Review: Blue by Sarah Jayne Carr

Blue bySynopsis:

Blue Brennan is a runner.
She runs from her problems.
She runs from love.
She runs from her past.
What Blue doesn’t anticipate is running toward her hometown of Steele Falls, Washington, especially after she’d vowed to never go back.

Adam Rockwell is a fighter.
He fights his demons.
He fights for validation.
He fights for his future.
What Adam doesn’t anticipate is fighting for Blue Brennan, especially when he vowed to never let love get in his way again.

Favorite Lines:

“My concentration level was at a big, fat zero. I made tea without remembering to heat the water, and I poured milk directly in the box of cereal instead of into the bowl. Oops. I tried to brush my teeth with hair gel, a combination I don’t recommend. Of course, it was after I emptied the dishwasher by loading plates and bowls into the oven. Don’t worry. It wasn’t on. But for the record, don’t try it.”

“It was a race—me against myself. The longer I was awake, the more time I had to think. The more time I had to think, the longer I was awake.”

My Opinion:

This book really made me feel all the feels. Normally when I read romance books, I am looking for a lot of emotion. I am usually looking for a good cry at some point in the series and boy did this book deliver. I think I cried like 4 times.

The story follows Blue as she returns home to a town she left 2 years ago. Now that she is back, she has to face the people and the memories she left behind. This includes her family, friends, and the man she loved.

The overall story was very well written. Sometimes I feel like there are more amateur writers than others but that was not the case with Carr. The story didn’t drag, and she was able to really capture the emotions of the characters in a very relatable way.

There were also a lot of plot twists and things that I didn’t see coming throughout the book that really kept me engaged and interested, wondering what is going to happen next. But it was the ending that wrecked me. Don’t skip to the end and ruin it for yourself, read the book straight through and enjoy the journey.


Overall, I really liked this book and will definitely be revisiting it when I need something emotional. It is worth the read but it is on the depressing and sad side so stay away from it if you aren’t looking for a feels train. Happy reading, everyone!



Review: Under the Scrubs by Katerina Baker

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My life is ordinary, steady, predictable. And I’m okay with that. Working long shifts at the hospital is all the excitement I need.

But when a simple rescue-attempt goes wrong, I find myself in the arms of an arrogant, yet sexy FBI agent.

Kai Evans is what I’d call way out of my league. Yet, we end up dating. Sort of. That’s if you count fast-bike escapes and kissing while bullets fly around us as a date.

While Kai tries to keep me safe and alive, Tyler Moore–an ex FBI agent with a smart mouth–slithers into my life. Turns out, Kai and Taylor have a history. The kind that can’t be erased with a simple handshake.

Now it’s all about settling the score between them, and Taylor has the perfect weapon to use against Kai…

Favorite Lines:

I usually don’t keep track of favorite lines for romances and I didn’t keep track for this one (sorry!)

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This story follows Emilia, a doctor who get caught up in a mystery when she delivers a famous heiress’s baby. We see her jump right in to whatever is thrown her way in her effort to keep the man she is falling in love with safe.

This story has a love triangle and I have to admit that I found myself rooting for both sides rather than one clear person over the other. Usually I know who I want my ship to be 100% but in this case, I would have been happy with either. Towards the end, I did find myself liking one more than the other but I wasn’t heartbroken when it didn’t work out the way I wanted.

I was pleasantly surprised that the plot didn’t go where I thought it was. Usually, I am pretty good at predicting the plot twists before they happen. In this case it was finding out who the father of the child was. I think that Baker put in some red herrings to make us think the identity was different than who it really was.

I have to say the only thing I found kind of odd about this book is that any of Emilia’s backstory didn’t really matter. She had medical training and she liked to cook. That was the extent of what we saw about her life. I wish that the story had more to do with her life and not the world she was whisked into.


Overall, this was a really nice and quick read. It didn’t require a lot of brain power; which is sometimes a good thing. It was a book that held my interest and I would recommend it to anyone who loves romance with a little bit of suspense. Until next time, happy reading!


Under the Scrubs