometimes it has a lot […]

Posted 05/06/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

Review : Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

I came across Harley & Rose on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list and completely fell in love with the cover. Can you blame me though, it’s gorgeous. So I read the blurb and thought to myself, “I could get into this!” I love a good friends to lovers romance and it seemed like a second chance at love story as well. Harley & Rose had the makings to be one of my favorite books but … “it’s complicated.” Ever since they were five years old Harley & Rose have been best friends. They do everything together and love each other […]

Posted 11/07/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Dirty Girl (The Velvet Rope, #1.1) by Allie Cooke

Review : Dirty Girl (The Velvet Rope, #1.1) by Allie Cooke

I saw Dirty Girl up on Netgalley and thought it looked interesting. The cover, and the pink title specially, caught my eye and I thought I’d give it a shot. Let me tell you, that blurb? Tells you nothing about what’s going on in this first part of the Dirty Girl serial. If anything, I don’t even know if it’s going to give anyone any semblance of what’s going to be going on throughout the rest of the serial. When Dirty Girl opens we are introduced to Boone. That’s all we ever know him as. We never learn if it’s […]

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Review : Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt

Review : Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt

”These Royals will ruin you.” I don’t think a book’s tag line was ever so true as that one right there. Erin Watt, the pseudonym of two authors I absolutely adore, Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick, brought into the world Paper Princess and for as much as I wanted to like it, I just cannot. I wanted to read Paper Princess even though the blurb sounded horrible. And cliché. And really, these kinds of books make me want to turn hide and run. But I wanted to give it a shot because of the authors. Personally, I think I gave […]

Posted 03/21/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Discussion : Unhealthy Behaviors In Romance

Discussion : Unhealthy Behaviors In Romance

With the release of Fifty Shades of Grey I’ve seen a noted change in how people view romance in their books and movies. A lot of people see Fifty Shades as a romantic book because they view it as a girl changing a guy who has problems into a better person. But I disagree, and there are a lot of people who feel the same way and these thoughts are coming into the forefront more and more and I couldn’t be happier. We need to have this conversation. We need to know that just because it’s a “romance” book, it […]

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Review : Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren

Review : Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren

How much good can come from a book where the leads are always calling each other “bastard”, “bitch”, “asshole” and “shrew”? Not much if you’re asking me. But at it’s most basic level, this is the relationship between Bennett and Chloe. Well, add in sex, and you’ve got their relationship. I wasn’t expecting much going into this book. Well, that’s not entirely true. I was going in hoping to like it, but that’s with every book I read. Why would anyone willingly invest their time in a book they know they aren’t going to like? It’s absurd. But enough digressing, […]

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Review : Real (Real, #1) by Katy Evans

Review : Real (Real, #1) by Katy Evans

So, let’s chat about Real, shall we? I don’t even know where to begin with this book. I really don’t. It was all over the place that I didn’t know whether to scream, laugh, or cry. Brooke Dumas used to be an Olympic hopeful but then she injured her ACL. Twice. What brought her out of her depression was sports rehab, something that she decided to make her life. When her best friend, Melanie, drags her to an Underground fight, she knows her life will change forever. She meets Remington “Riptide” Tate. Remy is every woman’s fantasy. He’s strong, sexy, […]

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