Meet The Simply Love Books Review Crew

Reviewing books about love of all kinds, we are a group of friends from all walks of life with a common love of books.   We read all things romance. However, we do not discriminate, if it sounds good to us we will read it.

Take a look at our reviews, hopefully you will find something of interest.

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Sharon (SlickReads)

 The Boss, Reviewer,  Author Liaison

I’m an avid reader and average around 20-30 books per month. I actually discovered erotic romance a few years ago and credit Lorelei James for putting a lot of spark back into my marriage. My husband and I have been married over 30 years so yes, that makes me a “mature” woman by age but at heart I’m about 30! I prefer contemporary romances and read anything from sweet to sensual to sexy to down right dirty. Hobbies include traveling, photography, gardening, and of course READING!  I’ve been a part of the Review crew for over 9 years and have managed the site and group for the last 3 years. Being a part of the SLBR review crew has been such a rewarding experience; I’ve met so many great people and made tons of new friends!




Creator of GPBR, Reviewer

I’m the self-proclaimed QUEEN of fragments, run-ons, made up words & droppin’ gs. I really don’t have set format for a review, the way I feel about the book dictates the way the review comes out. What I can promise is no snark and no spoilers, unless I warn you about it but I’d rather not put spoilers.

I LOVE to read, a book a day is my norm. This blog is to share that love and to keep me from going insane now that my only child is an adult =)

I love to chat and make friends…





My parents used to claim I was reading at age 3.  I don’t if that’s true, but I can’t remember not being able to read. Anything that has the printed word on it or in it is fair game to me. If nothing else is available, I’ll read the cereal box at breakfast! While my interests change from time to time, my current interest is erotic romance, the hotter the better.

As a reviewer, I strive for honesty and try to explain why I like or don’t like something about a book, so my readers can judge for themselves if my criteria suits them.

Now retired from my career as first newspaper reporter and editor and then public relations specialist, my time is spent primarily volunteering with my husband in various activities.  We teach dog obedience and do pet therapy visits among other things. Our time is also taken up with caring for our dogs.  Retirement has given me more time to read, but never enough!



Kitty Angel


Hi everyone, Kitty here.  Just thought I would tell you a little bit about myself.  Well, first of all, I love to read.  Usually I’ll read just about anything.  I love a good story – one that grabs me right in the beginning and doesn’t let go.  What makes me do an eye-roll?  First, serials that could have been one book but released every month.  Yea, you know the ones I am talking about.  Second, a story that doesn’t flow.  Like throwing an extreme sex scene into what could have been a wonderful romantic comedy or romantic suspense story just to make it an erotic romance.  Ugh! But, I’ll continue reading until the end of the book because I am OCD about that – if you start it, you finish it.

What makes me love, love, love a book?  Characters that I feel a part of, a story that brings me right into their world, an author who respects their readers and gives them a good story from their imagination and not just for good reviews.  Cops, baseball, MMA, firefighters, cowboys, vampires, shifters, MC, gods, warriors, menage, BDSM, historical, paranormal … as long as the characters and the stories are interesting and loveable, I’ll read it.  Yea, hot guys, tattoos, muscles … a nice personality is a bonus.

I also love being a mom to my three sons and two daughters-in-law.  Of course, my sons won’t read my reviews or want to know what I’m reading but kindly ask me to throw suggestions out to their wives on what books I happen to be reading now.  Hmm, turning to mom to spice up their lives.  I guess I could live with that.  I also share my love of country music with my youngest son … we’ve taken to the concert scene together and he loves that I’ll not only go with him but party with him too.  He’s in school to be a firefighter/paramedic and it scares me that I’ll someday open Facebook and see a calendar with his picture on it.

I also love being a part of the Simply Love Book Review Crew.  The ladies here are all fun-loving, wonderful people to work with.   Open, honest, caring readers (just like myself) that will give you an honest review with no snark, no spoilers. Thank you Didi, for this wonderful opportunity and all the doors you have opened for me.  You are the best!




I have been a reader all my life. I remember as a young girl reading my summer days away inside and my mother pushing me to go out and play with the the neighborhood kids. Now that my family is grown and on their own I have time to pick up my passion again in earnest. I love to read romance stories with historical westerns being my favorite.  I just love getting lost in a book and letting it take me places and experiencing the ups and downs of their love story.  I hope as a reviewer here I hope to give every story I read a fair and honest review so readers can get a feel if this is something that they would consider for themselves. Happy reading!


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Java Girl


I’ve been a reader all my life, even before I could actually read. My mom said I would memorize the books that she read to me, something my own daughter did too! As a child, I read anything I could get my hands on, but my favorite authors were Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beverly Cleary. I read my first romance, Jan Cox Speas’ Bride of the MacHugh, when I was 14 and have had a weakness for Scots accents and men in kilts ever since. I love romance, but I also read mysteries, thrillers/suspense, and literary fiction.

I’m recently widowed, the mother to two young adult women, grandmother to lots of fur grandkids, but no human grandbabies (so far). I’m a real estate broker in the Pacific Northwest—I love meeting new people and helping them find their new home. While I don’t have as much time to read as I’d like, I set aside time every night to read, even if it’s just a few pages. If I don’t read, my day just isn’t complete.

Reading, and especially my love of romance books, has led to meeting some of the best friends I’ve ever had. Even though we’re spread out across the globe, we’re connected through our mutual love of reading, especially romance. I’ve been introduced to many new authors by some of their book recommendations. I hope that my reviews will introduce readers to a new favorite author or book, and just maybe to finding some beautiful, lasting friendships.




I work in the corporate world during the day, but at night (or any other time I have a moment to myself) I have my nose buried in the digital equivalent of a book.

From the time I was in my young teens and found a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ “The Flame and the Flower” on my mother’s bookshelf, I have been in love with romance novels.  My interest started with historical period stories, but over the years I’ve found my tastes leaning towards darker and more erotic novels. Give me anything with a good BDSM, taboo or ménage story line and I am all over it!  I love books with the tattooed motorcycle club members, the bad boy billionaires, or the dark and broody Doms.  And the more the better!  Throw in some LGBTQIA books and I’m a happy girl. Every time my husband sees me staring at my phone intently, he’ll ask “Is it a CEO or two tattooed firemen today?”

Either way, I’ll enjoy the fantasy.  Hope you find a book here to help you escape into yours!


Paige Turner


I’m a forty-something woman who is a wife to my high school sweetheart and a mother to our pre-teen son.    When I’m not gardening, swimming or spending time with family, my nose is in a book.  I don’t leave my house without my Kindle and a paperback book.

I have been an avid reader for over 20 years. I have been lucky enough to be part of this review crew for over 6 years.   You’ll also find me at book conventions getting pics,  autographs and meeting my favorite or new authors to me.

While I read all most genres, I prefer romance novels. I love books that make me cry or laugh out loud funny.     My weakness is kinky-Cowboy, a biker in a Motor cycle club, a military man, a tattoo artist, a football, hockey or soccer play, … get the idea!

Despite reading romance novels with happy ever after endings or happy for now, I’ve been known to reading the last chapter or epilogue first!



A little about me…I live in the midwest with my high school sweetheart and our kids. I spend most of my day working in finance and evenings chasing kids’ activities. I love to read and any chance I get I will. You’ll never find me without a book or kindle, it’s my favorite way to slow down and end the day. Favorite reads involve anything with alpha-males, leo’s, ranchers, second chance loves, westerns or historicals. One of my favorite things about reading is the ability to get lost in a good book and return to the real world hours later. Reviewing for the blog has brought new authors, new genres and new friends to share our love of reading with.


Hello! My name is Jennifer and, obviously, I love to read. I wasn’t always a fan of reading, especially the required books in school. When I went out in to workforce in my early twenties I took the bus to work. One day I decided to pick up a book to help pass the time. And as they say, the rest is history. My favorite genres are contemporary romance, cozy mysteries, paranormal and romantic suspense. I enjoy attending book signings and meeting the authors, as well as other readers like me. I have made the best friends in this community. My other hobbies include buying shoes and collecting a plethora of office supplies.

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Kimber Oliver
Reviewer, Queen Boinker 😉

Hi Everyone!

A little something about me is I LOVE to read but that wasn’t always the case.  Sure, I’d read books in the past and liked them okay, but had never had that WOW feeling while reading so it wasn’t something I did on a regular basis.  What I found was that I wasn’t reading the right kinds of books for me.  Things changed after I saw the first Harry Potter movie with my children.  I went home afterwards and decided to read the books.  Well, I loved them so much, I read them over and over, and the rest is history.

I’m completely obsessed with reading.  Not only do I love to read but I love to discuss the books I’ve read, whether it’s a great YA book, paranormal, contemporary, or mystery/suspense, part of the fun is being able to talk about it and hear other’s thoughts too. I do prefer my books steamy.  Sort of like the saying “I still read fairytales, they’re just a lot dirtier now.”

I am having a blast with the SL review site. I’ve gained so many wonderful friends, and just think, it’s all because of Harry Potter. Go figure!





Ava Austin

Artistic Designer/Tech Guru, Reviewer

I spend my day time as an Administrative Slave to several lost causes. I find myself daydreaming about all the great books I read at night. Once I leave the confines of office drudgery I’m a human taxi cab for my two sons and their endless soccer activities. I sneak in all the reading I can at practices and games! I’m so glad I have a nook to keep it all under wraps!! I spend my downtime reading, cuddled up with my multitude of furry companions and chatting with my friends online. I have the luxury of spending my nights wrapped around a broody alpha man with sexy Spanish accent. He doesn’t understand why I could possibly want to ‘sit around reading’ all the time, but he reaps the rewards often enough to keep quiet about it!

Strong willed leading ladies paired with dominant males and all they have to offer a girl is what I tend to Iook for in a book. My favorite genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Erotica. Some of my favorite authors: Kelley Armstrong, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Lorelei James, and Selena Kitt. ~Ava




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I am a Cajun girl that LOVES to read. I tend to read a book or more a day. I love sharing my love of books with others. I’m new to reviewing them in this format. I was always a Facebook or word of mouth kinda gal

I enjoy a book that grabs you from the beginning, and doesn’t let you go till the end. I really enjoy seeing parts of myself in the characters. I have also learned through reading the naughty books lately that I have a bit of a submissive side, and my attraction is to the strong alpha male cowboy with a touch of Dom in his back pocket. 🙂 If only I could put in an order for that kinda man.




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Rosalie Belle

I’m a mom of three that loves to read. I remember my older sister teaching me how to read, at 3 years old, and I haven’t stopped since.

My favorite thing in the world is a book in my hand, preferably on the beach 😉  Free time is very sparse, but I will enjoy my reading every chance I get. I have met, and fell in love with, many authors through this amazing blog, and made lifelong friends!



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