Review Recap: January 2017

Wow! January started out with a bang! I posted 9 new reviews on my blog this past month. I highly recommend each and everyone. I read two new-to-me authors as well (Sally Thorne and HelenKay Dimon) and was blown away! It’s going to be a great year. :-)


Review Recap: January 2017 | About That Story




  Hard Hitter


Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

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Stellar. Simply stellar. Right from the beginning everything clicked for me and I was all in. I'm am completely in love with this story and these characters. Loved all the details and the build. Seriously entertaining and sexy read! [Full review]



Full Package


Full Package by Lauren Blakely

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There is something magical about reading a Lauren Blakely story. How the great writing pulls you in, how you want to be friends with all her endearing and likeable characters. How there is a prefect blend of entertaining and sexy as the story unfolds. It's just a amazing thing to immerse yourself in. I always find myself smiling and my heart feeling full by the time the story ends and let me tell you, I never want it to end. This was just a wonderful read and it created the best kind of magic as I lost myself in Chase and Josie’s world. [Full review]



The Fixer


The Fixer (Games People Play #1) by HelenKay Dimon

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When I read the synopsis for this book I totally fell in love and was super excited to read it. Not only did I love it, it surpassed my expectations! It had an excellent storyline with a great feel to it, I was hooked! [Full review]



Finding Kyle


Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett

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Every single second of this story was just so incredibly entertaining and I had so much fun reading it. I was smiling and laughing and loved getting to know both Kyle and Jane. Loved it! [Full review]



  The Hating Game


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Me saying I loved this book is an understatement. It was incredible! I loved the amazing relationship happening between Lucy and Josh. They had this awesome animosity happening. It was witty and fun and frustrating and endearing all wrapped together. I loved all these little moments they shared and watching things develop and grow. I swear it had the most epic slow burn I have ever read to date. I was just filled with so much anticipation, completely mesmerized by their complicated relationship. [Full review]



Accidentally On Purpose


Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis

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This was such a great read! One of my very favorite things is when the main characters bicker and argue, when they have that off the charts animosity that's filled with tension and need and it's oh so entertaining. Archer and Elle definitely fit the bill! [Full review]



Any Time and Any Place


Any Time, Any Place (Billionaire Builders #2) by Jennifer Probst

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I love a good enemies to lovers story. The animosity between the characters, the playful sparing and the sparks that fly as the chemistry builds. I love the chase of it all as the story develops. It hooks me every time. Any Time, Any Place totally hooked me. Great read! [Full review]





Heartbreaker (Filthy Dirty Love #1) by Stacey Kennedy

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Sizzling hot, sweet and sexy! This story was excellent! If you've not read this author before, this would be an excellent one to start with. It’s my new favorite Stacey Kennedy book to date! [Full review]



The Bachelor Auction


The Bachelor Auction (Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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This story was so freaking entertaining! I loved the flirty and fun vibe it had going on. Everything about it was awesome from the wonderful and endearing main characters, the flirty and sexy twin brothers, one seriously quirky grandfather and some hysterical farm animals. I pretty much inhaled this! [Full review]





There were so many new releases in January it was crazy! There was no way I can keep up with them all so I’m not even going to try but if you click on release event, the latest ones will pop up for you. Totally lazy on my part I know, but there are A LOT! lol! Actually, the first half of the year looks super promising. I’m pretty much running around thinking *all the books!*


Did you see the cover for Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett? I’m excited for this new series. Also, the cover for Shacking Up by Helena Hunting… oh. my. They’re both romantic comedies which are quickly becoming my go-to type of reads so I am eagerly anticipating both of their releases.


In case you missed it, I kicked off a new monthly feature in January called Let’s Talk About That Story. It’s me, chatting about books… kind of like I do here in Things to Note but a bit more in depth. Be sure to check it out → Let’s Talk About That Story January 2017.


Also, I shared my Top 15 Reads of 2016 at the beginning of the month. I highly recommend each and everyone! Seriously, they’re all must reads! Check out my Top 15 Reads of 2016 list HERE.



How did your January start off? What was your favorite book this past month? Let me know!





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