Bubbles & Books is a monthly subscription box that offers "one romance novel in the genre of your choice, one all-natural artisan-crafted soap, and other book and bath-related goodies (think candles, bath bombs, teas, etc.)!"
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This is a review of the Bad Boy, $24.00 a month + shipping, box.
The Subscription: Bubbles & Books
The Cost: $24.00 + $3.00 US shipping
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The Products: "Every box contains at least one romance novel, one artisan-crafted soap, and one other book- or bath-related goody. However, the majority of our boxes contain more than this!" You can choose from 3 different genres: Bad Boy, Luxe, and Swept Away.
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Rose Thorn Tattoo Studio - Value $9.99
Personally, I prefer historical romance novels so this one with its realistic "dude" talk and taking place in a tattoo shop doesn't really feel romantic to me. For me, romance novels should totally not be realistic, but idealistic, and this didn't cut it for me. From Amazon:
Thorn Tattoo’s clock is ticking. Giovanni DeRose came back to Las Vegas to fulfil a childhood dream of working in a tattoo studio with his brothers. Instead, he’s found himself the leader of a sinking ship, with the threat of closure if he doesn’t turn a profit ASAP. He’s a tattoo artist who can do just about anything with his talented hands and bare skin, but this bad boy needs something different if he’s going to save Thorn.... Riley Byrne is an Irish lass that’s as smooth as whiskey, if you don’t mind the burn that comes along with it. She’s Giovanni’s new co-manager and current pain in his ass. Riley is business savvy and a little bit bossy—something Giovanni finds frustrating in the studio and hot as hell when he’s got her pinned to their shared office desk. They’ll need to combine their talents as well as they merge their bodies, if Thorn Tattoo is going to survive.
Bath Fairy Dust in Royalty, 4 oz. - Value $4.99
This smells sweet, but also clean. After using this, my skin felt soft and supple! Sometimes these things can leave a film on your skin, but this one was nice, I would prefer no sparkles though.
Bubbles & Books Soap - Value $3.99? (Price based on estimate)
This soap is an exclusive from Bubbles & Books and boy does it smell nice! Colorful soap is sort of off-putting to me, but this smells so fresh and nice that I will look past it. Left my hands feeling clean and smelling great!
18k Gold-plated Gold Key Bookmark - Value $2.21?
This delicate little bookmark is super cute! I have received many bookmarks, but this is by far the prettiest. It is small and lightweight though so I could imagine it falling out and me losing it at some point. Hopefully not, though!
Verdict: I am not used to receiving so little in a box, so this was a little surprising. The total cost of the box is $27 ($24 a month + $3 shipping) while the value adds up to $21.18. I could probably find any of these items (at any given time) in a local store for much less money and I wouldn't have to wait to get it. I will certainly use the bath items and read the book but hope that future boxes will include additional products to improve the value.
Do you subscribe to Bubbles & Books? What do you think?