I am still on a shifter binge. I’m currently reading Guardian of Darkness (Darkness #7) by Katie Reus. I can’t say enough good things about this author. I’ve been reading her non-stop for the last five weeks. I’m bummed to be finishing up the Darkness series, but I’m looking forward to starting her Moon Shifter series. I’m also reading Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout #1) by Lucy Score.
I listened to a bunch of Julie Garwood historicals which put me in a historical mood. I’m currently listening to (rereading) Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas. I haven’t read or listened to a Kleypas in years & am looking forward to listening to others.
I didn’t have a lot of reading time this week, so I reread instead of picking up new books.
I finished Relentless, Insatiable and Mesmerized by Lauren Dane. I enjoyed all three. I plan to read Captivated, the next book in the series, at some point, but I’m taking a break for now. I also finished The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie on audio. I listed to The Segonian and Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to read next.
Over the past week ~
— for my distant bookgroup, I read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This was an intriguing novel about identical light skinned twins in the 1950s and their lives (and the lives of their daughters) after one of them leaves to pass as white.
— enjoyed the contemporary romance novella Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood.
— reread with pleasure two science fiction romances Dark Horse and Dark Deeds both by Michelle Diener. Also enjoyed Dark Ambitions, a novella which features characters from Dark Horse.
— Outcrossing (Mysterious Charm Book 1) by Celia Lake: I liked this 1920s era fantasy, but my copy (a document, perhaps an advanced reader’s copy?) had many sentence fragments and was missing a chapter. I suspect/hope that the published copy is more polished.
I just finished Samantha Christy’s UNTAKEN TWIN, about a man who falls for his late-twin’s fiancée. It handled the trope very well and also included an unexpected twist about halfway through that took the story in a completely different direction. Recommended.