Thursday, June 10, 2021

What Deanna Read #64: May 2021

Well, it's officially the middle of the year. Dare I say it? Where did the time go? How did half a year go by so quickly?

From my end, this post is a little late because we've been away. Steve's writing a crime thriller and we combined our 20th wedding anniversary with a book research trip and moseyed on down to Tasmania for a little vacay and research. We had a great time and when we got home today, I was wondering why my lunch didn't cook itself. I got very spoiled while away.

Here's what I read for the month.

Big, Bearded and Brilliant by Kat Baxter
Big, Bearded and Brilliant

Haunted In Death by JD Robb
Haunted In Death

Lumberman Werebear by TS Joyce
Lumberman Werebear

Woodsman Werebear by TS Joyce
Woodsman Werebear

Teamwork by Lily Harlem

Never Ever by Isabel Wroth
Never Ever

Making Their Vows by Jessa Kane
Making Their Vows

Legacy by Rachel Robinson

Hot Ice Complete Series by Lily Harlem
Hot Ice Complete Series

Cave Man by Frankie Love
Cave Man

Her Mountain Man Pursuer by Gia Bailey
Her Mountain Man Pursuer

Her Mountain Man Recluse by Gia Bailey
Her Mountain Man Recluse

How It Is by TS Joyce
How It Is

Justice For Mackenzie by Susan Stoker
Justice For Mackenzie

Triple Duty Bodyguards by Lily Gold
Triple-Duty Bodyguards

Love Happens by Melanie Moreland
When Love Blooms

Broke Down by Sharan Daire
Broke Down

The Stalker's Obsession by Emma Bray
The Stalker's Obsession

One Shot by Nikolai Andrew
One Shot

Hawk's Honor by Maddie Wade
Hawk's Honor

Stealing From Mr Rich by Anna Hackett
Stealing From Mr Rich

Stalked By The Billionaire by Emma Bray
Stalked By The Billionaire

Three Swedish Mountain Men by Lily Gold
Three Swedish Mountain Men

Bear The Heat by TS Joyce
Bear The Heat

Lakeside Daddy by Jisa Dean
Lakeside Daddy

Uncorked by Delta James

How Much I Feel by Marie Force
How Much I Feel

The Lady Has A Past by Amanda Quick
The Lady Has A Past

Step Stalker by Jessa Kane
Step Stalker

Bad Bad Bad by K Webster
Bad Bad Bad

A Little Bad Bad Bad by K Webster
A Little Bad Bad Bad

Mace by Maryann Jordan

Jack by Maddie Wade

Well, it's been a heck of a month. I didn't think I read as much, and I didn't, not compared to last month, but it still turned out to be a pretty decent reading month.

Of course, I settled on a few favorites and I caught up on some TS Joyce. How It Is was fantastic. I didn't think I'd love Krome's story as much as I would but wow! He and Cora were amazing. Of course, as usual, Ms Joyce brings all the heart and feels to her story and I was all for it.

I discovered a new-to-me author this month in Lily Gold. I read two of her books and they were both excellent, but Triple-Duty Bodyguards blew me away with its depth and intensity and emotion. Going in, I thought it was going to be about a spoiled, diva actress in need of protection, but it's so much more than that. Crazy stalker, deep emotions, diving into PTSD, and so much more.

I love how prolific Anna Hackett is and this month saw the release of a new billionaire series. I'm madly in love with the series and the characters of the first book, Stealing From Mr Rich. I can't get over how Monroe and Zach meet. It was eye-opening in so many ways. Talk about a zinger of a meeting.

And finally, I read my first Susan Stoker book which I've been meaning to do for ages. Wow! Justice For Mackenzie started off slow, but man, towards the end, it blew me away. That scene when Dax is talking to Mack while they are scrambling to find her. Holy moly! Blew me away. I was so moved by it.
That's it from me. What did you read this last month? Do leave a comment and let me know.

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  1. Looks like lots of good books there for you and I am glad you had a great trip to Tassie, it is sad when you get home and have to start preparing your own meals :)

    Have Fun


    1. Much better month than I thought. It will be less this month since I didn't read while in Tassie. Too much having fun.

  2. Having fun? Sounds like me and Benidorm and god knows when that will happen again. JD Robb. Is that a first for you? Still got the latest to read but otherwise I've read them all, fortunately. Would hate to have to start from the beginning. Otherwise an average month, number wise but on track with my goal of 200 a year.

    1 Valor : Variant - 2 by Sandra R Neeley. A Dark Genetic Manipulation Romance #2

    2 Double Shot by Gwen Martin. Bold Brew #10

    3 The Dream Weavers by Barbara Erskine

    4 Pregnant by the Playboy by Jackie Lau. Fong Brothers #1. A new author to me. Not the type of title I usually go for, but saw this on the AAR blog.
    Loved it. My favourite new author. Fortunately not a huge backlist, plus I found I had already downloaded a couple that had been freebies.

    5 Following the Rules by Lane Hayes. Script Club #1

    6 The Lady has a Past by Amanda Quick. Burning Cove #5

    7 Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau. Kwan Sisters #1

    8 Black Knight by Lynn Raye Harris. Black's Bandits. This was one of the best in this series

    9 Holiday for the Alpha by Veronica Scott. Badari Warriors novella. Love these guys.

    10 Maybe we Will by Melissa Foster. Silver Harbour #1

    11 Mr Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau. Kwan Sisters #2. And one from the backlist

    12 Traces of Murder by Rachel Lee. Conard County: The Next Generation #47

    13 Under Strain by Cynthia Sax. Rebel Cyborgs #2

    14 Stealing from Mr Rich by Anna Hackett. Billionaire Heists #1. Great new mini series.

    15 Submerged by Kaylea Cross. Kill Devil Hills #2

    Happy Anniversary.

    1. JD Robb, I started years ago and stopped reading for some reason. Don't know why. I'm way behind but caught up this month with a couple of novellas. Still a long way to go since I stopped at book #26 and it's up to #52 now but I wanted to get back into it since I remember enjoying the series and the characters.

      I'll need to check out Jackie Lau. She sounds good. I'm always up for a new author my reader friends love.

      The new Amanda Quick was fantastic. I'm still not over it. I loved the way they were dancing around each other before they could decide if they liked each other or not.

      The new Anna Hackett is fantastic. Love the new series and of course, I still can't get over the first time Monroe and Zach meet. *ahem*