Reading Goals Met in February
1. New authors I read - Nina Singh, Lee Christine, Carla Cassidy
Books I Read in February
Molly Cooper's Dream Date by Barbara Hannay
This was always on my 'to read list' but after I learned it was set on Maggie Island, offshore to my home in Townsville, I picked it up that afternoon! A very interesting read. It was an epistolary novel (a collection of emails and journal entries) with a beginning and ending in 3rd person prose. But it worked this way because the main characters had house swapped and therefore couldn't spend time together on the page any other way! Such a beautifully crafted and romantic novel. Loved it.
Cinderella and the Billionaire by Marion Lennox
I picked this one up because I wanted to give Marion Lennox another go - this is the second book of hers I've read - it was a more recent Forever release, and the other story in the release with Molly Cooper's Dream Date was Shipwrecked with Mr Wrong by Nikki Logan. For some reason, I thought I didn't want to read a shipwrecked story. Don't really know why. And then in this book, Matt, Meg, little boy Henry, and the dog Boof get shipwrecked on an island in the Bass Straight! So, what can I say? It was fate that I was to read a shipwrecked story. And, turns out, I think I have a new favourite trope! Shipwrecks are fun. And I really enjoyed this story too.
Swept Away by the Venetian Millionaire by Nina Singh
A new author for me! This was printed with Marion's Cinderella and the Billionaire so I literally finished that book and then just kept reading to this one. Why not be swept away to the beautiful art world in Venice, right? I really enjoyed this story and spending time in Italy.
Some Girls Do by Amy Andrews
I do like Amy's books, so I got this one because it was free on Kindle and I started reading it as I did my morning walks around the block. Took me a couple of walks, but I got through it. I enjoyed Lacey and Coop after we got past the first few chapters and her very annoying brothers.
Belle's Secret by Victoria Purman
This was a free kindle read too! I started this on my morning walk after finishing the above and almost devoured it. I've enjoyed two other Brides of Wirralong books and this one was just as good as the others. I really liked Belle and Harry's story and had a great time reading this while wandering the streets.
Bella's Impossible Boss by Michelle Douglas
The last of Michelle's books that my library has! I'm devastated. But this was a great read. I really enjoyed the work relationship between Bella and Dominic, as well as the cheeky cat Bella was cat-sitting. Minky sure was a naughty kitty...but instrumental to Bella and Dominic's relationship. Loved this story.
Cowboy Defender by Carla Cassidy
I've realised the only romantic suspense's I've read are Nora Roberts's and Mandy Magro's single-titles, so I thought I'd indulge myself. This book I got in my RWA swag bag last year. It was a fantastic read! I forgot how much I love romantic suspense! And this was a fantastic story. I might have track down some of the previous Cowboys of Holiday Ranch books...but it's safe to say I'm now a fan!
Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine
I picked up this book for something different and because it was by a new author. I really enjoyed the setting in this book, we don't get too many Australian snow stories. A very intriguing mystery though with some interesting characters. I really enjoyed it.
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