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.


BLOG TOUR: Beauty and the Baller

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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...


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