Sunday, March 5, 2023

What Deanna Read #83: December 2022 to February 2023

Oof! This is going to be a big post since I'm catching up on 3 months of books read that I have not posted. Excuses aside for slackness, I'm trying to catch up after almost 6 months of travel and being away while trying to juggle work. It's been crazy, y'all. I'm slowly starting to come round, but staying on track is still a struggle. My focus has been mostly keeping ahead of deadlines. A friend of mine calls it survival mode. I'm getting there, I promise!!

Aside from that, I hope you guys are well and have had some awesome reading.

Here's what I read for the month.

Tempting The West Wind by Anna Hackett
Tempting The West Wind (republished)
Taken By The South Wind by Anna Hackett
Storm & Seduction by Anna Hackett
Storm & Seduction
Good Girls Say Please by Dani Wyatt

Wallflower Seeks Mountain Man by Marley Michaels
Wallflower Seeks Mountain Man
Baby For Daddy's Best Friend by Callie Stevens
Baby For Daddy's Best Friend
Lily's Forest by Kat Baxter
Lily's Forest
A Taste Of Magic by Lidiya Foxglove
A Taste of Magic

Fight Dirty by Cassie Mint
Fight Dirty
Poe by Jisa Dean
Targeted by Kaylea Cross
Targeted (Audiobook)
Desire In The Mountains by Olivia T Turner
Desire In The Mountains

Pop-Up Love by Mink
Pop-Up Love
Sheriff's Bad Bear by Kati Wilde
Sheriff's Bad Bear
Ignite by Melanie Harlow
Bears In Mind by Sam Hall
Bears In Mind

A Baby For The Outcase by Cassie Mint
A Baby For The Outcast
Bosses With Benefits by Cassie Cole
Bosses With Benefits
Her Name Is Knight by Yasmin Angoe
Her Name Is Knight
Every Wrong You Right by JE Parker
Every Wrong You Right

Claimed By My Stalker by Lena Little
Claimed By My Stalker
In Control by Hannah Haze
In Control
Lost In The Mountains by Olivia T Turner
Lost In The Mountains
Her Savior Bear by Scarlett Grove
Her Savior Bear

Kiss It Better by Cassie Mint
Kiss It Better
Steel by Anna Hackett
FIre and Ice by Victoria Paige
Fire and Ice
Screwed Up by Harloe Rae
Screwed Up

Her Daddy's Sunshine by Laylah Roberts
Her Daddy's Sunshine
Texting The CEO by Flora Ferrari
Texting The CEO
Romeo by Cameron Hart
Vulnerable by April Wilson

Untamed Daddy by Laylah Roberts
Untamed Daddy
The Stranger by Cassie Mint
The Stranger
Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz
Sleep No More
Reminders Of Him by Colleen Hooever
Reminders Of Him

Protector Daddy by Laylah Roberts
Protector Daddy
The Accidental Text by Flora Ferrari
The Accidental Text
Nanny For The Mercenaries by Cassie Cole
Nanny For The Mercenaries
Tempest by Anna Hackett

Saving Christmas by Jisa Dean
Saving Christmas
Repeat by Kylie Scott
Zeus by Carly Spade
Zeus (Audiobook)
Live And Let Orc by Dani Wyatt
Live And Let Orc

Pit Stop by Cassie Mint
Pit Stop (reread)
Tall, Dark & Lonely by RL Mathewson
Tall, Dark & Lonely (Audiobook)
Boyfriend Goals by Riley Hart
Boyfriend Goals (Audiobook)
Good Deeds by Kathryn Moon
Good Deeds

Prey by Cari Silverwood
Santa Genie by Jamie K Schmidt
Santa Genie (Audiobook)
Motorcycle Daddy by Laylah Roberts
Motorcycle Daddy
Hero Daddy by Laylah Roberts
Hero Daddy

Kingpin All The Way by Cassie Mint
Kingpin All The Way
Striker by Anna Hackett
Escape The Sea by G Bailey
Escape The Sea (Audiobook)
Heart Of Stone by Demelza Carlton
Heart Of Stone

Bigfoot And The Librarian by Linda Winstead Jones
Bigfoot And The Librarian
Strawberry Delight by L Ann
Strawberry Delight (Audiobook)
Our Snowy Night by Ella Goode
Our Snowy Night
Holiday Flex by TS joyce
Holiday Flex

His Many Demands by Ali Parker
His Many Demands
Behind His Eyes by Claire Kingsley
Behind His Eyes
How The Grump Saved Christmas by Claire Kingsley
How The Grump Saved Christmas
In Doubt by Hannah Haze
In Doubt

Marked by Kaylea Cross
Marked (Audiobook)
Holly & The Henchman by Cassie Mint
Holly & The Henchman
Enticing The Scrooge by Jessa Kane
Enticing The Scrooge
Filthy Headlines by Cassie Mint
Filthy Headlines (reread)

Inked By My Sister's Ex by Flora Ferrari
Inked By My Sister's Ex
Stalking In The Holidays by Emma Bray
Stalking In The Holidays
Second Bite by SJ Tilly
Second Bite
The Alpha's Silent Mate by Eve Bale
The Alpha's Silent Mate

Mistletoe Mobster by Cassie Mint
Mistletoe Mobster (reread)
Lone Wolf Of Piston by TS Joyce
Lone Wolf Of Piston
XXL by Kate Hunt
A Scandalous Seduction by Lily Harlem
A Scandalous Seduction

Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard
Show No Mercy (Audiobook)

Phew! That's a bit! It's not as much as previous months since my reading has been somewhat slow in January and February. Maybe even December. I just went back to count, and it's 77 books in three months. That's not terrible.

It's been a while so I'm going to try to remember any standouts and not get too long-winded.

All the Cassie Mint, of course! Fight Dirty, A Baby For The Outcast, Kiss It Better, Mistletoe Mobster, etc., etc. If you've not read Cassie Mint, go read her. I can't recommend her enough. She's an auto-buy and read immediately author for me.

I finally read Laylah Roberts' MC Daddies series and I think I read it at the right time when I needed a lot of comfort and care, so the heroes being super protective and tender with the heroines worked for me. I've read 4 books in the series so far, and have enjoyed all of them. My favorite though of the four so far is Untamed Daddy.

Anna Hackett came out with more books from her new Sentinel Security series. Striker and Steel. Both were awesome, but I think I like Steel more, because... Killian!

A very recent read was Lily's Forest by Kat Baxter which was super cute. I'm a sucker for a pen pal romance, and this one includes letters that Lily and Forest exchange before they meet in person. Utterly adorable.

Finally, special shout out to Boyfriend Goals which is an MM romance that I listened to on audiobook and fell in love with the narrator, Iggy Toma. This was such fun. It's such a fun quirky book, and the hero, Milo who is neurodivergent was AMAZING. I love how confident he was in himself and how he embraced all his quirks and you just fall in love with him and his idiosyncrasies.

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

Stay tuned for what Helen read too.

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  1. A great month in February, especially for a short month. Working my way through the Six Pack Ranch series by Vivian Arend. Most of which I've had for several years, so a bit of a dent in the tbr jar.
    Where did you get those re issued Anna Hackett books from?
    Glad to see you're enjoying Kaylea Cross. Love her books.

    1 Alien CEO needs a Nanny by Tasha Black. Alien Nanny Agency #4

    2 Alien CEO needs a Nanny bonus epilogue by Tasha Black. Alien Nanny Agency #4

    3 Protective Impulse by Kaylea Cross. Crimson Point Protectors #5

    4 Rocky Mountain Desire by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #3

    5 Not your Valentine by Jackie Lau

    6 Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #4

    7 The Medusa Prophecy by Cindy Dees. Medusas #3

    8 Rocky Mountain Rebel by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #5

    9 The Medusa Affair by Cindy Dees. Medusas #4

    10 Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #6

    11 Rocky Mountain Vignettes by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch

    12 Encore in Death by J.D Robb. In Death #56

    13 Rocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #7

    14 Fairy Cakes in Winter by Lane Hayes

    15 Blame it on Rio by Suzanne Brockmann. Tall, Dark and Dangerous #14

    16 Maelstrom by Cara Bristol. Cyborg Force #4

    17 Hot Shadows by Lynn Raye Harris. Hostile Operations Team Strike Team 2 #6

    18 Rocky Mountain Retreat by Vivian Arend. Six Pack Ranch #8


    1. Those old Anna Hackett's were rereleased as the Warrior of the Winds series and instead of 5 novellas, she combined them into 3 longer books. I had bought the older books a long, long time ago.

      I am definitely enjoying Kaylea Cross. I'm doing her in audio as I got a good deal on her audiobooks and Jeffrey Kafer, her narrator, is one of my favorites.

      I need to check out Vivian Arend. I have a few of her books in my collection.

      Soooooo...behind on the Eve Dallas books.

    2. Oh, I've found the Anna Hackett books. I actually have book 1.

    3. Nice. They are short and fun. Originally published by Harlequin, but she got the rights back and rereleased them herself some time ago.

  2. A big list and the good thing is that even though you have been travelling and really busy you still get time to read which is awesome :)

    Have Fun


    1. I'm putting yours together next and it will be equally big since it's three months worth of books read. I love seeing all the covers together though.

    2. The covers look so good :)

      Have Fun

    3. They are, although I wish there was some magic way to do them real quick.