Romanceopoly Update

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We’re just past the halfway mark for Romanceopoly now. So far I have read 13 of the 36 spaces so I’m falling a bit behind. I really want to focus on completing this before December. I never get much reading done over Christmas so I want to finish up before then. I’d like to get as much done as possible during the summer cause I think romances are great summer reading.


Kick Ass Lane

Growing Pains Place

Mystery #1 Fated Mates


Sweet Street



Mystery #2 Historical Romance

Creature Cresent

Heartbreak Hospital

Aliens Avenue

Austen Row


Book Read

No Rest for the Wicked ★★★★★

Day Zero ★★★★☆

A Hunger Like No Other ★★★★☆

The Kiss Quotient ★★★★★

Truth or Beard ★★★★★

Arcana Rising ★★★★☆

Wicked Abyss ★★★★☆

The Ice Princess ★★★★☆

The Taken ★★★★☆

Shadow Game ★★★★☆

Last Kiss Goodnight ★★★☆☆

Dreaming of You ★★★★☆

Hyde and Seek ★☆☆☆☆

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❤️ No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

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Synopsis: A vampire soldier weary of life…

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

A valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him…

When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.

Competitors in a legendary hunt…

The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity—as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world—to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she’s falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?

❤️ The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Synopsis: Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

❤️ Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid Elaine Howlin Bookstagram

Synopsis: Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! 

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. 

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

4 thoughts on “Romanceopoly Update

  1. Oh, Romanceopoly sounds so cool! I’m sad that I only discovered it now, halfway through the year, instead of at the start of the year lol I’m still tempted to join but I think I might wait until next year to join in from the beginning!

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  2. I love a good romance reading challenge! I’m doing the Heaving Bosoms Reading Embrace, might have to do this one too! I definitely want to read The Kiss Quotient, I just keep hearing such amazing things about it 😀

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