Hi, I'm Tammy, and I'm here to share my love of books!

After being an avid reader for most of my childhood and early teen years, I spent close to two decades reading nothing more than an occasional magazine. In my early 30’s, I picked up a book at the recommendation of a friend, and I was hooked! I’ve read nearly every day since, mostly romance of all genres; and I enjoy being a part of the book community. I love to recommend and discuss my favorite books, and I’m always looking to discover up-and-coming and new-to-me authors.

When I’m not reading and writing book reviews, I work full time in Property Management. I’ve been married for over 28 years and I’m a mom to 3 boys. Aside from books, I enjoy listening to hard rock and heavy metal music, starting every day with a cup of coffee (or two), and hanging out on social media.

I'm glad that you're here! If you subscribe to my website, I promise that I won't be a pest. I honestly don't blog as often as I should! So, if you want all of my reviews and recommendations, be sure to follow me on IG @butfirstletsread and check out my FB page too.


The Pieces Duet is Complete! Here's My Review of Pieces of Me

💙🧩 𝗣𝗜𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗗𝗨𝗘𝗧 𝗜𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘 🧩💙 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲 (𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗗𝘂𝗲𝘁, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝟮) 𝗯𝘆 𝗝𝗮𝘆...

Cover Reveal! Pieces of Me by Jay McLean

💙🧩 𝗚𝗢𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗢𝗨𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗟𝗨𝗥𝗕 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗟 🧩💙 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳...

Give Me a Reason Cover Reveal!

Give Me a Reason A Single-Dad, Enemies-to-Lovers Romance from A.L. Jackson Coming August 30th “Ah, I see how it is, Kitten. You like to...

NEW RELEASE! When Shadows Fall by Callie Rae

🍒 NOW AVAILABLE 🍒⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 𝘞𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘍𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘺 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘙𝘢𝘦.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ "𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚...

Excerpt Reveal! The Spark by Vi Keeland

EXCERPT REVEAL Title: The Spark Author: Vi Keeland Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 12, 2021 Excited about Vi...

Pieces of You by Jay McLean is LIVE!! Check out my review!

💙🧩 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🧩💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗬𝗼𝘂, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁𝘆, 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸...


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