Books are struggling to hold my attention right now. It has been hard for me to even decide what I’m in the mood for, so fair warning that what I read in October 2020 is quite the eclectic mix!
What I read in October 2020
THE HEIR AFFAIR by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
My rating and review: 3 stars. Sequels very rarely live up to the hype of their predecessors. Some stories are better left at one book – especially in this case. I loved, loved, LOVED The Royal We and was excited to dive back into the world of Nick, Bex and Freddie. But … everything just fell flat. It was nothing but drama, drama, and more (repetitive) drama. I was bored to tears in most parts, and frankly most of the characters annoyed me that I didn’t really care one way or another what happened to them. And, is it just me or did the ending wrap up way too quick? Meh. Take it or leave it.
RUMOR HAS IT (Animal Magnetism #4) by Jill Shalvis
My rating and review: 3 stars. Just like any Jill Shalvis book, I knew this was going to pass the time just fine. And, it did. However, I don’t think I’ll be continuing with this series. Obviously I didn’t start from the beginning, but I wasn’t a fan of the characters or location/setting. Just didn’t click with it and never felt invested enough in the story.
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Lucky Harbor #1) by Jill Shalvis
My rating and review: 4 stars. YESSSS this reminds me why I fell in love with Jill Shalvis books! Could this be my favorite ever from her? Yes, quite possibly yes. It was fun, realistic, cute, sexy, funny, minimal angst … basically everything you expect from Shalvis but even better. This just did it for me, and I can’t wait to continue with the series.
NOTHING TO FEAR (Final Hour #2) by Juno Rushdan
My rating and review: 4 stars. This is one of the best romantic suspense/thrillers I’ve read! I skipped over the first in the series, but I don’t think that affected anything too much – other than maybe having more context on some characters. There is a good balance of action/suspense and romance. Gideon and Willow were an unlikely match, but I was rooting for them more and more with every page turn.
Currently reading: Before the Crown by Flora Harding