#BookReview | Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

My Thoughts/ Review:

This was my first sci-fi romance and I have to say I actually enjoyed it. I put off reading this because I felt I wouldn’t like it, mainly because it’s so hyped up right now and I can see why.

This is about a woman named Georgie who is basically kidnapped on a spaceship with other woman she doesn’t know. She doesn’t know how she got there or where she is going all she know is she is surrounded by little green men that has full control over her and the other girls.

In the book Georgie is basically taken by a big blue guy with horns and tail ..his name is Vektal and he is obsessed with Georgie. He wants to make sure she and protected and wants to make sure while she is living on this ice planet that she is happy.

I liked how imaginative the story was and just how different it was too. The author made it easy to under the world and words to describe other elements of the world. I can definitely see myself reading more into this series. 

4.5 ⭐

CLICK HERE FOR SYNOPSIS: ICE PLANET BARBARIANS

Hope you enjoyed this review let me know what you think

Xoxo Nikki🤎

A Tale of Two Cities A Halloween Novella By Alexandra Warren | Book Review

Synopsis:

When people think of a holiday for love, they automatically come up with Valentine’s Day.
But who’s to say that’s the only one?

A trip to sin city for a Halloween-themed joint bachelor-bachelorette party is all it takes for Savannah and Lincoln to learn this the… not so hard way. 😉

A Tale of Two Cities Collection:
Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday,
All With One Thing In Common; Cities.

Note: This is a short novella with a happy-for-now ending.
If you prefer your stories longer, I’d recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. 🙂

Book Review:

I found this to be funny especially when Savannah and Lincoln where at the Haunted House, lol. 

Savannah and Lincoln and their friends all go out to Vegas for their best friends bachelor & bachelorette party. This is where you see just how Savannah and Lincoln are into each other.

This was had ome funny moments and I like that this took place around holiday. I liked the story cute and sexy.

I read this for black author readathon 2021

Rating: 3.75⭐⭐⭐

The Office Party By Whitney G. | Book Review

Synopsis:

I can’t believe that I pulled my boss’s name for our company’s annual Secret Santa tradition…

As the devil incarnate, this infuriating, cocky bastard never gives us the holidays off, and he honestly expects us to be grateful for his generous alternative: The Office Party.

It’s a mandatory, all-expenses trip for two weeks at a surprise luxury resort—where we still have to work twelve to fifteen hours a day.

I’m so over this…

So, I put zero percent effort into his gift. I tear the tag off whatever my sister gifts me, add a five-dollar amazon gift card, and hand it off to him.

It’s not until my sister sends me a text that I realize how terrible of a decision that was.

Georgia: Why haven’t you sent me a ‘LOL’ about the brand-new vibrator I got you? I really do hope that you use your boss’s face as a muse, like my note says. 🙂

If that’s not bad enough, this year’s “luxury trip” will be in my hometown–the place I’ve avoided for years. At the resort that my grandmother owns…

If the universe gets me out of this, I will never ‘regift’ anything ever again..

Book Review:

I enjoyed this, I liked the banter between Savannah and Garrett. Savannah works at a big company with a stuck up boss. Savannah just deals with it because Garrett is her boss but she feels she doesn’t have to like him.

It’s around Christmas time and savannah has Garrett’s name for a secret Santa. And she feels yet another yet she is tied to this man she doesn’t care for, she just wants to do her job and go home. 

Garrett is basically sending so many messages to savannah that he wants her and will be with her. But savannah still sees him as her boss. Even though she starts to feel some of the same feelings as Garrett later on.

This was my first book by this author and I liked her writing. I read this for the black author readathon 2021.

Rating: 4⭐⭐⭐⭐

Whatever Happens By Micalea Smeltzer | Book Review

Synopsis:

Violet Page is having a rough time. This former popular girl is lost. Her parents uproot everything after her younger sister’s suicide, moving states away to escape the lingering pain of loss. She doesn’t fit in anywhere, but finds herself strangely drawn to the boy she watches view the world through a telescope.

Finnley Crawford isn’t your typical boy next door. Being autistic has always set him apart from kids his age. None of them quite knows how to approach him or interact, leaving him only one friend in the form of his support dog. His lack of friendships lead him to a unique love of space and aspirations of one day reaching the stars. For in the stars, he sees a peace and beauty he can’t find on Earth.

The more time these two seemingly opposite teenagers spend together, the more they learn it isn’t what’s on the outside that counts. So much can be found on the inside if you only care to look.

Book Review:

This was cute story that followed Violet and Finn. Violet is going through a lot she lost her younger sister to sucide, and she is still trying to cope with it all. Finn is dealing with a lot too, he has autism and uses a service dog for help especially when at school. He gets bullied because the other kids at school don’t understand him.

When Violet meets Finn for the first time she feels she needs to be determined because she sees a good guy in him when others don’t. Over time Violet and Finn become good friends, they are there for each other and seem to understand each other’s pain.

I enjoyed the ending this story it was sweet. I do kinda wish this story had a little bit more background on Finn and his autism and how he chooses to cope with it. This is the first book I read that had a character with autism so I find that to be cool that the author wanted to highlight and bring awereness. 

Overall this was a cute story I’m glad I chose this book to read first by this author now I will be picking up others by her.

Rating: 3.75 rounding to 4⭐⭐⭐⭐

We Time By Moon Bey Book Review

Synopsis:

Lover, secretary, caretaker, kiss craver; Darryl has worked hard to be the kind of man women sing about in love songs. His friends have always warned him against treating chicks like wives without a ring. But to Darryl, his loyalty should be as intense as his love. He vows never to give his lady a reason to doubt him.

Things were no different when he got with Monae. Darryl became so obsessed with her potential that he ignored her using his kindness as a crutch. His friends quickly noticed Darryl’s forgiving heart gave Monae the security to do as she pleased. After all, she was always welcomed home with open arms.

Forced to spend more quality time as a couple than usual, Darryl faces truths he can no longer ignore and secrets Monae can no longer hide.

Will Darryl double down on his beliefs and continue to ride for Monae as one’s partner does? Can he manage to go against his nature and send Monae packing? Only a little we time will tell.

Book Review:

This was a different kind of story. Darryl I understand he is a sweet guy and cares for Monae but he is getting treated crap. Monae is wrong for being around other men and not even trying to hide it from Darryl.

Women like this make it hard for the good women out here. Monae plays too many games and she really doesn’t care how Darryl feels. Which is wild because she claims she still loves him.

Darryl is very weak it’s nothing nice about a weak man. He should had not tried as hard to keep Monae around instead just left her. The ending is what got me though. Darryl is not strong and he shouldn’t had took Monae back.

Rating: 3⭐⭐⭐

Sign On By AshleyNicole #BookReview

Synopsis:

It’s raining, it’s pouring– Wait, nobody’s snoring. They’re in the bed, or on the couch, or maybe the counter… and will definitely have a good morning.

Elsy’s sad because her work husband disappeared. He pops back up, and the weather isn’t the only thing churning.

Review:

Sign On: Nights Like This by AshleyNicole

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Sign On is such a good read and a good start to a series. Elyse works for this corporate company with a jerk for a boss. Elyse enjoys IM’ing the IT guy, North to pass the time. But for two weeks straight she doesn’t hear from him and assume he got laid off from the IT department.


North basically had plans to come to Elyse department and meet her. After they met North invites Elyse on a date to get to know each other more. 


This was such a cute story and I really want to read the whole series. It’s something about this story that felt right, it’s sexy and fun and mysterious. I’m definitely reading this whole series.


Sign On is so sexy North is bae forreal.

5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐