Monday, April 25, 2022

Review Round Up ~ April 25

New(er) Releases:

Rules for Engaging the Earl (The Widow Rules, #2)Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor

3.5 stars - Worth A Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

The Widow Rules series was one where I enjoyed the first book, so was excited to see what would happen next for the trio of unlikely friends.

This installment of the series focuses on Constance and her childhood friend, Jonathan.

I enjoyed getting to know Constance, Jonathan, and the secondary cast of their staff and friends. These are characters that come to us with history and baggage. How they deal with those issues colors their interactions and takes an unusual situation and makes it real and relatable.

The time line for this is sequential to book 1, so it definitely makes more sense if you read the series in order. Seeing Constance follow in Kat’s footsteps for a potential happy ending has made me more curious to see how the series will conclude with Beth’s story.


That Cowboy of MineThat Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

This was an entertaining romantic suspense read. Dillion has recently inherited a ranch from her aunt and has trouble brewing when she finds Cal on her land.

I enjoyed seeing these two get to know each other, even as they struggled with the outside forces trying to make things difficult. Ms Grant did an excellent job of balancing the suspense story line with the budding romance between Cal and Dillon. She also did a fantastic job of slowly revealing the master mind of the problems in such a way that the reader figures it out along with the characters.

As much as I enjoyed Cal and Dillon’s story, there were several small things - that I think really fall under personal preference- that pulled me out of the story. Those issues were what kept this from being a full 4 star read for me.


TBR Reads:   

The Rogue (The Rockwell Legacy, #2)The Rogue by Jennifer Bernard

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Copy Purchased 

This was a fun book with a great slow build, friends to lovers relationship.
Griffin and Serena are both interesting characters with mild baggage when we meet them. They are also dealing with a bit of a mystery. I enjoyed seeing how things played out and was surprised by the twist at the end.

Griffin has several siblings and they make for an entertaining secondary cast. One of the strengths of this book is that I was able to pick it up and not feel lost even though it was the second book in the series.

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