February Recap

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February flew by but I expected as much! I definitely ate out more than I usually do (at least it seems that way) but I certainly can't complain about spending time with friends and cousins. I will say though, that I'm very ready for winter to be over. There's been a couple days here and there teasing at the spring weather to come and it was enough to get me to culling items from my closet and shopping online a bit. I want to pack the sweaters away so badly! Maybe March will be that month? Here's hoping.

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  • One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, #1) by Jenny Holiday - 2.5 stars; I loved the friendship between the women in this book and I thought Jane (the heroine) was great. But the first impression of the leading guy just turned me off which made it hard to fully get behind the romance.
  • Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer - 4 stars; This was a reread! I think the first time I read it was in high school? But a famous country singer comes back to her home town and sparks fly between her and her next-door neighbor who she used to pick on. 
  • I Think I Love You (Oxford, #5) by Lauren Layne - 4 stars; This might be my favorite from the series! Brit Robbins asks her guy best friend Hunter Cross to teach her how to seduce a guy and as you can imagine, they realize there might be something between them. I love this trope.
  • Moonlight Scandals (de Vincent, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 2.5 stars; Devlin has always been the most mysterious brother of the de Vincent's so I was excited to finally get this backstory. I certainly liked him but I just wasn't into the plot. 
  • The Making of a Marchioness, Part I and II by Frances Hodgson Burnett - 4 stars; Wow, this classic took me by surprise! I bought it on a whim in England and I was shocked by readable it was. I adored the heroine for her unfailing goodness, which I've seen others complain about, but she is a charming, delightful and good human being and I liked reading that. Plus I was so invested in this romance between two people who usually aren't very romantic! Be warned that if you do pick it up, the second half can be particularly racist and there are sexist comments throughout but keep in mind it was first published in 1901 so I felt the author was just reflecting her worldview at the time. 
  • Mouth to Mouth (Beach Kingdom, #1) by Tessa Bailey - 1.5 stars; It's a very short book so I get that everything needs to be rushed but this just made me roll my eyes so much. 
  • The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker - 5 stars; I picked this up because two friends enjoyed it and I ended up falling in love with the characters, romance, story and Alaska settings. No one was more shocked than me when I found myself crying my eyes out at one point. I highly recommend this! 
  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness - 3.5 stars; I'm glad to be finally delving into the series! Despite some pacing issues, I love this author's refreshing take on paranormal creatures and how she brings history and science into the mix. The romance was a bit touch and go for me at times but ultimately I'm rooting for them. 
  • At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club, #1) - 3 stars; This book is so much fun! I laughed out loud so much thanks to the shenanigans and commentary between the three friends in this series. They're the best part of the book but I definitely enjoyed the romance too. 
How's your month been?


  1. I'm so glad that The Simple Wild ended up being your favorite read of the month! I really loved that book as well (and I definitely cried too).

  2. I so need to read The Making of the Marchioness! I'm glad that one was a pleasant surprise for you reading-wise.


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