December 2019 Book Review Recap

How is the month gone already? I did manage to share six new reviews in December, which is impressive considering how busy I was with all the holiday prep I was doing. Without further ado, I present to you my last Review Recap of 2019. Enjoy!

December 2019 Book Review Recap | About That Story


Audiobook Review: The Beginning of Everything (The Rising #1) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
The Beginning of Everything (The Rising #1) by Kristen Ashley
Amazon Audiobook | Audible
What an incredibly thrilling and epic tale! I am blown away. Kristen Ashley did an amazing job creating an elaborate and detailed world for me to get lost in. It was phenomenal! The narration was incredible with such distinct voices and different dialects. It was extremely well done. I loved this! [Full Review]

Book Review: Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry | About That Story
Gypsy King (Clifton Forge #1) by Devney Perry
Gypsy King was a fantastic story with wonderful characters and a thrilling suspense element happening. I absolutely loved it! I was on the edge of my seat as everything unfolded. There was drama, intensity, and heat! I couldn't get enough. [Full Review]

Book Review: The Will (Magdalene #1) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
The Will (Magdalene #1) by Kristen Ashley
Have you ever started a book and just knew it was going to be epic? That’s what happened to me when I picked up The Will. This was an amazingly beautiful story full of healing and love, family and bonds, and so much heart and emotion. I adored everything! [Full Review]

Audiobook Review: The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward | About That Story
The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
The Christmas Pact was so entertaining! I'm pretty sure I had a smile on my face the entire time! It was fast-paced and super fun with these charming characters that were oh so sweet. I had a blast listening to it! [Full Review]

Book Review: A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1) by Tessa Dare | About That Story
A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1) by Tessa Dare
This was instantly entertaining! I loved it! It was an excellent introduction to the Spindle Cove series. It was filled with attitude, arguing, and heat, stubbornness, and drama, friendship, and love. I couldn't read it fast enough! [Full Review]

Book Review: My Fake Rake (Union of Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
My Fake Rake (Union of Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
In the first book in Eva Leigh's new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking hires a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire… [Full Review]


This month I focused on two audiobooks, The Beginning of Everything and The Plan Commences, both by Kristen Ashley. They are the first two installments in The Rising Series and there are two more to go. They're both pretty long but amazing, intense, and elaborate. I'm very much enjoying the series. I've got one review shared and just finished The Plan Commences so hopefully that one will be up in January.

Up next:

We had a fantastic Christmas. All my kids were home with their significant others so we had a full house. It was awesome! All the food, all the gifts, all the time and fun spent together, I loved it all. It was truly amazing! Now the house is back to normal and I'm looking forward to a new year.

I've been taking stock of how I read, how I do things blog and social media-wise, and how I've evolved and adapted the last 6 years I've been book blogging. I've also been thinking about what else I'd like to do and share (because I actually do more than read, lol!) and what I want to focus on moving forward. I love to blog and share the book love but I have to make it work for me. A plan of attack is in motion. Stay tuned!

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Not only did the month of December fly by, I feel like the year did too! How is tomorrow January 1st? I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. I wish you all the best in 2020!!!

What books are you most looking forward to in the new year? Let me know!

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