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Monthly Reads: December 2021

Posted January 5, 2022 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 6 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

I had a pretty good reading month in December. I read and listened to some really good books.

The Wedding by Julie Garwood (reread)(audio) | 5 out of 5
Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti | 3.75 out of 5
Wicked Edge (Realm Enforcers #2) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.5 out of 5
Wicked Burn (Realm Enforcers #3) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.25 out of 5
Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson (reread)(audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Wicked Kiss (Realm Enforcers #4) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.25 out of 5
Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers #5) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.75 out of 5

My absolutely favorite of December is Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti. I loved Bear and Nessa. They were two amazing characters. I also really enjoyed listening to audiobooks. I love The Wedding by JG & the audio just made it that much better.

Holly

I only managed to finish 11 books in December and every single one of them was a re-read. Reading slumps are the worst.

Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 4 out of 5
Getting Read (Getting Some #3) by Emma Chase (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountains #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Own the Wind (Chaos #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega 0.5) by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 5 out of 5
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Little Fire (Warriors of the Five Realms #1) by Hollee Mands | DNF

I’m not going to list a favorite or least favorite this month since they were all re-reads. I wanted to like the Mands novel, but the writing was very frustrating.

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Monthly Reads: December 2021

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Monthly Reads: November 2021

Posted December 1, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 10 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

Reading wise, November was not much better than October for me. I read four books. Two were rereads. :O

Annihilation Road (Torpedo Ink #6) by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
The Bride (Lairds’ Fiancées #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audiobook) | 5 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audiobook) | 5 out of 5
Immortal’s Honor (Dark Protectors #14) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was Immortal’s Honor by Rebecca Zanetti. I also absolutely adored the two JG books on audio.

Holly

I didn’t have a lot of reading time, but I listened to a lot of audiobooks in November. Most of them re-reads, since those are easier for me to listen to when my brain is engaged elsewhere.

Unzipped (Lucky in Love #4) by Lauren Blakely (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Silent Blade (Kinsmen #1) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
A Mere Formality (Kinsmen #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Fated Blades (Kinsmen #4) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (audio) (reread)
The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Blonde Date (The Ivy Years #2.5) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years #4) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Boyfriend (Moo U #1) by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5
Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen (anthology) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Priceless (Rylee Adamson #1) by Shannon Mayer | DNF
One Night of Sin (After Hours #1) by Elle Kennedy | 3.75 out of 5
One Night of Scandal (After Hours #2) by Elle Kennedy | 3.5 out of 5
Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Getting Played (Getting Some #2) by Emma Chase (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews. The world-building was fantastic and I loved both main characters. Honorable mention goes to Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen. My least favorite was Priceless by Shannon Mayer. The writing was all over the place and I didn’t connect with the characters. I ended up DNF’ing it.

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Monthly Reads: November 2021

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Monthly Reads: October 2021

Posted November 2, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 5 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

I only read five books in October. It just wasn’t my month.

Reckless Memories by Catherine Cowles | 4.25 out of 5
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young | 4 out of 5
Perfect Wreckage by Catherine Cowles | 4 out of 5
Show Me the Way (reread) (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Wrecked Palace by Catherine Cowles | 4 out of 5

My favorite non-reread of the month was Reckless Memories by Catherine Cowles. It was my first book by this author and I highly enjoyed it.

Holly

I read 18 books in October, but most of them were re-reads. I’m in a weird slump. I want to read, but I have no idea what. Any good books I should check out?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
The Wedding (Lairds’ Fiancées #2) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) by Samantha Young (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Castle Hill (On Dublin Street #3.5) by Samantha Young (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Good Boy (WAGS #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Sustained (The Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
A Heart of Blood and Ashes (A Gathering of Dragons #1) by Milla Vane (reread) | 4 out of 5
Red (Fractured Fairy Tales #1) by J.E. Taylor | 2 out of 5
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Thornton (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones (audio) | 2.75 out of 5
A Ruin of Roses (Deliciously Dark Fairytales #1) by K.F. Breene | 3.75 out of 5
Getting Real (Getting Some #3) by Emma Chase (audio) | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the month (not counting rereads) was Getting Real by Emma Chase. The whole series is great, but I especially loved this book. My least favorite was Red by J.E. Taylor. The writing was choppy and much of the story and actions of the characters didn’t make sense.

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Monthly Reads: October 2021

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Monthly Reads: September 2021

Posted October 5, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 8 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

September wasn’t a horrible reading month for me. I read/listened to 10 books.

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)(audio)(reread) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
The Fixer (Professionals #1) by Jessica Gadziala | 3.75 out of 5
Stand (Bleeding Stars #6) by A.L. Jackson | 4.5 out of 5
Violent Delights (White Monarch #1) by Jessica Hawkins | DNF
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2)(audio)(reread) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
Tin Queen (Tin Gypsy #6) by Devney Perry | 4.25 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3)(audio)(reread) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
Rise (Rock God #1) by Cassandra Robbins | 4.25 out of 5
Echo (Archer’s Creek #1) by Gemma Weir | 3 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (Crown’s Spies #1)(audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5

With the exception of the book I DNFed, I liked all the books I read in September. My favorites were Tin Queen by Devney Perry & Rise by Cassandra Robbins. I also adore the Hidden Legacy series on audio. Soooo good.

Holly

I finished 19 books in September. I’m coming into my busy season at work, so I have a feeling my reading will drop off from here.

Sarazen’s Betrayal (Sarazen Saga #3) by Isabel Wroth (reread) | 2.75 out of 5
Battle with Fire (Demon Days, Vampire Nights #11) by K.F. Breene (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Dark Planet Warriors (Dark Planet Warriors #1) by Anna Carven | 3.25 out of 5
Dark Planet Falling (Dark Planet Warriors #2) by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Into the Light (Dark Planet Warriors #3) by Anna Carven | 3.5 out of 5
Out of Darkness (Dark Planet Warriors #4) by Anna Carven | 3.75 out of 5
Darkside Blues (Dark Planet Warriors #4.5) by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Forged in Shadow (Dark Planet Warriors #5) by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Infinity’s Embrace (Dark Planet Warriors #6) by Anna Carven | 3.75 out of 5
Electric Heart (Dark Planet Warriors #7) by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Brilliant Starlight (Dark Planet Warriors #8) by Anna Carven | 3 out of 5
Taming Chaos (Darkstar Mercenaries #1) by Anna Carven | 3 out of 5
Shattered Silence (Darkstar Mercenaries #2) by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Fractured Souls (Darkstar Mercenaries #3) by Anna Carven | 3.75 out of 5
Stranded and Spellbound (Ever Dark, Ever Deadly #3) by Jenna Collett | DNF
Shatter the Dark (Ever Dark, Ever Deadly #4) by Jenna Collett | 4.25 out of 5
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audio) (reread) | 5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (Crown Spies #1) by Julie Garwood (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Witches Get Stitches (Stay a Spell #3) by Juliette Cross | 3 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Battle with Fire by K.F. Breene. Reagan has never been my favorite character, but she really came into her own and this book finished the series well. I also really enjoyed Shatter the Dark by Jenna Collett. That may be my favorite book of the series to date. My least favorite was Stranded and Spellbound by Jenna Collett, which I DNF’d. I have no desire to read a full book about his parents being mean to her/her trying to win them over.

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Monthly Reads: September 2021

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Monthly Reads: August 2021

Posted September 2, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

August was an unusual month for me. I DNF’ed four books. Yes, FOUR. Four books. It’s crazy because I generally don’t DNF books. I am usually in it until the bitter end, no matter how bad the book is. After I DNF’ed Vigilante by Jessica Gadziala, I decided that I don’t have time to read books that I don’t like. Hence the FOUR DNF’s.

Archangel’s Light (Guild Hunter #14) by Nalini Singh | 4.5 out of 5
When Heroes Fall (Anti-Heroes in Love #1) by Giana Darling | DNF
Lazarus (The Henchmen MC #7) by Jessica Gadziala | 4 out of 5
Give Me a Reason (Redemption Hills #1) by A.L. Jackson | 4.75 out of 5
Vigilante by Jessica Gadziala | DNF
Pagan (The Henchmen MC #8) by Jessica Gadziala | 3.5 out of 5
Grudge Match by Jessica Gadziala | 3 out of 5
Wicked Rule (Heartless Kingdom #1) by K.I. Lynn | DNF
Trigger (Devil’s Reach #1) by J.L. Drake | DNF
Cyrus (The Henchmen MC #9) by Jessica Gadziala | 4 out of 5

It’s really hard to pick my favorite book of the month. I loved Archangel’s Light by Nalini Singh, but I adored Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson. It’s seriously the best book I’ve read all year. I think my least favorite was Trigger by J.L. Drake. After I read a scene where Trigger told the heroine (who was new to the whole MC life) to grab a mop, he then shot a guy in the head right in front of her. And she just does it without freaking out? No, thank you. I’m good.

Holly

August was a weird reading month for me. It didn’t feel like I read a lot, but I finished 18 books. So strange.

Interference/Insurgency (Verdant String #0.5) by Michelle Diener (anthology) | 3.75 out of 5
Dark Horse (Class 5 #1) by Michelle Diener | 3.75 out of 5
Dark Deeds (Class 5 #2) by Michelle Diener | 4 out of 5
Dark Minds (Class 5 #3) by Michelle Diener | 3.75 out of 5
Dark Matters (Class 5 #4) by Michelle Diener | 3.5 out of 5
Daughter of the Alien Warrior (Treasured by the Alien #3) by Honey Phillips | DNF
Portrait of Death: Unforgotten (Portrait of Death #1) by Isabel Wroth | 2.75/3 out of 5
Revealed in Fire (Demon Days and Vampire Nights #9) by K.F. Breene (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Mentored in Fire (Demon Days and Vampire Nights #10) by K.F. Breene (audio) | 4 out of 5
Alpha (Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters #1) by Audrey Faye | 4 out of 5
Heart (Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters #1) by Audrey Faye | 3.75 out of 5
Rebel (Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters #1) by Audrey Faye | 3.5 out of 5
Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #5; Psy-Changeling, #20) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Brothers #1) by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Spellbinder (Moonshadow #2) by Thea Harrison (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen (reread) 4.75 out of 5)
Fairytale Come Alive (Ghosts and Reincarnation #4) By Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Hook Up (Game On #1) by Kristen Callihan (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was either Alpha by Audrey Faye or Dark Deeds by Michelle Diener. I enjoyed both quite a bit. My least favorite was Portrait of Death: Unforgotten by Isabel Wroth, though I think that’s more to do with my aversion to Romantic Suspense than anything else.

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Monthly Reads: August 2021

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