Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne: This first book in the romantic suspense series spinning off from the Agents Irish and Whiskey series was really good. I was ready for the next book as soon as I read the last page of this one. I adore Nic and Cam, but then, I'd already started to love them in the previous series. You can probably read this without reading the original series, but if you do, you'll get a better grasp on characters and background.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn: The Alice Network is fascinating historical fiction telling the entwined stories of a young female spy during WWI who is a part of the Alice network, a network of female spies working in France, and a young woman searching for her cousin in the aftermath of WWII. It's the only book on my list this month that isn't a romance, though there is a romantic subplot.
The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara: The Wolf at the Door is paranormal mystery/suspense combining wolf shifters with FBI-type agents investigating a series of murders/disappearances. I suspected the bad guy pretty early, but I still enjoyed the twists and turns of the story and the tension between the main characters. I'm very excited to see how their relationship develops in the next book.
The Beacon Hill Sorcerer series by S.J. Himes: I glommed up the three books in this series, and now I would really like the next soon please. I loved the world building and the romance between necromancer Angel and vampire Simeon. I loved the supporting characters. And there's a dragon, who is fantastic. Definitely read these in order.
Lock Nut by J.L. Merrow: I've had this latest book in the Plumber's Mate series since it came out, and it somehow got lost in my teetering TBR stack (well, virtual stack). These mysteries are always fun, and I enjoyed catching up with Tom and Phil. I don't know if this is the last book in the series (I would happily read more!), but it did leave the guys in a very good place if it is. The mysteries all stand alone, but to get the most out of the characters, I would read this fun series from the beginning.
Wheels and Heels by Jaime Samms: This is a sweet, lovely opposites attract romance with a really great cast of characters in the found family created at the bar. The stalker storyline might have been slightly rushed at the end, but I really enjoyed the book, and I wouldn't mind reading more about this couple and the group of characters making up this family.
Salt Magic, Skin Magic by Lee Welch: I'd heard so many good things about this historical fantasy romance that I had to give it a try, and I really enjoyed it. I loved Soren and John and their developing relationship. The magic system and world building were compelling, and the setting was vivid and at times, creepy. I would love to read more in this world.
Once Upon a Western Shore by Harper Fox: Once Upon a Western Shore is the 9th book in the Tyack & Frayne series, and I hope it isn't the last. I spent August listening to the earlier books in audio, which I enjoyed so much. The audio really brought an extra dimension to books I already loved. Then I finished up by reading this book for the first time, and it was lovely to continue Lee and Gideon's story. These are paranormal mysteries with lyrical writing and a lovely romance. Start back at the beginning of the series to get the most from them.
What have you been reading lately?