It is Monday, and I have brought you my irregular post of mini-reviews, featuring a picture book, Petra, and a wlw romance, Hearts Like Hers!


The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself.

I received an eARC from Netgalley, courtesy of the publisher Tundra Books, in exchange for an honest review.

I was suckered in by Petra‘s adorable cover art and humorous premise. Honestly, it delivered on everything it promised.

Hearts Like Hers by Melissa Brayden

No one pencils in falling in love.

All work and no play has Autumn Primm in the market for a little excitement. Her Venice Beach coffee shop, The Cat’s Pajamas, is her pride and joy. While she doesn’t mind the long hours, she finds herself staring dreamily out the window, imagining the life she’s yet to lead. The time has come to take off the apron and see what the world has in store.

Kate Carpenter needs to get away. And quick. A small-town firefighter, Kate’s been crowned a local hero for reasons she can’t quite get behind. An open highway and some time off have her fleeing the scene to sunny California to catch her breath and put some distance between herself and the unwanted acclaim. Dreamy Autumn Primm was never supposed to be part of that bargain. What Kate needs is a temporary escape, emphasis on temporary. (via Goodreads)

I received an eARC from Netgalley, courtesy of the publisher Bold Stroke Books, in exchange for an honest review.

Y’all know that I am not really a romance genre reader, which I talked about in this coffee shop talk. However, I had heard good things about Melissa Brayden’s books, so I figured I’d give this one a shot when I saw it on Netgalley. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the romance in this book at all, even though I stayed up way too late reading it. It was utterly meh for me. It may well have been a me-issue rather than a book issue, though.

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