Book 6 of 2021
Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
How do these books just keep getting better and better? Is that even allowed? Ugh, I devoured this book, and it has earned 5 stars and a place in my heart forever. A swoonworthy friends-to-lovers (the superior trope, IMO) romance between two loveable characters is really all I ever want, and Lyssa Kay Adams delivered. It was sweet and tender and heartwarming and funny, and I’m not going to lie to you, I choked up a few times.
Book 8 of 2021
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Hands down the greatest book I’ve ever read. It became an absolute favorite ❤ Achilles and Patroclus have finally been given the love story they deserve. Some may call it Homeric fan fiction, but Miller said, “If it’s fan fiction, it’s fan fiction. I’m still going to write it.” And thank the gods that she did write it because it’s an epic modern classic, one that will forever live on in my heart. To me, this is literature at its best.
Book 10 of 2021
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
This was my second Jasmine Guillory novel and Guillory is guaranteed to provide fun, lighthearted reads, but I like my romances with a little more depth.
I loved a few things from this story, but I had a few problems with her debut. I read the fourth book of this ‘series’ first, and so I think that she’s grown so much as a writer and as a storyteller since her debut.
Even though this one wasn’t a favorite, I will continue to read more of Guillory’s books because I like them for what they are: easy, fun, light, and addictive romance.