This is Ana and Chris's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Ana and Chris's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
Recent Activity
Image
Last week I was one of the lucky eligible ones to get an appointment for the Covid-19 Vaccine at the clinics organized by NYS & Monroe County at the Henrietta dome. A lot of folks wanted to know about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Image
About Trouble & Strife: Elizabeth Percival is sweet. Professionally. She left behind a life of stifling luxury to work in Cadwell’s chocolate shop. After over a decade, she’s itching to take over. She’s not about to let some broad-shouldered brawler mess it up. Even if his arms are to die... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I Reviewed In a Badger Way, by Shelly Laurenston over at Love in Panels: The bonkers adventures of the McKilligan sisters continue in the second book of Laurenston’s Honey Badger Chronicles. Stevie, the baby sister of the chaotic trio and a musical and scientific prodigy, is struggling. Her meds aren’t... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed The Austen Playbook in Love in Panels: In the Austen Playbook, Parker delights with a clever opposites-attract romance. Set in a crumbling estate begrudgingly opened to a television production crew and a querulous cast of thespians, Parker throws together a grumpy and frustrated theater critic with a charming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Five years ago, Pat and Fen almost stole the spotlight from Curtis and DaSilva in Charles’s Think of England. Their mismatched charm, and utter competence save the day and left readers begging for their story. Proper English, a delightfully dark house party mystery, is that story, set two years before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed the Bride Test by Helen Hoang over at Love in Panels: Chastised for being unable to cry at his best-friend and cousin’s funeral, Khải comes to believe that he is unnaturally unfeeling, unable to love. Khải is actually autistic, a diagnosis his immigrant Vietnamese family mostly ignores, instead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed American Fairytale over at Love in Panels: Boundaries, agency and trust are central themes in Adrianna Herrera’s second Dreamer novel, American Fairytale, where a dashing divorced Dominican millionaire philanthropist attempts to sweep a wary and overworked Cuban-Jamaican American social worker off his feet when they are awkwardly reunited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed the Right Swipe at Love in Panels and I interviewed Alisha Rai when we were both at RWA: There are few things Rhiannon Hunter won’t do to get a shot at outmaneuvering her competitors in her quest to buy Matchmaker, but when the sweet and sexy man who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh at Love in Panels: It is hard to jump into a long-running series, especially one with a dozen interconnected books, but Nalini Singh’s Wolf Rain makes it easy. Although there are a lot of familiar characters for long-time readers to enjoy, the story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Josh Copeland is looking for a new start. After realizing that his long-time girlfriend was not changing her mind about having children anytime soon, he has ended that three-year relationship and moved across the country to work in the same firehouse as his best-friend. He has an empty apartment full... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Catalina has always had to hold back her power, ever conscious that one slip could steal the will of those around her and make her vulnerable to their obsessive love. Now, with the future of House Baylor and Baylor Investigations squarely on her shoulders, she has to shake out her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
The twelfth book in the Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series has been eagerly awaited by long-time fans after the excruciatingly tense way the previous book, Archangel’s Prophecy ended. In this book Singh brings to a close the long-running Cascade storyline, but not before nearly shattering the world, Raphael and Elena,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I wrote up a series review over at Love in Panels: Flying with Angels and Hunters - Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series One of my gateways to romance was Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, but for years I have told myself that her Urban Fantasy Guild Hunter series was simply just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed American Love Story by Adriana Herrera for Love in Panels: n the American Dreamer series, Herrera has crafted three strong romances that engage deeply with political and social issues without losing their sexiness and humor. In American Love Story the failure of white LGBTQ allies to stand up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed Gilded Cage by KJ Charles over at Love in Panels: Susan Lazarus trusts very few people, and that has served her well in life as first an abandoned street rat, then as a con artist and now as a private enquiry agent. Templeton was once in her trusted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed Grumpy Jake over at Love in Panels. Melissa Blue’s latest novella, Grumpy Jake, is as fun and appealing as its bright cover. In this light-hearted enemies to lovers romance Jake, a handsome but gruff White single father has gotten off on the wrong foot with his son Jayden’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert at Love in Panels In Hibbert’s first traditionally published romance, she continues to highlight prickly heroines and the sweet heroes who are determined to love them. Although I only had a mild appreciation of her novellas I found myself loving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I loved Xeni and reviewed it over at Love in Panels In the Loose End series, Weatherspoon is writing HEAs for scene-stealing supporting characters from previous series, and while the romances between the MCs are absolutely central, I am loving the way Weatherspoon also centers the novels around the power... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I put together this list of my favorite reads of 2019 for Love in Panels. I’ve read so many wonderful books this year it actually hurts to pare down the list to a Top 5, so I had to cheat a little bit and create sub-genre specific Top 5 (and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed The AI who loved me by Alyssa Cole (in audiobook) for Love in Panels Alyssa Cole’s smart, sweet and short science fiction romance playfully mashes multiple tropes into a fun and surprising adventure. It is simply excellent. Cole creates a compelling cast of characters, full of humor and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I put together this list for Love in Panels: Sometimes the urge to do something is so strong you just have to go with it. I’ve been reading romance for close to a decade and as we close this decade I felt a great necessity to look back at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole for Love in Panels In A Prince on Paper, a made-for-the-tabloids relationship provides a much needed distraction from a kingdom-shaking referendum for Johan and an opportunity to escape for Nya. Nya and Johan at first glance seem an unlikely match, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I reviewed the 4th book in the Big Bad Wolf Series by Charlie Adhara for Love in Panels Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing has all the hallmarks of a classic house-party mystery: isolated location, communications cut-off due to unexpectedly bad weather and a full cast of shady characters with hidden motivations.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I binge read this series recently and wrote up a series review for Love in Panels: A great romantic suspense series needs to be able to balance romantic tension and pulse-pounding action, sustaining the momentum throughout the whole book, while crafting a believable resolution to both the intrigue and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Image
I am over at Love in Panels with a review of the third book in Jessie Mihalik's Consortium Rebellion series: In the final book of the Consortium Rebellion, Chaos Reigning, Catarina the youngest of the von Hasenbergs, takes center stage when the survival of not only her house but the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books