The Only Happily Ever After in the Reality TV World (Book Review: Romancing Miss Right by Lizzie Shane)

With so many years of reality television, faux-romance, and D-list (or is it F-list?) reality celebrities, many of us might feel disillusioned by the entire subject; yet, Lizzie Shane’s Romancing Miss Right proves that with the right (and light) touch, reality television romance can be surprisingly fertile ground for a fresh contemporary romance. Shane’s Romancing Miss … Continue reading The Only Happily Ever After in the Reality TV World (Book Review: Romancing Miss Right by Lizzie Shane)

Book Review: US/Russian (Romance) Relations(hip)

This review (by CoCo) was originally published (5/31/16) as a guest review on Smart Bitches Trashy Books.  Lunges, pivots, turns, spins, Salchows, loops, flips, Lutz jumps, axel jumps, singles, doubles, and triples. It’s okay if these terms don’t mean a whole hell of a lot to you. I’d consider myself a casual fan of ice … Continue reading Book Review: US/Russian (Romance) Relations(hip)

Film Review: The Highs and Lows of “5 to 7” (2014)

My feelings are somewhat difficult to gauge after watching the 2014 romantic film "5 to 7" from Victor Levin, starring Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe, with Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby, Glen Close, Frank Langella and some New York cameos. A young male aspiring writer begins an affair with an older French woman and learns lessons about … Continue reading Film Review: The Highs and Lows of “5 to 7” (2014)

Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series and SyFy’s Bitten

If you have Netflix, you've probably been prompted to watch Bitten. You might have tried it. You might have been ambivalent about it. You mighta hated it, mocked it, etc. As someone else said, it's perhaps more of a "noflix" than anything else. I, however, easy prey that I am, watched the first two seasons and, more … Continue reading Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series and SyFy’s Bitten