Ah February, the month for romance! And it seems that our reviewers were indulging in romance reads during the month with twenty reviews posted for the challenge.

The author who was reviewed most during February was Juliet Madison whose two books from the Tarrin’s Bay series were both reviewed.

january wish madisonTeddyree from The Eclectic Reader reviewed the first book, The January Wish, saying

The January Wish is a sweet, easy read but not without substance, likable characters with interesting back stories round out the story.

Over at Sam Still Reading, there are reviews of both the first and second book, February or Forever. Of the latter, the reviewer says:

With the Tarrin’s Bay series, I think Juliet Madison has grown as a writer in leaps and bounds to the point where her books are a ‘must read’ for me.

more than this mcleanAnother author who was reviewed more than once but for different books was Jay McLean whose books More Than This and More Than Him were both reviewed by Jess at The Never Ending Story. Of More Than This Jess says that the book “embodies everything I love about romance novels” and then of More Than Him:

More Than Him is a whirlwind of a read, one that avid romantics and New Adult readers will want to devour. It’s gritty, and touching, and heartbreaking beautiful. Like many of the truly great writers, McLean has the power to make you fall in love with her characters, while simultaneously laughing with them and crying along side them. I’ve said it before, I’ll said it again, you will feel everything, and if that’s not a mark of how talented McLean is, I don’t know what is.

fairway-heaven-maloneMoving now to individual books which were reviewed more than once for the challenge,  Shelleyrae from Book’d Out and Brenda both reviewed Fairway to Heaven by Lily Malone. Both reviewers were enthusiastic, with Brenda finishing her review by saying:

What a wonderfully entertaining read! I thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Aussie author Lily Malone – this is my second by her, and I’ll definitely be reading more. Lily is an extremely talented writer – her characters are real, with emotions which made me react accordingly, even laughing out loud in a few places! An author who is right up there at the top of her genre, and I have no hesitation in recommending this one highly

someone like you victoria purmanThe other book that was reviewed twice for the challenge this month was Someone Like You by Victoria Purman, which was reviewed by both Teddyree from The Eclectic Reader and over at Sam Still Reading. Teddyree recommends the book with a “heart-skippy yes” while the review at Sam Still Reading starts with the following statement:

Sometimes you just discover serendipitously an author that works for you. Victoria Purman is one of those authors for me. I loved her debut novel, Nobody But Him, as it had just the right balance of gorgeous characters, sexual tension and happy ever after. I didn’t think she could beat it in her next book in the Boys of Summer trilogy, but oh boy, did she nail it! Someone Like You absolutely sizzles with an undercurrent of sexual tension between the two main characters, Lizzie and Dan. In between flows a tightly written plot that contains heartbreak, demons of the past and some wonderfully happy moments.

Makes me wonder why I haven’t read this author yet!

jumping-fences-karen-woodFor the second month in a row I am choosing to close my wrap up with a review of a YA romance which has been reviewed by Rochelle from Inside My Worlds. This month she has reviewed Jumping Fences by Karen Wood which not only is YA but also crosses into the rural genre which is so popular in adult fiction.

Jumping fences was a heartwarming read and I highly recommend it for those who like their YA contemporary on the lighter side and with romance. It is a clean read and suitable for younger teens and up. I really loved this book, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read more rural romances from the wonderful Karen Wood.


I’ll be back next month with more highlights from the romance, romantic suspense and erotica genres.

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Marg has long been an avid reader of all genres, with the most books read being in the romance genre. Marg has been blogging about all different genres and other things at Adventures of an Intrepid Reader for more than 8 years. You can tweet to her @margreads.