The reading stuff that made me rage and gave me nightmares. The first nine are 0 stars and the last one was a DNF. I need to stay far away from contemporary romance.
1. Sisters In Love (Snow Sisters #1; Love in Bloom #1) by Melissa Foster (contemporary romance)
This book featured a dude bro hero trying to figure out why he can't seem to keep a relationship going. Heroine is his therapist...and continues to be so even after they start sleeping together. Among other horrible things that go on in this book.
2. Ms. America and the Offing on Oahu by Diana Dempsey (American cozy mystery)
Racist, classist, homophobic, women-hating, slut-shaming, fat-shaming are the highlights in this cozy mystery. The mystery ends in a whimper.
3. The Real Mr. Right (Jersey Boys #1) by Karen Templeton (contemporary romance)
Insecure alpha-hole reunites with insecure horny Plain Jane in a new adult romance about people in their early to mid 30s. A complete let down.
4. Summer of Change by Elena Aitken (contemporary romance)
Heroine is a crappy person and even worse business owner. Hero is pushy and horny. Basically a hot mess.
5. Family Ties by Kamy Chetty (contemporary romance)
Heroine (a midwife) finds out she can't have kids, so spends her time fantasizing/scheming to use black market adoption companies or steal babies from the hospital until alpha-hole hero falls in love with her. Unprofessional making out sessions in front of patients' doors ensues.
6. Carpe diEmily (Part One) by Riley J. Ford (chick lit)
Suicide and black market organ "donations" are the plot foundation to this whole series. Add in slut-shaming and women-hating and it has all the earmarks for a horrible read.
7. Out of Control (Kincaid Brothers #1) by Mary Connealy (inspirational historical romance)
Just read my review: http://melissasteinman7.booklikes.com/post/1198586/review-out-of-control-kincaid-brothers-1-by-mary-connealy. Book lives up to the title.
8. The Perfect Match (Blue Heron Series #2) by Kristin Higgins (contemporary romance)
The one where the heroine's eggs (the ones located in her ovaries) have running commentary and by the end of the book heroine begins talking back to her eggs. Among other horrible stuff, such as the heroine ranting about her sister's epilepsy and the women-hate. Backed by a cast of side characters that are obnoxious and not funny in any sense.
9. Love Finds You in Carmel-by-the-Sea by Sandra D. Bricker (inspirational contemporary romance)
Loved the California setting. HATED the Heroine.
10. Silver Storm (The Raveneau series #1) (historical romance)
DNF at 10% because I just could not see myself reading 720 pages more of this old skool romance. Some romances from the 70s and 80s hold up to present day reading. This most definitely wasn't the case with this book.