Midnight Flit by Elin Gregory: I reread Eleventh Hour, the first book in the series, before I jumped into this one and enjoyed both immensely. I love Briars and Miles/Millie even more after Midnight Flit, which is a mystery/spy story that involves dashing across several countries and a trip on the Orient Express. The adventure was fun, but the characters, both main and supporting, and the romance were the best part for me. The ending seemed to set up another adventure for these two, and I dearly hope we get it soon.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy: This is a YA novel in which King Arthur is reincarnated as a girl and Merlin is aging backwards and now a teenager, and the whole thing is set in space. The characters are queer and diverse, and though serious, the story is also fun. The end is a bit of a cliffhanger, so I'm waiting for the next book to see how it all turns out.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: I really loved this enemies to lovers, fake friendship to romance between the son of the first female American president and a British prince. Both MCs were great, but I adored Prince Henry. I love a royalty romance anyway, and this also brought back memories of being a Georgetown student living in DC and interning on Capitol Hill and watching tons of West Wing. It just gave me all sorts of nostalgic feelings while also sucking me into the romance.
Not Dead Yet and Give Up the Ghost by Jenn Burke: I loved these books, just binged right through them. They're paranormal mystery romances between a guy who is sort of a ghost but not really and a vampire. It's a second chance romance, which I love, and the supporting characters—the family they build—is really wonderful too. Also, a demisexual main character! I can't wait for book three this fall.
Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron: This was a sweet, light marriage of convenience romance between two woman who have been friends since childhood who both need money and marry so they can get at an inheritance. And then of course realize they've been in love all along. Very cute but with some editing issues that I couldn't help noticing.
Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian: I adored this post-WWII mystery romance between a country doctor trying to put his experiences in the war behind him and a jaded spy. The mystery and setting of a tiny English village are very Agatha Christie, and the romance was lovely. I'm hoping for more with these two soon.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: Another YA, this one set in late 19th century Paris but with magic. The world building is complex but interesting, and the cast of characters is incredibly diverse. It's a combination heist, Da Vinci Code-esque fantasy novel, and those adventure sequences were especially fun. The ending left me sad (for reasons that would be spoilers) and also intrigued for where the series goes next.
What have you read and loved lately?