I had 15 5 Star Reads in 2018 which is pretty good. It’s hard to explain why a book gets a 5 star over a 4 star, something intangible, something that moves me. Often it’s a byproduct of the moment in time that I’m reading it., but the commonality I can find is, it either made me laugh, or think, a lot, and that I end up recommending it frequently.
Did I have any overlaps with you!?
If you click on the picture of each book, it’ll take you to the Amazon buy link.
Wishing You Happy Reading in 2019!
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Hidden identity, vengeance, Familial ties.
Courtney Milan writes wonderfully flawed characters, Ash is ruthless, Margaret is holding on to family loyalty with all she can. Margaret is smart, sassy and takes no prisoners. She’s pretending to be her Father’s nurse rather than his daughter for *reasons*. Ash is enacting revenge for past wrongs by the Duke by planning to inherit his title. He’s curmudgeonly and burdened by his own perceived failings but has such a deep heart for his brothers, sacrificing so much for them without looking for any praise.
Margaret is dealing with the death of her mother and the impending death of her asshole father when it looks like she’ll be losing her inheritance, reducing her to reliance upon her uninterested brothers, or becoming a governess. She has plenty of reasons to hate Ash but as the story unfolds she finds that more and more difficult.
Courtney at her best.