While it makes me sad to turn down free books, I can’t accept them because I don’t do reviews.
Do I recommend books, after I read them and love them? Sure, I do. But they’re books I paid for. I read them because I thought they might appeal to me. Then, they did, and I thought I’d share why.
The review process hinges on two things. The first is honesty. I believe this is crucial or the whole thing just breaks down. The second is that the impression of your book will be either good or bad (or meh). But, the opinion may not always be favorable and the reviewer must be honest.
I will not accept a copy of your books or a gift of some sort or prizes for my readers to recommend your book. I only recommend books I love.