August Wrap Up – 2021 Edition

Happy September everybody! August slipped away like a bottle of wine…

And if you get that reference you’re my new best friend :). I had a good reading month all things considered. I finished 21 books and a lot of them were ARCs that I needed to get to for Netgalley and Edelweiss. I still have a lot of work to do on my Netgalley shelf but I am going into September triumphant and motivated to keep working at it and gaining ground on it. I have a LOT of book planned for September, which you’ll be able to see tomorrow when I post my September TBR post!

Another highlight to this month was several 5 star reads, I did a buddy read with a good friend on Instagram, and I moved into the dark romance genre and lost A LOT of sleep when that happened! But I can’t say I have regrets, I just need to consume those books on a limited basis otherwise I’ll never sleep – because they’re addicting!

So, see below for the books I finished in the month of August. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these and if we agree on the stars given!


  1. Head Over Heels, Hannah Orenstein – 4/5 stars (REREAD)
  2. Wings of Shadow (Crown of Feathers #3), Nicki Pau Preto – 5/5 stars
  3. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (Enola Holmes #7), Nancy Springer – 3.5/5 stars


  1. Freed (Fifty Shades as Told by Christian Grey #3), E. L. James – 3/5 stars
  2. Hard Truths (Kiss Her Goodbye #1), Rebecca Royce – 4/5 stars
  3. Dark Truths (Kiss Her Goodbye #2), Rebecca Royce – 4/5 stars
  4. Deadly Truths (Kiss Her Goodbye #3), Rebecca Royce – 4/5 stars
  5. Deviant King (Royal Elite #1), Rina Kent – 3/5 stars
  6. Steel Princess (Royal Elite #2), Rina Kent – 3/5 stars


  1. The Dating Dare (A Sweet Mess #2), Jayci Lee – 4/5 stars
  2. The Dating Playbook (The Boyfriend Project #2), Farrah Rochon – 4/5 stars
  3. The Endless Skies, Shannon Price – 3/5 stars
  4. The Mismatch, Sara Jafari – 3/5 stars
  5. Every Day in December, Kitty Wilson – 3/5 stars
  6. Daughter of Lies and Ruin (The Tales of the Blackbone Witches #2), Jo Spurrier – 4/5 stars
  7. Hot Desk, Zara Stoneley – 2/5 stars
  8. Never Saw You Coming, Erin Hahn – 5/5 stars
  9. The Charm Offensive, Alison Cochrun – 5/5 stars
  10. Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1), Brigid Kemmerer – 5/5 stars
  11. As If On Cue, Marisa Kanter – 4/5 stars
  12. When Sparks Fly, Helena Hunting – 3.5/5 stars

Happy reading, folks!

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