Book Binge: The Beginning


Rowena: Before we started blogging, Holly and I were really into the author bulletin boards that we were apart of. A huge chunk of our days were spent discussing different books (the same books over and over again, but still) and heroes and just being ourselves. Ha, I still remember our sign on names for those boards. Holly: Eventually Rowena and I outgrew those author message boards and decided to start our own. We really enjoyed moderating them for a time, but at some point Rowena … [Read more...]

Evolution of a Romance Reader


Holly: Back in the early 2000's, my life was a mess. I had just gotten out of a bad marriage, moved to a new state and started over. I'm not going to lie, I was in a bad place. My head was a mess. I had no friends. I was starting a new career. I was raising two kids on my own. It wasn't pretty. A few months after I moved to California, my mom went on a roadtrip with my grandparents. They love audiobooks and always had one available for their trips, and this was no exception. The book they … [Read more...]

Book Blogger Blackout


With everything that has happened in the last week with Kathleen Hale stalking a member of the book community's life, a bunch of book blogs are shutting down our reviewing hats for the rest of the week. We'll still be posting but instead of promotion, we're going to get back to the basics. We'll be discussing our love of reading. Where it started, where it was nurtured and all of that good stuff so we hope that you'll join us. To start things off, Jane and the gals at Dear Author have an … [Read more...]

“Catfish”, “Doxx”, and “Stalk” – What You Need To Know About Kathleen Hale #HaleNo

Last week, The Guardian posted an op-ed piece from YA author Kathleen Hale titled, 'Am I Being Catfished'? An author confronts her number one online critic (I'm using a Do Not Link filter so the site doesn't get a hit from your click). Let me break down the article for you. In response to a query on Twitter asking for ideas for her next book, someone tweeted at Kathleen Hale. Hale followed the blue link road to Goodreads, where the reviewer gave Hale's book a 1 star rating, after a series of … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Courtship

Tracy's review of Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk… Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an … [Read more...]

Blog Tour: Tempting the Governess by Vivienne Westlake (+Giveaway)


Please welcome Vivienne Westlake to Book Binge! About the Book: Never fall in love with your employer. Any respectable governess knew the cardinal rule. Christine Aubrey prided herself on her devotion to her charges, never suspecting that one day a former pupil would tempt her to break every rule in the book. Theodore Blake was a “good boy” who grew up into a responsible man. Shouldering the burden of raising his sister’s children and managing his older brother’s affairs, Teddy has … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Rules for a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley

Rules for a Proper Governess

Tracy’s review of Rules for a Proper Governess (MacKenzies and McBrides #7) by Jennifer Ashley To Kiss A Thief... Scottish barrister Sinclair McBride can face the most sinister criminals in London - but the widower’s two unruly children are a different matter. Little Caitriona and Andrew go through a governess a week, sending the ladies fleeing in tears. Roberta “Bertie” Frasier enters Sinclair’s life by stealing his watch - and then stealing a kiss. Intrigued by the handsome highlander, … [Read more...]

Weekly Winners Wrap Up

Congratulations to the following weekly winner: The winner of the print copy of Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks is: Adrean G..           You will receive an email in the next couple of days regarding this giveaway. If you do not receive one please email us at contests AT thebookbinge dot com to claim your prize. Be sure to check back every Sunday to see if you’re a winner in any of our giveaways! … [Read more...]

WTF Cover Saturday (88)


  It's a new Saturday, and a new chance to see what book cover Holly and I have found on the internet that made us say, "WTF?" This week's cover is a mass of mess. Too many limbs, not enough sense. I can't make sense of who is who and what is what and how can that be enjoyable when there's so much confusion? Too much going on and just WTF? … [Read more...]

What Are You Reading? (219)


Rowena: For some reason, I'm all about the NA right now. I just finished reading the When We Met Anthology by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee. That was an interesting mix of stories and I'll be reviewing it soon so stay tuned for that. Before that, I did a re-read of The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen because I wanted to take a break from a new story and sink into something comfortable. I've missed Wes too. :) This week, I read the My True Love Gave to Me … [Read more...]

Joint Review: The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

the hook up

Holly and Rowena's review of The Hook Up (Game On, Book 1) by Kristen Callihan The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love. Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about … [Read more...]