Welcome to the May roundup of romance, romantic suspense and erotica. We received 24 reviews of 23 books from 20 different authors, which is amazing! There are so many great books to share from last month.

Carol was our top reviewer in May with a huge eight reviews. Of Death by Sugar by Helen Goltz, she writes that the story (romantic suspense) is “great Australian talent and a read that will leave you with a smile on your face…
If you are a fan of Kathryn Ledson or Janet Evanovich…you will love unravelling the mysteries in the Jesse Clarke series.”

Brenda read five books in this category this month, including two by Lisa Ireland. She enjoyed Feels Like Home, a rural romance: “Feels Like Home by Aussie author Lisa Ireland is a satisfying rural romance laced with emotion and a twist of mystery. Ryan’s daughter Ella was a delightful character; a sweet and sassy six year old. Feels Like Home is also a quick, easy read when something light and entertaining is needed. Recommended.”

As mentioned above, Lisa Ireland was our most reviewed author, with three books. Kathryn Ledson wasn’t far behind, with two books reviewed by different people. Anna thought Rough Diamond
was a good story and we might see more of her reviews of the series: It’s a fast-paced, relatively light-hearted romp which makes for entertaining reading. The writing is tight and there’s a good mix of tension/suspense with romance and humour. The Australian setting and characters added to my enjoyment.

It’s great to find lighter fiction that’s also well-written, and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in this series.”

Eleni enjoyed some historical romance last month, saying of Anne Gracie’s The Accidental Wedding: “Definitely another Anne Gracie gem. Looking forward to the last book in the series. Though at the same time, it’ll be sad to leave these loveable characters behind.”

Amy gave 5 stars to Belinda Williams’ Wish List, saying: “I legit had a massive smile on my while reading this book, even in the rocky parts. I think I said something corny when I started reading it saying it was like coming back home but it was true; I love these women so much and I love Williams’ stories about their lives and as soon as I started reading Cate’s story I was back in their world with Maddy and Scarlett and Christa. It was like I hadn’t left.”

May’s books are really diverse and were loved by their readers – are there any in particular that tickle your fancy?

About me: I’m Sam, of Sam Still Reading. In between working, studying and organizing far too many things, I love to read and share my book reviews on my blog of six years. Reading is one of my favourite ways of relaxing and I’m always up for a book recommendation or three.