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Regaining My Reading Mojo

 

I’m only getting around to reading again. When our world turned upside down earlier this year, I admit to being lost in what to read or write. I even had a side project where I wrote all my thoughts into those pages. What I really wanted to do was bake and eat. It’s no wonder folks like me had turned into frontier woman at some point.

After I picked up my ereader again, I think this was sometime in April, I’ve been finding comfort in old romantic suspense novels by the likes of Linda Howard and J.D. Robb. One of my favorite reread this year was Mr. Perfect.

 

It was a relief knowing I still loved to read, and it only reinforced my belief that I’m just a moody reader. ? A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane was one of the books I’ve stocked up my Kindle with at the beginning of the lockdown but never got around to reading until April. With my restored reading mojo, it’s become my favorite new read so far this year. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something different. Think Vikings mixed with Witcher, add in some angst, a growly hero, and a unique heroine. Now, when I say unique heroine here, it’s not because she has pink hair or has an odd quirk. It’s because she’d shown strength when it was so easy for her to wallow in her weakness. I love it when authors write multi-layered protagonists and villains. It’s been a while since I’ve read this, and all I remember was a fantastic unputdownable storyline with complex characters.

 

I really loved Tessa Bailey’s second installment in her vampire series—This Time Tomorrow. I read this book in one sitting, too. Elias was the classic Tessa Bailey dirty talker. Now I’m not too fond of new-adult heroines, but Elias certainly made up for it with his broody vibes. Plus, he’s a former SWAT officer and I really love men-in-uniform heroes because of the implied badassery. The premise of the story intrigued me. My only complaint was the villain, but it might just be me. But this couple had serious heat, and Elias’s possessiveness made up for everything. I can’t wait for the next one. 🙂

 

Also, earlier this month, I’ve been reading a lot about civil war history because it had become so relevant to where I live,  and I must say it’s one rabbit hole that I can easily get lost in with the many perspectives to what sparked the civil war.

Hopefully, I’ve gotten it out of my system because I really want to get back into reading romance and it looks like I have. ❤️

I have my eyes on the next Ilona Andrew’s Hidden Legacy book. How about you all? What were your reads or rereads this year?