Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.
Without further ado, here’s the installment for February 2014 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):
Reaper’s Legacy was a dark, angst-filled, nail-biter of a read. Such an opening – Sophie giving up her virginity to her boyfriend Zach, in his step-brother Ruger’s apartment. Like that’s going to end well, and it doesn’t. Step-bro Ruger is a tattooed biker who turns out to be Sophie and her son Noah’s savior in more ways than one – but he’s scary, sexy and all too attractive to the ladies, as Sophie observes over eight years. Who ya gonna believe, as Ruger often asks her, me or your lying eyes? Because in every way that matters, Ruger is a stand-up guy who is there for Sophie and her son and he’d like to be there as more than a friend and uncle. Everyone from Reaper’s Property is part and parcel of this realistic and often dark amusing MC story—Joanna Wylde just keeps getting better.
My favorite book for February was Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare. Even knowing that everyone else loved it, the book surprised me in the best way possible. I started reading it after midnight, and powered through to 3+ AM because I simply could not put it down.
Thanks to Tempts Me and Resists Me, I'm hooked on Megan Hart's new digital serial, Every Part of You. Voyeurism, S&M minus the B&D, a forthright, confident, sexy heroine and a hero with a boatload of baggage that has him running scared. I cannot wait to get my hands on the final three installments.
Craving Redemption by Nicole Jacquelyn
This was easily the best thing I read this month-the action, the drama, the heartache, and the fierce love between Callie and Asa set around the world of the Aces MC. I could not put it down.
My favorite for February was easy to pick: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie
Lin. As a ravenous romance reader, it's hard not to get jaded (no pun
intended!) Being taken back in time to a very different world brought new
life to the classic romance themes I love.
Although The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal is a March 4 release, I read it in February, and it is definitely my best read of the month. I loved the friendship among the “four foodies.” It resonated with me with a particular strength because the friendship began with online connections and because the friendship crosses boundaries of age, race, education and experience. The power of the novel's emotional punch and the wonderful prose reminded me once again of why Barbara O’Neal/Barbara Samuel/Ruth Wind is a long-time auto-buy author for me.