Hey, guys! I had a pretty decent reading month in November, surprisingly. I haven’t really been in the mood to read, so I am satisfied which what I read this month, especially with finals looming right around the corner. I ended up reading four books this month, and I enjoyed reading most of them, and I am super excited to get into them, so let’s go ahead and jump right in!
The first book I read was The Big Bad Office Wolf by May Sage.
This is a book that actually surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. The title and synopsis can be a bit misleading, but I think it was still pretty good. It’s misleading because it sounds like it would be a paranormal romance story involving shifters, but it actually is just a regular, adult erotic romance story. There are no paranormal aspects to this story, which was a little bit jarring, but I actually ended up really enjoying this book. This book definitely has themes relating to BDSM, so if that makes you uncomfortable, you probably should steer clear of this one. I do think there were aspects of this book that were pretty unrealistic, but oddly enough, it did not bother me like it usually would. One aspect that did sort of make me uncomfortable, however, was that our love interest for Tori is her godfather’s best friend, but it didn’t majorly bother me. I think Bryant is really sexy and dominant but also caring, which I really enjoyed. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I gave it 4/5 stars.
The next book I read was Playing With Temptation by Erika Wilde.
This is a book that actually blew me away with how much I ended up enjoying it! This book definitely has a trigger warning for mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, and feelings of being unworthy or having low self-esteem, so you definitely need to keep those in mind before jumping into this book, especially for sexual assault and rape because it is definitely very explicit and will trigger you if you are or have gone through anything like that. But I absolutely loved the love story we see blossom between Raina and Logan (whom I was imagining as Hugh Jackman because hot damn). They have a really good chemistry, and you can tell that Logan really cares about Raina. I also just really loved Raina because of how fiercely independent she is and how strong she is because of what she has gone through. She is truly an inspiring character, and I love her so much. Overall, I absolutely loved this book, and I gave it 5/5 stars.
The next book I read was The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book by Skye Alexander.
This is another great book on witchcraft and spellwork that I really enjoyed, and I am super happy that I decided to pick it up. This is a book that any witch, no matter if they are experienced or not, can take something away from. The first quarter of the book was dedicated to things relating to spellwork, such as spirit guides and deities to tools and everything in between, which I pretty much knew all about, so I skipped that section, but the rest of the book was super insightful and helpful. It took me all month to read this book because I really wanted to focus on all of the spells in the book, and I really enjoyed all of them. Overall, I thought this was super insightful and helpful, and I gave this 4.5/5 stars.
The next book I read was As He Bids by Olivia Rigal.
Honestly, I was expecting this book to be trash, and it definitely was trash. I didn’t really like any of the characters, and I thought there was no chemistry between the two main characters whatsoever. I thought the love interest was too demanding, harsh, and domineering. I did not like him, and he honestly was sort of showcasing signs that we tend to look at for potential domestic abusers. It was kind of toxic, and I just did not like this book at all. The writing also wasn’t the best, and I definitely do not recommend this to anyone ever. This book was disappointing because I was having such a good reading month until this one, which is incredibly frustrating. But I ended up giving this 2/5 stars.
The next book I read was Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
This is a book that I had been meaning to read for forever, but I just randomly got in the mood to read it during the Thanksgiving season, and I really enjoyed it! This is a story that follows a girl named Jane Sinner who is no longer in high school and has to graduate at the local community college. In order to get out from underneath the religious thumb of her parents, she applied to be a part of this reality web series called House of Orange. She gets cheap rent, a place to stay and the chance to win a used car, not to mention be independent, so she jumps on that chance. I don’t want to say anymore, but please keep in mind there are definitely some major trigger warnings for depression and suicide. If you also aren’t comfortable with religious questioning, you might want to steer clear of this one. I think this was really well written, it was hilarious and witty, and I really enjoyed it, so I gave it 4.5/5 stars.
And there you have it! Those were all of the books that I read in the month of November. What is your favorite book that you read this month? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!