A to Z Challenge Book Reviews

My Languishing TBR: Y #AtoZChallenge2022 #Books #Bookreview

Y is for You

This year I’m taking a break from Faerie and doing an A to Z of my TBR (to be read) list instead. Each letter will have books starting with that letter on my list, a book I’ve read and reviewed (with the review!) and one of my books matching the letter with a link about more info about the book. I’ve decided not to include words like “A”, “The” and “An” during this challenge.

Learn more about the A-Z Challenge here.

My TBR

About the Book I’ve Read

Midlife is full of surprises. Not all of them are working for me.

At forty-two I’ve had my share of ups and downs. Relatively normal, except when the definition of normal changes… drastically.

NYT Bestselling Romance Author: Check
Amazing besties: Check
Lovely home: Check
Pet cat named Thick Stella who wants to kill me: Check
Wacky Tabacky Dealing Aunt: Check
Cheating husband banging the weather girl on our kitchen table: Check
Nasty Divorce: Oh yes
Characters from my novels coming to life: Umm… yes
Crazy: Possibly

Four months of wallowing in embarrassed depression should be enough. I’m beginning to realize that no one is who they seem to be, and my life story might be spinning out of my control. It’s time to take a shower, put on a bra, and wear something other than sweatpants. Difficult, but doable.

With my friends—real and imaginary—by my side, I need to edit my life before the elusive darkness comes for all of us.

The plot is no longer fiction. It’s my reality, and I’m writing a happy ever after no matter what. I just have to find the write hook. 

Check it out on Goodreads.

No one in their right freaking mind ever said midlife was magical.
Apparently it is.
Or at least mine is…

Once upon a time there was a paranormal romance author who caught her husband in a compromising position. One divorce later, she’s free and ready to start her new life at forty-two.

Right?
Wrong.

Divorced idiot ex: Check
Saved idiot ex from getting murdered by his new nasty gal pal: Check
Idiot ex accused me of trying to kill him: Umm check
Still seeing my fictional characters: Check
Teeny tiny crush on my lawyer: Check check
Town under siege by dark forces: Of course
Crazy enough to try and stop it: You bet

With the darkness on the horizon, I need to clear my name and get to work. Forming a Goodness Army is on the top of the list. Shockingly, my army consists of my wacky tabacky smoking aunt, my high school counselor who can shift into a house cat, the town gossip who turns invisible after downing five beers and a few fabulous others with nefarious talents. And of course, a cast of fictional characters…who I created and definitely have an opinion on how I should proceed.

What could possibly go wrong?

I’m going on pure gut instinct at this point, and I can’t wait to see how the plot turns out.

I may be wrong. I may be write. Either way, I’ll just keep turning the pages until I find my happily ever after.

Check it out on Goodreads.

Going to Hell has never been on my bucket list… until now.

The fact that I can speak that sentence without laughing or losing my mind is absurd. However, my life has veered into a very tricky tale that rivals any of my books.

The villain has been banished. I’ve written her right into an infernal doom. Unfortunately, a few of my very dear friends, fictional and real, have been caught up in the horror story and they’ve taken the trip down under as well.

It’s my fault and I can only see one way out…a plot twist of epic proportions. The fairytale is imploding and my imagination has taken flight.

The ending is murky and the stakes are up to me. There is no other alternative.

If I don’t get this ending right, my happy ever after might become a happy never after.

Check it out on Goodreads.

A forty-something Werewolf supermodel, five supernaturally screwed up bridesmaids, and a demonic mother of the groom determined to ruin the wedding.

Awesome…. not.

How has my life come to this? Not sure who I screwed over in a past life to end up with a heinous mother-in-law who thinks my wedding is for her. If I didn’t love Chance more than myself—which is a lot—I’d rethink the entire hot mess.

Problem— I’ve been instructed to show up in Hell on my wedding day with six bridesmaids. I have exactly two friends in total. The punishment for failure? Electrocution—which would suck.

Problem Solve— Go to a supernatural plasticware party at the community center and blackmail a few gals into being bridesmaids.

New Problem — The gals I coerced bring their own brand of crazy to the party.

Whatever. Chance is the Demon of my dreams. He loves me fur and all. One night of Hell for a lifetime of happiness is a good trade. I hope…

Move over, Bridezilla. I’ve got this covered.

Welcome to my big fat hairy wedding.

Check it out on Goodreads.

My Reviews

The Write Hook

I enjoyed this book very much. From page one I was drawn in and didn’t want to stop reading. I loved the magic and all the twists. And the end! I usually don’t like cliffhangers, but as I have the next book to fall into, I’m totally okay with it. I can’t wait to start reading the next book.

I liked the characters who had come to life and I also liked the woowoo juju ladies.

A laugh-out-loud adventure.

5 unicorn star rating

You May Be Write

Very funny. Great twists. Love the magic. I especially like the woowoo juju ladies.

But Thick Stella’s profanity got old after a while and started to grate on my nerves.

The fight at the end was good. Though the extra tension added to lead to the next book felt off. Not as excited to read the next book as I was after the first to read this one.

Still, a laugh-out-loud adventure.

4 unicorn star rating

All the Write Moves

A LOL, crazy adventure with Clementine, the woowoo juju ladies, and her insane characters.

I thoroughly enjoyed the conclusion of Clementine’s story. It’s a bit dark, but a whole lot of funny. A lot of swearing, especially from Thick Stella.

4 unicorn star rating

My Big Fat Hairy Wedding

Midlife hilarious shenanigans. Totally irreverent. It’s like the craziest stuff the author could think of in one crazy mashup of hilarity. Some story issues, though, but nothing too bad.

3 unicorn star rating

My Book

Behind the Green Door and Other Writing Prompts

I hope you enjoyed this. For more books I’ve read and reviewed, check out either my Pinterest board about reviews or my Goodreads profile. Alternatively, you can check out my reviews on BookBub. Have you read any of the books? Loved or hated any of them?

*FYI, my reviews are my honest opinion and if something bothers me, I tell it straight. How else will anything change? My opinions are based on being a voracious reader and book buyer, not an attack on the author.*

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10 thoughts on “My Languishing TBR: Y #AtoZChallenge2022 #Books #Bookreview”

  1. Again so many great books to choose from.
    Robyn sounds like she knows how to engage the reader.
    Glad I finally figured out how to comment – now if i could just paste all those lost comments =)

  2. Robyn Peterman’s books sound really fun. I’ve added the first one to my Goodreads TBR. I love to read about characters who are also writers, and with some magic and paranormal elements thrown in, it sounds right up my street.

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