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January 9, 2012

Hello, I’m Nat! First I’d like to let you know that english is my second language and there’s a chance of grammar and other small mistakes in my reviews. When I write them I do what I can to prevent major errors. Still, If you find any, please feel free to contact me in order to correct them!

Reading Romances is a blog focused on romance fiction novels. It’s a place that readers can participate in events, discover new authors and celebrate the reading community, with up to 4 new posts per week. Reading Romances is currently interested in reviewing books (including self-published titles, short stories, novellas and anthologies), hosting blog tours, giveaways, guest posts or interviews. Reading Romances is completing it’s 4th year on March 2015.

My favorite…

Genres : historical romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, romantica, erotica, science fiction and fantasy.

Authors: Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Lisa Klyepas, Kresley Cole, C.L. Wilson, Gena Showalter, Leda Swann, Richelle Mead, Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Maya Banks, Meg Cabot, Ruth D Kerce, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rebecca Royce, Victoria Vane etc

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Interview at Book Blogger Buzz

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Featured at Cool Blogs Haute Dogs

Tuesday Spotlight at Brenda Youngerman’s Blog

Interview for BBAW at I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read 

Confessions of a guest blogger at Book Passion For Life 

Interview at Kindle Fever 

Featured at Blogger Lift

In the Spotlight at Forever Book Lover

Interviewed by Romancing The Book

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Randomly Random Interview at AwesomeSauce Bookclub


Published Reviews:

If I’ve reviewed your book, I’m happy for you to quote sections of the review to use on your own site and social media. However, please don’t reproduce the review in its entirety (Google will penalize us both for duplicate content) and please link directly back to the review on my site whenever possible. If you choose to add a quote to your blog I’ll be honored, so please send me an email with a link so I can add it to the list bellow =)

Last updated 11/28/2011

Once a Rogue by Jayne Fresina

• The TBR Pile

Darker Still {Magic Most Foul #1} by Leanna Renee Hieber

• Larissa’s Bookish Life

Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

• Larissa’s Bookish Life

The Zodiac Club series by Tammy Valentine


Aries Unleashed

Taurus Tamed

Gemini Enjoyed

The King And I by Opan Carrew

•The Romance Studio

Slave to His Desires by Ahlynn Monroe

•The Romance Studio

Alpha Heatby Crystal Kauffman

•The Romance Studio

Ripe For Pleasure by Isobel Carr

•Nocturne Reads

The Kiss by Emma Shortt

• The TBR Pile

Quarter Square by David Bridger

• The TBR Pile

A Lady’s Pleasure by Jolie Cain

•Nocturne Reads

Timeless Heart by Karyn Gerrard

• The TBR Pile

Beacon of the Night by Dawn Luedecke

•The Romance Studio

Deux: Book One of the French Kiss Chronicle by Em Petrova

•The Romance Studio

Persuading Prudence by Liz Cole

Manic Readers

Timeless Heart by Karyn Gerrard

• The TBR Pile

Wicked Temptation by Eliza Lloyd

Nocturne Reads

The Last Soul by Carolyn Rosewood

 The TBR Pile

Captured by Julia Rachel Barrett

•The TBR Pile

Seeing Stars by Megan Hart

•The Romance Studio

Mirror, Mirror: Enchanted by Anne Kane

The Romance Studio

Victoriana Adventure by Heather Hiestand

The Romance Studio

Claiming Their Mate – Pack Seduction #1 by Stacey Espino

Nocturne Reads

Love Tattoo by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

The TBR Pile

The End of Night by B.L Bonita

The Romance Studio

Engraved by Jayne Fresina

•The Romance Studio

Under the hood by B.L. Bonita

• The Romance Studio

• B.L. Bonita Official Website


 46-50 Points – 5 Hearts (Can’t live without you!)

A must read!!
Couldn’t put it down!
Kept thinking about it after reading!
I’ll probably read it again!
Go buy it NOW!

40-45 Points – 4 Hearts (Need you in my life!)

SO good!
Fabulous Book!
Well Written!
You gotta read it!
Highly Recommended!

30-39 Points – 3 Hearts (I might be in love)

Good Book!
A fun and enjoyable read
Worth the time to read
It kept my interest throughout
I had a nice experience reading it
You should give it a try!

21-29 Points – 2 Hearts ( This could lead to something…)

All right!
There was some good elements in it
Worth reading if you have extra time
Take it or leave it
I’d borrow and wouldn’t mind not having it back
Not worth going to the store


0-20 Points – 1 Heart (Heartbroken)

A disappointment
Maybe another time?
Made me impatient
Don’t Waste Your Time
Couldn’t Finish
Run away!



Attention, this doesn’t reflect my opinion about the book, it’s simply a code used to alert the reader on what he may (or not) expect.

Call the Firefighters!
Sex is the primary focus. The details are thoroughly graphic, and may explore some boundaries and taboos.
Ex: Lora Leigh, Angela Knight and Erotica titles.

I See Fireworks!
The love scenes are longer and more graphic (at least 3 of them), and some of them are left to the imagination. The book has a focus on sexual feelings and desires.
Ex: Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleyplas, most historical romances, HarlequinTemptations/Blazes and Silhouette Desires titles.

Burning Hot!
A couple of love scenes. Much is left to the imagination and uses euphemistic “code words.” Its focused on feelings and emotions.
Ex: Nora Roberts, Harlequin American Romance and Silhouette Special Edition titles.

Is it getting hot in here?
Kissing and touching, but no explicit scenes. Physical romance is implied or described using general terms.
Ex: The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead and other YAs titles.

Where’s the fire?
Kisses only.
Ex: Harlequin Romance and Silhouette Romance titles.



Since October/2011

(Not conected or related to ratings )

The Sexy Award – That book is more than hot, it’s sexy. Ratings can’t describe that- It’s sexy all over the place!

The Favorite Award – I love this book, I’ll follow the series, the author, I’ll go to the end of the world for you!


The Golden Award – This is a very rare award! This one is given only to the best of the best. The quality and emotion are perfectly balanced. It’s a work of art.


The Romantic Award – Books that go beyond telling a story, they’re really touching. Epic love stories!

The Pen Award– Given to authors with beautiful writing.

 The Page Turner Award – I couldn’t put this book down until I finished it.


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One Comment

  • Melanie Berthier October 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I was recently asked to set up a blog tour for Karen Swan by Harper Collins and was wondering if you might be interested in hosting her. It is a contemporary romance and Karen is looking to do guest blogs or interviews. Dates available are Oct 27, 28, 29, 30, Nov 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13.

    Thanks you!
    Melanie Berthier

    Blurb: In the wake of a heartbreaking betrayal, a young woman leaves the Scottish countryside to find her destiny in three of the most exciting cities in the world—New York, Paris, and London—in this funny and triumphant tale of fulfillment, friendship, and love.

    Ten years ago, a young and naïve Cassie married her first serious boyfriend, believing he would be with her forever. Now, her marriage is in tatters and Cassie has no career or home of her own. Though she feels betrayed and confused, Cassie isn’t giving up. She’s going to take control of her life. But first she has to find out where she belongs . . . and who she wants to be.
    Over the course of one year, Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with her best friends living in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris, and London. Exchanging comfort food and mousy hair for a low-carb diet and a gorgeous new look, Cassie tries each city on for size as she searches for the life she’s meant to have . . . and the man she’s meant to love.

    Author Info: Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and an ADHD puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her first novel, Players, was published in 2010, followed by Prima Donna and Christmas at Tiffany’s in 2011.

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