Monthly Reads: September 2017

Posted October 3, 2017 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 8 Comments


Casee: None books. I just want you all to know I haven’t disappeared. I think I need book therapy.

Holly: September was a strange reading month for me. I started out craving contemporary romance and ended up reading most of Julie Garwood’s historical backlist.

The Will by Kirsten Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Soaring by Kristen Ashely (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Time In Between by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane | 4 out of 5
The Secret by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Ransom by Julie Garwood (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Prize by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
The Bride by Julie Garwood (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Wedding by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4 out of 5
Castles by Julie Garwood (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon | 4.25 out of 5
Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry | 3.75 out of 5

Aside from re-reads, my favorite read of the month was The Kingpin of Camelot. It was so much fun. I can’t recommend it enough if you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. King Midas 4Ever! I didn’t really have a least favorite this month. I didn’t enjoy Temporary as much as I thought I would, but it was still a good read.

Rowena: September means summer has officially come to an end and the school year has begun and with a new school year brings football! My family finally has someone playing under the Friday night lights and that’s where I’ve been spending most of my Friday nights.

I did manage to get some reading done. Loads more than I thought I would. Check it out.

The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout | 4 out of 5
Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreakers Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen | 3 out of 5
The Wedding (Laird’s Fiancees #2) by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
The Prize by Julie Garwood | 4.75 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Ransom (Highland’s Laird #2) by Julie Garwood | 4.5 out of 5
Only with You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne | 4.25 out of 5
Made for You (The Best Mistake #2) by Lauren Layne | 4.25 out of 5
Ready for Wild (Grand Valley #3) by Liora Blake | 4 out of 5

My favorite reads of the month are probably my Julie Garwood re-reads because those will always be my comfort reads and I loved them just as much this time around as I have the other times I’ve read them. The Prize, The Wedding, Saving Grace and Ransom are just damn good reads. My favorite of my new to me reads were Made for You and Only with You by Lauren Layne. Those books were great, quick reads that just hit me in my feels. Both heroes wrapped me up in heart eyes and I just adored their stories.

My least favorite read was Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen. It was a good story but I didn’t connect with it nearly as much as I did the other books.

This month we’re giving away:

The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon
Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

If you want to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite – and least favorite – reads of the month were.

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8 responses to “Monthly Reads: September 2017

  1. Trish

    My favorite September read was Sugar Pine Trail by RayAnne Thayne. No real disliked books in the month. Lucky me.

  2. lsureader

    My favorite reads of the month were The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare and A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Least favorite was the novella Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses by Lorraine Heath. Thanks for the post and giveaway. If I win, I’d like Chasing Christmas Eve.

  3. Kareni

    My favorite read was actually a six book series ~ the Acton and Doyle mysteries by Anne Cleeland. I read through all six books in about a week. The books are mysteries with a lot of romance; the hero is highly unusual (as in a stalker) and the heroine has the ability to determine if the truth is being told. The first book is Murder In Thrall (A New Scotland Yard Mystery Book 1). I can’t recall any least favorites; I tend to stop reading if something doesn’t really grab me.

    Were I to win, I’d prefer The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon.

  4. CelineB

    My favorite book, out of a month where I read a lot of great books, was probably The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. Somehow I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy this as much as so many people seem to have. Something about the description or what people said about it in their reviews turned me off a bit. I loved it. It really drew me in.

    My least favorite was Tryst by Elswyth Thane. It was one I heard a lot about last month from many people saying they reread it every year about this time. I got it from interlibrary loan and it was just okay. I have the feeling that if I had read it as a teenager I would have loved it.

  5. bn100

    one of the worst books ever- Chloe Neil’s twice bitten
    was interesting- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  6. Diane Sallans

    I been reading Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series – missed it when it was originally out. I’ll be trying to read all of Jill’s books.

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