Familiar Magic by Virginia Kelly: I love the Forbidden Desires series that Virginia Kelly writes with Piper Scott, so I snatched up this short immediately. It's about a cat shifter who has to steal something from a powerful mage and ends up caught by him. I really enjoyed the characters and the world, and I really wanted more of them. I was very excited to find out this is going to be the start of a series.
The Townsend series by Lily Maxton: I finished reading this historical romance series this month (I'd read the novellas in it a while back and the first novel last month...once again reading all out of order...sigh). I enjoyed the stories of the three other siblings very much. Each stands alone, but it was nice to have all the background by reading the novels in order. The series is mostly m/f with one m/m novel and an f/f novella.
Playing House by Ruby Lang: This was a delightful novella about two urban planners, both Asian American, who knew each through their work falling for each other while pretending to be in a relationship and touring fantastic real estate in New York City (the fantastic real estate was fun too). I devoured this, and now I'm looking forward to more in the series.
A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian: Another novella, this one an f/f historical in which a lady's maid with and a lady's companion fall for each other while getting revenge on a man who'd wronged one of them. It was lovely and fun, and I very much enjoyed it. It's connected to Cat Sebastian's Turner series, but you don't have to have read the series to enjoy this novella.
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta: I've been meaning to read this Young Adult fantasy for a while and finally borrowed it from the library this summer. The world is inspired by pre-unification Italy and the magic system is quite intriguing. The main characters are gender fluid and queer, and their romance is lovely. This isn't a super light read (there was a character death that made me very unhappy), but it is a really good one. From the ending, it seems that there may be a sequel at some point, and I'll look forward to it.
Offbeat Crimes series by Angel Martinez: I've had these on my Kindle for a while and somehow hadn't read them yet (this seems to be the story of my life trying to get through my TBR). I opened the first one on a whim and was completely sucked in to this paranormal series of a police precinct filled with cops with paranormal abilities that are a bit strange and the quirky cases they solve (and the romances, of course!). I've been reading them one after another. They're not long, making them quick and charming reads.
In audio, I started a reread of Jordan L Hawk's Whyborne and Griffin series, which is a favorite of mine. The last book will be out soon, and though I'm not ready for it to end, a reread seemed appropriate.
What have you read and loved lately?