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I normally have a new book post started the minute after I publish the last one, and keep up with it through the month with each book I read. There was none of that prepping this month and I am relying strictly on memory. Scary!!! Linking up with Steph and Jana, let’s do this!

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9

This is my first read from Colleen Hoover, and I have to say, I am a fan. I really liked the whole premise of the book, with Ben and Fallon meeting on the same day every year. There were a few times I wanted to scream out NOOOOO and there were a few cringe-worthy lines that Ben said to Fallon when they were intimate that made me roll my eyes. But overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to dig in to another of hers!

Bottom Line: Read it! The premise was great, there is a plot twist that I didn’t quite see coming.

Make Me Bad by RS Grey

Make Me Bad

You guys know, I am a huge RS Grey fan. This is your typical good girl wants to bad guy book, and completely predictable. But I laughed out loud multiple times and just really love RS Grey’s writing. I will say, I liked some of her earlier books more than this one….but I still couldn’t put this one down. I really liked Madison and Ben, and even some of the side characters in this one. Usually her books are focused more on the main two, but we get to know Andy (Ben’s best friend) and a few others a little more. So for me, that is a good read. If you are in to romantic comedy, check her out!

**Thanks RS Grey for an ARC copy!!!**

Bottom Line: Fun romcom, cute read!

How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

How to Hack a Heartbreak

This book!!!! I absolutely adored this book. I read it in like two sittings, which says a lot for me these days! Mel is a girl who works in the tech world, and it is definitely “the boys club” at her company. I mean…how many of us have been there??? I don’t think I have ever worked somewhere that it wasn’t “boys club.” And she is also fed up with her co-workers and the online dating world, so she develops an app to expose the gross pervs and cheaters that are flooding the swipe right world. Her co-workers have no clue how talented she is, because she is stuck at the help desk. I loved Mel’s character and the whole story line. I definitely laughed several times throughout this book, and found the characters totally relateable.

Bottom Line: Totally cute romcom with a bad-ass female lead, read it!

** I received a copy of How to Hack a Heartbreak from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

My Own Miraculous

This is a prequel to Someone Else’s Love story. I don’t think that I have ever read a prequel before. I really loved Someone Else’s Love Story and Shandi and Walcott, so I loved getting to see more of them. This book was focused around Shandi’s son Natty, who Shandi realizes isn’t a “normal kid.” Shandi sort of discovers her place a mother in this book, and it was really fun to see. If you are a Joshilyn Jackson fan, definitely check this one out. It is a short read, maybe about two hours, but it had a lot of depth!

Bottom Line: If you have read Someone Else’s Love Story, or are a fan of Joshilyn Jackson, read it!

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date

I liked this one! I thought that the relationship between Alexa and Drew was totally realistic as they went from fake date through to a real relationship. The issues that they had with long distance, commitment, race, circumstances, etc were all relateable. I really liked the side stories between Alexa and her sister, and the conversations between Drew and his friend Carlos. Also, we get a lot of depth in Alexa and Drew characters through their commitments to their careers. I really enjoyed reading about Alexa’s community involvement. I would certainly pick up another book from this author!

Bottom Line: I really liked this one, it has a little more depth to it than your usual romcom, I couldn’t decide if it was a romcom or chick-lit.

Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies

This is my first book by this author, and I know I have several more on my TBR. This was a super fun read that had me laughing out loud many times. I am rating this book high, but I had a few issues with how quickly things get fleshed out with immigration and how other issues are glossed over. Like, if I were pushed off a platform at the subway, I sure as shit wouldn’t be hopping right back on it again! I like how we aren’t sure if Calvin is playing Holland or not, it made for a more interesting read. I loved Holland’s uncles, and that we get some depth to their characters also. One of the things I really appreciated, was the side plot between Holland and her BFF. It was totally relateable to me, because in my twenties….my BFF did a complete 180 and we had a falling out. It was completely realistic and relatable to me.

Bottom Line: Fun read!!

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Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

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24 Comments

  • Reply Andrea Nine March 12, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Well if the cover tells a lot on the current read, it will be GOOD, lol. November 9 was my first CH book and I loved it, but I have even loved some of her others more. GREAT round up!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 12, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I’d read Royally Screwed just from the cover – yazzhaaa – giving me Thor vibes there 🙂
    How to hack a Heartbreak sounds super cute! GIRL POWER!!!

  • Reply Kay R.D. March 12, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Im not sure why I havent read the wedding date yet since Ive had it for a while.

    I havent read many Colleen Hoover’s maybe 1/2 I have to check but I do love her writing. Will add that one.

  • Reply Stephanie March 12, 2019 at 9:38 am

    I think Roomies sounds like it would be a good summer read for me, adding it to the list!

  • Reply Monica March 12, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I really liked the Proposal too. Welcome to Colleen Hoover, she has some really good reads!

  • Reply Brittany Always March 12, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Loved my first Jackson book, will have to add this one too! She seems to be a very consistent writer.

  • Reply laura March 12, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Ugh, I love Joshilyn Jackson so much – her books always feel like picking up with an old friend. I didn’t know she had done a prequel, so will have to check this one out. Also adding How to Hack for when I need something fun!

  • Reply Kasey Holloway March 12, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I definitely want to read November 9!

  • Reply kristen March 12, 2019 at 11:09 am

    memory, what is that? haha. i own november 9 and have been meaning to get to it for like… 3 years lol. i wasn’t going to read Make Me Bad but then a few people mentioned some Austen scenes and I couldn’t help myself. I wasn’t a huge fan, unfortunately. it was fine, but I definitely prefer her earlier stuff and I think I might be.. I don’t know, outgrowing her books? yay so glad about how to hack a heartbreak! i have it on my kindle. it sounds adorable. and ugh yes the pushed off a platform thing in roomies – wtf?! i think it was my first of theirs too but i have read several and love them. i’ve heard their older stuff isn’t as good lol. started as twilight fanfic, which, you know, nothing wrong with that, but i think they have grown as writers since then. can’t wait for your thoughts on the emma chase book, i’ve read a few of hers and haven’t had the best luck.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 12, 2019 at 11:28 am

    How to Hack a Heartbreak sounds like fun – and I LOVE that title. I still need to try Colleen Hoover and Christina Lauren. I’m curious about November 9.

    -Lauren

  • Reply Heather March 12, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I’m excited to read How to Hack a Heartbreak and I will read that new RS Grey too the next time I have Kindle Unlimited. I need to read more Colleen Hoover for sure!!! I’ve heard mostly good things about all of her books. Looking forward to what you think of Royally Screwed- it’s on my TBR!

  • Reply SMD March 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I had to rely on memory a lot too this month and it is scary.

    I feel like I know more Colleen Hoover books than I actually do (I think I’ve only read three) because I follow her on IG LOL

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen March 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Nov. 9 has been on my list and I need to check on it at the library. I will be adding how to hack a heartbreak to my list too!

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration March 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I do the same thing – start my next reading post as soon as publish one because I cannot rely on my memory anymore. I just sit there, blank-faced. 😀 So you did really good here! I enjoyed The Wedding Date too. It was a fun, light read. I read my first Christina Lauren and liked it but thought I would love it so … I am a little disappointed. And I’m not sure if it’s because I am actually disappointed in the book or because my expectations were too high, ya know? I have not read any Collen Hoover but am on hold for Verity. This one also sounds really good, but very different from Verity, and I’m adding it to my TBR as well.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm March 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I really, really need to read my first Colleen Hoover ASAP!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    How to Hack a Heartbreak is a great title

  • Reply Shelly March 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    November 9 is one of my FAVES! I love the books I’ve read of hers. Verity and It Ends With US were also good reads.

  • Reply Emelia A Lawrence March 13, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I ALWAYS love your recs, and haven’t read any of these. Adding every single one to my list!

  • Reply Julie March 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I feel like I need to sign up for this netgalley thing bc I really want to read that tech book and I cant find it anywhere else! Thanks for the recs!!

  • Reply Dani March 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Every month I say I’m going to start drafting the next month’s book post as soon as I’ve finished a book, and every month I’m scrambling the night before, trying to remember how I felt about a book from memory lol! November 9 is slated for this year’s fall TBR (on Nov 9… lol)! I read my first Christina Lauren this month too, and this one is on my TBR already! I requested How To Hack a Heartbreak but sadly, didn’t receive it. I love a strong, bad-ass female lead, and now I want to read it even more!

  • Reply Jenn March 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    How to Hack a Heartbreak sounds great! Definitely adding it to my TBR!

  • Reply Audrey March 13, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Adding Heartbreak to my tbr! And I have Grey’s new one on my Kindle!! I can’t wait to start it! I thought Roomies was hilarious and I loved the uncles, but I remember having some issues with it, too. I think The Wedding Date has been on my tbr list for a while. Great job this month!

  • Reply Kimberly March 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    All of my books posts are memory based because I NEVER remember to add to the post as I finish books. Someday I’ll learn.

    I’m going to add How to Hack a Heartbreak, because I know what it’s like to work in boys clubs too.

  • Reply Danielle March 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I want to read November 9. You read a lot of books recently. Definitely adding these to my list.

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