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Monthly Reads: April 2022

Posted May 3, 2022 by Holly in Features | 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

I read 11 books and 2 short stories in April.

Own the Wind (Chaos #1)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 5 out of 5
Knight (Unfinished Hero #1)(reread) by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Say It’s Forever (Redemption Hills #2)(audio)(reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Lover Unveiled (BDB #19) by J.R. Ward | 3.5 out of 5
Lover Arisen (BDB #20) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 out of 5
Shadow Fire (Shadow Riders #7) by Christine Feehan | 2.5 out of 5
Jester (Masters of Mayhem #2) by Renee Rocco | 4 out of 5
Havoc (Masters of Mayhem #3) by Renee Rocco | 4 out of 5
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall | 3.5 out of 5
The Cool Aunt (Hidden Legacy #5.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Misunderstanding (Hidden Legacy #4.1) by Ilona Andrews | 3 out of 5
Ruby Fever (Hidden Legacy #6) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5

Not surprisingly, my favorite book of the month was Ruby Fever. Hidden Legacy is one of the best series in existence. I also really enjoyed by Kristen Ashley rereads.

Holly

April was a much better reading month for me. I read 31 books/short stories. It feels good to have my reading mojo back.

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5
That Lip Ring (Rock Kiss 4.2) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Wolf Heart (Psy-Changeling #18.1) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Pay Me (Hidden Legacy #4.2) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
The Cool Aunt (Hidden Legacy #5.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Misunderstanding (Hidden Legacy #4.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #1 (Hidden Legacy #1.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #2 (Hidden Legacy #1.2) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Rogan’s POV #3 (Hidden Legacy #3.1) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
Ruby Fever (Hidden Legacy #6) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
A Laird for all Time by Angeline Fortin (audio) | DNF
Lost Heart (Celta’s Heartmates #14.5) by Robin D. Owens (audio) | 3 out of 5
A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 2.5 out of 5
Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.25 out of 5
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians #4) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians #5.5) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 2.75 out of 5
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians #6) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians #7) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book #9) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians #10) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians #11) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Wild Fire (Chaos #6.5) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Wild Wind (Chaos #6.6) by Kristen Ashley | 3.75 out of 5
Three Dog Knight (Midnight Empire: The Tower #2) by Annabel Chase | 3.25 out of 5

My favorite reads of the month were Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall and Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews, with an honorable mention to A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall. My least favorite read was A Laird for All Time by Angeline Fortin.

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Monthly Reads: April 2022

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Monthly Reads: March 2022

Posted April 5, 2022 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

I read 7 books this month.

Highball Rush (Bootleg Springs #6) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Phantom Game (GhostWalkers #18) by Christine Feehan | 4 out of 5
Munro (Immortals After Dark #18) by Kresley Cole | 3.75 out of 5
Rewriting the Stars (Bailey Brothers #6) by Claire Kingsley | 5 out of 5
A Warm Heart in Winter (BDB #18.5) by J.R. Ward | 3.75 out of 5
Give Me a Reason (Redemption Hills #1) (reread) by A.L. Jackson

My favorite book of the month was Rewriting the Stars (Bailey Brothers #6) by Claire Kingsley. That book was everything I expected and more than I had hoped. My least favorite was A Warm Heart in Winter (BDB #18.5) by J.R. Ward.

Holly

I managed to finish 10 books in March, but it was a push. Things are starting to slow down for me at work, so hopefully April will be a better reading month for me.

The Queen’s Gambit (Rogue Queen #1) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
The Queen’s Advantage (Rogue Queen #2) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
The Queen’s Triumph (Rogue Queen #3) by Jessie Mihalik | 3 out of 5
Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians #2) by Dianne Duvall | 4 out of 5
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall | 3.75 out of 5
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Dianne Duvall | 3.5 out of 5
Moon Craving (Children of the Moon #1) (reread) by Lucy Monroe | 4 out of 5
Fated (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #3) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5
Wild Night (Midnight Empire: The Tower #1) by Annabel Chase | 3.75 out of 5
Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6) by Sherry Thomas | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Wild Night by Annabel Chase, with Miss Moriarty, I Presume? as a close second. My least favorite read of the month was The Queen’s Advantage by Jessie Mihalik. I’ve read and enjoyed other books by this author, but this series wasn’t as successful for me.

Giveaway Alert

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Monthly Reads: February 2022

Posted March 3, 2022 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

I read SIXTEEN books last month. 1-6. Sixteen. That is circa 2005 shit for me. I just couldn’t stop reading Claire Kinglsey.

Broken Miles (Miles Family #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Forbidden Miles (Miles Family #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Ransom (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5
Reckless Miles (Miles Family #3) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Hidden Miles (Miles Family #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.25 out of 5
Remembering Ivy by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Dream Man (reread) by Linda Howard | 2 out of 5
Always Have (Always #1) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Always Will (Always #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Always Ever After (Always #2.5) by Claire Kingsley | 3 out of 5
Whiskey Chaser (Bootleg Springs #1) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Moonshine Kiss (Bootleg Springs #3) by Lucy Score | 4 out of 5
Bourbon Bliss (Bootleg Springs #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
The Prize (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Gin Fling (Bootleg Springs #5) by Lucy Score | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley. The hero is yummy. My least favorite book was my reread of Dream Man by Linda Howard. Goddess, that book is horrible.

Holly

For the second month in a row, Casee read more books than I did. I’m pretty sure this hasn’t happened in the history of our 20(ish) year friendship. Congrats to her, but I need my reading mojo back! I finished 10 books and DNF’d 3. Sigh.

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 4 out of 5
The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3) by Dianne Duvall (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen | 3.75 out of 5
The Blood King (Inferno Rising #2) by Abigail Owen | 3.5 out of 5
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson | DNF
Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 2.5 out of 5
The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland #2) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Fantastical (Fantasyland #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Broken Dove (Fantasyland #4) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
The Wolf’s Witch (The Witch’s Pack #1) by Rachel Medhurst | DNF
A Grave Spell by Jenna Collett | DNF

My favorite read of the month was The Segonian by Dianne Duvall, a new-to-me author this month. I loved the story and both main characters. My least favorite read of the month was A Grave Spell by Jenna Collett, which I DNF’d about halfway through. I’ve enjoyed novels by this author in the past, but the main character was very annoying and I wasn’t at all invested in the story.

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Monthly Reads: February 2022

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Monthly Reads: January 2022

Posted February 2, 2022 by Holly 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

For the first time in the history of Book Binge, I read more books than Holly. I read 13 books last month.

Honor’s Splendour (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Saving Grace (reread)(audio) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Darkest Heart (Dominion #1) by Juliette Cross | 4 out of 5
Getting Real (Getting Some #1)(audio) by Emma Chase | 4 out of 5
Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1) by Maya Banks | 4.5 out of 5
Never Ever (Perdition MC #1) by Isabel Wroth | 2.5 out of 5
Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5)(audio) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Protecting You (Bailey Brothers #1) by Claire Kingsley | 3.5 out of 5
Fighting for Us (Bailey Brothers #2) by Claire Kingsley | 4 out of 5
Unraveling Him (Bailey Brothers #3) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Rushing In (Bailey Brothers #4) by Claire Kingsley | 4.25 out of 5
After the Night (reread) by Linda Howard | 3 out of 5
Chasing Her Fire (Bailey Brothers #5) by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5

I loved all the books I read in January except one. Never Ever by Isabel Wroth was not my cuppa. The editing was atrocious and kept pulling me out of the story. It was maddening. The book that most surprised me was After the Night by Linda Howard. Honestly, how could I ever have loved that book? Gray is a total ass. A loveable ass, but an ass just the same.

Holly

I only managed to read 7 books in January. Things have been crazy and I haven’t had a lot of time. Fingers crossed that February is a better reading month for me.

A Farewell to Charms (Mystic Bayou #6) by Molly Harper (audio) | 2 out of 5
Bombshell (Hell’s Belles #1) by Sarah MacLean (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Forged (Hall of Blood and Mercy #1) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Redeemed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #2) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Unleashed (Hall of Blood and Mercy #3) by K.M. Shea (audio/read) | 3.75 out of 5
Hunted (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #1) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5
United (Pack of Dawn and Destiny #1) by K.M. Shea | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Magic Unleashed by K.M. Shea. My least favorite was A Farewell to Charms by Molly Harper. I really wanted more from that story.

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Monthly Reads: January 2022

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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.

Giveaway Alert

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Monthly Reads: December 2021

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