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July 2017 ~ Monthly Wrap Up ~ 17 Titles

❤☀💙Hi to all my book friends!❤☀💙

I’m so thrilled to be posting this wrap up on time!  Summer has been so busy and I’m not getting as much done as I would like.  If you’ve read my pinned post then you know I’m having surgery tomorrow.  So today will be the last day of posting for at least a couple of weeks.  Could be more or less depending on how I’m feeling.  But enough of that 🙂

Similar to June I  read 17 books.  That is a low number for me but I intend to do a lot of reading in August to make up for it.  The good thing is I knocked off several books that have been sitting in my Kindle.  Also there were a couple I devoured on or around their release day.  It can be said, I had less ARCs  (my choice) and more of my own choices to catch up on.

That said, of the 17 books I read this month,  I rated 8 of them with 5 stars with the remaining books either 4 or 3.5 stars.  All in all it was an enjoyable month of reading for me.  I felt less pressured and more excited to read.  I did have a few standouts that will be at the bottom of this post along with my favorite covers.

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july 2017 wrap up

List is by rating and in no particular order:

Rated:  5

  • Chaos by Brittany Crowley
  • Chasing Glory by Dee Ellis
  • Undone by Jo Raven
  • The Beard by Stella James
  • Playing The Field by Karen Frances
  • Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne
  • Cocky Cowboy by Faleena Hopkins
  • Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

Rated:  4

  • Summer Heat Anthology by Caitlyn Lynch & various other authors
  • Summer In Manhattan by Katherine Garbera
  • In This Moment by A.D. McCammon
  • Clipped by Remy Blake
  • Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan
  • Impressions Of You by Christopher Harlan

Rated:  3.5

  • Double Desire by Bailey James
  • His Ex’s Little Sister by Bella Love-Wins
  • Down & Dirty by Annette Fields

 

My Favorite Covers:

In no particular order.  What do you think?

Undone – Jo Raven

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Sexy Beast – Piper Rayne

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Man Candy – Melanie Harlow

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Chaos – Brittany Crowley

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Review Links For My “Five Star” Standouts:

In No Particular Order:

35670401    Review ~ Sexy Beast: A Single Dad’s Club Romance ~ by Piper Rayne

 

35478726     Review ~ Chaos ~ by Brittany Crowley

 

34521626 (1)    Review ~ The Beard ~ by Stella James

 

 

❤☀💙Until Next Month….Enjoy The Rest Of Summer….Happy Reading Everyone!❤☀💙

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June 2017 ~ Monthly Wrap Up ~ 17 Titles

Hi Everyone! 😊🌴🌸💗

Well since technically it’s July and summer is in full swing, I apologize for such a late posting of my June wrap up.  June was so busy and by the time school ended, we left for vacation and I was away for two weeks.  Being away was great however it put me behind in reading, reviewing and blogging.  So here I am trying to catch up.

I was only able to read 17 books this month because of everything I had going on.  And I’m not complaining because any more than that, I would not have been able to handle.  I totally blame social media.  I am on there for several hours every day posting releases, reviews and pimping.  I love it though so I guess I’ll have to take some time and organize myself better.

So of the 17 books I read this month, 12 of them were 5 star rated by me.  The remaining 5 books averaged 4 stars!  All in all it was a pleasurable month for reading.  As is usual there were a few standouts which I’ll add to the bottom of this post along with my favorite covers.

In addition to this blog, all my reviews can be found on the following platforms: Goodreads/Justlovemybooks https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31054192-christine-justlovemybooks-com-blog

Facebook/Justlovemybooks Romance Book Blog https://www.facebook.com/justlovemybooks/

and Amazon/Christine Indriolo https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEFJIOJZCQ3IOC2WPSOEYJMCIFCQ?ie=UTF8&preview=true

Oh and you can find me on Instagram @justlovemybooks

Well I guess I’ll be seeing you soon since we’re more than halfway through July, lol. 🌹

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List is by rating and in no particular order:

Rated:  5

  • Pure Hearts by Jeannine Allison
  • Jilted by Sawyer Bennett
  • Dirty Talker by Piper Rayne
  • Sexy Bad Daddy by Misti Murphy & Tami Lund
  • Punched by Jacob Chance
  • Burn For Me by Dee Ellia
  • Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely
  • Break Me by Logan Chance
  • Badcock Tour by Christine Besze
  • Wrecked by Luke Prescott
  • Protected By Love by Jennifer Ryan
  • The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

Rated:  4

  • Beauty In Winter by Alexa Riley
  • Rodeo Romance by Teresa Gabelman
  • Blind Faith by Teresa Gabelman
  • Protecting Our Virgin by Charlie Hart aka Frankie Love

 

 

My Favorite Covers:

In no particular order.  What do you think?

 

Rodeo Romance – Teresa Gabelman

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Burn For Me – Dee Ellis

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Punched – Jacob Chance

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Jilted – Sawyer Bennett

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Review Links For My June “Five Star” Standouts:

In no particular order:

34632775    Review ~ Burn For Me (Burn Series Book 3) ~ by Dee Ellis

 

31452842 (1)     Review ~ Badcock Tour ~ by Christine Besze

 

32509878    Release Blitz ~ Break Me ~ by Logan Chance

 

28095471    Review ~ Protected By Love ~ by Jennifer Ryan

 

 

😊🌴🌸💗Until Next Month…..Happy Reading Everyone!😊🌴🌸💗

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May 2017 ~ Monthly Wrap-Up ~ 20 Titles

Hi Everyone 😊💜💗🌹🌺

I’m sorry to be so late with my wrap-up this month.  Life got in the way and so I fell behind on reading and reviewing.  I can say with a smile I am officially caught up.  Well at least with the May reviews, lol.

During May I read 20 books.  As is usual for a blogger, more than half of those were ARCs.  I had a good number of 5 star reads among the books I read this month.  Also, I was able to knock a few off my ever-growing TBR.

My May reading ranged from 3 to 5 stars in ratings.  Out of the 20 books I read, 14 of those were 5 star rated!  Some of those 5 star books stood out as favorites.  As usual I will list those standouts and my favorites covers towards the bottom of this post.

In addition to this blog, all my reviews can be found on the following platforms: Goodreads/Justlovemybooks https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31054192-christine-justlovemybooks-com-blog

Facebook/Justlovemybooks Romance Book Blog https://www.facebook.com/justlovemybooks/

and Amazon/Christine Indriolo https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEFJIOJZCQ3IOC2WPSOEYJMCIFCQ?ie=UTF8&preview=true

 

 

may 2017 wrap up

List by rating is in no particular order:

Rated:  5

  • A Change In Tide by Freya Barker
  • Savage Yearning by M. Corchis
  • Trouble Maker by Jo Raven
  • Caveman by Jo Raven
  • Moving On by Karen Frances
  • Puppy Love by Gloria Herrman
  • Interlude by Kay Halliday
  • Real Deal by Piper Rayne
  • The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
  • After Class:  Behind The Scenes of Study Me by Logan Chance
  • Devastate by Marley Valentine
  • His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan
  • Mine by Jenika Snow
  • Tense Duet Book Two by Deborah Bladon

Rated:  4

  • Broken by Ashton Blackthorne
  • Lost Rider by Harper Sloan
  • Dirty Daddies by Jade West
  • Tense Duet Book One by Deborah Bladon

Rated:  3.75

  • Sold To My Father’s Friend by Cara Chance

Rated:  3-3.5 Stars

  • Hooked To The Babysitter by Eve Owen

My Favorite Covers:

In no particular order.  What do you think?

A Change In Tide – Freya Baker

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Trouble Maker – Jo Raven

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Moving On – Karen Frances

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Caveman – Jo Raven

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Mine – Jenika Snow

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Review Links For My May “Five Star” Standouts:

In no particular order…

fe71d-20170316_191258-2     Review ~ A Change In Tide ~ By Freya Barker

IMG_4286     Review ~ Moving On ~ By Karen Frances

34503057 (1)     Review ~ Interlude (FourMain #1) ~ by Kay Halliday

IMG_4444     Review ~ Devastate ~ by Marley Valentine

IMG_4254     Review ~ Caveman ~ by Jo Raven

😊💜💗🌹🌺 Until Next Month…..Happy Reading Everyone 😊💜💗🌹🌺

April 2017 ~ Monthly Wrap-Up ~ 21 Titles

Hi Everyone 😊🌸🌷💐🌻

As I wrap up my April reading, I’m thankful Spring has finally taken hold.

I have read a total of 21 books this month with 16 of them being ARCs.  I keep telling myself to cut back on the number of ARCs I read each month so I can tackle my TBR but I never seem to do that.  😉  I’m going to try harder.

The summer season is right around the corner and having my kids home from school fulltime will keep me occupied with finding things for them to do so they don’t become bored.  That said, I’m hoping to knock off a bunch of books from my TBR.

In all honestly, tell me how many of you have more than several books downloaded to your devices, just begging to be read?  I’ll be the first to raise my hand.  ✋

My April reading ranged from 3.5 to 5 stars in ratings.  There were some amazing books on my list last month.  More than half were 5 star reads with a few that really stood out for me.  I will list those standouts at the bottom of this post along with my  favorite covers.

Last month I started something new on my monthly Wrap-Up post.  A GIVEAWAY!!!  I am going to giveaway ONE ebook copy (Kindle) to celebrate the author whose book made the top of my list.  This month, because there were three that tugged at my heart, I will let the winner decide which book they would like.  And those books are: Worth The Wait by Stella James (which releases May 5th), Save Me by Logan Chance, and Rampage by Brittany Crowley.  Links to those reviews are at the bottom of this post.

All you need to do to be eligible to win is visit my Facebook page/justlovemybooks Romance book blog and enter on the pinned post.  💜

april wrap-up

Lists are in no particular order.

RATED:  5

  • Falling For Grace by Gloria Herrmann
  • Coming Together by Renee Harless
  • Crave by Dani Rene
  • Shacking Up by Helena Hunting
  • Ghostface Killer by M. Never
  • Worth The Wait by Stella James
  • Damaged Locke by Victoria Ashey & Jenika Snow
  • Caged by Brittany Crowley
  • Rampage by Brittany Crowley
  • Save Me by Logan Chance
  • Honored:  The Mountain Man’s Babies by Frankie Love
  • Love And War by Annette Fields

 

RATED:  4.5

  • Penalty by Jacob Chance

 

RATED:  4

  • Promise Me by Vivian Wood & Willow Winters
  • This Is Reckless (Checkmate duet Drew & Courtney #3) by Kennedy Fox
  • This Is Effortless (Checkmate duet Drew & Courtney #4) by Kennedy Fox
  • Rebel Howl by M. Corchis

 

RATED: 3.75-4

  • Captive by Marisol Logan
  • Bad Boy Neighbor by Maddie King

 

RATED:  3.5

  • The Shifter’s Secret Baby by T.S. Ryder
  • Flatline by Kristine Dugger

 

My Favorite Covers:

In no particular order. What do you think?

Worth The Wait ~ Stella James

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Penalty ~ Jacob Chance

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This Is Reckless ~ Kennedy Fox

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This Is Effortless ~ Kennedy Fox

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Rampage ~ Brittany Crowley

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Review Links for my “Five Star” April Standouts: 

In no particular order:

32939071 (1)   REVIEW ~ Worth The Wait ~ By Stella James

33837630    REVIEW ~ Caged (Bound By Cage #1) ~ By Brittany Crowley

34876814    REVIEW ~ Rampage ~ By Brittany Crowley

31851568 (2)    REVIEW ~ Save Me ~ By Logan Chance

🌸🌷💐Until Next Month…..Happy Reading Everyone🌸🌷💐

 

 

February 2017 – Monthly Wrap-Up – 28 Titles

Hi Everyone 😊💜💜💜😘

This was a great reading month!  I read so many amazing 5 Star rated!  I was able to read and review 28 titles this month.  Of the 28 titles, 14 of them were ARCs.  I usually try to limit the amount of ARCs I read each month because I want to be able to enjoy some of the hundreds of novels on my TBR.  So although half of my reading was ARCs, I didn’t mind because several of them were from my list.  Not only that, but I actually did read a few that were sitting on my list a while.  Yeah me 👏!

My February ratings ranged from 3.5 to 5 stars.  Among those, 13 were 5 stars.  I realy did have a pleasurable reading month.  That said, at the bottom of this page I will post links to a few that I feel went above and beyond the 5, based on the fact that they cause nail biting 😉.

*LIST, BY RATING AND NOT READING ORDER, BELOW IMAGE:

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RATED:  5

  • Saint Jude (Los Angeles Bad Boys #1) by Frankie Love
  • The Valentine Quest (Love At The Chocolate Shop #5) by Melissa McClone (ARC)
  • Delve by Jacob Chance
  • Quiver by Jacob Chance
  • Delude by Jacob Chance (ARC)
  • Stupid Cupid (Crystal Cove Holiday) by Dee Ellis (ARC)
  • Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Rene Jones (ARC)
  • Like A Boss by Logan Chance
  • Love A Boss by Logan Chance
  • A Cowboy’s Temptation by Michelle Beattie (ARC)
  • Leo Rising (Fire and Water #1) by Christine Besze (ARC)
  • Aries Fire (Fire and Water #2) by Christine Besze (ARC)
  • Screwed by Luke prescott

 

Rated:  4.5

  • Stripping Callum (Last Hangman MC #6) by Muriel Garcia (ARC)
  • The Billionaires Secret Babies by Peny Wylder

 

Rated:  4

  • Cold Hard Cash (Los Angeles Bad Boys #1) by Frankie Love
  • Red Hots: A Valentines Anthology by various authors:  caitlyn Lynch, Tally Bane, Ava Bari, Annalee Locke, R.A. Stone, Ariel Bishop, Livvy Ward, Sera Taino, Barbara Be, Abbigail Clark, Liadain Douglas, Briar McKenna, Gwen Marshall, Annika Steele, Margot Wren, Vanessa Sweet, V.T. Charbonneau, Christina Rose Andrews (ARC)
  • Naughty Doctor by Maddie King (ARC)
  • When She’s Mine by Dani Wyatt
  • Life Saver by Harper Dell
  • Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward
  • The Virgin and the Firefighter by Ava Sterling
  • Loving Liam (Cloverleaf #1) by Gloria Herrman
  • Maggie’s Marriage (Cloverleaf #2) by Gloria Herrmann
  • Patrirck’s Promise (Cloverleaf #3) by Gloria Herrman
  • Dating Daniel (Cloverleaf #4) by Gloria Herrmann
  • Quake by Jacob Chance

 

Rated:  3.5

  • Hollywood Holden (Los Angeles Bad Boys #2) by Frankie Love

 

Top Five Favorite Covers:  (What do you think?)

#1  Delude – Jacob Chance

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#2 Screwed – Luke Prescott

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#3 Like A Boss – Logan Chance

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#4 Loving Liam – Gloria Herrmann

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#5 Saint Jude – Frankie Love

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My Review links for my “Five Star” February Stand outs are:

 

In No Particular Order:

25789931     Review For: Leo Rising (Fire and Water #1) by Christine Besze

 

30780403     Review For: Aries Fire (Fire and Water #2) by Christine Besze

 

33534075     Review For: Delude by Jacob Chance

 

31885510-1     Review For: Saint Jude (Los Angeles Bad Boys #3) by Frankie Love

 

💘💘💘Until Next Month….Happy Reading Everyone.💘💘💘

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January 2017 – Monthly Wrap-Up -21 Titles!

Happy New Year!!  

This month I was able to read 21 novels.  I was very pleased with my progress however, since there were 12 ARCs in the mix, a few books that I wanted to read got pushed back.  That said, I made a promise to myself that I WILL get to them for February.  My January ratings ranged from 5 to 3.5 stars.  Among the 21 titles I read, 10 of them were 5 stars.  I absolutely loved them all!  That said, at the bottom of this page I will post the links to two of them that stood out the most.  I chose them based on the emotional impact they had on me.  The ‘feels’ were incredible!

*LIST, BY RATING AND NOT READING ORDER, BELOW IMAGE:

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Rated:  5

  • Sexy, Bad, Neighbor by Misti Murphy & Tami Lund  (ARC)
  • Forever Dublin by Brittney Sahin  (ARC)
  • Wild by Stella James  (ARC)
  • Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell  (ARC)
  • His: MMF Bisexual Holiday Menage Romance by Chloe Lynn Ellis
  • Full Package by Lauren Blakely
  • Candy Ever After by Jo Raven
  • Playing The Game by Karen France  (ARC)
  • Claiming His Baby by Arabella Rae  (ARC)
  • Return To Falcon Ridge by D.L Roan

Rated:  4.5

  • Clam Jam by R.C Boldt
  • Pushing The Limits by Katherine Garbera  (ARC)

Rated:  4

  • Date Me by Logan Chance 
  • Deep Under by Lisa Rene Jones (ARC)
  • Fire In You by J. Lynn (a.k.a Jennifer L. Armentrout)
  • Wilder by Frankie Love
  • Falling For The Babysitter by Penny Wylder
  • Melt by Deborah Bladon
  • Under Construction by Mila Rossi (ARC)

Rated:  3.5

  • Surrender by Serenity Paz
  • Call Me Daddy by Jade West

 

Top Five Favorite Covers: (What do you think?)

 #1  Falling For The Babysitter – Penny Wylder

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#2  Forever Dublin – Brittney Sahin

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#3  Call Me Daddy – Jade West

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#4  Ruthless – Gina L. Maxwell

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#5  Wilder – Frankie Love

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My review links for my ‘Five Star’ stand outs for January Are:

33398497   Review For: Forever Dublin by Brittney Sahin

 

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*Since I’m still fairly new at blogging, please leave feedback in the comments if there is something you’d like me to add to my “Wrap-Ups’ post.

Thank you for visiting!

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