Romance Book Haul

I acquired some books over the past week so it’s time for a book haul post! First is a package that I received from Lucy Parker, author of Act Like It, which is one of my favorite reads this year:


Next is a debut contemporary romance from an Aussie author, I kept hearing good things about this love-hate office romance so I couldn’t resist grabbing it even though it’s more expensive that what I’d normally pay for:


Last but not the least, a debut fantasy romance that I’ve also heard positive feedback on:


I think it’s pretty obvious from these pictures that I like tea and desserts, right? 🙂 I really should cut back on sweets but they’re just so hard to resist. Anyway, I’ve finished reading both The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet so I’m hoping I’ll be able to write reviews for both soon. As always, not making any promises because I’m always behind on reviews!

What about you guys, have you bought or received any books lately? Also, please feel free to share recommendations if you have titles similar to the ones I mentioned here. Would love to find similar reads.

13 thoughts on “Romance Book Haul

    • Janice! So nice to hear from you. 🙂 Act Like It was really good, wasn’t it? As for The Hating Game, I have mixed feelings about it too. I got a weird vibe from earlier parts of it, when the characters were hating on each other. But it got better when their relationship progressed. I had to let the story sink in before deciding that I enjoyed reading it overall. Hope that helps! I’m still trying to formulate my thoughts for a review.

      • Yes, really liked Act like It. Made me think of a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book with a similar premise: What I Did for Love, except in this case the actors get drunk and wake up married in Vegas, then decide to stay that way for publicity. I liked that one too, but I think maybe found some parts on the cheesy side if I recall correctly. Still good though.

        Will wait for your review on The Hating Game i think. 🙂

      • Oh I haven’t read that Susan Elizabeth Phillips title. Actually, I don’t think I’ve tried any of her books and she’s been recommended to me before. Maybe I should give her a try the next time I’m in the mood for contemporary romance.

        As for my review of The Hating Game, you might have a long wait ahead of you. 😛 I haven’t been able to sit down and write a review in ages. I should really schedule some time for it.

  1. I’ve seen the latter two pop up in my feed quite a bit recently! I’m tempted but will probably wait for price drops for both.

    And so cool that you’ve a hard copy of ACT LIKE IT.


    • I wish I had your patience! I should have waited for the price for both to drop before getting them.

      Yep, it was awesome that Lucy Parker sent me a paperback of Act Like It. I’ll probably reread it before the next book comes out. 🙂

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