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February 2022 Wrap-Up

February went by in a flash. I’m not too happy with my progress this month which I think is a pattern that I see every year. I don’t know about you, but I’m so done with the gloomy, cold winters and so looking forward to spring and new beginnings!

On the bright side, Toronto finally lifted the restrictions at the end of January and indoor dining is now allowed again. So lately I have been spending my weekends on coffee shops where I honestly feel the most creative in. I’m still behind on writing reviews, but I’m slowly finding my rhythm.

February hopefuls

I picked five new books that I wanted to read for February. Things didn’t really go as planned this month and I only got through 3 of those books. But I did manage to try something new which is to listen to an audiobook!

Sadly, there are no 5-star reads for me this month.

What I actually read & listened to in February

Verity, by Colleen Hoover

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Dark

Click here to get a copy: AMAZON

SYNOPSIS: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead, by Elle Cosimano

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Humour, Contemporary

Click here to get a copy: AMAZON

SYNOPSIS: Finlay Donovan is―once again―struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she’s dealt with lately is that of her daughter’s pet goldfish. On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture. Permanently. Whatever else Steven may be, he’s a good father, but saving him will send her down a rabbit hole of hit-women disguised as soccer moms, and a little bit more involvement with the Russian mob than she’d like. Meanwhile, Vero’s keeping secrets, and Detective Nick Anthony seems determined to get back into her life. He may be a hot cop, but Finlay’s first priority is preventing her family from sleeping with the fishes… and if that means bending a few laws then so be it. With her next book’s deadline looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is quickly coming to the end of her rope. She can only hope there isn’t a noose at the end of it…

The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

Click here to get a copy: AMAZON

SYNOPSIS: Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered; as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss; as a US Marshal and FBI agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth, together. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they are also building a new future. One neither Hannah nor Bailey could have anticipated.

Under One Roof, by Ali Hazelwood (narrated by Emma Wilder)

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit

Click here to get a copy: AMAZON

SYNOPSIS: As an environmental engineer, Mara knows all about the delicate nature of ecosystems. They require balance. And leaving the thermostat alone. And not stealing someone else’s food. And other rules Liam, her detestable big-oil lawyer of a roommate, knows nothing about. Okay, sure, technically she’s the interloper. Liam was already entrenched in his aunt’s house like some glowering grumpy giant when Mara moved in, with his big muscles and kissable mouth just sitting there on the couch tempting respectable scientists to the dark side…but Helena was her mentor and Mara’s not about to move out and give up her inheritance without a fight. The problem is, living with someone means getting to know them. And the more Mara finds out about Liam, the harder it is to loathe him…and the easier it is to love him


What are some of your favourite reads in February? Have you read any of the books listed above?

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