The lovely ladies over at Romanceopoly have announced the round 1 readathon for the Romanceopoly challenge. The goal of the readathon is to catch up on any challenges if you are a bit behind.
The readathon is taking place from April 27 to May 3.
The readathon is hosted by the ladies over at PeaceLoveBooksxo and Under the Covers Book Blog. For all the information about the challenge and recommendations can be found at the Romanceopoly website.
On to my TBR!
In addition to picking books to match the board squares, there are 7 prompts. These prompts can be used in combination so that you use one book for multiple prompts. To tie in with the Romancepoly board, each books you choose must match a board square of one or more of the readathon prompts.
I’m sure you could complete the readathon without using the prompts but I liked the added challenge. Also I’ve decided to pick a book for each of the prompts. I have no idea if I will be able to read 7 books in the weeks but I will be happy if I can get to 5 of these.
The books I’ll be reading are:
Cover has same colour as the challenge square
I have behind in my Bae Crate reading which is a shame because I adore their boxes and I have loved every book they’ve included so far. My Darling Duke was included in their January Once Upon a Time box. Also I’ve been in the mood for some historical fiction.
I adore the premise of this novel! Desperate wallflower Miss Katherine Danvers’ family is on the bring of financial ruin. It’s her to save her mother and sisters from a life of indignities. She transforms herself into the incomparable Kitty Danvers, the fiancée of the enigmatic and reclusive Alexander Masters, Duke of Thornton—once dubbed the mad, bad, and dangerous catch of the Season. However Kitty’s not expecting Alexander to show up and determined to make her his.
This book also works for the square Past Eaves which is to read a historical fiction novel. Also if perfect for this prompt the the cover is purple just like the Romanceopoly square.
Recommended to you
I am new to the historical romance genre and every recommendation video and post mentioned Tessa Dare. So I think it’s time I get to some of her work. I’ve decided to go for the first book in her Girl Meets Duke. I also found this on the recommendation on the Romanceopoly website.
When the Duke of Ashbury returns from war scarred, he realises he needs an heir – which means he needs a wife! When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress visits wearing a wedding dress, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
Marriage of convenience is a favourite tope of mine when it come to historical romances. The pair of them have a set of terms and rules of the other. I love the sound of this premise! I’m excited to try Tessa Dare’s work.
This book also works for the square Courtship Row which is to read a historical romance where either the heroine or hero is a spy or solider.
Already on your bookshelf or TBR
I read the first book, Fix Her Up, last year and I loved it. We were introduce to Rosie and Dominic Vega and we know that everything not doing well in their marriage. Second chance romances are fast becoming one of my favourite tropes.
Rosie and Dominic are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.
Those three words 😍😍😍. Yes I need this in my life! I cannot wait to see how this boot camp plays out.
This book also works for the square Amour Avenue which is to read a second chance contemporary romance.
Debut or new to you author or series
I honestly don’t know too much about this book apart from the fact that Bae Crate recommended it. It’s a romantic suspenses which isn’t something I’ve read before but they mentioned it was like a romance set in Criminal Minds which is one of my favourite TV shows so I had to buy it! And if I like it there is more books to this series!
We follow new CSI agent, Zoey Wright and her childhood crush, Former Army Ranger Knox Steele as they hunt for the serial killer who’s preying on the women of their hometown.
This book also works for the square Killer Crescent which is to read a thriller where there’s a serial killer on the loose.
Longest title on your TBR
Kerrelyn Sparks is a pretty big name in paranormal/urban fantasy relem and I cannot believe I haven’t read anything from her yet! On the positive side if I love her writing she has a mammoth backlist I can read my through.
This is the first book in a new series. I believe is a spin off of her The Embraced series, which I haven’t read but I’m sure it will be fine.
Princess Sorcha of Norveshka knew the mission was dangerous. She is leaving the safe grounds of her brother’s kingdom and parlaying with the elves across their border. Treachery seemed at least as likely as true peace. Sorcha would brave far more than the underhanded ways of the elves. Or so she thought, before she was taken hostage.
This book also works for the square Spring which is to read a book which as a green or yellow on the cover.
Animal(s) on the cover
I’ve been in the mood for some fantasy and this book sounds like it will fit the bill perfectly. This was another recommendation I got from the wonderful ladies over at Bae Crate, form Meagan in particular.
I don’t know much about this story apart from that we have fated fates and there are fae. The Fey King Rain Tairen Soul is supposed to better than Rhysand from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series which is why I brought the whole series on that information alone.
This book also works for the square Journey’s End which is to read a fantasy with the chosen one trope.
Through my whole romance reading experience I have yet to pick up anything from this popular writing duo. I think I was just overwhelmed as to where to start with Christina Lauren.
This one is a friends to lovers which is a trope that I adore but haven’t read too much of. Millie Morris is a university professor who’s an expert of female serial killers and she’s always been one of the guys. She perma-single like her four best guy friends and fellow professors.
Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for their routine university function turned black tie gala. There’s only one problem. After making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together.
This book also works for the square The Office which is to read a romance where the couple meet at their place of work.
For the full synopsis of each of these book click on the image it will take you to the related goodreads page!
That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know if you’re taken part in the Romanceoply Readathon and which books you’re planning on reading
Until next time, happy reading!