Show Us Your Books: April 2018

Posted April 10, 2018 by shooting in Book Review / 38 Comments

It’s time for another Show Us Your Books with Jana and Steph. Come share what books you’ve read in the last month and get some ideas of new things to read at the same time!

Blow Down by J.L. Merrow is the fourth book in a series that I just LOVE. Each book contains it’s own separate mystery, but I recommend reading all the books in order because it follows the same couple and you really get to know them and see them grow (FYI, this is an m/m romance).

My full review can be found here.

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu. This is a graphic novel full of little stories about amazing women in history. I learned a lot about people I’d heard of, and others that I’d never learned anything about. These are some great people – who just happen to be women – and I read this one last month for Women’s History Month. I definitely recommend!

My full review can be found here.

Soul to Keep by Garrett Leigh is an m/m romance about two seemingly very opposite people. It’s a companion novel, but I never read the first book and I felt like I could follow along just fine since this book is about a new couple. I would suggest this more for people who already read and enjoy m/m romance. My one complaint is that I wish it was a bit longer!

My full review can be found here.

Hard Line by Sidney Bell is the second book in a series. While this one follows a new couple, I would recommend reading them in order because the overarching mystery/story line kind of connects between the two. However, I will say that I liked Hard Line better than the first and I thought the relationship – both romantic and otherwise – between Tobias and Sullivan was really well done. I just loved these characters. I will let you know that this one features a bdsm relationship but I thought it was done really well and showed the trust between the guys.

My full review can be found here.


While I’ve read a lot more in the past month, these are the only reviews I have on the blog since the last Show Us Your Books. Don’t worry – I’ll be sharing a lot more book reviews this month!

Anything catch your eye? Let me know!

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38 responses to “Show Us Your Books: April 2018

  1. It looks like you had some good reads in the last month, Lauren! I’m pretty keen on looking into the Sidney Bell series because it does sound like something I’d enjoy.

    Have you read Mackenzi Lee’s Bygone Badass Broads? The first book on your list reminded me a bit of that title, so maybe you would enjoy it! I haven’t read it myself but it sounds super interesting.

    I hope your next month of reading is even better 😀

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  2. Jen

    Oh my your reading list puts mine to shame! I am on th page 15 of the same book for the past week, because I keep falling asleep!!!

  3. You sure have read many books in a short time. Good for you, Lauren. My list is much shorter 😛 I just finished Flaming Crimes by Florida author Chrys Fey. Currently reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (3rd in the series). It’s super lengthy. So probably will still be reading that one a year from now. Also, currently reading Ellen In Pieces. So, not real exciting. I’m going to add Brazen to my TBR. Thanks for sharing your books!

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  4. smd

    Do you do full reviews for every book? I’m not sure why I didn’t notice that before. I don’t think I could keep up. Plus I don’t really fancy myself a book reviewer. LOL

  5. Wow, I don’t read nearly that number of books in a month!!! The only time I really read is before I go to sleep at night. I’m lucky if I finish one book in 3 months, lol! I really like mystery novels with a romantic twist, but I’ve never read any m/m. I might have to check one of these out!

    • shooting

      I love this link-up; you should join in! Second Tuesday of every month. 🙂 And Brazen is wonderful!!

  6. I still haven’t tried any graphic novels. Brazen sounds amazing, but I’m never sure if I’d actually enjoy a graphic novel. I’ll definitely keep it in mind if I ever feel like giving one a try!

    • shooting

      This might be a good one to try because it’s like little “short stories” of various women and not one full story.

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