December 2021 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! I’ve reappeared out of thin air once again to post my December wrap up. December was actually a decent reading month (6 books!!) and I read some absolute gems so I thought I’d pop in and share them with you guys.

1. The Package by K. Bromberg (5 stars)

Christmas week can’t get any worse for Jules Jilliland.

Dumped by her boyfriend, rear-ended on the freeway, and fired from her job, she finds herself stuck in an elevator with a handsome stranger.

When their packages are accidentally swapped, will it end up being a misfortunate accident that suddenly brightens her holidays?

2. Jess by Lana Dash (3 stars)

JESS
I need some serious rest and relaxation after completing a major acquisition at work that’s consumed most of my life for the last year. I’m turning off my phone, heading out to my family’s lake house, and taking with me a pile of romance books I’ve been meaning to get around to reading but I haven’t yet. I thought I would have the place to myself, but after I arrive, someone from my past walks into the cabin and back into my life. Will we be able to survive the weekend together without driving each other crazy?

AXEL
I thought I’d have the place to myself, but I’m shocked when the fiery redhead from my past is standing in front of me. I never thought I’d see her again. We’ve both changed so much, and yet there is still something simmering under the surface between us, no matter how much she tries to fight it. I’m ready to show her the man I’ve become, but will she accept what I have to offer?

3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (4 stars)

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

4. The Detour by K. Bromberg (5 stars)

Bestselling author, Harley Humbug, needs an escape.
From the current state of her own love life.
From her deadline she blew past weeks ago.
From Christmas that’s just around the corner and the bad luck it usually brings with it.

When a snowstorm causes a road closure, she chalks it up to one more thing to go wrong.
Little does she know the detour will take her to a town she never knew existed, and right into the path—and possible arms—of a man who might just be her real-life muse.

5. Eight Winter Nights by Liz Maverick (3.5 stars)

Last year, Rachel Bacharach met the man of her dreams at a Hanukkah party — and then her outgoing best friend Tamara swooped in and “called” Oz Caplan for herself. It’s a typical outcome for the dependable, bookish Rachel, who is never able to extinguish the spark she immediately felt for Oz. But being secretly in love with her best friend’s boyfriend all year hasn’t been easy.

As this year’s party approaches, Oz and Tamara break up. It’s a worst-case scenario when Oz asks Rachel to help him write Tamara love letters to win her back in time for their Hanukkah anniversary. Rachel’s been writing love letters to Oz in her journals for a year; she knows all the words he would need. But will Rachel be able to hide her true feelings from Oz any longer? And might this year’s party finally be Rachel’s chance to trust her heart and put everything on the line for love?

6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (4.5 stars)

She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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