Monday, March 7, 2022

What Deanna Read #73: February 2022

Reading has been a bit slow in February. Work picked up and got really busy and I had less time to read. I also read quite a few much longer books which is unusual for me since I prefer shorter to medium length book. I haven't counted how many books I read for the month yet so this will be a surprise for me.

Here's what I read for the month.

Man of the Month Club January by Ann Omasta
Man of the Month Club: January

Vanished In Denver by Layne Daniels
Vanished In Denver

Her Mountain Man Beast by Elena Dawne
Her Mountain Man Beast

The Guard by Cassie Mint
The Guard

Billionaire Landlord by Liza Karr
Billionaire Landlord

The Dragons' Human Pet by Jasmine Mills
The Dragon's Human Pet

The Detective by Anna Hackett
The Detective

Truck Driver by Jessa Kane
Truck Driver

The Tutor by Cassie Mint
The Tutor

Treasured by Mink

Shifting Gears by Karla Doyle
Shifting Gears

Hot Blooded by Heather Guerre
Hot Blooded

The Fall Of Promise by TS Joyce
The Fall of Promise

The Coach by Cassie Mint
The Coach

Zac by Juli Hill

Cold Hearted by Heather Guerre
Cold Hearted

Nochebuena by Marie Force

Text by Cambria Hebert

Lightning In A Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz
Lightning In A Mirror

The Shrink by Cassie Mint
The Shrink

Okay, did a little counting. It was fast, not a lot of books. 20 books read in February. That's pretty good considering I didn't read much. Some of the books were quite short though, but there were a lot of longer books too. It's a good thing those longer books were very enjoyable. I'm glad they held my attention.

What to talk about? Well, I discovered a new author that's fantastic. I read two of her books this month and they were both fantastic. Both Cold Hearted and Hot Blooded were fantastic. Deep, rich, and immersive. Both books were very different too so they were fresh and unique reads.

I think I might have mentioned Cassie Mint before and how much I love her books. They are short but reading them leaves me so happy. I read her entire new Kephart College series this month. She releases fast! The whole series was amazing and I pretty much glommed each book as they released. My favorite of the four books is The Coach.

I love texting or messaging in stories. I feel like they add a level of depth and diversity to the communication between characters. Text by Cambria Hebert is so different because it's about a woman who gets kidnapped but she steals her kidnapper's phone before he throws her into a hole and leaves her there. She uses the stolen phone to text someone in the kidnapper's contacts hoping to get help. The story builds from there and it's full of mystery, intrigue, and tension. This is definitely worth a read. It will captivate you.

Also read a few favorite authors who release books once a month. The Detective by Anna Hackett and The Fall of Promise by TS Joyce  were both amazing. The Detective might be one of my favorites from Anna Hackett and one of her best. I'm still partial to Brodin (Emperor), but Hunt comes a close second on the book boyfriend front. The Fall of Promise is a best friends to lovers story and it is so rich and deep. It's filled with feelings as Daylen and Denver find their way back to each other after a painful separation.

Finally, I have to mention Lightning In A Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz. This is the last book in the Fogg Lake series and it's classic JAK. Great suspense, mysterious hero, independent, strong heroine. Such a fantastic story and end of the series.

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. It was still a good reading month which is always good :)

    Have Fun


  2. February
    A great month. Yes, I loved the Jayne Ann Krentz. Read it in January. And a new Badari Warriors book. Yeah
    1 Savage Road by Christine Feehan. Torpedo Ink #8

    2 I Married a Birdman by Regine Abel. Prime Mating Agency #3

    3 Lying Mirror by Eve Langlais. Mist and Mirrors #2

    4 Genmate Forsaken by Cara Bristol. Genmate Dilemma # 2

    5 Piper by Tasha Black. Alien Surrogate Agency #1. Loved this and with a fabulous AI

    6 Piper bonus Epilogue by Tasha Black. Alien Surrogate Agency #1. 5

    7 Goodbye Again by Mariah Stewart. Wyndham Beach #2

    8 Caught by Love by Melissa Foster. Steeles of Silver Island. Love in Bloom series #3

    9 Abandoned in Death by JD Robb. In Death #54

    10 Rennyr by Veronica Scott. Badari Gladiators #2. Gotta love these Badari guys, even off their world

    11 Operation Sunset by Susan Hayes. The Drift:Nova Force #5

    12 I Married a Merman by Regine Abel

    13 Girl's Night Out by Vivian Arend. Heart Falls Vignette Collection #2

    14 Seizing Power by Cynthia Sax. Rebel Cyborgs #5. Think this was amongst the best of the author's books

    15 Cross my Heart by Cynthia Eden. Wilde Ways #14

    16 Genmate Imperiled by Cara Bristol. Genmate Dilemma #3


    1. What do you think of the Regine Abel books? I haven't read them yet but a lot of people rave about them.

    2. I really liked them. Enjoyed them all, the last one not so much but was still enjoyable. And they are in KU too!

    3. Yeah, it's great that they are on KU. I think I'm more likely to try them with them in KU since this is so outside my comfort zone. What would you say the vibe of these books are?

    4. With the first 3 there was some sort of external issue going on, and the "marriage " was needed to sort it. Although the aliens were alien looking, there were certain, er, compatibility. So to speak. Try the first one. There a quick read

    5. I'm trying to get past the fact that the aliens look so strange.