Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 IN REVIEW: Favorite Reads

Hamilton: The Revolution
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda (nonfiction)
A big part of 2016 for me was my obsession with the musical Hamilton so this glossy tome was destined to be a favorite.  I loved the story of how the musical was created paired with the lyrics/annotations.  The photographs were also beautiful and made it something I will page through again and again.

Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston, #3)
LISTEN TO THE MOON by Rose Lerner (historical romance)
A fascinating Regency romance featuring a marriage of convenience between a valet turned butler and a housemaid turned housekeeper.  The characters are richly drawn, the love story is engrossing, and the historical details just made my inner history nerd squeal with excitement.

Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane, #11)
DUKE OF SIN & DUKE OF PLEASURE by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance)
The Maiden Lane is one of my favorite currently running series and the two installments we got in 2016 show that it is getting better every time.  The 1730s setting continues to fascinate me as does the author's tendency for unorthodox pairings and gritty storytelling.

Vision in Silver (The Others, #3)
VISION IN SILVER by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy)
The third book in the Others series and showcases how wonderful these books are.  The development of the heroine is subtle, but powerful.  The world building is mind-blowing and the action keeps me turning pages late into the night.  I still need to read the fourth installment in time for the release of book five, but that won't be a hardship when the series is this fabulous.

Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2)
BAYOU MOON by Ilona Andrews (paranormal romance)
Book two in the genre-bending Edge series which features a changeling soldier who almost stole the show from the main couple in the first book and is pulled back into the world he left forever.  William is one of my favorite heroes of 2016 and his romance with the determined, kick-ass Cerise was full of action and chemistry.  Also, I have to give a shout-out to the authors for the killer world building.


Radiance (Wraith Kings, #1)
RADIANCE by Grace Draven (fantasy romance)
An arranged marriage romance between two humanoid species in an alternate world.  The slow burn of the love story, the development of all the characters (main and secondary), and the attention to detail are highlights of this beautiful book.


Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)
STARS ABOVE by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction)
I don't read much young adult fiction these days, but I always make an exception for Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series.  Her sci-fi twists on fairy tales are so engrossing and this anthology, which features nine novellas that help flesh out this already wonderful series.  My personal favorites were the wedding epilogue, the reverse POV of when Kai met Cinder, and the loosely connected retelling of the Little Mermaid.

Forbidden (Old West #1)
FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins (historical romance)
I have been meaning to try Ms. Jenkins for years and 2016 was when I finally took the plunge.  Her writing is as exquisite as my fellow readers have said and the premise of a businessman passing as White and the woman he can't resist.  My favorite aspect was the heroine who has gone through so much stuff and still retains her determined personality.

Saving the CEO (49th Floor, #1)
SAVING THE CEO by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance)
Jenny Holiday was one of my favorite "discovered in 2016" authors.  I am very picky about contemporary romance, but her snappy writing style and Big City settings just work for me.  This is my favorite of her 49th Floor series, but I highly recommend all four of the books.  What makes this one stand out to me is the twist on the pretend relationship and the math genius heroine.

Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3)
KINGS RISING by C.S. Pacat (fantasy romance)
I first started reading this addictive fantasy story when it was being published on the author's LiveJournal.  I (and the other Captive Prince fans) had been waiting for the conclusion for five years and it did not disappoint.  Damen and Laurent are one of my favorite all-time couples and the twists and turns of this book had me reading way into the night.

Magnate (The Knickerbocker Club, #1)
MAGNATE by Joanna Shupe (historical romance)
The Gilded Age setting helped this book (and series) stand out to me in 2016.  I also loved the class differences between the self-made millionaire hero and the upper crust heroine who wants to start her own brokerage firm.  I also enjoyed the "snowed-in" aspect which helped force these two to finally admit their feelings.


A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1)
A PROMISE OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet (fantasy romance)
I bought this debut on its release date after seeing a ton of gushing reviews/tweets/posts about it and it was the right decision!  Cat is such an amazing heroine and her romance with the gruff, but sweet Griffin had me laughing and swooning.  I also loved the Greek mythology that peppered the fantasy aspect of this world.
 
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)
KATE DANIELS SERIES by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy)
2016 was the year that I got caught up on the popular Kate Daniels series and it was an amazing ride.  Curran and Kate are fantastic as are the other series characters like Andrea, Jim, Roman, Derek, and Julie.  I am sad that the series will ending in 2017, but it will always have a place in my heart.
 
Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9)
GUILD HUNTER SERIES by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy)
This is also the year that I caught up with Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter books.  I read eight installments and am always left wanting more.  Elena, Raphael, Janvier, Ashwini, Illium, Dimitri are all so fantastic and the political machinations really help this series stand out.
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 IN REVIEW: Reading List

Reading Goal for 2016: 175
Books Read in 2016:
167
Re-reads: 7
Audiobooks: 3
Library Books: 45
Series Started: 42
Series Completed: 11
2016 Releases Read: 66
New-To-Me Authors: 26

JANUARY
1. One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly #3) by Megan Frampton (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
2. Ninja at First Sight (Knitting in the City #4.5) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
3. Focus on Me (In Focus #2) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
4. It Takes a Scandal (Scandalous #2) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
5. Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston #3) by Rose Lerner (historical romance) -- 5 Stars
6. Emma, Volume 2 (Emma #2) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
7. Emma, Volume 3 (Emma #3) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
8. Dark Craving (Dark Kings #0.1) by Donna Grant (paranormal romance) -- 3 Stars
9. My American Duchess by Eloisa James (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
10. Wicked Temptation (Nemesis Unlimited #3) by Zoe Archer (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
11. Emma, Volume 4 (Emma #4) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
12. Radiance (Wraith Kings #1) by Grace Draven (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
13. All's Fair in Love and Scandal (Scandalous #2.5) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
14. Forbidden (Old West #1) by Beverly Jenkins (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
15. Emma, Volume 5 (Emma #5) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
16. Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove #4.5) by Tessa Dare (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
17. The Score (Off Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy (NA contemporary) -- 4 Stars
18. Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City #5) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 3.75 Stars
19. A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels #2) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 5 Stars *re-read*
20. Emma, Volume 6 (Emma #6) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars

FEBRUARY
21. Emma, Volume 7 (Emma #7) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
22. The Sword Dancer (Tang Dynasty #4) by Jeannie Lin (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
23. Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3) by C.S. Pacat (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
24. Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #5) by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction) -- 4.5 Stars
25. Full Exposure by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
26. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
27. How the Cookie Crumbles (Bluewater Bay #12) by Jaime Samms (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
28. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures #6) by Jennifer Ashley (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
29. Emma, Volume 8 (Emma #8) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 3.5 Stars
30. Emma, Volume 9 (Emma #9) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
31. Emma, Volume 10 (Emma #10) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 Stars
32. Tycoon (Knickerbocker Club #0.5) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
33. Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Love #1) by Heidi Cullinan (steampunk romance) -- 4 Stars
34. The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel #1) by Sarah MacLean (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars

MARCH
35. Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
36. Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
37. The Hunter (Victorian Rebels #2) by Kerrigan Byrne (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
38. The Princess Wore Plaid (Oxenburg Princes #2.5) by Karen Hawkins (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
39. Sleeping With Her Enemy (49th Floor #2) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
40. Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
41. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
42. Love Me Like a Rock (Bend or Break #6) by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
43. Hard Candy (Bend or Break #7) by Amy Jo Cousins (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
44. Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
45. Magic Stars (Kate Daniels #8.5; Grey Wolf #1) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
46. Act Like It by Lucy Parker (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
47. The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors #2) by Sabrina Jeffries (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
48. Fortune Favors the Wicked (Royal Rewards #1) by Theresa Romain (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
49. Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys and Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
50. Luck Is No Lady (Fallen Ladies #1) by Amy Sandas (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
51. Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
52. Pairing Off (Red Hot Russians #1) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars

APRIL
53. Love in the Time of Scandal (Scandalous #3) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
54. Hot Stuff (Hot Zone #1) by Carly Phillips (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
55. Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars
56. The Heart As He Hears It (Perspectives #3) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
57. Temptations of a Wallflower (Wicked Quills of London #3) by Eva Leigh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
58. Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3) by Jeaniene Frost (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
59. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
60. Magnate (Knickerbocker Club #1) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
61. A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen #1) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
62. A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentleman #2) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
63. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 5 Stars *re-read*
64. Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by JR Ward (paranormal romance) -- 3.5 Stars
65. Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy) -- 5 Stars
66. Leveling the Field (Gamers #4) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
67. Six Degrees of Scandal (Scandalous #4) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
68. Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars
69. Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars
70. Lessons in Pleasure by Victoria Dahl (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars
71. Out of Frame (In Focus #3) by Megan Erickson (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
72. Only Enchanting (Survivors Club #4) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
73. Turning It On (Red Hot Russians #2) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 2.5 Stars
74. Z (Demonica #11.8) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 3.25 Stars
75. Come What May (All Saints #1) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars

MAY
76. Diary of an Accidental Wallflower (Seduction Diaries #1) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance -- 4 Stars
77. On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
78. Angels' Flight (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
79. The Captive (Captive Hearts #1) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
80. Only a Promise (Survivors Club #5) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
81. Saving the CEO (49th Floor #1) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4.5 Stars
82. Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
83. Hamilton the Revolution by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda (nonfiction) -- 5 Stars
84. A Year Without a Duke by Kate Pearce, Suzanna Medeiros, Genevieve Turner, Jennifer Haymore, Sabrina Darby (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
85. A Gentleman's Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
86. Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
87. Beauty and the Rake (Rookery Rogues #3) by Erica Monroe (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
88. The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh (Society of Gentlemen #0.5) by K.J. Charles (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
89. In the Middle of Somewhere (Middle of Somewhere #1) by Roan Parrish (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars

JUNE
90. Only a Kiss (Survivors' Club #6) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
91. Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
92. Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
93. Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
94. Short Stay (Love Lessons #3.5) by Heidi Cullinan (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
95. The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior (Seduction Diaries #2) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
96. Forevermore (Darkest London #7) by Kristen Callihan (historical-paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
97. How the Duke Was Won (The Disgraceful Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
98. Once She Was Tempted (Honeycote #2) by Anne Barton (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
99. Fate's Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 3.5 Stars
100. Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
101. The Suitor (The Survivors' Club #1.5) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
102. The Traitor (Captive Hearts #2) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars

JULY
103. How to Rescue a Rake (Book Club Belles #3) by Jayne Fresina (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
104. Roped In by Marie Sexton and L.A. Witt (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
105. Getting It Back (Red Hot Russians #3) by Elizabeth Harmon (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
106. Only Beloved (The Survivors' Club #7) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
107. The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4.25 Stars
108. To Love a Thief by Julie Anne Long (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
109. The Laird (Captive Hearts #3) by Grace Burrowes (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
110. A Duke to Remember (Season for Scandal #2) by Kelly Bowen (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
111. The Highlander (Victorian Rebels #3) by Kerrigan Byrne (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
112. Big Vamp on Campus (Half-Moon Hollow #4.5) by Molly Harper (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
113. The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
114. Cold-Hearted Rake (Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
115. Marrying Winterborne (Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars

AUGUST
116. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by JK Rowling (fantasy) -- 4 Stars
117. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
118. To Kiss a Thief (Runaway Desires #1) by Susanna Craig (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
119. To Charm a Naughty Countess (Matchmaker Trilogy #2) by Theresa Romain (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
120. Status Update (#gaymers #1) by Annabeth Albert (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars
121. Steel's Edge (The Edge #4) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
122. If I Only Had a Duke (Disgraceful Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
123. Hannah and the Highlander (Untamed Highlanders #1) by Sabrina York (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
124. Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1) by Julie James (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
125. A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet (fantasy romance) -- 4.5 Stars
126. A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel #2) by Sarah MacLean (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
127. No Mistress of Mine (An American Heiress in London #4) by Laura Lee Guhrke (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
128. Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4.25 Stars

SEPTEMBER
129. The Governess Was Wicked (Governess #1) by Julia Kelly (historical romance) -- 3.25 Stars
130. Say It Right (All Saints #2) by A.M. Arthur (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
131. Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
132. Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter #8) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
133. Highland Warrior (Campbell Trilogy #1) by Monica McCarty (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
134. Level Up (Fandom Hearts #1) by Cathy Yardley (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
135. Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove #5) by Tessa Dare (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
136. The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel (Seduction Diaries #3) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
137. Fullmetal Alchemist -- 3-in-1 Edition, Volume 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist #1-3) by Hiromu Arakawa (fantasy manga) -- 4 Stars
138. To Steal a Heart (Secrets and Spies #1) by K.C. Bateman (historical romance) -- 4.5 Stars

OCTOBER
139. Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night (Winner Takes All #2.5) by Kate Noble (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
140. First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
141. The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors #3) by Sabrina Jeffries (historical romance) -- 3.75 Stars
142. The Mane Event (Pride #1) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4.25 Stars
143. Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews (urban fantasy) -- 4.5 Stars
144. What Happens in Scotland (Second Sons #1) by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance) -- 3 Stars
145. A Raven's Heart (Secrets and Spies #2) by K.C. Bateman (historical romance) -- 4.25 Stars
146. Baron (Knickerbocker Club #2) by Joanna Shupe (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
147. The Debutante is Mine (Season's Original #1) by Vivienne Lorret (historical romance) -- 3.5 Stars
148. Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 3.5 Stars

NOVEMBER
149. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (historical romance) -- 4 Stars 
150. The Engagement Game (49th Floor #3) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4.25 Stars
151. The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
152. A Rake's Guide to Seduction (Reece Family Trilogy #3) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
153. Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) -- 5 Stars
154. The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
155. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4.5 Stars *re-read*
156. Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read*
157. Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4.5 Stars *re-read*

DECEMBER
158. Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read* 
159. Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter #9) by Nalini Singh (urban fantasy) -- 4 Stars
160. Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars *re-read* 
161. A Grosvenor Square Christmas (Sons of the Revolution #3.5; Stanton #4.5) by Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Anna Campbell, Kate Noble (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
162. One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars
163. His Heart's Revenge (49th Floor #4) by Jenny Holiday (contemporary romance) -- 4 Stars
164. Four Weddings and a Sixpence by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Stefanie Sloane, Laura Lee Guhrke (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
165. Like a Wolf with a Bone (Pride #0.5) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal romance) -- 4 Stars
166. A Study in Scandal (Scandalous #3.5) by Caroline Linden (historical romance) -- 4 Stars
167. A Kiss for Luck (Sweetest Kisses #0.6) by Grace Burrowes (contemporary romance) -- 3 Stars