Graveyard Shift by Jenn Burke: This latest book (hopefully not last? please?) in the Not Dead Yet series was fantastic. I also cried a ridiculous amount. This book killed me. I mean, don't be scared, there's a happily ever after here, but so many tears before we get there. I loved the three books in this series. If you like paranormal romance, go get Not Dead Yet and start reading these.
Witchblood by Lissa Kasey: I've been meaning to read this book for a while, and I'm so glad I finally did. It's another paranormal romance with witches and magic and shifters and kitsune lore. I'm definitely hoping for more from this world.
Gilded Cage by KJ Charles: This book was wonderful. Let's start there. A Victorian era romance/mystery with Susan Lazarus, lady detective, and Templeton Lane, jewel thief...who have major history. This book brings together three of the author's series, and as someone who's read all of them, that was so much fun (I'm still quite disappointed in Dickie Vane, though. What would his uncle Richard think of how he turned out?). I loved seeing how everything entwined and finding out more about favorite characters...and for Susan to get a book! And she is just as fantastic as I'd hoped when first meeting her as a almost-feral child in An Unnatural Vice. She's grown up into a strong, determined woman (she's also bisexual, if you're looking for bi rep in m/f books). You don't have to read all of those other books, nor even the other books in this series--Any Old Diamonds and The Ratcatcher's Daughter—to understand this book, but they're all so good, you should think about doing it anyway.
Vendetta in Death by JD Robb: This is the 49th book in the In Death series, a series of futuristic/sci-fi/mystery romances, and I'm still happily reading all of them, enjoying my time with Eve, Roarke, and their family. I got who the murderer was pretty quickly in this one, but I still enjoyed the ride.
The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma: Nisha is a fellow NJRW member, and I've been really excited to read this book. It's a desi contemporary romance by a South Asian author that includes a tense corporate/tech espionage and legal thriller type plot as well. Really good (I especially loved heroine Mina, who is a badass lawyer), and I'm looking forward to the next two books about the other Singh brothers.
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole: It took me far too long to get to this last book in the Reluctant Royals series, which is sad because it was so much fun. I'd been waiting for Nya's book after meeting her in the previous books in the series, and Johan intrigued me in the previous book as well. They're fun together in their fake relationship that turns into more. I also loved Johan as the protective big brother. Also, bisexual hero in an m/f book is great to see.
Bitter Heat by Leta Blake: I really enjoyed this latest book in the Heat of Love series. It's the story of Kerry, trying to escape an abusive relationship and heal, and Janus, trying to redeem himself for his past behavior. Their relationship is a lovely, slow burn build from friends to lovers. I also really enjoyed learning about what's happened to the characters from the previous book, especially Caleb, who I adored in that one.
What have you read and loved lately?