During January and February, I reread the Forbidden Desires series (including the spin-off, Swallow) by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly in audio, which was fun as always (dragon shifters, romance, baby dragons, peacocks...), and I'm looking forward to the next book, which will be out soon. I also read and enjoyed a few other books this past month:
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare: I can always rely on Tessa Dare for an enjoyable historical romance with delightful banter and romance and some funny situations. I loved the previous books in this series (though you don't have to pick them up before this one, you should anyway because they're very good), and this one was a great addition. I especially liked Penny and all her animals and all the hilarious moments involving those animals. (CW: past childhood sexual abuse) I'm looking forward to the next book.
That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole: A really lovely historical romance novella with two queer WOC main characters: Mercy, a maid/secretary who was hurt and gave up on putting her feelings into her writing or maybe even feeling much of anything at all, and Andromeda, a dressmaker who is passionate about her community. Their meeting is wonderful, their letters lovely. (First published in the Hamilton's Battalion anthology)
Infernal Affairs by Jordan L Hawk: Somehow I missed this novella when it first came out as part of an anthology, but I'm so glad I read it now because it was absolutely delightful. We have failed crossroads demon Ralgath trying to redeem himself and fabulous monster-hunting human Chess plus some romance, mystery, and an adorable hellhound named Fluffpaw. Seriously cute and I'd love more adventures for them all.
A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie: I bought this around Christmas but was a little late getting to it. It's an emotional, introspective romance that takes place (other than the epilogue) in only one day. Two people basically fall in love at almost first sight, but it isn't easy for them. Both are dealing with a lot of very real emotional issues and have been hurt in the past, and now also have to deal with all sorts of new feelings. Set in a small town in South Africa where the main characters meet by chance on their home at Christmas, the book also has lots of sort of wacky small town situations, including the heroine being mistaken repeatedly for a bridesmaid at a wedding. I haven't read the rest of the series yet, but I'm sure I will.
What have you read and loved lately?