Wrap Up

March 2023 Wrap Up

Here’s what we got up to in March!

Our Favorite Reads…

Holly’s Choice: The Black Diamond by Bella Barnes

Holly was apprehensive about reading her first ever Mafia romance, but this book was absolutely delightfully bonkers. So so so fun to read.

Ingrid’s Choice: What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston

Ingrid says that this book is a masterclass in building chemistry between characters without them being in the same room. Just phenomenal.

Erin’s Choice: Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai

Erin loved the dense mythology in the worldbuilding. In fact, she was wowed by the whole thing. She wrote in her review, “Between the story and the structure and the inclusion of ideas and how the problems were solved, this book was just amazing.”

More From the Blog…

We’ve also updated some of our static pages! For your general reference:

Notes from Romancelandia…

For those of you interested in romance writing, here’s a great blog post on writing sex scenes from Edits and Revisions. (And here’s another, older, post about writing sex scenes by K.J. Charles.)

A profile on Vulture of Emily Henry. (Erin read Henry’s Beach Read and the actions of the characters made her hugely angry—but also noted that she liked Henry’s writing style, so your milage may vary.)

Holly read You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty for the TBR challenge this month; if that book sounds interesting and you’re a huge nerd, here’s a really great analysis reading it through the lens of Audre Lorde’s essay “The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.”


back from india after a month away, back to our (ir)regularly scheduled programming 💜 #booktok #akwaekeemezi #ymafodwyb #romance #audrelorde

♬ Lo-Fi analog beat – Gloveity

Coming Soon…

As always, we’ve got a mix of new and old books we’ll be reviewing. And for our joint reading venture, we’ll all be reading books called Enemies with Benefits—and, of course, talking about the Enemies to Lovers trope.

2 thoughts on “March 2023 Wrap Up”

    1. I feel like we’ve been sleeping on Jennifer McQuiston—this is the first book of hers any of us have read. Might be time to add some of her backlist to the big ole TBR


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