Review: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Hello my book loves! Today, I have a book review for you of Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan. Long Shot is a basketball romance that has some dark themes. Trigger warnings for domestic abuse and sexual assualt.

Long Shot was my first read of 2022. I am no stranger to romance novels that have darker themes in them, but this one hit different. I think it is because the plot of Long Shot seemed a lot more plausible than some of the other romance novels I have read so I found this one shook me a bit. bit.more than normal.

Overall I am giving Long Shot 4 stars.
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Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.

Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.

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Review: Broken Bonds by J.Bree

Hello my book loves! Today, I have a book review for you of Broken Bonds by J. Bree. Broken Bonds is a reverse harem paranormal romance, and it does have some content that people may find triggering.

It had been quite awhile since I had read a paranormal romance. I was scrolling Kindle Unlimited and it popped up (probably because the last series I read was also a reverse harem) and I thought, why not? Lets try it out. I am so happy that I did! I definitely recommended Broken Bonds

Overall I am giving Broken Bonds 4.5 stars.
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After the death of my mother and her Bonded, I was relieved to find my own Bonds.
I was sure everything would be okay if I had them.
It wasn’t.
The fate of our people is in my hands and I know we’re better off if I’m alone.
After five years on the run, I’m caught and dragged back to face the men I ran away from.
I thought I was doing the right thing.
Now, I’m not so sure.
North, Nox, Gryphon, Atlas, and Gabe may never forgive me but one thing is for sure.
I won’t ever forgive myself.

The book follows Oleander (Oli) after she is found and brought back to her Bonds at Draven University. She had been on the run for five years, causing a lot of hatred and animosity to be thrown her way when her Bonds finally meet her. Oli is not willing to provide any explanation

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How I’ve Read 100 Books So Far in 2021

I’ve read 100 books so far in 2021.

Who am I? How did this happen?

2021 has been the best reading year of my life. Last year, I read 67 books total, so I set my 2021 reading goal at 75 thinking it would be a major challenge for me.

But here we are, mid July and I have finished my 100th book of the year. I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around it to be honest.

I started the year out with “>Throne of Glass Series.

After rereading the Throne of Glass series, I cruised through quite a few Fantasy books at the start of the year, with a few Fantasy Romance thrown in. It was a very even split between fantasy and romance for the first couple months.

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Coffee and Books, my new blog!

Hi, hello! Welcome to my blog Coffee and Books

It makes sense to me that I would have my first post here on Coffee and Books be an introduction to both me and my blog! So first things first, my name is Ali and I am a thirty something year old coffee addicted and book obsessed Canadian.

Coffee Addicted & Book Obsessed


I have always been an avid reader. If you’re here, I assume you are too and now we’re friends. Check out my About page for more about me!

Genre wise I tend to gravitate towards fantasy and romance. However, I am 100% a mood reader. If it sounds good to me in that moment that’s what I will read.

This blog is not my first foray into being part of an online book community. I’ve been an active member of the Bookstagram community for almost 4 years and I am completely obsessed with it.

Having a community of people I can gush about books with has been simply incredible and I am so thankful for it!

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