It’s book day! Linking up with Steph and Jana. These are all books from my kindle (except one audiobook), and some are actually Netgalley! I am trying to clear my shelf! You know, so I can go request 30 more that take me a years to read through.
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
I have read a lot of books surrounded by music lately. This book will punch you in all the feels!!! The relationship between Sydney and Ridge is so complicated, beautiful, heartbreaking. It is such a roller coaster! I don’t really want to say too much more and give things away. This is Colleen Hoover, she really knows how to tell a story. If you like her writing, you will enjoy this book.
Bottom Line: Read it!
Hot as Puck by Lili Valente
Yowza. This is a true romance right here. Old friends, turned into friends with benefits. But we all know how that turns out, right? I loved the characters in this book. I really loved that Justin is a knitter! You would never except something so nerdy from a professional hockey player, but he definitely has a cute, crafty, dorky side. This book pulled me in right from the start, and had me entertained the whole way through. I am not going to say anything about the very ending, but it was a bit much. I mean it ended like I thought it would, but the last chapter I was sort of like really???
Bottom Line: This was a great story, and if you are into romance I would recommend it. I will say, it has a lot of intimate time…so if that isn’t your thing…I would probably stay away.
The New Guy by Kathryn Freeman
If typical romance books aren’t your thing because you don’t love a good love scene, then this book might be for you. Any romantic moments are fade to black in this book.
I think we all want the next Hating Game, and this book isn’t it. It was a cute story though, I really did like Sam and Ryan. I felt like the author repeated a little too much the reasons why they were both scared to be in a relationship. We get it, lets move on. What did work for me, was the app development company/IT guy. I also really liked that Sam was the strong female CEO, Ryan the “underling.”
Bottom Line: This was a cute read. It passed the time just fine.
**I received a copy of The New Guy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
If Katherine Center writes a book, I am there for it. And you guys, this is a good one!!!! I don’t even know where to start. First of all, the main male lead in this book was apparently in Happiness for Beginners, which I haven’t had a chance to read yet. So you definitely don’t have to read it to read this book at all.
Without giving anything away, this book touches on different illnesses, both physical and mental. It deals with a very heavy, prevalent subject matter, and you get a love story. But not the light, steamy kind I usually read.
This book made me laugh, and cry, and the whole message of the book is something the world needs right now more than ever!!!! To find joy in life, no matter what sorrows you have been through. To come together as a community. The school and community that surrounds Sam and Duncan sounds incredible and I want to be there right now!
Bottom Line: I highly recommend you read this book!! Especially right now!
**I received a copy of What You Wish For from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
I absolutely loved this book! I will say, in the beginning, it drags a little bit because Laurie is so devastated and blindsided by what happens with Dan. But it was very realistic and not rushed at all. So I appreciated that. And it was totally worth reading through to get to the rest, because the rest was gold! Of course, you can guess how the very end is going to turn out. But watching Jamie and Laurie grow as characters and getting to see their families and backgrounds and everything, I just loved it. I loved how British this book is too. And how it hit right on the nail how society wants to paint what happiness is supposed to look like for women.
This is more a story of growth and love, this isn’t a true romance. There aren’t any “romantic scenes” in the book, so if that isn’t your thing and you want a love story…this might be the book for you!
Bottom Line: Read it!!! This will most likely make my top 10 list for the year. I couldn’t put it down.
** I received a copy of If I Never Met You from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**
The Allure of Julian LeFray by R.S. Grey
I haven’t met a R.S. Grey book I haven’t loved. I know what to expect from her; likable characters, witty banter, LOL dialogue, great chemistry. This book is no different. I loved the fashion blogger aspect of the book. I really liked both Julian and Jo, and their dynamic was on point. I liked Jo’s determination and strong work ethic. Also, this book had my name in it and my grandmother’s (Josephine), so that was fun!
Bottom Line: Read it!
Maid For Love by Marie Force
I have had this one sitting on my ipad forever. I have heard good things about this author, but I am not sure how I feel yet. I enjoyed the book, and finished it in just a few sittings. But with that said, I felt like the love was rushed and I didn’t feel it blossom enough. Also, I really liked Mac, but Maddie was a little flat for me. And she was a bit immature. I understand having trust issues with people, but there comes a point you have to let some of that go. Also, who lets someone into their baby’s life so quick?? That part really bothered me.
Bottom Line: This passed the time just fine. I enjoyed the story, but there was a lot I would have changed about it too. If you are into romance, I give it a solid 3.