Romance Reader (and Writer)


I'm Leanne, I'm 24, and like to read anything as long as it has some romance in it, be it YA, NA, M/M, Historical, Dystopia, Paranormal and Urban Fantasy. I'm a self-published author too.


I don't always write the best reviews but I try and get my feelings across about the books I read.


Thanks for stopping by!


Rules of Attraction

Rules of Attraction - Simone Elkeles

I do really like this series. The Fuentes brothers have grown on me a lot. I absolutely loved Alex, and Carlos wasn't so bad either, but Alex is still my favourite. I'm off to start Luis' story now.

P.S. I love that end bit--the 26 years later but--with the kid who's so like Carlos used to be when he was that age. It's kinda funny to see him reacting like he is.

The Dark Divine

The Dark Divine - Bree Despain

This has taken me a long time to read because it didn't grab my interest in the slightest. I can't be doing with any sort of religious people in books. They just drive me a little crazy. Nothing about this pulled me in, not the characters, not the plot...I was bored for all of it but considering the last few YA books I've read have been DNF's I decided to stick with it. Ugh!


Shapeshifters are not my favourite paranormal creatures to read about and although I have the next book in the series I dont think I'll be reading it.


Not for me at all.

American Girl on Saturn

American Girl on Saturn - Nikki Godwin

The start was a kitty iffy for me, it didn't flow smoothly and I hot a little confused but when the boys of SAS showed up I didn't care so much anymore.


I enjoyed the gentle romance of Chloe and Milo. It was sweet and I loved the fireflies and treehouse and midnight meetings... sigh. I also enjoyed reading the cammeraderie between the guys and by the end, the girls and guys together. Like an extended family.


There was just a point about 65% where I started to lose interest. It seemed to be a lot of the same stuff going on and I got a little bored and then the drama hit--the one where boy and girl have a big misunderstanding--and I wanted to hit both of them. I know something had to happen but it was just so cliché.


I was pretty happy when they resolved the matter but by then I'd sort of lost interest in the story and was just skimming the text, looking for interesting bits.


Not a bad book but one not quite to my tastes

Being Jamie Baker

Being Jamie Baker - Kelly Oram

Now this is a YA book that I got sucked in to, which is good after my last two failures.


This is my third book by the author and all of them have had either a 4.5/5 rating. I just love the authors writing and will now be making it a mission to read all of her work. She has now become a "favourite" author and I will be giving her her own shelf.


At the start of this I had no idea how it was going to play out but within those first few chapters I had started to fall for Ryan. He was so charming and nice and persistent in regards to Jamie and I loved it. What else can I say??


I can't wait to read the rest of the series!


Everblue - Brenda Pandos

I'm not having much luck with books lately. The last couple of young adult books I've started just haven't managed to grab my attention at all and I've DNF'd them. This one included.

DNF @ 22%

It didn't pull me in and make me want to forget everything else. The characters weren't in my face real and the continual chapter/character changes got a little annoying after a while. The underwater world held no appeal for me while I was more bothered about what was going on with Ashlyn above ground and then I'd read some and kinda lose interest in that but too.

I could really do with a book that's going to pull me in completely.


Flawed - Cecelia Ahern

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I'm sorry but I can't do it. I can't carry on reading this strange book. DNF @ 22%.

When I saw Cecelia on Lorraine Kelly talking about this the other day I decided to give it a go after humming and hawing about it for a long time. I've only ever attempted to read one book by the author before and the way it was written put me off.

I think the same happened for me with this. It wasn't smooth and was often repetitive, which annoyed me a little. The info overload and lots of inner turmoil over her sudden realisation that the flawed were not being treated right also pushed me to my limit.

If I'd had enough time to get to know the characters I might have cared a little more about what was going on but we didn't so I...didn't. The situation Celestine found herself in didn't bring me any feelings at all. There was one small bright spark on the horizon (the guy in the cell next door--bear in mind I'm a sucker for the slightest hint of romance) and even THAT couldn't persuade me to keep reading.

It seems me and this author are just not destined to get along.


Sentinel - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Gods, did I cry at the end of this!

A good ending to the series that has left it open for Seth to get his own series, which he has, and I'm glad that it worked out for pretty much everyone though I got upset at various bits when people died and all that but in the end it came together nicely.


Apollyon - Jennifer L. Armentrout

What was with that ending? "Paradise is waiting for you." I really hope that's in regards to her getting a HEA in the end and not death because I don't think I could cope with that.

A proper rollercoaster once more. Loving some more Gods action, apart from that bit with Ares and Alex near the end. I wanted to murder him myself!

Off to start book 5! And hoping everything works out in the end for this lot and no more semi important characters getting killed off. Please...


Champion: A Legend Novel - Marie Lu

Hmm, I dunno how I feel. I never really connected with this series when I started reading the second book a week or so ago. It had been too long since the first and my taste in books changes pretty regularly.


I wanted them to figure out the Republic/Colonies argument but at the same time I wasn't that bothered. I didn't even read it all, I skimmed a lot of it near the end. The only thing I truly felt passionate about was that Commander Jameson had to die and I read that bit in detail.


The other thing that kinda threw me a bit was when Day woke up near the end and didn't remember some things. I felt a little cheated. Ten years? Really?


Ugh. Not sure if I'll read other books by the author at this point.


Deity - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Good Gods!

Talk about a rollercoaster. Jeez! That ending!!

I was going to give this 4 stars like the previous two books up until the Greek Gods started appearing and doing amazing things. I absolutely LOVED the store scene with Hades and Artemis! Amazing! Pushed my rating up an entire star!

I had to gasp a little over that ending. Seth! You little shit. And to think I started to like you in the last book. Complete opposite in this one, almost anyway. I get why you're doing it but no! Just no.

Off to start book 4 because that ending wasn't looking good for anyone!


Pure - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Team Undecided after this one.

Well it's been a good while since I read the first book in this series but I remembered quite a few bits, mainly the guys; Aiden and Seth. I was Team Aiden back then, too. Now I'm not so sure anymore. Seth grew on me a lot in this one. He's gone from womanizing egotist to someone I actually quite like. He was there for Alex when she needed him most, unlike Aiden who at the time couldn't but still...he's really grown on me.

I'm off to start book three after that ending. What's going to happen now?!


Prodigy - Marie Lu

It took me a while to get into this, what with it being a few years since I read the first book, but I remembered bits.


There was a bit of a surprise thrown in but by the time it came about I was kind if expecting something like that to happen anyway.


I'm going to have to read the third and final book in the series just to see if they manage to reunite the Americas but I'm not too excited about it all.


Off to start it now

I Knew You Were Trouble

I Knew You Were Trouble: A Jessie Jefferson Novel - Paige Toon

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one, when everything was so new and Jessie was learning to love her new family. Everything is more settled down, other than Jessie's love life of course--who should she choose: Tom or Jack? I was pretty equally torn until the half way-ish point and now I am pretty firmly Team Jack

Feral Sins

Feral Sins (Phoenix Pack #1) - Suzanne Wright

3.5 stars, mainly because Suzanne's books can be too long for my liking a lot of the time and because I got fed up of reading the sex scenes.

I'm pretty picky about my shifter books, preferring vampires to shapeshifters most days, and this one was good but I felt it went on too long.

Character wise I think I liked Marcus the most, though I couldn't really explain why. I also liked Dante. In fact, most of the guys were pretty cool but I did have favourites.

Other than wanting to read book 4, Marcus' book, I haven't decided if I want to read the rest of the series yet.

At Graves End

At Grave's End - Jeaniene Frost

It's been two or three years since I read books one and two in this series and it would seem my interest in it has lagged. I never really got into this one but I do love a bit of Bones and his Englishness, hence my 3 star rating.


Empower (Embrace Book 5) - Jessica Shirvington

This has been a truly amazing series. Violet has grown immensely over the five books and I have to say that it's been one of the better endings to a series I've read. I cried a lot over some bits, shed a lone tear or two over others and smiled a little at the end when everyone's ending became clear.

I would love to read more books by the author in the future

Currently reading

Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie, #1)
Debra Anastasia
Progress: 23 %
Chain Reaction
Simone Elkeles
Forever Too Far
Abbi Glines
Progress: 50/290 pages
Heir of Fire
Sarah J. Maas
Progress: 11 %
Ella Frank
Progress: 25 %
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)
J.R. Ward
Progress: 70/655 pages