~All the Books Limecello Read in 2020

… Yeah that’s not a typo. I’m seriously behind. (I mean … the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 was just … not great. And then things got a little better, but … not that much… and this is just big picture stuff. For myself … my life is one constant migraine and I’ve said this ~summary before – “Why Am I Bleeding and Where Is This Blood Coming From?: The Limecello Story.” So anyway, I had wanted to do all these things in June but part of me also gave myself permission to just … “celebrate by not.” I did want to at least do this though – so … here we go. My list of every(?) book I finished reading in 2020. The symbols are pretty self explanatory I think. As always, the asterisk means I’m certain it was a re-read. the “x#” is how many times I re-read it that time. I am big on comfort re-reading. And the past months have IMO called for a lot of it, so yes in fact there were some book(s) I read or listened to literally five times in a row. Of course the note “♪” means it was an audiobook. Bad devices etc and being held hostage by them really led me to audiobooks since it was the only thing that could run in the background – and also some temporary loss of vision. (Scary!!)

It’s likely not exact exact – near the end of 2020 I got especially bad at logging books or ~reviewing them and rating them, so that’s why a bunch of books aren’t “graded.” As usual if you want to know more of my thoughts on the books I try to put them in GR. (Which is where I get my list from, so it’s tricky. It’s also not great at slotting in re-reads chronologically…) I do also want to say I’m a definite mood reader – so how I’m feeling can to a degree affect what I think of a book. And you can really see when things were getting rough cuz I went back to books I’d just read and listened to them over and over (and over) again.

I pointed out books I noticed are on sale – N.B. this is at the time of my grabbing the link so make sure you double check. Also those are mostly for kindle formats I believe. In case you didn’t know, Amazon changes prices on a whim – or publishers, or authors, so sometimes sales are just for 24 hours. Sometimes they’re there for a few days. YMMV. Usual disclaimers apply – the links are to Amazon because we’re an associate so if you’d be willing to kick us a few pennies, please click and buy! Thanks!

Booty and the Beast by Sosie Frost, C—
Sin & Spirit by K.F. Breene, C-
Claimed by the Horde King by Zoey Draven, C-
Best Knight Ever by Cassandra Gannon, C+
Night of the Scoundrel by Kelly Bowen, B-
Beauty and the Boss by Diane Alberts, C-
Mancandy Crush by Tawna Fenske, C—
Captain Dreamboat by Tawna Fenske, B-
The Right Way by Katie Ashley D+
Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas (Don’t faint! I actually REVIEWED THIS BOOK! Spoiler, I gave it an) A-. it’s also currently on sale for $1.99  
A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane, B (I reviewed this book too!)
The Wedding Night by Kati Wilde, C—
All He Wants for Christmas byKati Wilde, C+
Humbugged by Pippa Grant, C+
Baiting Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds, C
Wicked Sinner by Stacey Kennedy, D—
*Spacer’s Cinderella by Adria Rose, C+
Spun Out by Lorelei James, C
*The Predicament by Katie Ashley, C-
Hannah’s Luck by Lora Leigh, C–
Hosed by Pippa Grant, C
Beauty in Spring by Kati Wilde, D+
Beauty in Summer by Ella Goode, C–
Beauty in Autumn by Ruby Dixon, C—
Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis, C++
The Wolf’s Mail Order Bride by Ella Goode, C-
The Alien’s Mail-Order Bride by Ruby Dixon, D+
Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert
*Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh, C+
Silent Night by Milla Vane C
*Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas, A- (N.B. I always selectively re-read this book 😅)
*Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, C+
Fate’s Star by Elizabeth Vaughan, B-

A Heart of Blood and Ashes by  Milla Vane, B (Yes! I also reviewed this book!)
Grumpy Jake by Melissa Blue, B-
Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane => which is also on sale for $4.99 right now!
Any Way She Wants It by Jasmine Haynes, D-
Hammered by Pippa Grant, D-
The Bangover by Lili Valente, C
Six Months with Cerberus by Naomi Lucas, C–
Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding by Victoria Davies C-
Even Odds by Elia Winters, D
*The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders, B
Sworn to the Shadow God by Ruby Dixon, C–
Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden ♪
Rules of Engagement by J.T. Geissinger, C++
Bishop by Sawyer Bennett ♪
Dream With Me by Kristen Proby, B+

My Bestie’s Ex by Piper Rayne, D-
Bang Theory by Lili Valente, C-
Friends with Bang-ifits by Lili Valente, C– [it’s currently a kindle freebie]
Bang On Loosely by Lili Valente, B- (This is now called Banging the Enemy)
Something in the Air by LH Cosway, C–
Broken Angel by Cynthia Eden, C—
Bad Boyfriend by Elise Faber, C-
The Fate of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy, C–
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn, x3 ♪
Bitch by Elise Faber, D+ (This has since been renamed and is now Dotted Line.)
His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare, C
*Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake, B-
Crown of Lies by CD Reiss, C
*Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean ♪ x2
Iron Crowne by CD Reiss, D–
*Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel, A-
How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe ♪
The Scandal of it All by Sophie Jordan, C- ♪
Sins of the Wicked Duke by Sophie Jordan ♪
The Infamous Duchess by Sophie Barnes ♪ (The kindle book is currently on sale for $4.99)

*The Infamous Duchess by Sophie Barnes ♪
Perfect Strangers by J.T. Geissinger D–
*Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt x2 ♪
Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss D-
An Inconvenient Duke by Anna Harrington x2 ♪
Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt, C–
How to Marry a Marquess by Stacy Reid ♪
Checked by Elise Faber, D+
*Temptation by Jude Deveraux B+ ♪
Resisting by Chelle Bliss ♪
*The Rake by Mary Jo Putney, C+++ x2 ♪ (Currently on sale for $3.99)
*The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders, B
Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverly, D——– ♪
Cougar by Elise Faber, D+ (This title has since changed and it’s now known as Action Shot)
*Underfoot by Leanne Banks, A- (Currently on sale for $2.99)
Irresistible by Mary Balogh, D+ ♪
Ruthless Bastard by Stacey Kennedy, C—-
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn, D ♪
Just Another Viscount in Love by Vivienne Lorret, C+ (Currently on sale for $0.99)
A Duke of her Own by Eloisa James, C+ ♪ (Currently on sale for $5.99)
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, C– ♪
Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller, D+ ♪
The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn, F

The Prince by Katharine Ashe, D+ ♪ (Currently on sale for $4.99)
Eli’s Triumph by Joanne Wylde, D-
Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda Neville ♪ (Currently on sale for $3.99)
The Duke of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville, C– ♪
The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan, D++
The Ruin of a Rogue by Miranda Neville, D+ ♪ (Currently on sale for $3.99)
The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville ♪
Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen, A- (Don’t faint – but I reviewed this book too! 😜 It’s also currently on sale at $3.99!)
Operation Bailey Babies by Piper Rayne, D++
*Waking Up With the Duke by Lorraine Heath, A- ♪ (I kinda reviewed the book here)
When the Duke was Wicked by Lorraine Heath, D (Currently on sale for $3.99)
The Rival Roomies by Piper Rayne, C+
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu [I reviewed it O_o]
Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas, D ♪
*Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas, A (You can read my original review of it here)
The Soldier by Grace Burrowes, D- ♪ (Currently on sale for $5.03)
Crush the King by Jennifer Estep, B-
Love With Me by Kristen Proby, B-
Confession of a Royal Bridegroom by Vanessa Kelly, C— ♪ (Currently on sale for $2.99)
When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath, C ♪

Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath, C- ♪ (Currently on sale for $4.99)
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins, B- ♪ (Currently on sale for $3.49)
Tempest by Beverly Jenkins, A- ♪
Stern by Brenda Jackson, C- ♪ (It doesn’t appear to be a sale but the book is only $2.99)
Bachelor Untamed by Brenda Jackson, C- ♪
Filthy Rich by Julie Kriss, D
My Favorite Souvenir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, C
An Unexpected Attraction by Delaney Diamond, C+ ♪
The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond, C- ♪
Sin & Lightning by K.F. Breene, B-
One of the Guys by Delaney Diamond, C+ ♪
Sin & Surrender by K. F. Breene, A-
Perfect by Delaney Diamond, C- ♪
Just Friends by Delaney Diamond, C+ ♪
The Rules by Delaney Diamond C– ♪
Good Behavior by Delaney Diamond, C- ♪
Still in Love by Delaney Diamond, C– ♪
Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds, C–
A Man’s Promise by Brenda Jackson C ♪
To Touch a Dragon by Naomi Lucas, C– (Currently on sale for $0.99)
When She Purrs by Ruby Dixon, C—
Unfinished Business by Brenda Jackson, C+ ♪ (Currently on sale for $6.71)
His Love Match by Shirley Hailstock, B– ♪
Endless Summer Nights: Risky Business / Beats of My Heart / Heartbreak in Rio by Donna Hill, Octavia Grace, Delaney Diamond, C- ♪
The Money Man by Nancy Herkness, C-
Secrets of the World’s Worst Matchmaker by Piper Rayne, D+

Vivid by Beverly Jenkins, A- ♪ (Currently on sale for $5.99)
One Night Only by Lauren Blakely, D++
Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven, C++
Homecoming by Rochelle Alers, C ♪
Rivalry by Laurenlin Paige
The Blind Date by Delaney Diamond, C ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99)
Unforgettable by Delaney Diamond, C+ ♪
To Enchant a Dragon by Amanda Milo, C
To Desire a Dragon by Amanda Milo, D-
Inevitable Conclusions by Christina C. Jones, C++ ♪
Inevitable Seductions by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
Bending the Rules by Christina C. Jones, C ♪
To Mate a Dragon by Naomi Lucas, D
*Ante Up by Christina C. Jones, B+ ♪ x2
King of Hearts by Christina C. Jones, C+
Deuces Wild by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
Cold Queen by K Webster, D+
No Holds Barred by Stephanie Nicole Norris, C— ♪
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh, C
And This I Swear by Stephanie Nicole Norris C ♪
A Risqué Engagement by Stephanie Nicole Norris C– ♪
A Touch of Stone and Snow by Milla Vane, C+
Fearless Love by Donnia Marie, C— ♪
To Seduce a Dragon by Poppy Rhys
Inevitable Addiction by Christina C. Jones, C ♪
Mari’s Mistake by Ruby Dixon
Wonder by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
One Moment Please by Amy Daws, D++
Dear Enemy by Kristen Callihan, C-
The Culmination of Everything by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
The Best Next Thing by Natasha Anders, C
One Night With the Sexiest Man Alive by Ainslee Patton, C–
Naughty by Sabrina B Scales, C ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99)

*Wonder by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
Nasty by Sabrina B Scales C ♪
*Safe With Me by Stephanie Nicole Norris, C ♪ (This is currently a kindle freebie)
*Let Me Love You by Alexandria House, B-  ♪x2
*Let Me Hold You by Alexandria House, C+ ♪x2
Let Me Free You by Alexandria House, C- ♪
*Set by Alexandria House, C ♪x2
*Jah by Alexandria House, C ♪ x2
Shu by Alexandria House D ♪
The Hacker by Nancy Herkness, C–
*Inevitable Conclusions by Christina C. Jones, C++ ♪
The Point of It All by Christina C. Jones, D ♪
The Alien’s Prize by Zoey Draven, C+
Thou Shalt Not Run by Sabrina B Scales, D+ ♪
Give Me a Reason by Stephanie Nicole Norris, C– ♪
The Alien’s Mate by Zoey Draven, C+
Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau, C+
Grip by Kennedy Ryan, C– ♪
The Alien’s Lover by Zoey Draven, C
==> this is where I stopped updating GR :X <==
The Alien’s Touch by Zoey Draven
The Alien’s Dream by Zoey Draven
Still by Kennedy Ryan, C ♪
Gifting Me to His Best Friend by Katee Robert, C
The Alien’s Obsession by Zoey Draven
*Higher Love by Alexandria House, C- ♪ x2
Man Down by Kate Meader, C+
Want You to Want Me by Lorelei James, B++
The Alien’s Seduction by Zoey Draven D–
*Run to You by Lara Adrian, C ♪ x2
A Game Changing Christmas by Stephanie Nicole Norris ♪
The Rivals by Vi Keeland, C
Wylde by Sawyer Bennett, B (Currently on sale for $5.99)

Crowning His Unlikely Princess by Michelle Condor, C-
Finding Kennedy by Jacinta Howard ♪
Do Over by Delaney Diamond ♪
Misadventures with a Sexpert by Elizabeth Hayley, C
*Passion Rekindled by Delaney Diamond C ♪x2
A Passionate Love by Delaney Diamond ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99)
*Ante Up by Christina C. Jones, B+ ♪
The Alien’s Claim by Zoey Draven
*Inevitable Conclusions by Christina C. Jones, C++ ♪
Here’s Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane, C–
At Long Last by Brenda Jackson ♪ (Currently on sale at $8.99)
*His to Claim by Brenda Jackson C+ ♪x3
The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan, B+ (This is one of the few books I reviewed formally!)
Stone Cold Surrender by Brenda Jackson ♪ x3
Riding the Storm by Brenda Jackson ♪ x3
His Secret Son by Brenda Jackson ♪ x2 (A believable/reasonable secret baby plot! Worth a shout out!)
The Real Thing by Brenda Jackson ♪ x3
Zane by Brenda Jackson ♪
The Secret Affair by Brenda Jackson ♪
A Steele for Christmas by Brenda Jackson ♪ x2
Guilty Pleasure by Brenda Jackson ♪
By a Thread by Lucy Score, B+
Bachelor Unbound by Brenda Jackson ♪
Bachelor Undone by Brenda Jackson ♪ x2

Undercover Love by Lucy Score (currently on sale for $0.99)
The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins ♪ (Currently on sale for $3.99)
Rebel by Beverly Jenkins ♪
Through the Storm by Beverly Jenkins ♪
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins, A ♪
Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99 and look if you don’t have it already YOU WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK!!!)
Destiny’s Surrender by Beverly Jenkins ♪
Destiny’s Captive by Beverly Jenkins ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99)
*Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins, A ♪ x2 (Currently on sale for $3.99 – GET THIS BOOK!)
Heartbreaker by Julie Kriss
The Taming of Jessi Rose by Beverly Jenkins ♪ x2 (Currently on sale for $4.99)
The Wrong/Right Man by Aurora Rose Reynolds ♪
Play Mine by Cari Quinn
Before the Dawn by Beverly Jenkins ♪
A Lover’s Vow by Brenda Jackson ♪
Captivated by Love by Brenda Jackson, C+ ♪ x2
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson ♪ (Currently on sale for $1.99)
Seized by Seduction by Brenda Jackson ♪
Locked in Temptation by Brenda Jackson ♪

*Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson ♪ x2
A Brother’s Honor by Brenda Jackson ♪
Cole’s Red-Hot Pursuit by Brenda Jackson ♪
*Ante Up by Christina C. Jones, B+ ♪ x2
*Let Me Love You by Alexandria House, B- ♪ x2
*Wonder by Christina C. Jones, C+ ♪
Bittersweet Love by Rochelle Allers, C– ♪ x2 C
*Seized by Seduction by Brenda Jackson ♪
*Locked in Temptation by Brenda Jackson ♪x2
*Jared’s Counterfeit Fiancé by Brenda Jackson ♪x5 😹😅 yes I really did listen to it 5x in a row
The Chase is On by Brenda Jackson ♪
Wanna Bet? by Talia Hibbert ♪ (It’s now called The Roommate Risk
The Duke Effect by Sophie Jordan, D
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert ♪ (Currently on major sale for $1.99 – usually the books are $11)
The Games We Play by Alexandria Warren ♪
Someone Like You by Shirley Hailstock, C+

Only if You Dare by Stephanie Nicole Norris ♪ (Currently on sale for $0.99)
Thou Shall Not Fear by Sabrina B Scales ♪
Your Dad Will Do by Katee Robert
Mistletoe, Baby by Donna Hill ♪
The Open Door by Laurelin Paige
Deception by Selena Montgomery ♪ (Currently on sale for $4.99)
Operation Bailey Birthday by Piper Rayne, D+
Reckless by Selena Montgomery ♪ (Currently on sale for $4.99)
Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery ♪
Indebted by Sharon C Cooper ♪
Fever by Stephanie Nicole Norris, C— ♪ x2  (Currently on sale for $2.99)
The Last Second Chance by Lucy Score, C
Vindicated by Sharon C Cooper ♪
*Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel, B+
*The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders, x2 A-

😹😹😹 you can really tell when I have a KU trial or discount. 🤷🏻‍♀️ [I’m still super crushed I wasn’t “eligible” for the supposed 4 free month promo they had during “Prime Day.” 😭) Also, a lot – a lot a lot of the books I read are from the library. Bless the library <3 And as always, this is the grading scale we use – so again. A “C” grade means I liked the book. I’d recommend it. (The plus(es) and minus(es) are to what degree. A B book means I really liked the book. And an “A” book means YOU NEED TO READ THIS NOW IT’S A FAVORITE. A “D” book was ok but probably had problems that really made me pause … and an F is pretty much “I hated this book so much it made me dislike reading.”  (Although usually I just DNF instead of letting it go that far. I’m not listing the books I DNF’d, because why. GR tells me I DNF’d 109 books in 2020 though. There might be more but sometimes I overly optimistically think “oh I’ll still finish the book – it’s just I took a 15 month break!”)

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5 thoughts on “~All the Books Limecello Read in 2020

    1. Limecello Post author

      It’s not a competition, Denise! 😛
      LOL I’m just hoping someone will be like “oh I read that too!” or “Oh! I’ve been wanting to know about that book!” … AND THEN I CAN TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT!


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