Wednesday, June 1, 2022

What Deanna Read #76: May 2022

I don't think I read as much this month, but I haven't counted yet. I'll know once I get this done, but it's been a busy month, work-wise. I'm trying to think back what I did all month as it seemed to fly by, but yeah, work, work, work. It felt like I did not read as much. On the bright side, I got a bunch of new clients and I'm enjoying the work.

TikTok is driving me mad but hey, I had a video go nuts on the views this morning, so I guess I can't complain about that. It's such a simple video too, so I don't even know why it's taken off. I will never understand TikTok.You can watch it here.

Anyway, enough blathering.

Here's what I read for the month.

The Boss's Runaway by Jessa Kane
The Boss's Runaway

Pit Stop by Cassie Mint
Pit Stop

Rescuing Hadley by Adaline Raine
Rescuing Hadley

Mountain Menace by AM Proctor
Mountain Menace

Thin Ice by Cassie Mint
Thin Ice

Soul Deep by Ashley Lyn
Soul Deep

River Wild by Samantha Towle
River Wild

Burning For Chloe by Elizabella Baker
Burning For Chloe

Dared By My Roommate by Cassie Mint
Dared By My Roommate

Our Little Secret by Kiersten Modglin
Our Little Secret

Forbidden Office Daddy by Carmen Falcone
Forbidden Office Daddy

Only Ever Yours by Nikki Ash
Only Ever Yours

A Prince After Midnight by Jane Reyna
A Prince After Midnight

Fake Fiance by Cassie Mint
Fake Fiance

Booked by Jisa Dean

Mail Order Vow by Cassie Mint
Mail Order Vow

Monster's Naughty List by RL Caulder
Monster's Naughty List

In Trouble by Hannah Haze
In Trouble

Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett
Captain of the Guard

Yep, definitely a much shorter month. I didn't read nearly as much as I had hoped, but hey, some reading is better than no reading, yes?

Let's start off with Anna Hackett, shall we? I read Captain of the Guard and it was glorious. I loved it so much, but that's to be expected because I'm king of an Anna Hackett fan. I really enjoy her books. I also love it when she adds pets into the story and this one with the alien puppy was hella cute. I even made a TikTok book review video of it, so you can watch it here.

I read A LOT of Cassie Mint this month. I'm lucky she releases books so frequently even though her books are super short. I guess I needed a bunch of comfort reads since the month was stressful with work and some other things going on. Pit Stop, Thin Ice, Dared By My Roommate, Fake Fiance, Mail Order Vow. All fantastic.

A new to me author and another fantastic book. This one was recommended around the traps and it interested me. It's been sitting in my TBR for ages and I finally got to it. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Oh, and the book I'm referring to is River Wild by Samantha Towle.

I'm fast becoming a fan of Nikki Ash and I read Only Ever Yours last month. It's the escort trope which I'm not crazy about, but the hero realises she's it even when she's pretending to be an escort to help her friend out and is determined to have her. I loved it.

Finally, In Trouble by Hannah Haze. I love sweet omegaverse and reverse harem, and Ms Haze does this combo particularly well. Yum.

And here's that crazy video that's done so well on TikTok. I do not even know why.

That's it from me. What did you read this last month? Do leave a comment and let me know.

Stay tuned for what Helen read too.

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  1. Fabulous list and I am loving the videos :)

    Have Fun


  2. Yes, May was a good month for me. I loved the latest Anna Hackett. Loving this series. And a new Sara Paretsky. This was a great read. Anyhow, here are my books for May. And having to post in several parts again

    1 The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan. Quinn and Costa #3

    2 Her Seal Bodyguard by Cindy Dees. Runaway Ranch #3

    3 When she Dreams by Amanda Quick. Burning Cove #6

    4 Alpha Unbound by Eve Langlais. Feral Pack #1

    1. It's so strange that Blogger won't let you post long comments. I've never experienced it before. Are you doing it from your phone or the computer?

      Also, I have the new Amanda Quick to read. I haven't read it yet, but I plan to soon.

  3. 5 A Gift for the Alien Warrior by Honey Phillips and Bex McLynn. Treasured by the Alien Warrior #7

    6 Overboard by Sara Paretsky. V.I Warshawski #21

    7 The Bodyguard Next Door by Cynthia Eden. Wilde Ways #15

    8 Raymond by Eve Langlais. Growl and Prowl #3

    9 Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett. Galactic Kings #3

    10 Luka by Tasha Black. Alien Adoption Agency #11

    11 Luka bonus by Tasha Black. Alien Adoption Agency #11.5

    12 Rose's One Night to Forever by Vivien Arend. Heart Falls Vignette and Novella Collection #3

    13 Marked for Strife by Susan Hayes. Crashed and Claimed #2

    14 Marked for Strife epilogue by Susan Hayes. Crashed and Claimed #2 bonus

    15 Ice Cream Lover by Jackie Lau. Baldwin Village #2

    16 Then Came Love by Melissa Foster. The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) Love in Bloom Series

    17 CabeX by Pauline Baird Jones. Project Enterprise Story

    1. I'm so glad you loved Captain of the Guard. It was such a great story and Anna Hackett can take a trope I'm not crazy about and make it great. Annora is such an amazing character.

  4. Well, that was weird. It wouldn't let me post on the mobile site, but let me when I switched to desktop site

    1. Huh, interesting. I've never been able to post a comment from either my iPad or my iPhone. I always wait to do it from my computer because that's what seems to work best. It's weird.

    2. I'm posting on my android phone. It always used to work. Think blogger has changed something

    3. I think they did change something because the comment section looks different at the bottom of the post now. I do not know what they changed though. They didn't send me anything to tell me about it.