1. Calculated in Death by JD Robb. The first In Death ever that I did not pre-order or even buy. Average, I guess? The whodunnit was extremely predictable, and also there were some copyediting errors.
2. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs. Please give Mercy more powers! She can fix/save/whatever everything! Also, some bad grammar. Poorly paced. Worked as part of series arc but as a stand alone story was disjointed and poorly planned.
3. The Buchanan Letters by Neil Plakcy. This is not a romance. And definitely not m/m. More lad lit-ish. Found the narrator to be naive; hard to believe he’s that good at analysis and research when he shows such poor judgment everywhere else.
4. Family Man by Heidi Cullinan. I remember appreciating that this book wasn’t rife with typos, but that’s about all that stood out about it.
5. Mayan Moon by Eleni Carr. This was a Silhouette Special Edition from the 80s, and the age showed — it was extremely dated re: sexual relationships, etc. Liked the setting. Liked that race/class/colonialism were not ignored.
6. Craving Beauty by Nalini Singh.
7. Love Lessons by Gina Wilkins. So many stereotypes, so little time.
Both briefly mentioned here.
8. Strange Fortune by Josh Lanyon. Not a favorite Lanyon for me, more thoughts here.
9. Murder in the Marais by Cara Black. Liked this one, mentioned it here.
10. The Abortionist’s Daughter by Elizabeth Hyde. Mentioned here.
11. Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon. Re-read.
The highlight of the month was an audiobook: Paladin of Souls by Bujold.