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February Recommend Reads

We didn’t post any January Recommended Reads because we only really had one and that was Cecilia Grant’s A Lady Awakened. February isn’t as bare, but it isn’t as robust as previous months either:


  • The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig, recommended by Jayne (review here – to be published on Feb 14, 2012)
  • The Scandalous Countess by Jo Beverley, recommended by Jayne (review to come)


  • A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan, recommended by Sarah F (review to come)


  • The Principal’s Office by Jasmine Haynes, recommended by Jane for erotic romance readers (review here)
  • I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, recommended by Jayne (review here)

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Kate R
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:25:11

    I loved A Private Gentleman. Good pick, Sarah.

  2. lakaribane
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:38:56

    The Kinsella review does not seem to exist, I get a 404.

  3. Jane
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:39:29

    @lakaribane: It’s posting tomorrow, on the 14th. Actually, I’m sorry, it is posting this afternoon at 2.

  4. lakaribane
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 14:40:14

    @Jane: Thank you, I see it now!

  5. Lil
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 20:50:53

    I’m looking forward to The Scandalous Countess. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by Jo Beverley that I didn’t enjoy.

  6. GAB
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 01:06:33

    Hey, how about Cindy Gerard’s Last Man Standing – released on the 31st of January?! By far my best read in 2011-2012 so far!

    But then, I guess DA is all about historical and self-published (the two worst subgenres!) and nothing else at the moment.

    How about the new Sarah Mayberry book?

  7. Jayne
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 04:33:07

    @GAB: Jane reviewed “Last Man Standing” on Feb 2nd and gave it a B-. Generally our recommendation books have at least a B grade.

  8. Jane
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:51:55

    @GAB The new Sarah Mayberry is a March release. I also reviewed a trio of Blazes a couple of weeks ago and I have a review of Mary Burton’s Before She Dies today.

  9. mdegraffen
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 08:03:59

    I’m reading The Scandalous Countess right now. It’s great! I’m halfway thru it and I don’t want it to end!

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