When I decided to participate in Romanceopoly this year I decided that I would start the year with the Sun Pack. This is my first year participating and they (the lovely women who created and run Romanceoploy) decided to make things more interesting this year by adding in two packs of challenge cards. There are numerous ways you can play this game and I decided that I would use one pack for the first part of the year and the other pack for the latter part. Today, I am here to wrap up all the rolls I had for the year and how many I have completed versus how many I still have left to read. I also never shared my July rolls where I am using the Moon pack for the first time so I will share those today as well.
If you want to find out more about Romanceopoly, the rules, grab a printable copy of the board and cards, get book recommendations for the prompts, then click here to go to the official website. Also, if this sounds fun to you then it is definitely not too late to join!
Sun Pack Wrap Up
Winter Challenge (Read a book where it has: white, blue, and/or silver cover; has snow on the cover; has a winter word in the title; is a winter holiday read) – No Exit by Taylor Adams (Read)
Fated Folly (read PNR where the h/H is a part of a pack/coven/band/paranormal group- Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (Read)
Passion Place (Read an erotic BDSM romance)- Enthralled by Giana Darling (Read)
The Bar (Read a book set where you live or have lived-it can be city/town/state/country… be as specific as you like!)- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang **This is set in my hometown** (Read)
Farmer’s Market (Read a romance where the h/H is a farmer/rancher/cowboy)- Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey (Read)
They Gym (Do some weight lifting… read the longest book on your TBR)- IT by Stephen King (Read)
Library (free choice)- Revelations of a Secret Princess by Annie West (Read)
Burger Joint (Read a book on our book boyfriend list)- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Unread)
Killer Crescent (read a thriller where the main character is a detective or PI)- The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (Unread)
Solider Street (Read a romantic suspense where the h/H is in the military) Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd (Read)
Journey’s End (Read a fantasy where the main character is a magic user)- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Read)
Coffee Shop (read a book recommended to you by a friend or on any of our recommendation lists)- The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler **This book is recommend a lot by Abby from crimebythebook blog and Instagram** (Read)
Killer Crescent- His & Hers by Alice Feeny (Unread)
Spring (Read a book where it; has a green or yellow cover; has flowers on the cover; has the word “spring” in the title; where the hero or heroine is a gardener or farmer)- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Read)
Passion Place- Dark Notes by Pam Godwin (Unread)
The Vault (Read a PNR where the author is new to you in this genre)- Wolfsong by TJ Klune (Unread)
Journey’s End-Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend (Read)
The Office (Read a non contemporary romance where the couple meet at their place of work)- The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (Read)
BFF’s House (Read a friends to lovers romance)- #Junkie by Cambria Hebert (Unread)
Fang Alley (Read a PNR with a magic user or paranormal creature [not vampire or shifter] h/H)- The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter (Unread)
Total Read: 13
Total Unread: 7
July Picks (Moon Pack)
Action Ave (Read an urban fantasy with a kick ass heroine on the cover)
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic…
One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy…
Campus Corner (Read a new adult where the h/H is a jock)
She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
…and it’s going to be oh so good.
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
Past Eaves (Read an historical fiction novel)
They are a dangerous duke, a fierce lord, and an infamous earl—dark, bold, brave men who know exactly what they want. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees…
He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.
IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY
Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips…Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women…and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?
Summer (Read a book where it; has a brightly colored or multicolored cover; has the beach, sand, or the sun on the cover; is a summer holiday read; has a summery word in the cover [sun, summer, heat, beach])
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.