Good-bye March, hello April! You know what that means: time for my March Reads Wrap-up! I read 14 books in March, which seems to be my average per month. I thought last month was a slow one for me, and that's mostly because I spent almost half the month in a book hangover. They very rarely happen to me, but when they do, they knock me out for weeks! Out of the books I read, there were 5 that I fell in love with.
I would love to know your favorite March reads in the comments. Or did you read one of my favs and love it/hate it/meh about it? I would love to discuss!
So, in no particular order:
You guys. These. Books. They are the reason I was in a book funk/hangover for so much of the month. I devoured them and then couldn't stop thinking about them (or talking about them with anyone who would listen). So many thoughts. So many feelings. Kennedy Ryan is a magician with words. She takes things that should be ugly and turns them into something beautiful and deep. She took a character from her Soul Series that I really didn't care for, and she turned her into this fierce, beautiful, broken character that I ended up loving. Bristol and Grip's love story is beautiful and heartbreaking. What really got me though is the social aspect of the story. This story is so much more than just the love story. When romance delves deeper into some of the major issues facing our world today, you get a book that transcends the genre, and you end up with the perfection that is Flow and Grip. I don't want to say too much or give too much away. I just urge you to read these. Seriously, read it. Trust me on this, just pick it up and read it.
The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott
I know I've talked about the fact that I have a heart of ice before. I'm not a big crier and it takes a lot to get me to shed tears. Emma Scott is the rare author that seems to have a direct line right to all of my feelings. This is the third book of hers that has made me tear up. I absolutely loved reading about Zelda and Beckett's journey and growth. And those tears I cried? They were happy ones for sure.
Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann
I went into this book completely blind, aside from the blurb. I am so glad I did. I could sit here and talk about the story or what I loved about it, but I enjoyed going into it blind so much that I don't want to potentially ruin it for someone else. I will say though, this is the book that broke my book hangover!
Born Sinner by S.L. Jennings
I haven't read a Paranormal Romance/Thriller in so long, so this was a refreshing read for me. It was dark and sexy, and I was automatically drawn into the world of demons, fallen angels, and the devil himself. There is also a sequel out, End of Eden (which I enjoyed), and based on the way that ended, I have a feeling there is still more of the story to come.