His Royal Highness by RS Grey
I absolutely love RS Grey. She is one of my favorite rom-com authors. Her female leads are always a little quirky/nerdy and the inner dialogue from them reminds me of things I actually think too! This one is extra special because it takes place in a Disney-like theme park!!! Who doesn’t want that?!? Like with all RS Grey books, you get a slow burn and funny banter.
Bottom Line: Read it! Such a cute rom com!
**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.**
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
I didn’t know who Mary Laura Philpott was, but I found this book from Laura and liked the cover and the title….so I figured why not? I did this on audiobook, so it felt more like a friend chatting with me in my car, sharing life stories. I really related to some of the things that she went through, and I am now following her on Instagram. Plus, she lived in Atlanta which is a bonus for me, since I used to as well.
I think everyone can relate to something in this book, whether you are a type A personality who always has to have a list, a plan, and do everything right….or a struggling parent, a people pleaser, needing a change and not feeling fulfilled in your life even though you checked all your boxes. There is so much to relate to here.
Bottom Line: If you don’t mind nonfiction, definitely check this out. I really feel everyone can relate in some way.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
This was the cutest book! I have loved everything I have read by Christina Lauren, but this might be my favorite. It is one of those where you know how it is going to end, but you don’t even care because it is so cute. Both of the characters were fabulous, and their chemistry was so good. I was laughing out loud, and had allllll the feels while reading this!
Bottom Line: Read it!
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
I love Joshilyn Jackson. She really knows how to write a character! I thought I had this book figured out early on, but then there was another twist that blew my mind! This was a little different than her others, and it moved slow for me in the beginning. It still had me interested to see what was going to happen the whole time. The secrets are dark, and the characters are playing games the whole time which keeps you guessing.
Bottom Line: If you love a book with some twists and turns, where the past and present twine together to form the story…check out a Joshilyn Jackson book!
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
I have checked this book out from the library three times, and each time two or three other books come in while I have it. I hate when that happens! This time I was determined to read it though! Kristen recommended this one awhile back, and I usually like anything she recommends.
This reminds me a lot of the Stephanie Plum series, but Charley is a much more competent PI, and there is a supernatural piece to it all. I LOL’d several times throughout the book, and found it very interesting. I plan to continue on with the series.
Bottom Line: Read it if you are into cozy mysteries and ok with the supernatural.
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
I checked this out from the library to browse through, and I have to say, there were some good looking recipes in it! Crab Rangoon, Mexican Street Corn, Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bacon Hashbrowns, Cayenne-Candied Walnut Salad, Honey Balsamic Glaze, etc. It all seemed easy enough, and if you like to collect cookbooks, it would be a good addition.
Bottom Line: Nice option if you are into collecting physical cookbooks. Or at least worth browsing at the library for a few special recipes.
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
This a beautiful, devastating love story. I didn’t know who Tembi was before I read it, which is rare for me to pick up a memoir if I don’t know the person. (Even though it was my second time doing it this month!) It sort of read more like just a fictional story to me. It was beautifully written, and the description of Italy and the amazing foods she consumed really made me feel like I was there! I will say that at times, the book dragged a little for me.
Bottom Line: This book is getting picked up by Reese Witherspoon to turn into a movie, so that is why it had made my TBR. I don’t know that I would have picked it up otherwise, but I am glad I did. It was enjoyable.