This month’s TBR prompt, Paranormal or Romantic Suspense, is always fun. Both subgenres cover a lot of ground, so there can be an embarrassment of riches when it comes to picking out something to read. This time around, rather than pick one subgenre, Caz went with both and read a paranormal romantic suspense novel.Lynn, on the other hand, was craving some category romance, and after a false start with a Harlequin Intrigue from the 90s, ended up finding a much more recent Harlequin Romantic Suspense that worked rather well indeed. […]
This month’s TBR Challenge prompt invites us to go into the Wayback Machine, or at least the Kinda Wayback Machine. Tasked with reading something more than ten years old, we both dug into our book stacks. Caz read a classic category novel by Mary Burchell, while Lynn went with a somewhat newer (though not quite new) historical from Cara Elliott. […]
Talk about an overwhelming prompt! This month we are challenged to read a contemporary romance for the TBR Challenge, and that leaves readers with an embarrassment of riches as contemporaries have been in high supply for the past few years. I ended up choosing a sports romance which I had seen recommended on Twitter, and Caz went with an m/m contemporary that turned out to be a winner as well. […]
I have to admit that I loved being prompted to read a historical this month. Historicals and gothics were my first loves, but my reading habits have evolved over time, and I don’t read as many as I used to. And as frequent readers here well know, Caz is something of a historical maven, so between the two of us, we had a lovely time reading this month. […]
Are you a book hoarder? Does your TBR pile more resemble a mountain – or a mountain range? If so, then this month’s TBR prompt would provide no trouble at all. There’s no restriction on genre or time period; we just had to choose a book by an author who is represented more than once in the TBR stack. […]
Authors and readers alike seem to love series. When an author builds a compelling world, one cannot help wanting to revisit again and again. So, with this month being series catch-up month on the TBR Challenge, we both went back into beloved series. Caz went with a gritty mystery that is one of a series following an m/m relationship while Lynn read one of the Rannoch/Fraser novels, a historical romantic suspense series that follows the leads’ marriage of convenience as it develops into love.
Paternity Case by Gregory Ashe
Paternity Case is the third in Gregory Ashe’s series of novels featuring two detectives based in the small Missouri town of Wahredua, Emery Hazard and John-Henry Somerset. These are gritty, complex stories that are practically impossible to put down once started; the mysteries are twisty and really well-conceived but […]
Since I’ve been discovering series I missed the first time around, a lot of my happy 2018 reading experiences have been of the backlist variety. However, this was a good book year for me in current releases as well. One book I had long been anticipating turned out to be a DNF bust, but I found plenty of other treasures. I’ve listed my favorite first, but otherwise my picks are in no particular order.
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
I’d been looking forward to this book for over a year, and it was probably my favorite 2018 read. It’s romantic, and there is so much meat to the story that I find myself thinking about it months after having read it. This tale of a French prisoner of war assigned to board with a family in New York can […]