How to Talk to Nice English Girls by Gretchen Evans: This is a 1920s set f/f romance between the daughter of a British earl and the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist. It's pretty inwardly focused on the English protagonist as she discovers who she is and what she wants and falls in love. I wanted there to be more to it—more of the time period, something from the American main character's point of view especially considering the title—but it's a lovely lighter read, low in conflict.
Spellbound by Allie Therin: Here's another book that makes me ask myself why it took me so long to read it because it was so good. Another 1920s set romance, this one a paranormal (I seem to be mostly able to get lost in paranormal/fantasy and/or historical books lately). The characters were wonderful, the romance adorable—so very grumpy one falls for the sunshine one—and the paranormal plot/world building interesting and engaging. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series.
A Vigil in the Mourning by Hailey Turner: Soulbound is one of those series that gets better with each book. I really enjoyed this installment. The overarching plot continues to moves forward in intriguing ways, and Patrick and Jonty's relationship continues to deepen. I am also constantly delighted by Wade, the teenage dragon shifter who is either eating, thinking about eating, or picking people's pockets. I'd say start at the beginning of the series instead of jumping in here.
Under Currents by Nora Roberts: I think this is last year's Nora single title, but I've gotten a bit behind in reading them, so I borrowed this one from the library through Libby. It's classic Nora, which is kind of a comfort. I think the first part of the book, set in the past, might have been the part I liked the most, but the whole thing was a good read. I loved the characters—both the main characters and the family surrounding them. (CW: lots of on-page child and spousal abuse.)
Are you reading a lot? What have you read and loved lately?