Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher had a really fascinating premise with sadly not great execution. Psychologist Elizabeth Cole takes a job on a recently colonized world, where every colonist is bound to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, she soon realizes that she's not one of the colonists, she's her supervisor Dr. Murphy's ghost. Romance and plot happens, but alas, the romance is not believable at all. It went from "hey, I find you attractive" to "TRUE LOVE FOREVER," with frankly baffling and nonsensical speed. Plus, there's precious little sense of who Elizabeth and Murphy even really are. My inability to believe in or invest in the romance made the whole rest of the book flounder for me.
Mary Roach's Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex was an enjoyable pop science read about the science of sex. It was pretty hilarious, if sometimes a little too blithe for my tastes, and thanks to the nature of the available research, it's pretty focused on procreative, heterosexual sex. So just be aware this isn't, y'know, serious scholarship or anything. But it's readable and informative, and a fast read.
Julie James' Something About You was a forgettable contemporary romance about a US attorney and FBI agent. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't good either. I'd have done better to find a good het casefic to read, if such a thing was still prevalent in fandom.
Kate Griffin's A Madness of Angels, first in the Matthew Swift urban fantasy series, redeemed all those weeks of mediocre reading by being tremendously fun and a really great urban fantasy read. Protagonist Matthew Swift was a breath of fresh air compared to the other dark and angsty and brooding heroes so prevalent in other urban fantasy books. Matthew is just sort of sweet and open, and really winsome with it, while still being a competent sorcerer who's hellbent on finding out who killed him and who brought him back to life. Also, Griffin handles Matthew's unique situation (it's not just Matthew in his body) in a really great, unshowy way.
What really made the book for me though was its take on urban magic. It all just makes glorious, instinctive sense, and is a really brilliant way to root magic in the rhythms and rules of the city. Too often, fantasy series stick with the same old expected magical systems based on ~the land~ or the old magics or whatever. Griffin tosses most of that out the window, and instead the magic of the city gives us such amazing moments as Matthew building a magical ward with the Oyster card terms of service and spells built through graffiti and street art.