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Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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Once Tempted ( Silver Creek Series #1)

Once Tempted - Laura Moore Rating: 3 out of 5.Once Tempted by Laura MooreWARNING: SPOILERS AHEADAfter Tessa’s estranged husband passed away, Tess decides she is in need of a change of scenery. Leaving New York behind and moving to Silver Creek could have been much rockier, but luckily with the help of a new job and a great bunch of people, she settles in pretty fast. Ward, burned by his ex-fiancée Erica who decided that she needed a more profitable venture than him, has made him wary of marriages, even more so of gold-diggers. When Tess and him meet, the tension there makes both of them prickly with the other. But with every other romance novel, this prickliness soon passes and transforms into more hokey-pokey tension.There were several aspects in this novel that were common in romance novels, such as where exes are portrayed in a negative light. Or even, where the final complication was due to miscommunication, or in this case, as a result of Tess’s reluctance to communicate. I didn’t feel as though she had a good enough reason to keep from Ward what she did. I didn’t understand why she did it, especially when Ward himself had opened up fully to her. Then there was the fact that I wanted Ward to speak out more against his ex, Erica, especially when she made public announcements about both of them. He was pretty passive, except for once or twice when he told her off. Finally, I felt as though Tess didn’t give her late husband’s letter, at the end of the novel, enough weight. She played down his feelings for her, maybe because it made for a cleaner ending? I don’t know, but that wasn’t the way I saw it. ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group.