Monthly Wrap-Up – February


During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what the three of us have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on, books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR and updates on my Reading Challenges.

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from February were –

We’ve had so much puppy time this last month!  My Aunt & Uncle, who live near us, got a puppy.  Her name is Zoey and she is the most adorable little girl in the world.  You can see a picture of her here.
On Valentines my oldest surprised his BFF with flowers.  Oh my gosh, her expression was so adorable and I love that they have such a strong, beautiful friendship!
My youngest had a huge break through at the pool.  He takes weekly lessons and he can now swim free style across the smaller pool.  And then he went and jumped off of the diving board, without a life jacket, and swam to the steps in 10 feet of water.  I am SO proud of him and how hard he’s worked toward that.  



What Arielle, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
From Lukov with Love
Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes
Tempests and Slaughter (Numair Chronicles #1) by Tamora Pierce
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

4.5 Stars:
Return Once More (The Historians #1) by Trisha Leigh
Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) by Brenda Drake
About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

3.5 Stars:
We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels

3 Stars:
This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter




Our Favorite Books of the Month:

From Lukov with Love (Arielle’s Choice)
The verbal sparring that went on between him and Jasmine was HILARIOUS. Oh man I was dying so many times laughing because of the horrible crap they said to each other..and his nickname for her. Lol, sigh.



Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes (Chelsea’s Choice)
More than once I couldn’t breathe. More than once I had to put the book down, take a breath, release it, and just try to breathe because my heart was furiously pounding out of my chest, my stomach was in knots…



About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis (Jen’s Choice)
There was an intense, sexual chemistry between the two of them.  It was so much fun watching their slow burn romance play out.  And I loved that slowly overtime, a true friendship started to emerge between the two of them.

Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For February
TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books That Have Been On Our TBR the Longest and We Still Haven’t Read
TOP TEN TUESDAY – Favorite Hate to Love Romances
COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY – Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins
EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT & PRE-ORDER LAUNCH – Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout
TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Could Re-read Forever



Books Added To Jen’s TBR:

Except for the first two books, these are books I added to my TBR because the authors will be attending RT this May.  I’m hoping to get through as many of them as possible, and I can’t wait to meet these authors in just a few months!  Now I just need more time to read between now and then……


Reading Challenges:

This is the first year I’ve EVER joined a Reading Challenge. I went through Nicole’s huge list of reading challenges – check it out here – and found three that sounded absolutely perfect for me. Here’s where I am so far….

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
Status: 4
Goal: 16-20


Beat The Backlist
Status: 2
Goal: 15-20


Library Love Challenge
Status: 0
Goal: 12 books

I’ll get to this eventually.  There’s a few authors attending RT who have books at my library. 🙂


So that was our February.  Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful February too. And cheers to March fabulous for all of us!

**We linked this post to February Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction**

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  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Aww, puppies are the best. Congrats to your youngest for jumping off the diving board. I remember how scary that was when I was a kid. Have a great March!
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    • Jen

      I don’t know if you could get me to do it as an adult lol! It seems so scary now! And the next thing he wants to do is to go off the high dive. And he’s only 4….eeks….he definitely gets his daredevil genes from his dad lol. You too, thank you!

  2. Raven

    Great Wrap up! You guys really had a great reading month! I really need to check out From Lukov with love. I’ve been hearing great things about it. I’m so looking forward to More Than We can Tell! The Wall Of Winnipeg has been sitting on TBR shelf for a very long time but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I really hope you enjoy it, Jen!
    Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful March and Happy Reading! 🙂
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    • Jen

      I have a really good feeling that I’m going to love The Wall Of Winnipeg with everything that Chelsea texted me while reading and she sent me some screen shots too. It looks and sounds like a book that I could easily become obsessed with. 🙂 Here’s hoping you love it too when you pick it up. Wishing you a wonderful March too, Raven!!

  3. Annemieke

    Aaa puppies. Having a lot of puppy time is great. And that was so sweet of your oldest!
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    • Jen

      Puppies are the best….except for when they bite lol! And the gestures that my oldest does…..he has such a thoughtful little heart. It makes me so happy with the things he comes up with that he wants to do. ♥

  4. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    Yay for puppy time 🙂 aw, she is so cute! And the best thing is that it’s not really your puppy, so you don’t have to deal with the nasty side of having one 😀 only the good parts! LOL
    Seriously, you’ve never joined a reading challenge before? O_o that is exceptional! I hope it’s fun 🙂
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    • Jen

      YES! That is SO the best thing ever!! Same thing with babies….it’s wonderful to be able to hand them back to their mamas when they become a handful but then you get to love on them when they’re super sweet lol!
      Nooooooo I’ve never joined a reading challenge before. Not even Goodreads. I may have lived in a cave in regards to challenges?! LOL! So far it’s been fun! 🙂

  5. Danielle Hammelef

    Zoey is so cute! Thanks for sharing the photo. I miss my puppy. I didn’t share any of the same books with you guys, but my favorite book of February was Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. I’m trying to catch up on older middle grade and YA now. I missed so many great books already.

    • Jen

      Puppies are so much fun! Especially when you can hand them back to their mommy and daddy. 😉 I can’t wait to finally dive into middle grade once my oldest is a few years older….I’ll keep that book in mind, thanks!

  6. Cee Arr

    OMG that puppy is sooooooo cute!!!!!! O.O
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    • Jen

      Thank you!! We have SO much fun playing with her…she has SO much energy lol!

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