If you follow me regularly then you know I was pretty quiet on the blogging front during the holidays. I slacked off on reading around November and just wasn’t able to commit to a lot of book(ish) things. Why, you ask? Well my hubby returned home from his 3rd deployment!!! *insert a lot of hallelujahs here*
Once he was home, it took a little while to get back into the swing of things, especially with my daughter, KB. After that the holidays were upon us and there wasn’t enough hours in a day to focus on my blog. Now that the new year has started, one of my goals is to make Bout-a-Book more of a priority. I want it to be more than an impersonal book blog. I want to bring you content that only I love, and get to know the people who’s reading my stuff.
Anyway, this past month I slowly eased back into blogging. I only read about half of what I wanted to, but I’m gettin there. What I did read was flippin’ amazing! Here is a look of what I read in January and I hope that some of these books will end up on your TBR if you haven’t already read them!
Christine Feehan blew me away with Judgment Road. It was a really good start to the Torpedo Ink series, and I’m dying to get my hands on the next installment! If you like motorcycle clubs, fast paced drama, and a storyline that will knoch you off your feet then look no further!
“He needed her brightness. He needed to see himself the way she did. He could be that man because she believed he was that man.”
Synopsis: An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
A brutal education in a Russian training facility for assassins has taught this group of men one thing:
It’s a long road to redemption.
As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He’s a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can’t afford–until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin…
Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she’s desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper’s imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.
Anya’s touch is everything Reaper doesn’t want–and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club–his heart and his soul.
READ MY REVIEW HERE
Infraction by Racel Van Dyken had me laughing, sreaming, crying, and begging for more! The Players Game series is so much more than a sport romance series. It will capture your heart and leave you utterly breathless. RVD has such a way with words and these characters are so well developed that I honestly want them to be my best friends.
“Because life isn’t full of people who are willing to save you-sometimes, all you have is you.”
Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken proves that everyone scores to win. But off the field, a fumble can change the entire game.
Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.
Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.
Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?
Read my review HERE / Reading Order—> Fraternize, Infraction
Moonlight Sins quickly became my number one book of 2018 so far! Jennifer L. Armentrout through me for a loop with this sinfully seductive start to her brand new de Vincent series. Omg, ya’ll!!! This book will not disappoint you. It’s definitely a romance but with elements of suspense and mystery thrown in. I was enthralled with the plot and enamored with the characters! I’m literally feening for my next hit of the de Vincent brothers! Moonlight Seduction, the second in the series, will be deubting this summer!
“This is screwed up, she said. You’re screwed up. I’m not just screwed up, Ms. Hughes. I’m as broken as they come, but I don’t need to be fixed. I don’t want to be fixed. I like all my fucked-up shards and pieces. They make me who I am. They make me real. The question is, can you handle real?”
Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder…
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent… her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.
Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.
The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia…
Read my review HERE
So there you have it. January wasn’t jammed packed but it was an exciting month for me in the reading department. I already have about 7 books scheduled for February, some new releases but others who’ve been out a little while. All in all, it looks very promising! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful start to the new year! Keep your heads up and remember if all else fails…just get lost in a book!