2016 Review Challenge

Goal: To review all the books read during 2016.

December 2016

  1. [2 Dec] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir) ★★★½
  2. [5 Dec] Review: Stepbrother’s Rules by Renee Rose ★★★★
  3. [6 Dec] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Like Daughter by Tananarive Due (Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant) *spoilers* ★★★★
  4. [7 Dec] Review: Penalty Clause (The Risqué Contracts #1) ★★★
  5. [8 Dec] Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones DNF
  6. [9 Dec] Review: Dripping by Maddy Roman DNF
  7. [12 Dec] Review: Contingency Plan (Risqué Contracts #2) by Fiona Davenport ★★★½
  8. [13 Dec] Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean DNF
  9. [14 Dec] Review: Bear Mechanic by Zoe Chant ★★★
  10. [15 Dec] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young) ★★½
  11. [16 Dec] Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata ★★★★½
  12. [19 Dec] Review: Fraternization Rule (Risqué Contracts #3) by Fiona Davenport ★½
  13. [20 Dec] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki) ★★★★½
  14. [21 Dec] Review: Branding the Virgin by Alexa Riley (Cowboys & Virgins #1) ★★★★
  15. [23 Dec] Review: Shamelessly Taken (Den of Sin #0.5) by Mel Blue ★★★
  16. [27 Dec] Review: No Choice (The James Family #1) by C.M. Steele DNF
  17. [28 Dec] Review: Filthy Boss by Penny Wylder DNF
  18. [29 Dec] Review: I’m Yours, Baby (Yeah, Baby #5) by Fiona Davenport ★★★
  19. [30 Dec] Review: Baby Fever (A Real Man #3) by Jenika Snow ★★½

Month Total: 11
Average Rating: 2.55 stars

 

November 2016

  1. [2 Nov] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: In the Image of Man by Gabriella Stalker (Narrated by John Allen Nelson) ★★½
  2. [3 Nov] Review: Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom #1) by Marie Hall ★★★
  3. [4 Nov] Review: Releasing Her Dragon (Dragon Blood #1) by Elianne Adams ★★★
  4. [7 Nov] Review: Love with a Chance of Zombies by Delphine Dryden ★★★
  5. [8 Nov] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick by Charlie Jane Anders (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell) *spoilers* ★★½
  6. [9 Nov] Review: Virgin (A Real Man #2) by Jenika Snow ★★★
  7. [10 Nov] Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton *spoilers* ★★★★
  8. [11 Nov] Review: Dance With Me, Baby (Yeah, Baby #4) by Fiona Davenport ★★★
  9. [14 Nov] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Dim Sun by Maria Dahvana Headley (Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki) ★★★½
  10. [15 Nov] Review: Raging Heart On (Lucas Brothers #2) by Jordan Marie ★★★
  11. [16 Nov] Review: Ordered By The Mountain Man (Modern Mail-Order Bride Romance #2) by Frankie Love DNF
  12. [17 Nov] Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews *spoilers* ★★★★★
  13. [18 Nov] Review: Bending Bethany by Aria Cole ★★★
  14. [21 Nov] Review: Baby, You’re Mine (Yeah, Baby #1) by Fiona Davenport ★★★½
  15. [22 Nov] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Lonely Sea in the Sky by Amal El-Mohtar (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir) ★★★★
  16. [23 Nov] Review: When I Make You Mine (The Richmond Series #1) by Rae Daniel ★★★
  17. [25 Nov] Review: Baby Steps (Yeah, Baby #2) by Fiona Davenport ★½
  18. [28 Nov] Anthology Review: Hero to Obey by Various ★★★
  19. [29 Nov] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall (Narrated by Judy Young) ★★★
  20. [30 Nov] Review: Baby, Don’t Go (Yeah, Baby #3) by Fiona Davenport ★★★

Month Total: 20
Average Rating: 3.0 (2.975) stars

 

October 2016

  1. [4 Oct] Review: Blaze (Dark in You #2) by Suzanne Wright *very light spoilers* ★★★★
  2. [5 Oct] “Let it Snow” Anthology Review: Three Strikes (Den of Sin #13) by Holley Trent ★★★
  3. [6 Oct] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir) ★★★★½
  4. [7 Oct] Review: The Shifter Romances The Writer (Nocturne Falls #6) by Kristen Painter ★★★
  5. [10 Oct] Review: Giving Chase (Chase Brothers #1) by Lauren Dane ★★★
  6. [11 Oct] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe (Narrated by Grover Gardner) ★★★
  7. [13 Oct] Review: Stepdaddy Savage (Savage People #1) by Charleigh Rose ★★½
  8. [14 Oct] Review: Sliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson ★★½
  9. [17 Oct] Review: The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka ★★★★★
  10. [18 Oct] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin (Narrated by Bahni Turpin) ★★★★½
  11. [19 Oct] Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott ★★★
  12. [20 Oct] Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers ★★★★
  13. [21 Oct] Review: Kicked by Celia Aaron ★★★
  14. [24 Oct] Review: Once and Again (Petal, Georgia #1) by Lauren Dane ★★
  15. [25 Oct] Review: Roping The Virgin (Cowboys & Virgins #2) by Alexa Riley
  16. [26 Oct] Review: My Best Friend’s Brother (Soulmates #2) by Hazel Kelly ★★★½
  17. [27 Oct] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp (Narrated by Jonathan L. Howard) ★★★★½
  18. [28 Oct] Review: Mine to Take by Alexa Kaye ★★
  19. [31 Oct] Review: The Witch’s Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls #4.5) by Kristen Painter ★★½

Month Total: 19
Average Rating: 3.18 stars

 

September 2016

  1. [7 Sep] Review: Down for the Count (Dare Me #1) by Christine Bell ★★★
  2. [9 Sep] Review: Claimed By The Mountain Man (Modern Mail-Order Bride Romance #1) by Frankie Love ★★★
  3. [12 Sep] Review: The Perfect Stroke (Lucas Brothers #1) by Jordan Marie ★★★★
  4. [14 Sep] Review: Get Your Shift Together (Bear Bites #2) by Ruby Dixon ★★★
  5. [15 Sep] Review: Shielding Lily by Alexa Riley ★★★★
  6. [16 Sep] Review: Marriage of Convenience by Sue Lyndon ★★½
  7. [19 Sep] Review: Prince With Benefits by Nicole Snow DNF
  8. [21 Sep] Review: Does a Bear Shift in the Woods (Bear Bites #4) by Ruby Dixon ★★★½
  9. [22 Sep] Review: Wrecked (Iron Seas #3.4) by Meljean Brook *light spoilers* ★★★★
  10. [23 Sep] Review: Unjustified Demands (Filthy Florida Alphas #2) by Baylee Rose DNF
  11. [26 Sep] Review: Frozen by Meljean Brook ★★★½
  12. [27 Sep] Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Each to Each by Seanan McGuire (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell) ★★★★★
  13. [28 Sep] Review: Four For Christmas (Three for Me #2) by R.G. Alexander ★★★
  14. [29 Sep] Review: Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams *spoilers* ★½
  15. [30 Sep] Review: You Gotta Be Shifting Me (Bear Bites #5) by Ruby Dixon ★★½

Month Total: 15
Average Rating: 2.83 stars

 

August 2016

  1. [3 Aug] Review: Best Man for the Bridesmaid (The DeFiore Brothers #2) by Jennifer Faye ★★½
  2. [5 Aug] Anthology Review: Healing Submission by Saskia Walker, Selena Kitt, and Arden Aoide ★★★
  3. [8 Aug] Review: Holding His Forever by Alexa Riley ★★★
  4. [10 Aug] Review: Engaging the Bachelor (Pulse #1) by Cathryn Fox ★★★
  5. [12 Aug] Review: Sold to the Hitman by Alexis Abbott DNF
  6. [15 Aug] Review: The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish (Nocturne Falls #4.6) by Kristen Painter ★★½
  7. [17 Aug] Review: Their Kidnapped Bride (Bridgewater Menage #1) by Vanessa Vale ★★
  8. [19 Aug] Review: Claimed By The Demon Knight (Demon Knight Trilogy #1) by Cryptic Fawn ★★½
  9. [22 Aug] Review: Freight Trained by Sarah Curtis ★★★
  10. [23 Aug] Review: His Captive Mortal by Renee Rose ★★
  11. [24 Aug] Review: Under Locke by Mariana Zapata ★★★★
  12. [26 Aug] Review: Shift Just Got Real (Bear Bites #3) by Ruby Dixon ★★½
  13. [29 Aug] Review: Sugar Daddies by Jade West DNF
  14. [31 Aug] Review: The Billionaire and His Castaway (Alexa Riley Promises #3) by Alexa Riley ★★

Month Total: 14
Average Rating: 2.32 stars

 

July 2016

  1. [6 Jul] Review: Blackmailing the Virgin (Alexa Riley Promises #2) by Alexa Riley ★★
  2. [8 Jul] Review: Lumberjack (A Real Man #1) by Jenika Snow ★★★
  3. [11 Jul] Review: Snow Job by Delphine Dryden ★½
  4. [13 Jul] Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen Painter ★★½
  5. [15 Jul] Review: Untouched by Alexa Riley ★½
  6. [18 Jul] Review: Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep In Your Veins #1) by Suzanne Wright ★★½
  7. [20 Jul] Review: Intermezzo by Delphine Dryden ★★★½
  8. [22 Jul] Review: Thief (Breeding #3) by Alexa Riley ★★★
  9. [25 Jul] Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (4/4) ★★★
  10. [27 Jul] Review: Force Majeure (Apprivoisé #3) by Arden Aoide ★★★★
  11. [29 Jul] Review: Finding Snow (Fairytale Shifter #4) by Alexa Riley ★★★

Month Total: 11
Average Rating: 2.68 stars

 

June 2016

  1. [3 Jun] Review: Guarding His Obsession by Alexa Riley DNF
  2. [6 Jun] Review: God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler (Cartoonist) ★★★★
  3. [8 Jun] Review: Entreat Me by Grace Draven ★★★★
  4. [10 Jun] Review: Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant DNF
  5. [13 Jun] Review: Winds of Change (Mage Winds #2, Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey ★★★★½
  6. [15 Jun] Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator) ★★★★★
  7. [17 Jun] Review: Curvy by Alexa Riley ★★½
  8. [20 Jun] Review: Wicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright ★★★
  9. [22 Jun] Review: Bunny Tales – Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion by Izabella St. James ★★
  10. [24 Jun] Review: Wyvern by Grace Draven ★★★
  11. [27 Jun] Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson DNF
  12. [29 Jun] Review: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden DNF

Month Total: 12
Average Rating: 2.33 stars

 

May 2016

  1. [4 May] Review: Twice Driven by Madison Faye
  2. [6 May] Review: Freshman by Madison Faye DNF
  3. [9 May] Review: Mr and Mrs (Alexa Riley Promises #1) by Alexa Riley ★★½
  4. [11 May] Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey ★★★★★
  5. [13 May] Review: Cleat Chaser by Celia Aaron & Sloane Howell ★★★
  6. [16 May] Review: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston ★★★★★
  7. [18 May] Review: Expecting the Earl’s Baby (Summer Weddings #1) by Jessica Gilmore ★★★
  8. [20 May] Review: Beauty and the Biker (Ghost Riders MC #2) by Alexa Riley ★½
  9. [23 May] Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (3/4) ★★★½
  10. [25 May] Review: The Game Plan (Game On #3) by Kristen Callihan ★★★
  11. [27 May] Review: Dragon Time by Ruth Nestvold ★★★½
  12. [30 May] Review: It’s Alive by S.L. Carpenter

Month Total: 12
Average Rating: 2.67 stars

 

April 2016

  1. [6 Apr] Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh ★★★★½
  2. [8 Apr] Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes ★★★★★
  3. [11 Apr] Review: Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack #1) by Shelly Laurenston ★★★
  4. [13 Apr] Review: Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James DNF
  5. [15 Apr] Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (2/4) ★★½
  6. [18 Apr] Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey ★★★★½
  7. [20 Apr] Review: Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack #1) by Suzanne Wright *light spoilers* ★★½
  8. [22 Apr] Review: Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride by Alexa Riley ★★★½
  9. [25 Apr] Review: Tackled by Sabrina Paige DNF
  10. [27 Apr] Review: Pulling Her Trigger (Ghost Riders MC #1) by Alexa Riley ★★½
  11. [29 Apr] Review: Quag Keep (Quag Keep #1) by Andre Norton ★★★½

Month Total: 11
Average Rating: 2.86 stars

 

March 2016

  1. [4 Mar] Review: Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica Murphy DNF
  2. [7 Mar] Review: Snow and Mistletoe by Alexa Riley ★★½
  3. [9 Mar] Review: My Demon Warlord (My Immortals #7) by Carolyn Jewel ★★★½
  4. [11 Mar] When He Was Bad Anthology Review: Miss Congeniality (Magnus Pack #3.5) by Shelly Laurenston ★★★★½
  5. [14 Mar] When He Was Bad Anthology Review: Wicked Ways by Cynthia Eden ★★½
  6. [16 Mar] Review: Suddenly One Summer (FBI/US Attorney #6) by Julie James ★★½
  7. [18 Mar] Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (1/4) ★★★½
  8. [21 Mar] Review: Howl For It (Pride 0.5) by Shelly Laurenston & Cynthia Eden ★★★★
  9. [23 Mar] Review: The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz ★★★★½
  10. [25 Mar] Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata ★★★★½
  11. [28 Mar] Review: Burn (Dark in You #1) by Suzanne Wright ★★★
  12. [30 Mar] Review: Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves #1) by Vivian Arend ★★½

Month Total: 12
Average Rating: 3.125 stars

 

February 2016

  1. [3 Feb] Review: One Immortal by Tia Louise DNF
  2. [5 Feb] Review: Raging Hard by B.B. Hamel ★½
  3. [8 Feb] Anthology Review: Unwrapped: Three Holiday Novellas by Sue Lyndon, Ava Sinclair and Vanessa Vale ★★★
  4. [10 Feb] Anthology Review: A Taste of Power by Cassia Leo DNF
  5. [12 Feb] Review: A Timeless Woman by Stevie McFarlane ★★★½
  6. [15 Feb] Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Rae Falling (The Devilhouse #1) by Blair Babylon ½
  7. [17 Feb] Review: Temporarily Yours (Shillings Agency #1) by Diane Alberts ★★★
  8. [19 Feb] Review: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy ★★★★
  9. [22 Feb] Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Flourish (House of Crimson and Clover #0.7) by Sarah M. Cradit ★★½
  10. [24 Feb] Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Fight for Her Vol. 1 (Fight for Her #1)
  11. [26 Feb] Review: After the Kiss (Sex, Love & Stiletto #1) by Lauren Layne
  12. [29 Feb] Review: PS… You’re Mine by Alexa Riley ★★★

Month Total: 12
Average Rating: 1.96 stars

 

January 2016

  1. [8 Jan] Anthology Review – Red Hot Beginnings: Beauty Touched the Beast (Beauty #1) by Skye Warren ★½
  2. [11 Jan] Review: Taking the Fall Complete Series (Taking the Fall #1-4) by Alexa Riley ★★★
  3. [13 Jan] Review: The Key of the Keplian (Witch World #27: Secrets of the Witch World #1) by Andre Norton ★★★★★
  4. [15 Jan] Review: A Stepbrother for Christmas by Celia Aaron ★★★½
  5. [18 Jan] Review: Fall into Place (Taking the Fall #5) by Alexa Riley *spoilers* ★★½
  6. [22 Jan] Review: My Darkest Passion (My Immortals #5) by Carolyn Jewel ★★★★
  7. [25 Jan] Review: Taking What’s Naughty (Forced Submission #6) by Alexa Riley ★★½
  8. [27 Jan] Review: The King’s Dragon by Carolyn Jewel ★★★½
  9. [29 Jan] Review: Nobody’s Darling by Teresa Medeiros ★★★

Month Total: 9
Average Rating: 3.16 stars

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