The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan
Trigger Warnings for miscarriage.
The third book in Courtney Milan’s Brother’s Sinister series features Violet and Sebastian, life long friends who have been fooling London society by posing Violet’s scientific research as Sebastian’s in order for it to be seen as “respectable.” I loved Violet and Sebastian in previous books and had been so looking forward to their story. Violet is so smart and Sebastian so eccentric, but underneath their exterior’s or two richly troubled people. They have such a dynamic, layered romance. Their love is a very soulful and patient one that tore at my heart strings, and as always Milan wrote it in a divine and elegant prose that I adored.
Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
I love this cozy series! It’s got Shakespeare, baked goods, and a smart a lovable protagonist in Juliet. The setting of Ashland, Oregon is so quirky and inviting—I love that it is a real place you can add on to your must travel to list! The mystery itself kept me guessing and I loved immersing myself into the story! I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in this delectable series.
Dark Needs at Nights Edge by Kresley Cole
Finally, a book in this series I loved whole heartedly! While I can say for sure I have found all of the books in Immortals After Dark entertaining, I had yet to read a book that gripped me emotionally and had me fully invested in the characters. This was that book! I loved Neomi, especially. A French ghost ballet dancer from the roaring 1920s, she was so romantic and headstrong. I adored her! The story in itself was also fascinating and there were some true turns I did not expect. I really loved this one!
Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
I decided after seeing my library had the entire Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery in ebook format to dive back into this series. I love a small town romance in the spring time, and these books are so easy to eat up. The hero in this book, Ethan, was kind of a dumb a-hole, but I love the community of heroines in the town and the general comfy-ness of the series to keep reading.
Sister of the Bride by Susan Mallery
A less then artfully written novella, unfortunately. Insta-love, surface characters with no human depth. I’m just gonna pretend I never read this one.
Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole
Cadeon, the mercenary demon, and Holly, the halfling math professor fall in love. I liked Holly a lot, Cadeon was a touch forgettable for me. But this book prefaced and hinted at the upcoming story about seductress/sorceress Sabine, and her mortal enemy demon king Rhdystrom. I can already tell the follow up novel is going to be so juicy!
Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery
This book was about Pia, the Fool’s Gold city event planner, who was bequeathed her best friends frozen embryos after she died. The premise itself was interesting and heartfelt and I liked practical Pia. The romance was tepid, but the happy ending was heart warming enough for the 3 stars.
Only Mine by Susan Mallery
Is it bad that I can barely remember this book at all? Dakota for some reason works on a random reality dating show that pops up in Fool’s Gold. Finn, Zach, Jack? Some guy shows up to get his brothers off the show, it doesn’t work and then he sticks around to do nothing about it for a few months. The show is cancelled, everyone goes home. And then I guess they fall in love? Another book ending in pregnancy…wondering if this is going to be the ongoing ending for this series…
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
This book was set in the Alaskan wild and I really liked that! It dropped a high maintenance heroine in a less then high maintenance abiding place. The hero was a little brutish towards her at times, but I thought they played well off of each other. The real shining portion of this story had to do with Calla re-bonding with her estranged father as they both learn to come to terms with his terminal illness. I thought the ending was well done, and it had some very touching moments.
March was a great reading month for me, and I can’t wait to dive into more spring reads as the weather heats up. Did you read any good books in March?