Hello hello hello my lovely reading friends!!! How are we this month?? How has the reading been? If your January was anything like mine then you were busy, busy, BUSY. Like seriously I feel like January was simultaneously the slowest and the fastest month… were did the time GO???? (and also can I have it back please and thank you).
That being said by some magical gift of the universe I was actually able to squeeze in some reading time??? and I READ. (who is this person staring back at me in the mirror bc I don’t know her). I was also blessed by the reading gods this month because the books I managed to squeeze in the schedule were gold plated and shimmering with fantasticalness. It seemed like every book I picked up was like an automatic 100% on a test and we didn’t even have to pull out quiz-let or partner it with its BFF Cheg. #firebooks
That being said lets get on to the books I read this month!!!
What I Read:
Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt – 4 stars –
This series is fabulous. I love everything Elizabeth Hoyt writes, her stories are so full bodied and multilayered that I never know what I am going to get but I know I am going to be entertained. Apollo was attacked in prison and lost his voice because of it and Lily is an homeless actress currently living at the theater with her son. I love how tender and slow burn the romance unfolds. Both have been damaged in the past, they’re slow to trust but the romance that blooms is even more tender and addicting all the more so for it. SO so good!
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood – 5 stars –
THIS BOOK AHAHSHSJSHDJD. I AM ADDICTED. OBSESSED. DECEASED. This book blew me out of the water with its fabulousness. I read Love Hypothesis and remember liking it but this book. This. Book. The romance is just so good in this book I couldn’t stop laughing (this book is so funny I could not hold in the laugher here. I was dying.) Not to mention I loved how the whole thing took place at NASA and we got an insight into the team bonding/work that took place on the newly developing scientific projects. Also the straight ANGST and soul mate hints sprinkled throughout this cupcake of a book was *chefs kiss*. Just had every ingredient needed to make an epic romance book. One of my new favorite reads of all time!!!
Bitter Sweet Heart by H. Hunting – 5 stars –
WOW. This book took me by surprise. I jumped into this one not knowing what it was about. I had heard of the author but never read anything by her and BOY was I flabbergasted. This book is everything. Maverick is wildly mature for his age. His ability to communicate his needs and protect those of others blew me away. Not to mention I loved how this was a teacher/student romance but it didn’t come across as taboo. Both were scared. Both listened to one another doubts/reservations and came up with solutions together, as a team. Despite the age gap the two felt like equals and the CHEMISTRY was amazing. Pair that with amazingly well developed family aspects and this book was a solid win. Super good!
Pucked by Helena Hunting – 3 stars –
After finishing off Bitter Sweet Heart I wanted to read more of Helena Hunting an picked up the Pucked series ASAP!!! This first book was something. Wildly addicting, over the top fun, hilarious characters. I loved how easy and quick this one was to read and I was INVESTED in the future couples to come.
Pucked Up by Helena Hunting – 4 stars –
AHHHH this book was SOOOO much better than book one!!! Buck is straight up hilarious and even though the whole book was his POV I wasn’t bored for one second. Him and Sunny are great together and I love how sweet he is towards her. I was laughing so hard at some points in this book, Buck is so straight forward and unabashedly himself that I could not get enough. SO FREAKIN GOOD.
Puked Over by Helena Hunting – 4 stars –
This book was SPICE. Randall and Lily had instant chemistry and I loved how they both could not stop the attraction from growing amongst one another. Randall is much more grounded than the other Pucked men so far and absolutely worships Lily with every fiber of his being. Fast plot line, addicting drama, hockey, and more this series is so much fun and I can not get enough!!!
The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana Quincy – 5 stars –
This book is amazing. I went into this one not expecting much and then ended up completely devouring it in two days. I loved how Rose is an artist and draws intricate maps for a living and I adored how Brandon supported her and urged her to pursue her talents despite what society might think of her. Not to mention Brandon had secrets of his own and I loved getting a glimpse into his family and how accepting and genuinely interested Rose is in his background/life. The two are connected in a way that is fascinating to watch unfold and I ADORED the passion the two had for one another. This author is really good and I cannot wait to read more from her!
Duke Most Wicked by Lenora Bell – 5 stars –
OMG THIS BOOK IS A SOFT CUSHION OF LOVE THAT I WANT TO FALL INTO. I am a puddle. I am drowning in the sheer affection of wonderfulness that is this book. First off I am in love with Brandan. Second of all I am in love with Brandan Duke of Westbury. This book is just ahasdhkdkd so good. I love how Viola is his sisters music teacher, the elements of composing music and the passion behind her playing was fascinating and beautiful to watch unfold. Not to mention I was a sobbing disaster at Brandan’s hidden passion for her and I LOVED how brash, and straightforward, and reckless he was. The romance in this is AMAZING and I ADORED the plot. One of my new favorite historical’s of all time!!!
Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting – 5 stars –
DANGGGGGGG. THIS BOOK WAS A SLICE OF SWEET PIE I COULD NOT RESIST. Let me tell you my expectations going into this one were low. staggeringly low. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Alex and Violet in Pucked but this book was SPICY cinnamon cake and I love every piece of it. I thought this was going to be a short little cute wedding novella but then BAM enter a dramatic plot line that had me straight up sobbing and I was mistaken. I loved every direction this plot took and I loved how we got to see all the characters together again and check in with the different couple from the Pucked world. This book was just something you never want to end and want to keep reading while ignoring all your problems and/or responsibilities. So GOOD!!
Pucked Under by Helena Hunting – 4 stars-
We go more of Lily and Randall!!!! This was a super short and super steamy novella but the plot still felt very well developed. I loved getting to see more of Randalls family and how he and Lily were able to overcome obstacles in their relationship. Very good! I enjoyed it!
Tv Shows I Watched:
- Emily in Paris (season 3) – I finally got around to watching the most recent season of Emily in Paris and really enjoyed it! I love the fashion in this show and the glimpse into the marketing world. Not to mention I am INVESTED to see where Emily and Gabriels relationship goes. I need answers!!!!
- Peaky Blinders (season 6) – The final season FINALLY dropped. Thomas Shelby is my love and I just love this series with every part of me. SO so good. I’m depressed to see this series end.
- The Fate: Winx (season 1/2)- This series was surprisingly really good!!! So of course I binged the whole thing in a week only to find out there will never be another season again and it was cancelled??!?!?! Get it together Netflix.
- Alexa and Katie (season 1-4) – This series is extremely cheesy and the jokes are border line cringeworthy. So of course I binge watched the whole thing. The final season is the best and I wish there was more. *cries*
Well thats about all for this month! What about you all?? Read anything good this month??? Read any of the books above? Lets chat in the comments below!