Monthly Wrap-up: February 2018

monthly wrap-up

Here’s a quick breakdown of the 26 books I reviewed in February, separated out by rating!


By the BookThe Last Wolf cover

  • By the Book by Julia Sonneborn – Hilarious and entertaining retelling of Persuasion.  (February 3)
  • On the Edge of Scandal (Snow & Ice Games #3) by Tamsen Parker – Forbidden romance between ice hockey player and her coach (February 5)
  • The Last Wolf (Legend of All Wolves #1) by Maria Vale – Fresh, exciting, original!  (February 6)
  • Wicked Attraction (The Protector #2) by Megan Hart – Thrilling scifi romance with an alpha woman. (February 6)


Medal UpOn the Edge of ScandalBranded by FirelightEarning ItDeserving It

  • Medal Up by Nicole Flockton and Fiona Marsden – Duology of novellas about the Olympics.  Fun but flawed. (February 3)
  • On the Edge of Scandal (Snow & Ice Games #3) by Tamsen Parker – Forbidden romance between ice hockey player and her coach (February 5)
  • Branded by Firelight (Sweetheart Brand #3) by Paula Altenburg – Heartwrenching, but still warm and fuzzy.  With cowboys!  (February 6)
  • Earning It (Stolen Moments #1) by Angela Quarles – Delightfully fun, steamy, and angsty! (February 7)
  • Deserving It (Stolen Moments #3) by Angela Quarles – Hot, witty sports romance with a big dose of Irish (February 8)

Little Tails on the FarmPlaying By Her RulesPlaying HouseMr. BlakelySwitch It Up

  • Little Tales on the Farm (Little Tails #5) by Federico Bertolucci and Frédéric Brrémaud – Adorable and sweet kids’ picture book (February 9)
  • Playing By Her Rules (Sydney Smoke Rugby #1) by Amy Andrews – Reread. The book that got me into rugby romance! (February 11)
  • Playing House (Sydney Smoke Rugby #5) by Amy Andrews – Bit of a departure from previous books, but still wonderful! (February 12)
  • Mr. Blakely by K. Webster – Quick, sexy, super taboo! (February 12)
  • Switch it Up (Noble House Kink #2) by Sara Brookes – Super kinky and steamy (February 18)

Leaving EverestRock KingFire and BoneBig Mushy Happy LumpGirl in the Mist

  • Leaving Everest by Megan Westfield – Action-packed and angsty – truly lovely (February 19)
  • Rock King (Nothing But Trouble #1) by Tara Leigh – Angsty rock star romance, with a great female lead (February 20)
  • Fire and Bone (Otherborn #1) by Rachel A. Marks – Enjoyable YA urban fantasy, with a Celtic twist (February 21)
  • Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen – Hilarious and honest (February 23)
  • Girl in the Mist by S.T. Young – Action-packed, psychological joyride (February 24)

Hard PursuitWorth Waiting ForWorth Searching ForWant YouPenric's Fox

  • Hard Pursuit (Delta Force Brotherhood #3) by Sheryl Nantus – Drama-filled fun! (February 25)
  • Worth Waiting For (Heart of the South #1) by Wendy Qualls – I needed a whole box of tissues, but angsty lovely goodness (February 26)
  • Worth Searching For (Heart of the South #2) by Wendy Qualls – Dogs, lots of dogs! (February 27)
  • Want You  (Garner Brothers #2) by Stacy Finz – Small town, outdoorsy romance (February 27)
  • Penric’s Fox (Penric & Desdemona #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold – It’s Penric.  It’s awesome.  ‘Nuff said. (February 28)


Fire on the IceRedlineStraight Up Irish

  • Fire on the Ice (Snow & Ice Games #4) by Tamsen Parker – Pacing was off for me, but amazing characters and a super hot. (February 6)
  • Redline by Neal Holman, Clayton McCormack, and Kelly Fitzpatrick – Trippy grimdark conspiracy theory military procedural graphic novel.  (February 13)
  • Straight Up Irish (Murphy Brothers #1) by Magan Vernon – Sexy Irish dude, but fell flat for me.  (February 17)


His For the Week

  • His for the Week by Alice Gaines – Annoying main character made this not the book for me. (February 19)








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