May 2022 Reading Recap

I have to be honest – May was a rough month for me. You probably noticed a lack of posts this month. It wasn’t for lack of trying, but my work was insane this month, the world felt like a dumpster fire and I was mentally and physically exhausted so I took a bit of a step back from reviewing to prioritize myself.

While I don’t regret that decision, it definitely sucks that I wasn’t able to be as active with reviews and reading this month.

All this to say, May was not a good reading month for me. I only read six books this month – and that was a struggle. I’ve fallen slightly behind on my reading goals for the year, but I have no doubt I’ll catch up over the summer.

Here’s what I read this month:

May 2022 Reads

The Bride Goes Rogue (The Fifth Avenue Rebels #3) by Joanna Shupe

The Bride Goes Rogue by Joanna Shupe

Despite not reading a ton, I started off May with a fantastic read – The Bride Goes Rogue! This is probably one of Joanna Shupe’s hottest books to date. I loved everything about watching Preston and Katherine fall in love. The chemistry was electric between them and that carriage scene lives rent-free in my mind! If you haven’t read this one, definitely pick it up! You won’t regret it.

Check out my full thoughts in my review of The Bride Goes Rogue by Joanna Shupe.

Mistaken by Fate (Serve #3) by Katee Robert

Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert

As I said last month, sometimes you just want to read a quick, sexy read and that’s exactly what this erotica novel is. This book is super short and easy to fly through. This was a reread for me, but this book also served as my introduction to Katee Robert years ago so it was fun to revisit after reading some of her new stories.

I have no intention of reviewing this series, but if you looking for fun, sexy, quick stories with some BDSM, you’ll like these one!

How to Be a Wallflower by Eloisa James (Would-Be Wallflowers #1) by Eloisa James

How to Be a Wallflower by Eloisa James

I was really looking forward to How to Be a Wallflower as I heard so many people rave about it. Unfortunately, this one fell a bit short. The romance in this did not deliver the emotional impact I was hoping for and I couldn’t really get a good read on Cleo. However, I am intrigued by the secondary characters so I’m looking forward to book two.

Check out my full thoughts in my review of How to Be a Wallflower by Eloisa James.

How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #4) by Vivienne Lorret

How to Steal a Scoundrel's Heart by Vivienne Lorret

How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart was another great entry in the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series! I really loved watching Prue and Leo fall in love and this book was just so dang fun! I’m still not sure what the poorly photoshopped dog is doing on the dress on the cover, but don’t let that turn you off this book.

Check out my full thoughts in the review of How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart by Vivienne Lorret.

How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder

How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder

So I accidentally read three books that started with “How to” and none of them were self-help books. The third “How to” book was How to Fake It in Hollywood, the debut book by Ava Wilder and this book was fantastic. Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you – this book deals with some heavy issues including alcoholism. But it was a beautiful, romance that expertly dealt with these heavy issues. I loved the fake dating element of it and how Ethan and Grey’s relationship played out.

Definitely pick this one up when it publishes on June 14th! Check out my full thoughts in my review for How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder.

What I Did for a Duke (Pennyroyal Green #5) by Julie Anne Long

What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long

After taking a little break from the Pennyroyal Green series, I was super excited to dive back in with What I Did for a Duke. Man, Julie Anne Long does not disappoint! This book was a delicious historical romance as I loved watching Genevieve and the Duke verbally spare and fall in love. I had a huge smile on my face the whole time I was reading it and I cannot wait to continue with the rest of the Pennyroyal Green series.

My review of this should hopefully be up sometime in June so keep an eye out for it!


May 2022 Reviews

As I mentioned up front, this was a tough month for writing reviews. This was my worst month for reviews since I returned to blogging in March 2021. While I only reviewed 4 books this month, that’s better than nothing!

If you missed any of the reviews, here’s what I reviewed in May:

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