Monthly Reads: August 2018

Posted September 4, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 9 Comments


Casee: August was a good month. Honestly, I thought July would be better because I was on vacation. Alas, vacation equaled no reading time for me. Though there wasn’t a lot of quantity for me in August, there was definite quality.

Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs | 4.5 out of 5
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
Cross Breed by Lora Leigh | 4 out of 5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti | 4 out of 5

I loved every book except for the Feehan. That one was just meh. I am also so happy that I finally “read” Harry Potter. The narrator was really good and the eight hours flew by while I was listening. My favorite book of the month is a cross between Cry Wolf and Cross Breed with Hidden coming in next.

Holly: I had an okay reading month. I finished 19 books. I had plans to read several more, but life got in the way.

Complicated by Kristen Ashley (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Secret (Highland Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (reread) | 5/5
Ransom (Highland Lairds #2) by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.25 and 2.5 out of 5
Herons Landing (Honeymoon Harbor #1) by JoAnn Ross | 3.75 out of 5
Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane (Honeymoon Harbor #2) by JoAnn Ross | 3.5 out of 5
When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons #2) by Lorraine Heath (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Lumberjack Werebear (Saw Bears #1) by T.S. Joyce | 3.5 out of 5
Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely (audio) | 4 out of 5
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels #6) by Kerrigan Byrne | 3 out of 5
The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1) by J.R. Ward | DNF
The Hookup (Game On #1) by Kristen Callihan (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
The Chase (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy | 3.25 out of 5
The Time in Between (Magdalene #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
Play it Safe by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3 out of 5
Duke Most Wanted (Heiress Brides #3) by Celeste Bradley | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews | 3.75 out of 5
Wild Like the Wind (Chaos #5) by Kristen Ashley | 3.5 out of 5
Getting Schooled (Getting Some #1) by Emma Chase (audio) | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was a tie between Getting Schooled by Emma Chase and When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath. Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely gets an honorable mention. I loved the story, but Richard Armitage as narrator really put it over the top. That might actually be my favorite. Or maybe just my favorite audiobook. My least favorite was The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward. I know I DNF’d it, but trust me, it was bad.

Rowena: You guys, I read 23 books in the month of August. That’s never happened to me so I’m over the moon at such a great reading accomplishment. I re-read some old favorites (and still loved the heck out of them) and I read some great review books and even listened to a bunch of audiobooks that I liked. It was a successful reading month all around for me.

Here’s what I read.

The Deal (Off Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy (re-read) | 5 out of 5
Dying to Please by Linda Howard (re-read) | 4 out of 5
Midnight Rainbow (Rescues #1) by Linda Howard | 4 out of 5
Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G | 3.75 out of 5
The Chase (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy | 4 out of 5
Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters #1) by Jackie Lau | DNF
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby | 4.25 out of 5
Down with Love (Laws of Attraction #1) by Kate Meader | 3.25 out of 5
Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins of All Season #2) by Lorraine Heath | 4.5 out of 5
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G | 3.25 out of 5
All the Way (Romancing Manhattan #1) by Kristen Proby | 2.5 out of 5
Under Control (Boston Fire #5) by Shannon Stacey | 4 out of 5
Castles (Crown’s Spies #4) by Julie Garwood (re-read) | 4.75 out of 5
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | 4 out of 5
The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare | 4.75 out of 5
Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely | 4.25 out of 5
The Breakup (Jordan Brothers #2) by Erin McCarthy | 3 out of 5
In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks | 4 out of 5
Kulti by Mariana Zapata | 4.25 out of 5
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren | 5 out of 5
Getting Schooled by Emma Chase | 4 out of 5
Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month goes to Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. It was such a fun book and I loved both Josh and Hazel because they were a lot of fun. They didn’t make sense on their own but together, they were such a fun couple that I loved getting to know. I laughed a lot during the book and I can even see how Hazel would be too much for people (hell, even Hazel knew she was too much) but I loved that Josh loved Hazel just as she was and did’t want her to change or hide her personality from the public.

My least favorite read of the month goes to the lone book that I didn’t finish at all. It just wasn’t for me. I was bored and the hero was getting on my nerves and the writing style didn’t really engage me so I dumped it and moved on. That book was My Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau.

Giveaway Alert

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Monthly Reads: August 2018

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9 responses to “Monthly Reads: August 2018

  1. Kim

    My favorite read of the month was How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan. I didn’t have a least favorite.

    If I’m chosen for the giveaway, I’d choose from one of the following authors: Lorraine Heath, Jill Shalvis, Elle Kennedy, Linda Howard or J.R. Ward.

  2. JenM

    In August, my favorites were Making Up by Lucy Parker, and Hell’s Bell, which is book 2 of a new UF series by Keri Arthur. I also reread Silent Blade and Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews which are like precursor stories to her Hidden Legacy series (families with psionic ability but with a SciFi bent). Least favorite was Falling For Jordan by Liz Durano. Grammar errors are one of my pet peeves and there were too many in this book for me.

    Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is at the top of my wishlist this month so that would be my choice to win.

  3. Glenda M

    It’s been a really long month for me. I can’t honestly say that I had a least favorite book, but my favorite was Eloisa James’ Born to be Wilde.

    I’d love to win a copy of The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo!

  4. Kareni

    A favorite books this month was A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert, Least favorite books I just don’t finish.

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