What I Read in February 2021 + Reviews

I can’t believe it’s already time to share what I read in February! It was a quick and busy month, so I mainly reached for easy, feel-good reads. Nothing groundbreaking, but nothing too bad either! So let’s get right into it.

what i read in february 2021 reviews

What I Read in February 2021

ALWAYS ONLY YOU (Bergman Brothers #2) by Chloe Liese
*Available on Kindle Unlimited.
My rating and review: 4 stars. Frankie and Ren for the win! I absolutely loved this book. Probably more than the first. Frankie was a great character. I always appreciate a strong female lead. Her autism and struggle with rheumatoid arthritis made Frankie that much more badass to me. She didn’t take people‘s shit and always told it like it is – even if that created an issue or confusion for others. While I can’t relate personally, it seemed like the author handled both these issues in a very relatable, realistic manner. Ren was such a refreshing male lead. A mature adult male who knows what he wants and doesn’t act like an ass along the way? Groundbreaking! Seriously loved him. Looking forward to the last in this series!

FOREVER AND A DAY (Lucky Harbor #6) by Jill Shalvis
My rating and review: 3 stars. I should’ve written my review right after I finished reading this because now … I don’t remember much, ha! But, just like the rest of this series, it was everything I enjoy about Shalvis – cute, sexy, funny. Even though nothing exactly stood out or I didn’t fall head over heels for any characters, it was still a good little escape from reality.

LOVE AT FIRST by Kate Clayborn
*ARC received from NetGalley.
My rating and review: 4 stars. I don’t have a whole lot to say about this. Just like the last book I read from this author, it was well-written and a unique love story. Plenty of cute, funny, sexy and swoon-worthy moments. However, I was pretty bored until maybe 40-50% of the way through? There was too much focus on the apartment building and the people that lived there. But, Will. Sweet, tortured, emotionally-damaged Will. I wanted to wrap him in a hug the whole book and literally squealed when Nora finally did. I enjoyed the organic development of their relationship, and how they challenged each other to change and to open up to new possibilities. There were times of light angst, individually and as a couple, but it fit with their personalities so it didn’t bug me too much.

LAYLA by Colleen Hoover
*Available on Kindle Unlimited.
My rating and review: 3.5 stars. Something about this just didn’t click for me. Definitely not my usual genre of choice – the plot was too outlandish and removed from reality per my preference. HOWEVER. That said. Colleen Hoover’s writing and storytelling never fails to suck me in. This was no exception. I was ridiculously intrigued and could barely put it down. It’s just one of those books you have to read and judge for yourself.

Currently reading: Ever After Always (Bergman Brothers #3) by Chloe Liese – trying to finish up this series before my Kindle Unlimited trial expires, ha! 😉

Let’s connect on Goodreads! You also can keep up with all my reading in the archives.

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  1. 3.11.21
    Lovely said:

    Always on You sounds interesting!

  2. 3.10.21

    I am curious about Layla. Thanks for sharing!

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      Let us know if you read it!

  3. 3.9.21
    Maureen said:

    Great book review! I love Colleen Hoover’s writing style. It’s always very intriguing. I have not heard of Layla though and will add to my list. I did read Always Only You and I agree with your review.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      Layla was definitely different for Hoover.

  4. 3.9.21

    I can’t wait to read the Hoover book. I’ve loved almost all of her stuff. I have yet to read a Shalvis book, but I think I’d enjoy her writing.

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      I’ll be curious to hear what you think!

  5. 3.9.21

    I have a list of easy reads and yet, I always seem to go for the ones that are less than easy.

  6. 3.9.21
    Kimberly said:

    Easy, feel-good reads are where it’s at for me, too. I’m tickled that Lucky Harbor is still going because I think there were only 3 sisters to begin with. I hope all of the ladies of the town are finding love with various studly workers in the town.

  7. 3.9.21
    kristen said:

    yay, always only you is on my soon list, i’ve heard lots of people liked it more than the first, so i’m excited.
    your review for the jill shalvis book made me laugh – how i feel about pretty much all her books, i like them and they are enjoyable but they all blend together lol.
    i’m about 30% in love at first, glad to hear you felt kinda the same… nothing really happening yet, kinda bored.

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      I’ll be curious to hear what you think! I was bored, but then it got okay/pretty cute. I think you’ll like Always Only You better than the first in the series.

  8. 3.9.21
    Debbie said:

    Always fun to see what you’re reading!

  9. 3.9.21
    SMD said:

    I get annoyed by Colleen Hoover books sometimes.

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      LOL, I agree. It had been a while since I read one from her.

  10. 3.9.21
    Heather said:

    LOL I am the same as you with my KU trials HAHA. SO glad you are enjoying that series – I loved the third one SO much!!! I’ve heard other people say the same thing about the new Kate Clayborn! I will read it asap from the library. The cover is gorgeous!!

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      Like you, I LOVED the third in that series. It was tough to read at times because some of it hit too close to home, but it was so good.

  11. 3.8.21
    Biana said:

    I felt the same way about Layla – it was a little off for Colleen Hoover but not bad and I still wanted to know how it ended! Glad you had a good reading month!

    • 3.18.21
      Karly said:

      Definitely not a bad book, just not what I was expecting!