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 Box, $24.00 a month + shipping, box.
About Bubbles & Books
The Subscription: Bubbles & Books
The Cost: $24.00 + $3.00 US shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% on your first box!
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.
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide
Bubbles & Books April 2018 Review
This month's box came with a little information card, something new to the box! Since Spring finally sprung, this month's box is all about the smell of lucious meadows.
Ruthless (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake - Retail Value $15 (found on sale here for $10.20)
This month's book is the first part of the Ruthless series. This book takes us back in time and then back to present as the Lawless siblings remember the murder of their parents that happened twenty years ago. As luck would have it, Riley starts a relationship with the heir to StratCast, the company that was once owned by the person they believe killed their parents. Will Riley put his need for answers to the side for his new love affair? I'm not too far into this book just yet, but I have to be honest that it hasn't grabbed me just yet. I was hoping for a little more "murder mystery" but this part of the story really gets pushed to the side while the relationship with Riley builds. I am hoping that the continued drama will bring me into this story a bit more.
The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...
Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...
Bubbles & Books Premium Handmade Soap in English Garden + Soap Tray
This soap is incredible! The moment I opened the box I could smell its fresh scent and I could not wait to find the soap within the box. I also am really liking the lovely green color of this bar. The soap is a Bubbles & Book exclusive, handmade with olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, water, and lye. The fresh scent from this bar has filled the powder room that I placed this in with a lovely grass and floral scent, very earthy! I also appreciate that this soap came with its own tray. This allows you to place the soap safely on a counter or in the shower to ensure that the soap gets to drain any excess water. While I don't use bar soap in the shower, I like that they included this tray for anyone that does.
Stash Premium Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea, 1 bag - Buy a box of 20 for $2.19
Tea and books go hand in hand so it was nice to receive this little bag! While I don't always love ginger, I thought that the lemon really balanced out the flavors making this drink so lovely. It was very refreshing and soothing warm, but I could see it being great as a cold tea as well.
I absolutely love butterflies plus having a butterfly bookmark feels very 90's to me! The bookmark is pretty standard, but it has a nice clip on the back to hold back a lot of pages. So you don't have to worry about it not being big enough when you get close to the end of a book, it will expand to hold everything securely. I don't read as much as I used to, but I never have a bookmark on hand when I do start a new book. So this will be great to have on hand!
Fizzy Bath Bomb Sweet Pea
I love bath bombs so much and really appreciate that you can usually expect to get one in Bubbles & Books! This month's 'Sweet Pea' scent is made with sea salt, sunflower oil, fragrance oil, and shea butter, among a few other ingredients. I am currently pregnant and personally decided to not take baths during any of my pregnancies, so I decided to gift this luxury item to my Mom! If you can believe it, she has never used a bath bomb before! She said that the scent from this was so relaxing, like a fresh spring day with hints of various essential oil scents that she couldn't pinpoint. Baths are beyond relaxing so I was happy to share this item with her.
Verdict: This months box came with two wonderful spring scented items, the bath bomb and handmade bar of soap. I absolutely love receiving bath products and couldn't get over the fresh scents of both items. The book this month is not my favorite so far, but I am going to continue reading to see if it hooks me. The remaining items seem a bit small for the price of the box, $27, considering I received one less item than last month. I do love receiving books each month, especially since they are usually ones that I wouldn't pick out for myself, and you can't beat getting some pampering items as well!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will start receiving the May box. From Bubbles & Books:
We ship between the 10th and the 15th of every month. Orders received the 15th-20th will ship the next business day.
Coupon - Use code ROMANCEME to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box comes in at $27 a month (including the $3 shipping fee). I received a total of 5 products which averages out to $5.40 per item.
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