April is over, and we are so close to summer. I am winding down the school year and looking forward to another relaxing summer with more time with my family and, of course, more books. Before we start talking about May, let’s recap all the great books read during the month of April. This month brought 28 books to my kindle, and so many were amazing, meaning they are going on my forever TBR list.
Without further ado, here is my monthly wrap-up for April. Below you will find a list of the books with a glimpse of my initial reactions to the book and a link to my full review and other book information. As always, an MB will indicated my top books of the month, and they are books I would highly recommend putting on your TBR!
4 Damsel Crowns
Royal Disaster, the second installment to the Royal Scandal series by Parker Swift is just as hot and steamy and Royal Affair, but there is the added element of suspense to enthrall the reader and keep them turning the pages.
4 #TuttleisBae CROWNS
Forever, the conclusion to Amanda and Tuttle’s story is everything a YA high school romance should be. There is drama, some swoonworthy John Hughes’s moments, and a HEA every girl dreams of having for the culmination of her high school career. It is truly and entertaining read from cover to cover.
4.5 Katniss & Peeta CROWNS
With each book in the Modern Love series, I fall even more in love with the writing of Piper Rayne. I enjoy their heroines, their heroes are swoonworthy, and their stories are the best blend of romance and comedy. I am always thoroughly entertained.
5 Little Miss CROWNS
Kylie Scott’s second addition to the Dive Bar novels is everything I love about her writing with its sassy and fierce heroines, rocker-esque heroes, and a story line that is filled with angst and tension, keeping readers turning the page until the very end.
3 Baseball Loving Crowns
Third Base is a good start to the Boys of Summer series, and the writing is fun and entertaining, making it a good sports romance to celebrate the kick off of baseball season.
5 Tortuous Crowns
Ends Here is going to be another smash hit for M. Robinson. The emotional rollercoaster she takes readers on during this story will put them through a bevy of emotions, everything from anger to sadness to gaping disbelief. It is an epic ride.
4 Hot Crowns
Hot for the Fireman details the romance of Erik and Olivia, two broken souls who are trying to heal and start anew. There is still the heat readers love from Gina. L. Maxwell, but this one has a little more heart.
Words. I love them. I love the power they can hold. I love that they conjure up a wide array of emotions. I love that they can inspire and cause change. I love that simple words can be woven together to impact others, and Brittainy C. Cherry is an amazing wordsmith that is able to produce all of this with The Gravity of Us.
5 Bandit CROWNS
Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland have done it again! Mister Moneybags is fun with lovable characters, great cameos, true romantic moments, and a plot line I never expected.
5 Guppy Loving CROWNS
Nicola Rendell delivers another romance filled to the brim with heart, laughter, and heat. From the opening pages, readers are transported to the unique world filled with varied and lovable characters, and they will absolutely get caught up in the whirlwind romance of Penny and Russ.
4 Small Town Crowns
Juliette Poe introduces readers to small town of Whynot, the Mancinkus family, a sweet story of second chance love that will make readers not only fall in love with Trixie and Ryland but also this small close knit town.
5 Perfect CROWNS
You know when a book is so good you find yourself picking it up to read it, even if it is only for a minute? You hope there is a line a the stop sign, so you can squeeze in one more page. You ignore any type of responsibilities because you need more. You’re the Only One immersed me in the world and romance of Sky and Dillon, and it was perfection.
4 Hot Shot CROWNS
Emma Hart delivers another fun and steamy enemies to lovers romance with Mixed Up. The bickering between Raven and Parker not only leads to entertaining moments within the story but also develops the sexual tension that exists between the two. The resistance to succumbing to their desires is what makes this story, ultimately, so entertaining.
5 Hard Limit Crowns
I loved every single minute of Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones. In fact, it is my favorite book by her. It has secrets and mystery, seduction and steam, and a dominate hero and sassy heroine, which make it the epitome of what I love in a suspenseful romance.
4 Single Dad CROWNS
Kendall Ryan delivers another sexy and endearing romance in one of my favorite tropes, single dad romances the nanny. The characters are fun, the plot is entertaining, and, as always, Kendall Ryan, delivers the steam.
5 Baseball Loving CROWNS
K. Bromberg hits a homerun with The Player. With the sizzling chemistry and the plot line, readers will be enraptured from chapter one.
4 Forbidden Crowns
Crave by Dani René will take readers on a trip of forbidden desires and love in a world of sex trafficking and clubs that is not for the faint of heart.
I am sucker for all sports tropes. There is something about watching a sexy athlete take all that dedication and devotion for a sport and place it on the woman he loves. And of all the sports tropes, football players just hit the mark, particularly the Game On series.
4 God Worthy CROWNS
Paper Fools by Staci Hart is incredibly unique and intriguing with the integration of Greek mythology and the gods into the modern day world and romance of Lexi and Dean.
5 Soulmate CROWNS
It is completely effortless to love the Checkmate series. Every character, every story line, every word written is entertaining, steamy, romantic, suspenseful, leaving readers sitting on the edge of their seats devouring each delectable word.
4 Healing Crowns
Ghost in His Eyes focuses on the healing powers of love, as readers follow two incredibly broken people who are trying to wade their way through tragedy to heal and live again.
5 Romantic Crowns
I feel like I just read a fairy-tale, albeit dirtier than normal! Every single sweet and steamy moment between Charlotte and Brooks swept me up in their romance, and by the end of this book I was completely suffused with happiness.
Preppy has everything readers could have asked for in the conclusion of this fantastic series! Just like the men who have won our hearts in this series, it is gritty and dark, yet still filled with so much love.
Max Monroe has perfected the romantic comedy, hitting the right blend of hilarity and romance. Every single novel they produce has me rolling in laughter and swooning over the heroes and heroines who have become some of my favorites.
Karina Halle delivers an office romance with forbidden aspects that will completely enthrall readers from the very beginning. Her characterization of Will and Jackie, her development of their romance, and her writing style will win over readers and make them fall in love with this unlikely couple.
4 Suspenseful CROWNS
From the opening pages, suspense looms over Ava and Rowan. Her past quickly catching up to her, and Rowan trying desperately to protect her makes for an entertaining story.
This is another one of those books that I just don’t know if I can articulate how fantastic it was. From cover to cover I loved Max and Eden and their romance. Their story, I found to be fresh and original, and I loved every moment of being immersed in this world. Leisa Rayven knocked it out of the proverbial park and has me dying for more Mister Romance!
4 Unexpected Crowns
This is my first book by Tyler King, and it wasn’t what I expected. Filled with complex characters and an unexpected story-line, it was a beautifully written romance.
Coming during the month of May…
May is shaping up to be a fantastic reading month, too, and it looks like I’ll be spending my last month of teaching with some great writers and characters. Hopefully, this will help the final days of teaching pass quickly. I cannot wait to share my thoughts and talk books with you. So, make sure you check back this month for more reviews, cover reveals, excerpts, giveaways, and more special posts.