March 2022 Reading Recap

I’m a few days late on this, but hey, better late than never, right? I’ve been spending the last few days down in North Carolina with my family as I was in town for a wedding and to go wedding dress shopping with my sister. 

I haven’t had much of a chance to read recently, but luckily I had a fairly good reading month early in March, despite this month being hectic at work. All in all, I ended up reading 8 books this month.

Here’s what I read:

March 2022 Reads 

The Marquess Makes His Move (Clandestine Affairs #3) by Diana Quincy

The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana Quincy

I absolutely adored the bonkers, wild ride that was The Marquess Makes His Move. This book had a little bit of everything and Diana Quincy somehow managed to make the absurd plot work perfectly. I definitely recommend you pick this up if you haven’t already. 

Check out my full review of The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana Quincy.

Hook, Line, and Sinker (Bellinger Sisters #2) by Tessa Bailey

Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Even though I did not like It Happened One Summer, I was looking forward to Hook, Line, and Sinker as I really enjoyed Hannah and Fox in the first book. While I did like this book, it didn’t blow me away like I was hoping it would. The ending with its unnecessary third-act breakup really dragged this book down for me even though the rest of the book until that point was very enjoyable.

Check out my full review of Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey.

The Duchess Hunt (Once Upon a Dukedom #2) by Lorraine Heath

The Duchess Hunt by Lorraine Heath

This was a reread of my favorite book from last year as rewatching season one of Bridgerton really made me want to reread this book. This book holds up so well upon rereading and I think I love it even more than I did the first time I read it, if that’s even possible. It’s just so swoon-worthy and filled with so much pining and longing and UGH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

This reread came at the perfect time too as I was able to get an early copy of The Return of the Duke, book three in the Once Upon a Dukedom series.

If you somehow missed it, check out my original review of The Duchess Hunt by Lorraine Heath.

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

In preparation for season two of Bridgerton, I decided to go back and reread Anthony and Kate’s story. Anthony and Kate are one of my favorite Bridgerton couples and it was great to revisit their story before the show. 

While the show might not have followed the book at all, I still really enjoyed season two as I think they captured the essence of the characters and their romance. Are there things I wished they had done differently in the show? Absolutely, but that happens with shows all the time, especially adaptations. 

Even though the show deviated from the book, I’m glad I reread The Viscount Who Loved Me as I didn’t remember as much of it as I thought so it was a nice refresher.

Electric Idol (Dark Olympus #2) by Katee Robert

Electric Idol by Katee Robert

After being lukewarm on Neon Gods, I definitely went into Electric Idol with tempered expectations. However, I ended up really enjoying Electric Idol! I thought the romance was well executed and I enjoyed the central storyline. The plot also was wrapped up in a more satisfying way than Neon Gods

I haven’t had a chance to write up my full thoughts on this, but stay tuned for my review as I hope to get it up in April.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I’ve been trying to listen to more audiobooks, and my audiobook selection for this month was One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. This is also the first book by Casey McQuiston I’ve read, and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t read the synopsis for it before diving in so I was a bit taken aback this wasn’t a pure contemporary as the time travel/time loop element was very unexpected. I’m still not sure how I feel about the time travel piece, but I overall really enjoyed the story! I found August and Jane’s romance to be incredibly sweet and the narrator was excellent.

I haven’t had a chance to write up my full thoughts on this, but stay tuned for my review as I hope to get it up in April.

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Oh boy, this book. I know this book is incredibly hyped and well-loved by many readers on bookstagram and BookTok, but this book was a big old fat NO from me. The only reason I didn’t DNF it was because of the hype – I needed to keep reading to see what the story was and to see if it got better. While I can see why people enjoy it, the writing, plot and characters were just bad. There was SO MANY ITALICS. Seriously, this book was just not great.

I’m hoping to have my full review up for this soon but I’m thinking it will be my lowest-rated book in a long time. 

The Return of the Duke (Once Upon a Dukedom #3) by Lorraine Heath

The Return of the Duke by Lorraine Heath

This book isn’t out until July, but as soon as I got an ARC I had to dive into it as it is my most anticipated read of 2022. I loved this one! It was very different in tone to The Duchess Hunt but it was so much FUN! Heath delivered on the romance, the characters and the plot. It was so good to see Marcus’s story get wrapped up as I feel like I’ve been following his story for over four books. 

My review for this will be posted closer to the publication date but definitely put this on your TBR and preorder a copy! 


March 2022 Reviews

This was a tough month for reviews. Work was crazy and I had friends visiting and some travel that ended up taking up some of my review writing time.

I only ended up writing six reviews which is a lot fewer than I would like but it is what it is.

If you missed anything, here are the six reviews that were posted in March:


Did you read any great books in March? 

2 thoughts on “March 2022 Reading Recap

  1. I gave The Love Hypothesis 3 stars. I liked the chemistry between Adam and Olive and the sex scene was pretty hot. But I didn’t like that the book is a self-proclaimed feminist romance, yet the inciting event is a sexual assault on a man. Feminists often cite the “1 in 3 women will be raped” statistic. That comes from a study which included non-consensual kissing. All forms of “sexual touching-which included kissing-were combined with penetrative rape to get to that statistic. So, if non-consensual kissing is conflated to rape when it’s done to women, how can feminists turn around and applaud a book where a man is non-consensually kissed? It’s so hypocritical. And the fact that the book is self-aware about it and makes Title 9 references just makes it worse imo

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    • I had a lot of issues with this book for that reason as well. And the reason for the nonconsual kiss was also ridiculous. The power dynamics between the professor and student relationship rubbed me a bit of the wrong way too.

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