School Ties by Tamsen Parker with Pot Roast

School Ties Pot Roast

Let’s go on a little trip all the way back to 2014. I had just started Cooking Up Romance and joined Twitter when I discovered a brand new, unpublished writer named Tamsen Parker talking about her “technical virgin hero”. Now, I love me a virgin hero and the technical part was too intriguing not to

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Where There’s A Will Spicy Chicken Soup

A Bowl of spicy chicken soup with a Kindle. The cover on the screen is Where There's A Will by Cari Z.

The world of Panopolis is a place where superheroes and supervillains reign, but it’s clear that shadowy GenCorp is the power behind their thrones. The heroes in particular are controlled by their handlers—they feed them, house them, pay them, control their sponsorships and generally run a company store to keep them beholden. I honestly can’t

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Misfits Thai Chicken Burgers & Chili-Lime Potato Wedges 2016 TBR Challenge

For TBR Challenge this month I am sooo cheating. Well, sort of. I had intended to read The Sleeping Night by Barbara Samuel, but I completely forgot about the deadline (note to self: add a one week reminder to my TBR Challenge calendar). But Misfits by Garrett Leigh, the book I’m reviewing today, also qualifies.

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The King’s Man Rack of Lamb and Roasted Yellow Turnips

The King’s Man by Elizabeth Kingston had me raving for a week. I listened to the audio during a car trip over the holidays and when we got home from our drive, my husband and I invented errands so we could keep listening. It’s that good. The fact that the narration is done by Nicholas

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Guest Post by Maria Rose: Midnight Secrets Baked Ziti

My good friend Maria Rose is guest posting today for me. She’s a reviewer for Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews and a truly voracious reader. She has great style and I think you’re going to love this review of Midnight Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice. I’ll pick back up with the recipe for baked ziti after

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The Spymaster’s Lady Lobster BLTs for 2015 TBR Challenge

This month’s TBR Challenge theme was RITA winning or RITA nominated books, in honor of this month’s RITA awards. Unfortunately, RITA winners and I don’t have a great track record. As I was skimming the lists, I recognized several books I absolutely loathed. Of course, I loved Carolyn Crane’s Off the Edge from last year

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Roses Have Thorns Lasagna 2015 TBR Challenge

It’s TBR Challenge time again! This month’s theme was “Kickin’ it Old School”, which is most definitely not a problem for me as the vast majority of my TBR pile is acquired via used bookstores and thrift stores and it would be a rare book that isn’t more than ten years old. So I literally

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