Mini Book Reviews – February 2022: What To Read & What To Skip
Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for February 2022! This was the month of actual, hold them in my hand, books! For some reason I’ve been on a kick of physical books over eBooks and they’ve been fantastic choices.
In my list of mini book reviews, I include everything I’ve read recently that I finished. I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip.
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Mini Book Reviews – February 2022
The Fastest Way To Fall
by Denise Williams
I made my husband get the Authentic Books box for me for Christmas when I saw this book was going to be included! I adored Denise Williams, How To Fail At Flirting, so I had high expectations. And it lived up to them!!
Britta is a journalist who takes on an assignment to review a new fitness app. When she’s connected with a coach, they both quickly realize there’s more going on than just health advice.
Wes is one of the app’s owners and decides to take on a client to reconnect with why he started the app way back when. He knows he’s crossing a line with his trainee, but he’s willing to take the risk to pursue this woman he might be falling for.
Meet Me In The Margins
by Melissa Ferguson
This is the epitome of a book about books! Claire works at a stodgy publishing house where nonfiction and literary fiction are considered the only books worth reading. 🙄 Buttttt she’s working on writing a romance manuscript 😍
After a mishap forces her to hide her pages in a secret room, she comes back and finds a mysterious editor has written critical notes all through the margins! The gall of this person!! So begins a back and forth exchange that becomes more and more personal, but full of mystery! Who is this talented, funny, and charming editor??
I read this book so fast! It kept me engaged and delighted from the first page to the last.
The Paid Bridesmaid
by Sariah Wilson
The concept of this romance is fascinating! A bridesmaid for hire! Rachel has built a business around secrecy – she pretends to be a bridesmaid for brides who don’t have close friends, don’t want anyone who will cause drama, and/or need someone to support them for their biggest day!
Her latest tropical wedding is a dream come true, until she meets the best man. Camden is undeniably attractive, but she knows she can’t break her company’s most important rule – no fraternizing with anyone at the wedding! They continue dancing around each other, but their friendship and attraction is entirely built on lies.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn
If you’ve read any of my previous recaps, you’ll know my love for the Bridgerton books knows no bounds. So it kills me to say that I didn’t love this one as much as the others!!
Friends since childhood, Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington are the star couple in Book #4. She has pined over him since they first met, but he barely notices her outside of their friendship. Until one day when Colin begins to realize this incredible woman has been right under his nose the whole time.
For reasons unknown, I just didn’t connect with these two?? The book had so many of the good qualities of Julia Quinn’s writing, but this story wasn’t quite as engaging and I wasn’t rooting for the as hard as I have for the other Bridgerton couples.
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Truth or Beard
by Penny Reid
I’m not sure what happened here, folks. I had this book recommended over and over again as fantastic on audio! It’s the first in a long line of Winston brothers books. These bearded brothers are all sorts of sexy, mischevious, and always up to something.
In Truth or Beard (Book #1), a case of mistaken identities leads Jessica to question which of the Winston twins she’s actually interested in. Duane has always been the one who annoyed her to high heaven, but now that they’re all grown up, the attraction between them is intoxicating.
I just…couldn’t get into it!? The accents of the narrators were a ton of a fun and the story was decent, but something didn’t click for me.
Hook, Line & Sinker
by Tessa Bailey
It’s no secret that Book 1 of this series is an all-time favorite of mine! So, it was hard not to have exceedingly high expectations for the sequel. I thiiiiink that was my downfall.
As a standalone novel, this is still a really fun read! It’s just comparing it to It Happened One Summer that’s making it a tougher sell! Hannah and Fox had incredible chemistry and there are some HOT scenes in here.
I loved that they both learned a lot about themselves and what they wanted throughout the novel. They made significant strides toward being ready for a real relationship, so it was easy to root for them.
Do you have any five star reads that you finished lately?
For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in January 2022!