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.)!"
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of The Bad Boy Box, $27.99 a month + shipping, box.
About Bubbles & Books
The Subscription: Bubbles & Books
The Cost: $27.99 + $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 July 2018 Review
This month’s box came with a little information card! The July theme is “beach,” which is exactly where I want to be during these hot summer months!
A beach themed bookmark was also included!
One More Round by Shelli Stevens - Retail Value $9.99
Bubbles and Books does a great job of selecting light and easy reads with a perfect amount of sexiness, which is exactly the kind of reading material I want when I am relaxing in a bath trying to let my mind unwind. Books like these may seem a bit cliché and predictable in the storyline and the ending, but I still enjoy the read! I will say I wasn’t a big fan of the male protagonist (Ian) kissing Sara when she was definitely putting off no vibes and hadn’t consented, as consent is as equally important as passion! Overall though, I enjoyed the read. From Amazon:
When Sarah Rawlings fell for her best friend's older brother in high school, she knew he was trouble. But she couldn't resist his pull and the sweetness she sensed underneath his protective bad boy persona. Their relationship was everything she had ever dreamed of, until she was rocked by his painful betrayal. Eleven years later, Sarah must return to Whidbey Island following her beloved grandmother's death. She knows she must stay away from Ian, but he's not making that easy and every time she sees him, she's reminded of what might have been.
One look at Sarah stirs up memories regrets that still linger in Ian McLaughlin's heart. She was the love of his life and he still can't understand how he blew it and how she could have also hurt him so badly in return. He plans to steer clear of Sarah while she's on Whidbey Island, but that's impossible when she's often at his family's pub. Thinking to indulge in a little casual seduction for fun, neither is prepared when the embers burst into flames.
So many years and secrets separate them. Can their powerful attraction also include understanding and forgiveness?
Bubbles & Books Premium Handmade Soap in Dead Sea Mud
This soap is a Bubbles & Book exclusive, handmade with olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, water, and lye. The addition of the dead sea salt, activated charcoal, and two types of clay made this soap fit right into the beach theme, as this is the kind of soap I would reach for after an afternoon in the sand and surf! There is a fragrance in the ingredient list as well, but the soap overall doesn't really have a noticeable scent.
Bubbles & Books Premium Bath Bomb in Coconut Coconut
I love that this box always includes a bath bomb—slipping into a bath that’s been fragranced with a bath bomb with a good read is one of my favorite ways to relax! The coconut scent here wasn’t too strong, but the sunflower oil did provide a nice bit of moisture to my skin while the bomb turned the bath a light pink.
Beaches of Tunisia Beach Incense, 4 sticks – Buy 12 sticks for $2.99
Woah, baby! This is not your mama's incense—the custom scents created for Bubbles and Books in Sun & Sand and Exotic Seabreeze really do smell like the beach! I love having a candle burning when I am relaxing in the tub, but these incense sticks did an awesome job replacing my regular candle and making my bathroom my own little beach oasis!
Cricket N Willow Pina Colada Lip Balm, 0.15 oz – Retail Value $3.50
Pina Coladas and lip balms are both things I need when I am at the beach, so this lip balm pairing the two together is just my style. The ingredients in this lip balm are all organic, and the scent really is reminiscent of a pina colada! This hydrated my lips well and I can always use more lip balms, so this is a win for me!
To round out the beach theme we have a starfish we can use as decoration around the bathroom as we create our own beach oasis. I have never been into the starfish as decorations trend, as it makes me feel funny knowing at one point this starfish was alive in the ocean (I feel the same way about sand dollars).
Verdict: Bubbles & Books combines two of my favorite things—reading and baths! This box is really a self-care treat, and I appreciate how the box is always centered around a theme. I can easily see myself paying $30.99 (the cost of the box plus shipping) for a new book, an artisan bar of soap, and a bath bomb, so I love the convenience factor this box adds! If you love to read romance novels and enjoy a good bath, I definitely say you should give this box a shot.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will start receiving the August 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 costs $27.99 + $3.00 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $5.17.
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