I didn’t read all that many books in January, but I did read some standouts. I figured I should probably talk about them before February is over.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
I’m aware The Wall of Winnipeg and Me was on my favorite reads of December list, but I couldn’t NOT include it this month as well. Because, yes, I did read it in back-to-back months. Don’t judge me. It remains my favorite book. Van and Aiden are everything and I love this book more each time I read it.
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
Love Lettering was an absolutely gorgeous book. It was a story of self-discovery, personal growth, friendship, and love. I laughed, cried, and swooned. My feels had feels and I loved every single minute of this emotional roller coaster. Kate’s been on my “to read” list for a long time now and since I’ve broken the seal, I’m even more excited to dive into her backlist.
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne
Lorelei and Ash gave me feels for days. I’m not sure I’ve read a pirate romance, but now I want to read ALL OF THEM. The Victorian Rebels series is so, so freaking good. I need to go back and read the books I’ve skipped. Also? I need the next book(s) stat. Nothing but love for this one.
Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
I absolutely adored this book. The unconventional meet-cute, the older (and curvy!) heroine, the Irish rake… it was perfection. It was also super steamy. (Carriage sex, y’all!) Amanda and Jack were just amazing together. I simply must binge Lisa’s backlist this year. She’s the queen of historical romance.
Heartland by Sarina Bowen
I had a bit of a slow start with Dylan and his manwhore behavior, but it didn’t take me long to totally fall for him. I loved the character growth Dylan and Chastity found together and separately. Their chemistry was straight fire. (So were the sexy scenes.) Great scenes with some of my favorite Shipleys, too. Loved.
The One for You by Roni Loren
I’ve loved this series so hard since the very beginning and Kincaid and Ash just might be my favorite. Their unrequited love/friends-first romance gave me all the angst and feels. And that epilogue? I cried like a baby. I hate saying goodbye to these characters, but I can’t think of a better way to wrap it all up.
What were your favorite books of January?