Beaulitful Reads is a monthly romance literature subscription. Each box includes a newly released romantic "chick lit" book and 1-2 specially curated literary goods. Members also get access to an online book club, where they can connect with a whole community of romance readers.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Beaulitful Reads
The Cost: $24 a month + shipping or a 3 Month Prepay for $68 + shipping
The Products: Each month, you'll receive a newly released romantic chick lit book and 1-2 specially curated, literature-inspired items.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here's the info card for the box. "Mini Cakes"? Yes, please!
I like that this box creates opportunities for readers to connect with each other on social media. Especially since they include books that are so much fun to dish about!
The book this month came packaged in this cute gift bag.
Fire in You by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Value $12.90 on Amazon (retail price $13.99)
You know a book's going to be fun when the cover looks like this!
Book Summary on Amazon:
From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…
Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.
She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.
Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.
So far, this isn't the most beautifully written story, but it is soapy and sultry. I love when romance novels feel like watching an afternoon guilty pleasure movie, and this is definitely fitting the bill.
Keep Warm and Read a Good Book Candle - Value $10.00?
I couldn't find this exact item on the Cherry Pit Crafts site, so I linked to a similar candle they offer.
This candle comes in a convenient tin. I like the message on the front, which is equal parts wintry and bookish!
The scent is a caramel/vanilla aroma with a kick of pine. It's decadent and festive, like a holiday party.
This little gift bag is up next.
3 Mini Cakes from the Sweet Tooth Fairy - Value $3.74
I was so stoked about the idea of these little treats, and I didn't like them quite as much as I thought I would. They're essentially the same idea as cake pops—soft, truffle-like centers dipped in chocolate in three flavors. There was just something extra in the taste that I didn't expect... almost like there was too much vanilla added... and that threw me off a bit. That said, giving subscribers a sweet treat to enjoy while they enjoy an indulgent read? That's a really cute idea that I fully approve of!
Verdict: This Beaulitful Reads box seemed like it had fewer items in it than usual. The value I estimated is about $27.00, which hits just above the $24.00 price. Even though I didn't like the cakes, I do like that this box gave you everything you need to have a decadent night of reading!
What do you think of this Beaulitful Reads box?