Ash by Malindo Lo: Ash is a lesbian YA retelling of Cinderella. It's a little dark, but really lovely. It's a beautiful love story and an engrossing world. If you enjoy fairy tale retellings, give this one a try.
Strays by Garrett Leigh: I loved Misfits, the first book in this series, so I was really looking forward to Strays, and I wasn't disappointed at all. It stands alone, but both books are so good, so you should just read them both. Nero is grumpy and Lenny is kind but sassy, and they are perfect for each other. There's also lots of food and cooking in these books, which I love.
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas: Devil in Winter is my favorite Lisa Kleypas book and one of my favorite historical romances of all time, so I was so excited when I heard she was writing a book about Evie and Sebastien's son. And I loved Devil in Spring too. Gabriel and Pandora are wonderful, and I had so much fun seeing cameos from favorite characters.
Shelter the Sea by Heidi Cullinan: Shelter the Sea is the sequel to Carry the Ocean, and I would read that one before you dive into this. The books tell the story of Emmet, an autistic young man, and Jeremy, a young man with sever anxiety and depression, as they fall in love and build a life together. There are HEAs, of course, but I cried along the way.
Wake Up Call by JL Merrow: I can always rely on this author for a very British book, and this one is no exception. I enjoyed Wake Up Call, the first book in the Porthkennack series, so much. The setting description was fantastic, and Dev and Kyle just seemed so real—imperfect but still good guys. I also don't think I've ever read a book with a character who had narcolepsy.
A Gathering Storm by Joanna Chambers: I love Joanna Chambers's Enlightenment trilogy, and I was looking forward to another historical from her. This book was so good as well. I loved romance between Nick and Ward and the setting in Cornwall was just wonderful. It's also part of the Porthkennack series, and I'm looking forward to more books in this world.
Darkest Hour Before Dawn by Charlie Cochet: This is the latest in the THIRDS series, and a long awaited book about Hudson and Seb. I really enjoyed seeing these two get their second chance. Definitely start at the beginning of this series so you can understand what's going on. It's a lot of fun.
What have you been reading lately?