I’ve read some really great non-Netgalley books that I haven’t shared thoughts about yet *womp womp* so here’s a fast elevator pitch for why I enjoyed all of these.
Left to right
Sue Lynn Tan’s Daughter of the Moon Goddess
4⭐️. (Thank you, Partner @bibliolifestyle @harpervoyagerus @williammorrowbooks). The protagonist of this fantasy—book 1 in a duology—is basically dropped off into another realm with none of her previous resources & has to make her own way. The worldbuilding in this fantasy is really cool & while there is a love triangle it didn’t rip my heart out or cause major existential angst .
Ann Patchett’s These Precious Days
5⭐️. (Thank you, Partner @bibliolifestyle @harperperennial.) A lovely collection of essays written by a celebrated fiction writer. There are some real standout moments here including an essay about people asking her about when she would have children/expectations surrounding children / & even a moment when she is complicit in those societal expectations.
Katee Robert’s Electric Idol
5 ⭐️. This is so great. Katee Robert has really balanced steaming hot chemistry + sweetness in this series & I love (of course) watching the deadly Eros fall fast & hard for Psyche.
Erin Sterling’s The Kiss Curse
4.5 ️⭐️. (Thank you, Partner @bibliolifestyle .) Fun & Halloween-festive, this book features an uptight sweater vest-wearing MMC & a bold FMC. There’s also some back of the truck shenanigans (not a euphemism ).
Tessa Dare’s The Governess Game
5⭐️. I had this one on my shelf forever & of course it was soo good! My only minor complaint was that I wanted a bit more grovel but other than that, just lovely & wonderful.
Angelina M. Lopez’s After Hours on Milagro Street
5⭐️. (Thank you @harlequinpublicityteam @harlequinbooks for this complimentary copy.) This book is so good! It starts with the glasses-wearing hero & prickly bartender heroine having a one night stand…then the bartender decides she doesn’t like him because he might be taking away her family, her dream, her safe place away from her…then they become allies of sorts & lovers again. It’s a stunning & powerful story. Highly recommend!
All opinions my own.
Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?
Give me that HEA, please.
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