2nd Quarter Wrap-Up | 2020

So life has been a bit crazy lately. I hope you all are doing alright. It is definitely a stressful time.

With everything going on, I didn’t have any extra free time, but managed to read 5 books. I feel like my pace of reading is constantly changing and I have moments where I do nothing but read. Then I go months without picking up a single book.

Any-who, let’s get to the mini reviews.

Thank you NetGalley for providing digital copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.

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Beauty Tempts the Beast (Sins for All Seasons #6) by Lorraine Heath

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I couldn’t put this book put down once I starting reading it. I actually stayed up until 3 am because I was in love with the characters. The story was playful, romantic, and everything you expect a romance to be. It was fun to see how the beauty and the beast story plots are intertwined without the damsel being held captive. I really felt that these characters were a match for each other and the side characters were fun as well.

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All I Ask by Corinne Michaels

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I very much enjoyed this story. It was an interesting storyline regarding second-chances at love. Both characters had rounded backgrounds that contributed to who they become. The plot is pretty predictable, but that didn’t stop me from liking the characters and their story.

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My Fallen Saint (Fallen Saint #1) by J. Kenner

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was an easy read and I finished it in a day. I found several plot points to be predictable, but I am looking forward to how their story continues. As this will be a series, not all secrets were revealed, so I feel hooked enough to get more answers.

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to see Persian characters and folklore in a novel. I also liked the F-F-M love triangle. What’s better is that the relationships were created without fuss or a “coming out” story. I thought that the novel was well-paced and kept my attention. I also enjoyed the twists that occurred. Very well done and I hope to see more from this author.

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Daring and the Duke (The Bareknuckle Bastards #3) by Sarah MacLean

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It was the first I read by this author, and I ended up going back to read to the first two in this series. Love seeing strong female characters in romance novels. I thought the characters were fun, smart, and independent. I read this from start to finish in about a day.

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