The Seven Year Slip – Ashley Poston
An overworked book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate…only to discover he lives seven years in the past.
Clementine is heartbroken after the passing of her aunt and does not want to get involved with anyone. But after meeting Iwan in her aunt’s apartment – now hers – she first thinks he’s invading her space, then learns her aunt had invited him to stay – and slowly discovers they’re living in different time zones: him in the past.
They fall in love, but how do you sort out this situation, where you meet your love in his past but in the present, he’s quite different than he used to be?
I had a false start with this book but decided to give it a second try because I enjoyed The Dead Romantics. And boy, was I right!
Check & Mate – Ali Hazelwood
After chess destroyed her family, Mallory shunned the game for good and focused on her mom, sisters and a dead-end job. Until she agrees to take part in a charity tournament and beats Nolan, the current world champion. Mallory’s victory makes earning much-needed money possible, and Mallory goes back to playing. Nolan wishes to play against her again, but the feelings he awakens in her make her doubt everything. And while she plays and keeps it all a secret from her family, her love for the game grows again, making it all a lot more difficult than she could ever have imagined….
I enjoyed this title, even though I sometimes wanted to smack Mallory on the head. She was so obtuse! But, on the other hand, I could understand her way of thinking. The fact she was indeed 18 made everything more acceptable.
Resonance Surge and Archangel’s Lineage – Nalini Singh
I just love everything Nalini Singh writes, so it’s no surprise these titles are here.
In Resonance Surge, we meet StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov again in this new Psy/Changeling Trinity series installment, where they both need to fight for their lives and loves. The plot thickens and the story arc develops further, bringing more depth to this fantastical world where changelings, humans and Psy live together and need to relearn to share it.
As for Archangel’s Lineage, I’m incredibly lucky to be able to read advanced reader’s copies, and this title was one of them. I can’t say much about this book yet, but I can say: Nalini Singh does not disappoint! Part of the Guild Hunter series, it continues the saga about Elena and Raphael. And if you enjoyed her other series but haven’t read this one yet, you should. The series begins with Angels’ Blood.
Sweep of the Heart – Ilona Andrews
As Innkeepers, human earthling Dina and werewolf Sean are always busy. Until Sean’s mentor is kidnapped and, to find him, they must host an intergalactic spouse search for one of the most powerful rulers in the Galaxy.
The sixth installment of the Innkeeper Chronicles, this book does not disappoint. Ilona and Gordon Andrews manage to keep the high quality of their writing intact, the jokes funny and the adventure very upbeat. It’s a really good series, and it starts with Clean Sweep.
Murderbot series – Martha Wells
Murderbot is a SecUnit with a heart, who is always doing their best to save their humans. Always witty, the series is a breath of fresh air and, at the same time, also very comforting. The series begins with All Systems Red.
Linesman series – S.K. Dunstall (starts with Linesman)
Innkeeper Chronicles – Ilona Andrews (starts with Clean Sweep)
Psy-Changelling series – Nalini Singh (starts with Slave to Sensation)
Kate Daniels series – Ilona Andrews (starts with Magic Bites)
Guild-Hunter series – Nalini Singh (starts with Angels’ Blood)