Love in February, Days 21, 22, 23 and 24!


Love in February 21 is a photo challenge on Instagram to showcase favourite romance books!

Below are my favourites that I picked for the prompts and thought you’d like to see!

🌸Doomed Love🌸


RAW by Belle Aurora

 

🌸Rom Com🌸

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

🌸Celebrity romance rocker, politician, royals…)🌸

Thoughtless by SC Stephens

🌸Sports Romance🌸

Only Work, No Play by Cora Reilly

Haul: February 2021

Haul

Another month goes by and no buying limits. You know I’m beginning to think that I can’t continue this for much longer or my tbr will be over a thousand!!!!!

So 7 books this month which is probably about what I buy normally but I need to start reading more than I buy each month. That’s an idea actually, maybe I should implement that!!!!

📚 PHYSICAL/EBOOK

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A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

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The Infernal Devices Boxset by Cassandra Clare

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A Court Of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas (I did pre-order months ago though!)

📑 Arcs

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The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

🧚‍♀️Fairyloot

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Lore by Alexandra Bracken

What did you haul in February?

Review: Still Standing by Kristen Ashley

Title: Still Standing

Series: Wild West MC #1

Author: Kristen Ashley

This was a buddy read with the fab Sophie and Trisy Hop on over to their blogs to see their reviews!

When Clara Delany walks into the Aces High Motorcycle Club’s hangout, she’s hit rock bottom. She’s hiding her car from the repo man, she has less than two dollars in her bank account and the only employment she can get is delivering messages for a criminal.

All because of a man. Therefore, she’s sworn off them.

And then she meets West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC.

Buck also meets her, and the minute he does, he makes it clear (to everyone but Clara) that they’re starting something. Since Clara doesn’t get that message, she decides to leave Buck and sort out her life in order to come back to him clean.

She’s not gone but hours before life hits Clara with another blow. Which means Buck and his boys have to ride in and save the day. After that, Buck makes no bones about where they stand.

But does he?

Welcome to the first novel in the Wild West MC series which will tell the stories of the brothers of the Aces High MC, the Resurrection MC, and the Chaos MC…and the women who love them.

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Clara is on the downers, in fact right at the bottom because of her ex-husband. A ‘business’ meeting puts Clara in the path of West ‘Buck’ Hardy and it doesn’t go quite the way she planned!
‘I wasn’t on shaky ground. I was in the middle of an earthquake.’
Did this remind me of Chaos? Yes.
Was Buck, Tack? No.
Was I hooked? Yes.
Did I read all 528 pages in 1 day? Yes.
This book had all the hallmarks of a great, gritty, raw MC read and KA does do MC fabulously!
There was one part that I really didn’t like and I was angry at Clara for some bits of the story but I was also so sad that she thought the way she did about herself and what she had to put up with. But I guess that makes it a good story because I felt!
So to continue my questions/answer session from above, I have one last one.
Will I read the next book? Try and stop me!

This or That Book Tag!

I saw this tag on Reading in the Wings blog, go take a look at her answers!

Read on the bed or the couch?
100% bed for me! When I’m downstairs I find it hard to concentrate or I find stuff I need to do so it’s perfect upstairs in my bedroom!!!

Read at night or in the morning?
I tend to read at night. I’m on the wind down, my son is in bed and I relax and read! On weekends I do read during the afternoon sometimes but not that often!


Male main character or female main character?
I don’t actually mind either!

First person POV or third person POV?
I think 3rd person. I’m mainly a YA fantasy reader so I find 3rd person to be better for me to imagine it all!

Trilogies or quartets?
Trilogies.

Libraries or bookstore?
Libraries in my city are rubbish. Yes I said it! Nothing ever interesting in them or grabs me and don’t even get me started on their audio line! It’s such a crying shame. So bookshops for me!

Books that make you laugh or cry?
100% laugh. I don’t do tears and I hate it if a book makes me cry. I even steer clear of them if I know they are sad!

Black book covers or white book covers?
Black most defs. Like my soul 😂.

Character-driven or plot-driven?
Character-driven. I need to be able to know about the characters, relate to them, like them.

I won’t tag anyone but please feel free to do this!

Love in February, Days 18, 19 and 20!


Love in February 21 is a photo challenge on Instagram to showcase favourite romance books!

Below are my favourites that I picked for the prompts and thought you’d like to see!

🌸Bad Boy: Mafia or MC Romance🌸

Bella Jewel’s Sinners MC

 

🌸LGBTQ Romance🌸

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 

🌸Interracial/POC Love🌸

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Have you read any of these?

🎧 Review: Mathilda, Superwitch by Kristen Ashley

Title: Mathilda, Superwitch

Series: Book of Shadows #1

Author: Kristen Ashley

On Hallowe’en night, Mathilda Honeycutt finds out she’s a SuperWitch. Not the modern, hippy kind… the real, wand-wielding, pixie dust kind. After a life devoted to retail and coffee drinks, Mathilda is thrown into the secret world of witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries, headless horsemen, you name it, it exists… even whirling dervishes!

As Mathilda discovers her magic, she also discovers she’s prophesied to save the world. Problem is, she’d rather spend her time on online auctions, bidding on cut-rate but fabulous designer shoes. Now, she’s got to save the world, run her coffee house, battle against her co-worker in “The War of the Wooden Spoons” and figure out what’s going on with the silent, watchful (but yummy) Sebastian Wilding, a member of a centuries old Secret Society who has vowed to keep her safe and brainy, sweet (and hot) Dr. Aidan Seymour, a maverick member of The Royal Institute of Psychical Research. Making matters worse, her nemesis is a powerful witch who doesn’t mind fighting dirty.

Will Mathilda be able to save the world while still being perfectly accessorized? And how is she going to pick between Luscious Sebastian and Dreamy Aidan? And will she be able to talk The Witches Council into updating their uniform? And, lastly, will she ever get the hang of riding around on a broom?


I mean this was different but really right up my alley as I love KA and witchy reads are so cool especially in adult format!!!!

Firstly, I listened to the audio and loved the narrator, Susannah Jones!

Next, this story was actually set in my city! Claim to fame right there and it was full of English things like Tesco and English TV, love that!

So basically Mathilda is 30 and just found out she is a witch and a witch who is the object to a prophesy, the chosen one. She is all over the place, a bit kooky and a lot of fun.

Oh did I mention that she has to marry one of 2 men but she doesn’t know which one from the prophesy? I hate a love triangle but I persevered but I certainly had my fave!

This was sort of told in calendar month, diary format, was action packed, funny and hawt in that normal KA style!

One criticism, the word ‘ack’ was used so much I wanted to scream!

And that ending. Wholly unsatisfying! And why isn’t the guy that I don’t like from their triangle not dead?!!!

Love in February, Days 15, 16 and 17!


Love in February 21 is a photo challenge on Instagram to showcase favourite romance books!

Below are my favourites that I picked for the prompts and thought you’d like to see!

🌸Burning Love: Book and Candle🌸

Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde

🌸Friends to Lovers🌸

Chaser by Kylie Scott

🌸Arranged Marriage🌸

Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly

Have you read any of these?

Books I want (or need!) releasing in March…..

I couldn’t let February pass by without showing you what books I am looking forward to that are releasing in March.

I think that March is typically a big release month, have I got that right? Anyway, I have tried to reel myself in a bit and these are my ‘must haves’!

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab


The Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy


Wild Wind by Kristen Ashley


Namesake by Adrienne Young


Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo


What books are you looking forward to in March?

Love In February 21 Photo Challenge Day 14!

I’m taking part (and co-hosting!) Love in February 21. Its a photo challenge on Instagram to showcase our favourite romance books!
You can join in on Instagram (we would love that!) and there is a GIVEAWAY at the end of the month – 1 winner will get a book of choice up to 24 USD (Amazon or Book Depository must ship to your country).
Make sure you use the hashtag #loveinfebruary21 and follow us on Instagram. To do this go to my announcement post here and that will take you to who you need to follow!

🌸 HISTORICAL ROMANCE 🌸

I bet everyone has this 😂

To say that I liked this would be a lie. The truth would be that I loved it, was obsessed by it and watched the TV series TWICE!!!

Me, non-lover of historical romance is now…..a historical romance lover!!!


Did you watch/read Bridgerton?

Were you obsessed like me?!