Over the past week I finished 4 books, all of them romances of some sort. This would perhaps indicate that my slump is over. That being said I cracked open another romance (Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai) that’s been sitting on my kindle for a while and I stalled out–not sure why because I’ve read and loved several other books by her but I guess I’m not in the mood for this one. So I have to figure out if I’m going to keep on trying to read this or give up and pick something else. In the meantime I took a break at the end of the week to binge watch some dramas (Wok of Love was surprisingly great?).
Here are the books I recently finished:
- Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta. Well, this monster romance featuring minotaur milking (yes, it is what you think) was weird for sure, and the premise was really out there! But the actual romance was surprisingly sweet? I enjoyed it. 4/5 stars.
- Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly. The latest romance centered around a cooking competition show. I enjoyed this one a lot although it felt heavy at times, mostly because one of the main characters was really struggling internally with some things. I felt that because I get struggling inside and putting on a face for the world and how tiring that can be. This also features a non-binary main character and I think it’s only the second romance with a character identifying as such. 4/5 stars.
- The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper. I’ve had this on my kindle for forever and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. First of all the humor in this was fantastic. I loved the main character and her relationship with her sister. I enjoyed the romance. Would read more for sure. 4/5 stars.
- Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau. I’ve read a couple other romances by Jackie Lau and they’re always so good–they’re smart, funny, sexy, and very Canadian. This one has one of my favorite tropes which is a famous person falling for a non-famous person. This one also features baking! Enjoyed the characters and their emotional bond. This one hit me a little hard because one of the main characters recently lost a parent suddenly and is really struggling with that loss. 4/5 stars.
I also received one new book in the mail this past week:
Anytime Kate Elliott has a new book out I’m on board so I had to pick up her newly published novella, Servant Mage. Looking forward to reading this sometime in the (hopefully near) future!
So, like I mentioned earlier, not sure what I’ll be reading this week. I may push through my current read or may drop it for something else. One of my friends just started The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison and talking about that had me wanting to re-read it again so maybe I’ll do that! We’ll see where my mood takes me. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
15 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Romances and Such”
Nice to catch up with you again after a long while yet. I think you’re doing so so well on the reading front, and don’t need to come too hard on yourself when you get into an occasional slump
Thank you! Your kind words are much appreciated.
I love Goblin Emperor and have reread it several times. I always find that rereading something you love is a good way to get over a disappointing read.
I’ve read it at least 4 times, it is such a lovely book.
So tempted to give Morning Glory a try and I’m very excited to read Love & Other Disasters. I recently got The Goblin Emperor on audio and I’m pretty keen to check it out cos I’ve heard amazing things about it. Hope you enjoy whatever you read 🙂
Lol! Morning Glory is out there but I strangely enjoyed it! The romance itself was quite good.
Molly Harper book sounds interesting! (Okay, okay, it’s all the title! It is just so good!! 🤣)
It was really good! I was surprised. The title is hilarious but also reflects an in-universe book and quotes from it start each chapter lol.
Looks like you had a good reading week. I also finished 4 books this week. I will leave the link to my post below if you want to check it out. If you’re not feeling the book you’re currently reading just put it down for now and pick up something you’re in the mood for. There’s no harm in that and you can always come back to that book when you’re in the mood for it.
Forgot to leave the link to my post oops!!
Yay to four books–that’sawesome! Yeah I think I may move on to something else for now and circle back later.
Romance might not be my cup of tea, usually, but I find a title like “The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires” quite irresistible! 😀
It was a really fun book!
Well yay for romance because it’s working so well for you.
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires sounds delightful. Which… is a weird thing to type but ok lol
I hope you’re doing well, Lisa!