In the last post I left you having read Rebecca Cohen's excellent cross-dressing (for plot not kink) historical set in Elizabethan England. From there I moved to post WW1 America. (Yes, books give me the power of time travel and I don't even need to find somewhere to hide my TARDIS.) Aunt Adeline's Bequest by Amy Rae Durreson was a beautifully written short story. The mystery itself was easily solved but the emotions and the love story were gorgeously portrayed.
This amazing read was followed by a couple of awful reads. One where I skimmed to the end and the other that I dnf'd. I retreated to the wonderful world of Merlin fanfic. Ashes, Embers, Flames by unpossible. Gorgeous, broken, stoic Arthur is one of my favourite things and he is perfect in this as an ex-para with a dark secret, who doesn't think he's good enough for Merlin. I was sobbing like a baby while they muddled through from friendship to a relationship.Sweet, angsty, slow burn relationship with an exciting plot and a hint of magic.
Then I moved on to something so OTT and cracky that I wasn't sure if I'd fallen into an alternate reality. Frat House Troopers by Xavier Mayne. Suspend your disbelief before you open this book and hen fall down the rabbit hole and hold on for the ride. I had some issues in the first 20% with the way the guys expressed themselves in regard to gay porn and gay guys in general, but after that it was ridiculous and fun.
And I finished January with Served Hot by Annabeth Albert. A sweet quick read that was just perfect for those times when what you really need is fluff. We all need that so I bought the rest of the series.
And that rounds up January. Phew!