Sunday, August 13, 2023

What Deanna Read #87: July 2023

So the whole getting back into it weekly thing has not worked out great. Honestly, the health is better, but combine being very behind after months of not working, I have a lot to catch up on. I'll get there. But in the meantime, not much reading is getting done.

Here's what I read for the last month.

Walker by Frankie Love
The Break of Promise by TS Joyce
His Curse to Give by TS Joyce
His Curse To Give
Knighthunter by Anna Hackett

Hollywood Scandal by Julie Rowe
Hollywood Scandal
The Keeper of Promise by TS Joyce
The Keeper of Promise
Rock God by Cassie Mint
Rock God
Blaste From The Past by Jessa Kane
Blaste From The Past

What Love Looks Like by Nikki Ash
What Love Looks Like
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
One For The Money
Ash by Kate Oliver
Knox by Kate Oliver

Big Bold Security by Cassi Hart
Big Bold Security
Harbor Master by Cassie Mint
Harbor Master

More comfort reads and one hate-rage read. Okay, that one was a work read, but it got me going. And then I had to talk to my author client and ask her how honest she wanted me to be because the book was painful. It's a good thing she's wonderful, and an adult, and she can take constructive criticism. I've got some work to do for her to fix some things, and that's on my to-do list soon. And no, I'm not saying which book that is.

On the good books front, of course, Knighthunter by Anna Hackett. If there's one author who can do one of my least favorite tropes and do it well, it's her. This one is enemies to lovers and I still loved it. Ms Hackett has a way of handling difficult (to me) tropes and making them sing. It helps that her characters are wonderful.

I also got caught up on and finished a recent series I had been working on by TS Joyce with The Keeper of Promise and The Break of Promise. Both were fantastic as I knew they would be. I also read His Curse To Give which was a re-release of an older book that had been expanded. I loved it but subsequent books in the series follow the same couple and that's not the kind of book series I like to read so I'm stalling on the next books.

Cassie Mint released a few books in July and I loved Harbor Master which features a heroine with amnesia who is rescued by the local harbor master. So sweet and filled with longing. Just my kind of thing.

That's it from me. What did you read in July?

Stay tuned for what Helen read too. It's coming. I promise, I will get to it.

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  1. At least you are reading and enjoying what you are reading that is always good :)

    Have Fun


    1. A little bit of reading, but some good books. I've been watching a lot more TV. That's just where my brain is at right now.

  2. You are a wonderful friend for doing this!

  3. July was a good month for the TBR pile. Seems like nearly every one was. I glommed on the Forbidden Iceland series by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir. I'd had the first 3 a while, and had to buy book 4.
    Also, since I read she'd died, I hauled a Julie Garwood book, Wired, out. Wasn't keen on it though.

    1 Wired by Julie Garwood. USA, Boston

    2 Essex Dogs by Dan Jones. Essex Dogs Trilogy #1. 14th century France. Well that was different from my normal reads. Loved it. Roll on book 2

    3 Nario by Veronica Scott. Badari Warriors #16. Space. Great book as usual

    4 The Business Between Them by Mona Shroff. Once upon a Wedding #4. USA, Maryland

    5 The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir. Forbidden Iceland #1. Iceland, Akranes

    6 Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleton. Pèrez Family. USA, Spain, Cuba. Florida, New York, Barcelona, Havana

    7 Girls who Lie by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir Forbidden Iceland #2 Iceland, Akranes

    8 Werewolf Bodyguard by Eve Langlais. Big City Lycans #3. Canada, UK, Romania

    9 Night Shadows by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir. Forbidden Iceland #3. Iceland, Akranes

    10 Healed By Love by Melissa Foster. Love in Bloom:The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #1 USA, Maryland

    11 A Deeper Fear by Allison Brennan. Lucy Kincaid novella. USA, Texas

    12 The Enforcer's Gamble by Vivian Arend. Timberwolf Lodge #2. Canada, Alberta

    13 You Can't See Me by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir. Forbidden Iceland #4. Iceland, Akranes

    14 The White Hare by Jane Johnson. UK, Cornwall

    15 Lethal Reprisal by Kaylea Cross. Crimson Point Protectors #8. USA, Oregon

    16 Knightmaster by Anna Hackett. Oronis Knights #2. Space

    17 Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz. USA, Arizona. Juan Islands, Seattle

    18 Four Weddings to fall in Love by Jackie Lau. Weddings with the Moks #1. Canada, Toronto

    19 Four Weddings to fall in Love bonus epilogue by Jackie Lau. Weddings with the Moks #1. Canada, Toronto


    1. You've got a great range of books read there. What did you think of Secret Sisters? I remember recommending it last month, I think.

      And Knightmaster was great. Enemies to lovers, but Anna Hackett does that well.

    2. Yes, I loved Secret Sisters. I've a few JAK's I haven't read yet for some reason. Think Knightmaster was one of my faves by Anna.

    3. Ah, then I would encourage to read at least one a month of your JAK books. They are so good. I'm currently reading one of her historicals. It's delightful, but I'm mad at the heroine right now, so I've put it down for a while.