Interestingly, this month I read two romances that epitomize the polar ends of the genre for me. I tend to categorize my romances by the type of plot they use. One of my favorites (when it’s done well) is the enemies to friends. My least favorite I wrote about here.
Reviews past the jump. All links take you to my full reviews on Goodreads.com
Miss Wonderful (Carsington Brothers #1), Loretta Chase
My favorite romance plot line: enemies to lovers, done pitch perfect. PLUS the heroine is older than the hero. WIN!
The Twentieth Wife, Indu Sundaresan
Top notch historical fiction about a time and a place rarely written about.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1), George R.R. Martin
First book in a sweeping fantasy epic loosely based on the War of the Roses. Worth reading the book before seeing the HBO mini series.
Since the Surrender (Pennyroyal Green #3), Julie Ann Long
This was unfortunately my second least favorite romance plot type. Alas, I couldn’t get over the set up to enjoy the characters reconciliation. Just didn’t work for me.
The Walking Dead (Hardcover #6), Robert Kirkman
More about rebuilding and resettling, this collection explores the idea that our brave survivors have turned into the crazy people they’ve been fighting against.
Unlocked (Turner #1.5), Courtney Milan
I LOVED this novella. Former bully and Mean Boy comes back to make good and former victim must learn to be strong. Hit home on a lot of levels.