Monthly Reads: May 2018

Posted June 1, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments


Casee: I read one book in May. One book. In my defense May was graduation month so I was super busy. Still, it’s not much an improvement over previous months. I did discover Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protector series, so I am a happy reader. My one and only book was the first book in that series and I really liked it.

Fated by Rebecca Zanetti | 4 out of 5

Holly: May was a strange reading month for me. I ended up reading 19 books, but I went about 2 weeks in the middle of the month where I read nothing. I’m trying to re-read less, and I feel good about it this month. The majority of my reads were new ones.

Planet Dragos by Thea Harrison | 4.25 out of 5
The Hookup by Erin McCarthy | 3.25 out of 5
Rock Chick Reborn by Kristne Ashley | 3 out of 5
Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee | 2.5 out of 5
Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger | 4.25 out of 5
Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger | 3.75 out of 5
Chosen by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Hunted by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Shadow Lands by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Invasion by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Siege by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Overtaken by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Overtaken: Bonus Epilogue by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3 out of 5
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Diamond Bay by Linda Howard (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
White Lies by Linda Howard (reread) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger. It’s a modern-day Beauty and the Beast retelling. I ended up reading it 3 times it was so good. My least favorite read was Rock Chick Reborn by Kristen Ashley. I was so looking forward to Shirleen’s story, but she acted so unlike herself it killed the story for me.

Rowena: My reading month sucked. I didn’t read all of the books that I planned on reading and I didn’t even have a good excuse. I had the time, I just didn’t have the desire to read. I wasn’t in the mood. Hopefully, June will be better to me on the reading front. Wish me luck!

Here’s what I did read in May.

Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | 3.5 out of 5
Hooked on You by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Making Up by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the month is a two-way tie between Hooked on You by Kate Meader and Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen. Both books were wonderful and I connected with both couples and their romance so much. I adored both Bren and Violet and Alec and May. So much goodness there.

My least favorite read of the month goes to Regrets Only by Erin Duffy. I had such high hopes and while I didn’t hate the book, the main character disappointed a bit with things I wished she was above but wasn’t.

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Monthly Reads: May 2018

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7 responses to “Monthly Reads: May 2018

  1. Kim

    I read Mary Balogh’s Someone to Care and enjoyed it. I didn’t have a least favorite this month.

  2. Glenda

    Favorite was No Dukes Allowed anthology. Least favorite is hard to choose. I made my way thru the Wicked Earls novella series. Some had good stories but needed more editing. Overall I was disappointed. Which makes me sad

  3. CelineB

    My favorite was The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoag. If I had to pick a least favorite, I’d say The Uncertain Season by Anna Howard Creel which was just okay.

  4. Kareni

    Hmm, favorites this month were Dal MacLean’s Object of Desire, Keira Andrew’s historical male/male romance Semper Fi, a re-read of The Martian, and a re-read of Lyn Gala’s Claimings series.

    My most disappointing book (that I actually finished rather than cast aside) is Thea Harrison’s Planet Dragos because I was hoping for more.

  5. JenM

    I had several favorites this month.
    – Away, a PNR by Meg Benjamin whom I love because her characters usually act like adults and she tends to write supportive relationships.
    – A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert, a really good interracial romance featuring a heroine on the autism spectrum who writes comic books and a wonderfully sweet, caretaker hero who is a blacksmith and former military guy.
    – What Alice Forgot, a LitFic by Liane Moriarty, in which a 39 YO woman in the middle of a contentious divorce hits her head and forgets the last 10 yrs of life.
    Least favorite was Fire & Brimstone by R.L. Mathewson. I’ve always enjoyed her Neighbors from Hell series, but this one just didn’t do it for me.

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